Business structure and biographies

The list of links below provide short biographies of the principal correspondents included in ‘Dukesfield Documents’. A narrative summary of the management structure of the Blackett and Beaumont lead businesses and the main post holders is given here, drawn together by Ian Forbes. For those reading the transcripts of Michael Blackett’s 17th century letter books in Cambridge University Library, the ‘People in Michael Blackett letters’ download file lower down this page will be useful, and a similar download file gives information on those featuring in the late 18th /early 19th century letters of the Beaumonts, drawn up by Mike Powell. More information on the various branches of the Blacketts and their descendants can be found in The Blacketts of North East England website.

Lancelot Allgood (1691-1735)

Diana Beaumont (c.1765-1831)

Thomas Richard Beaumont (1758-1829)

Thomas Wentworth Beaumont (1792-1848)

Christopher Blackett (1751-1829)

John Erasmus Blackett (1729-1814)

Michael Blackett (1652-83)

William Blackett I (1621-80)

William Blackett II (1657-1705)

William Blackett III (1690-1728)

Charles Bowns (c.1753 – 1818)

Walter Calverley/ Blackett (1707-77)

Thomas Crawhall (1778-1833)

Westgarth Forster (1772 – 1835)

Isaac Hunter I (d.1780)

Isaac Hunter II (1737-96)

Isaac Hunter III (1770-1836)

Benjamin Johnson (1786-1856)

James Losh (1763-1833)

Martin Morrison (1766-1827)

Robert Mulcaster (1733-1808)

Hugh Lee Pattinson (1796-1858)

Henry Richmond (1720-1776)

Joseph Richmond (d.1763)

Mark Skelton (d.1825)

Jonathan Sparke (1781-1866)

James Standsfield (d.1687)

Thomas Wentworth/Blackett (1726-92)


Who's Who in the letters of Diana Beaumont
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People in Michael Blackett Letters
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Business structure of the Blackett and Beaumonts lead businesses
The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467