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Claim for loss of property #3200 – Particulars

  No. of Claim Name of Claimant Description of Claimant Address of Claimant  
  3200 John Bellamy Jepson Timber Merchant Corporation Street  
  Nature of Claimant’s Interest   Particulars of Claim Amount of Damages Claimed  
  Owner   For damage to Buildings, the Flood having washed down a gable end and let down the Floors £15      
    For damage to Machinery Leather Straps etc. £30      
    For 10 Tons Coal £3      
    For damage to Stock in Timber Boards etc. and for cleansing & repiling the same & getting out the Mud £147 10s    
    For loss by stoppage of work near two weeks, but before we could get properly to work it was 4 or 5 weeks beyond that £35      
    Bridges etc. repairing in Fire Place £2 16s 3d  
    Works standing 3 days while above repairs were being executed £10      
    Interest £7 8s    
    The Flood covered my place entirely an average of from two to four feet in depth damaging stock in deals of which there were about 340 pieces in the Mill and in Yard in Pear Street also the stock of Boards in deal Mahogany, Birch, Oak etc. all over the extent of my premises. Great damage was occasioned by its filling my cellars of which I have one 57ft x20x9 this contained about 2,300ft of Oak and 3,600ft of Birch Boards cut for sale, about 220 Bundles of sawn laths 4 tons of Boxwood, about 1500 Oak pipe staves etc. The Birch and Oak boards in particular were much deteriorated in value but all were covered with mud it also washed down the gable end of the building and let down the Floors.        
    The fireplace contained about 10 Tons of Coal which were all converted into a heap of mud, the flues and fireplace being filled with the same, the bridges in Fireplace washed down and the bed of the Boiler considerably injured 1 Sawpit containing 342 pieces Barwood, 1 Cellar 40ft x 18 x 8 connected with which is a drum race 60ft long was filled entirely with mud and water which had all to be baled out with buckets, in this cellar and drumrace were 13 leather straps which were most of them spoiled, my account for strapping since then being £34.8.4        
    One cellar containing 980 pieces Billet Ebony, 2 Sawpits containing 170 pieces cocus wood. 4 cellars containing oak pipe staves & other woods, a yard in Cotton Mill Row in which are my stables and about 4200 deals flooded to the depth of about 4½ feet and the piles of deals all tumbled down - All the Woods referred to had to be washed seperately or would have been completely useless.        
        £250 14s 3d  
  Certificate Granted
26 November 1864
Assessed by Agreement incl costs at £220      

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