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Letter – Michael Blackett to Nicholas Verlaen – 4 Sep 1675

Newcastle 4th September 1675 Mr Nich Varlaan Sir You will p[er]ceive by my fathers last that the Company is seperated, and I for future am to Act for my selfe which pray note accordingly, and haveing noe mind to change Correspondents, I hope you will accept of my small concerne, In confidence of which have shipped and consigned unto you by the bearer hereof Barty Kirkehouse 400 p[iece]s small lead marked WB with a D to distinguish them from those which my father consignes unto you by the s

Letter – Michael Blackett to Walter Chaytor – 7 Sep 1675

Newcastle 7ber 75 Mr Walter Chaytor Sir I have shipped In the John and Henry of Newcastle Barty Kirkhouse m[aste]r 400 p[iece]s leed for amstardam, as pr the Inclosed bill of loading, w[i]th whome I have prevailed to Come to Rotterdam, w[hi]ch he hath promised me he will doe if the wind presents for his purpose, soe that if he doe Come you are desired to receive the said 400 p[iece]s leed, and dispose thereof for my most advantidge, paying the m[aste]r freight as if he went for amstardam,

Letter – Michael Blackett to Robert Jackson – 7 Sep 1675

Newcastle 7 7 1675 Mr Robt Jackson Sir I have before me yours of the 6th w[hi]ch before I answer pray take notice that the Companie is seperated, and that for future I am to act for my selfe, occationed by my Fathers marrying againe, soe direct your Letters to each of ous accordingly, as you shall have occation, w[ha]t is by past, is my Fathers concerne, but for future looke upon ous, as two severall p[er]sons, your acct is right, and booked accordingly and shall give you Credit for the 1d

Letter – Michael Blackett to Edmond Servison – 7 Sep 1675

Newcastle 7 7 1675 Mr Edmond I Servison Sir I have before me yours of the 2d pres[en]t for answer noe lead in Towne that I know of is sould under £12 p[er] fodder, under w[hi]ch price I cannot buy a Pig, nor will I doe any businesse for any man Living under 1½ p% Commition, for I doe assure I am not att all concern’d w[i]th Sr Wm nor my Bro: neither, the Companie being separated, soe for future am to act for my selfe sol[el]y, Noe Vessels goeing for Rouen, to w[hi]ch place seldome any

Letter – William Blackett to James Standsfield – 9 Sep 1675

Edenbrugh, 9th 7ber 1675 Honnored Sr I hope this wil find you in good health at London & hearing of your being thair I thought good to give you notice that I came from Glenlyon & Eagel to this place the 30th past. As for your first Its as It was hard, thair is 2 or 3 thousand stone afore I judge aforehand. drest our men wil come from thence 8 or so days after Michelmas as also from Eagel which place to all our Admiration alters not a <Joiil> all tho we have found th

Letter – Michael Blackett to Walter Chaytor – 11 Sep 1675

Newcastle 7ber 11 75 Mr Walter Chaytor Sir My last was of the 6 pres[en]t to w[hi]ch refers you, since none from you, soe the less at pres[en]t to Inlarge upon, this being Cheifly to advise you, that my father and I have freighted the Rose of <Tine> Jno Tucker m[aste]r for your place, and have put abord sd vessell 800 p[iece]s leed, Consigned unto your selfe 400 p[iece]s whereof Is upon my owne proper acct soe take them up, as they Rise, they haveing noe particular marke, w[hi]ch lay

Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Allen – 11 Sep 1675

Ditto Mr Edwd Allen Sir I have Recd yours of the 7th w[hi]ch doth please me very well for according to your desire your beanes are all Lofted and not a Bu[she]l sold thereof, will you be pleased for my governo[r] to limitt me to a price or doe you leave the disposall thereof to me, w[hi]ch if you doe you may be assured I will use my uttmost Indeavours for your most advantidge, butt pray lett me know whatt you thinke is a fitt price for them, w[hi]ch I thinke Convenient you should doe. Yo

Letter – Michael Blackett to Robert Jackson – 11 Sep 1675

Ditto Mr Robert Jackson I have Rec[eive]d yours of the 8th att my Returne thereby takes notice what you write Concerning Tho: Dickison, for w[ha]t place In france doth he goe, if for New haven or Rouen will you give me leave to ship some Leed In him allowing you a Reasonable freight, if you will nott then shall dispatch him with Coales according you your desire. your brother I perceive was In Towne, w[ha]t discourse he had with my father I know nott, mr Pease tells me he did offer your bro

