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Claim for loss of property #4072 – Particulars

  No. of Claim Name of Claimant Description of Claimant Address of Claimant  
  4072 Joseph Wordsworth Wire Manufacturer Owlerton  
  Nature of Claimant’s Interest   Particulars of Claim Amount of Damages Claimed  
  Owner   In Wire Mill - Wire washed away [?] 4-10 Hundredweights @ 42/
8-6 Hundredweights @ 52/
11-5 Hundredweights @ 52/
14.9 Hundredweights @ 112/
17.4 Hundredweights @ 140/
19.3 Hundredweights @ £26.12.0
21.2 Hundredweights @ £19.12.0
£201 14s    
    Damage done to Wire recovered £60      
    Tools destroyed £70      
    Wages paid for cleaning out the works £20      
    New Leather Band to drive Engine £10      
    Paid for Pump for Pumping Water to the Engine £4      
    Compensation for loss during the time the Works were standing, viz from 12th March to 12th April, 4 weeks, 3 days @ £7.10.0 per week £33 15s    
    Compensation for loss in Trade from April 12th to September 27th ~ 24 weeks @ £3.6.8 per week £80      
    Compensation for difference between Engine and Water Power from 12th April to 12th September £42 10s    
    Carriage of Engines to Works and back
Buildings destroyed and damaged
Rock faced Wall at South End of House Rebuilt with dressed Stone, Coping putting on Rock faced Wall at West end of House with flat coping round Ash Place with Doors and Frames ~ Rock faced Wall to Piggery with Wood Roof and Flags at the Top ~ Garden Wall in front of House built with Lime ~ 2 Stone Posts and Gate ~ Garden Number 1 ~ New Edge Stones and Edge Stones resetting, Raspberry Trees, 16 Black Currant Trees ~ Choice flower Roots and Shrubs ~ 2 Artificial Rockeries ~ Strawberry Bed ~ 1 Bucket Manure, Soil and Tillages washed away ~ Garden Number 2 New Edge Stones ~ 30 Gooseberry Trees ~ 10 Currant Trees, Manure Soil, and Tillages washed away ~ Pig £4 ~ Potatoes and Coals damaged, 3 Cellars cleaning out
£71 17s 7d  
    By deductions Ascertained since the above Estimate and Valuation was made, as per Schedule annexed £-66 -10s -3d  
    Schedule of Deductions        
    20½ Discount on Wire £40.6.9        
    Allowance for Leather Band £4.0.0        
    Allowance for 4 weeks less time for difference between Engine and Water Power £15.0.0        
    Less Rent - £6.3.0 = £8.17.0        
    Less Compensation for loss in Trade 4 weeks @ £3.6.8 per week - £13.6.8 = £66.10.3        
        £527 6s 4d  
  Certificate Granted
6 May 1865
Assessed by Agreement together with Amended Claim including Costs at £433   3d  
      The Claimant also claims Interest to the date of Adjudication and his Costs.        

Note: Total in register is incorrect [£527.5.10]
l.4 - probably 'Gauge No.4' - a thin wire [KH]

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