from letter 6/1/1870 from James Sprott
is situate on the right hand of the road leading down to Oglet and nearly
opposite to Thomas Langshaw’s, it is a wretched place and you said that when
she died it should be pulled down which we all agreed would be most desirable.
She paid no rent Mr. Watt having in consideration of her great age (between 80
and 90) consented to let her live rent free for life. She is lately dead &
her daughter a widow with 3 daughters and one son wishes to continue as Tenant
but as she is a very indifferent character she ought not to be allowed to reside
in the Township and I have therefore told Mr. Meredith to inform her that she
cannot remain as the cottage is to come down which will avoid any unpleasantness
with her & if you think this should be done I will give orders accordingly
& let the land be added to Langshaw’s farm.
William Atherton is better but there seems little hope of Langshaw’s
Margaret Ireland’s daughter
been told to clear out as early as possible