Letter – Michael Blackett to John Legendre – 11 Sep 1675

Newcastle 7ber 11d 75 Mr Jno Legendre Sir I have received yours of the 11d pres[en]t, In the first place pray take notice that the Companie Is seperated and I for future am to act for my selfe, soe that I have noe leed but w[ha]t I buy of whome sells Cheapest, I have now a parcell that I Can afford for £12 p[er] foder, first penny, If you buy any In towne Cheaper I am much mistaken If an opportunity pres[en]t soone for Rouen I shall ship you 200 p[iece]s according to your desire but an op

Letter – John Grey to William Blackett – 13 Sep 1675

<Hereweth> from Master Blecket for ane stidie wies 7 stone 2 lb at 7s-6penc a stone £02-13-06 Item ane pair of belies £01-10-00 <Hereweth> be my order [.....] the fwte of this above writen acowmpt the dait above wryten I say <Hereweth> be my John Gray [On cover:] from John Grey, Lintz, 13th September 1675

Letter – Michael Blackett to Robert Jackson – 14 Sep 1675

Newcastle 7ber 14 1675 Mr Robt Jackson and advised him that I would keep his two blancks bills till next post, and if Mr Beauchamp did nott appeare betwixt that and then, would then returne him them, Rye 4s beanes 2s 8d Oates 18d Lead £12 Coale 10s and desired him to advise me where Mr Huntington is if he could MB

Letter – Michael Blackett to Michael Clipsham – 14 Sep 1675

Ditto Mr Mich Chipsham and advised him that I would dispose of his 12 p[iece]s pru<…> upon arrivall to as much his advantidge as I could and loade the vessell with order <entering> her as he writes MB

Letter – Michael Blackett to Samuel Beake – 14 Sep 1675

Ditto Mr Saml Beake and sent him a bill for £3: 10: charged by my father upon Hen Nelthorpe att Sight payable to Mr beake <value> of <me> which ballances all accts MB

Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Allen – 14 Sep 1675

Ditto Mr Edwd Allen and advised him I would dispose of his peas to the best of my knowlidge for his most advantidge, if the price curr[en]t please me w[he]n they arrive shall lett them goe if nott can lay them up till a better markett present Rye I thinke may be had for £15 if nott under MB

Letter – William Blackett to James Standsfield – 16 Sep 1675

Edinburgh, 16th September 1675 Sr James Standsfeild Worthy freind my last was the 9th pres.t to which I refer you. I have since dispatch' severall carts with daels iron & other nessessarys for my Ld Queensberrys Lead mines. I hope you wilbe pleased to ordr Mr Schand as I desired to pay me £25 for Eagels work & £56 for this new work which wil make your four fifths £80 - I intend for that place (after the provost & Baillies are chosen for the Citty one of which

Letter – Michael Blackett to Robert Jackson – 16 Sep 1675

[Date given as December but placement in volume strongly suggests this was a mistake for September] Newcastle xber 16th 1675 Mr Robt Jackson Sir I have before me yours of the 14th present for answer Mr Beachchamp pd me just now £100 which according To your order I have given to Cuth[ber]t fewler the same I suppose you will find <that> all but 3d abated for the bagg: & for which I have filled up one of the Bills payable 28/d<ays> date to sd Rich Beachchamp or order, soe p

Letter – Michael Blackett to Nicholas Verlaen – 17 Sep 1675

Newcastle 7ber 17 1675 Mr Nich: Verlaen Sir My Last was of the 14 present to w[hi]ch refers you, Since none from you soe the lesse att present to Inlarge upon that being chiefly to advise you that I have shipped & consigned unto you by the welcome of London Richd Streeter M[aste]r 400 p[iece]s Leed which after good arrivall you are desired to receive & dispose thereof for my most advantidge paying the m[aste]r 10 Stuyvers p[er] piece freight with a stuyver upon a Gilder for primidg

Letter – Michael Blackett to Robert Jackson – 17 Sep 1675

ditto Mr Robt Jackson and sent him the blanck bill w[hi]ch I forgott to Inclose unto him In my last as I then writt him.

Letter – Ralph Grey to Robert Thorpe – 18 Sep 1675

September the 18th 1675 To Mr Robert Thorp To pay unto Mr Rand: Richardson the Ball[ance] of his accompt which is £29:2s:10d not else

Letter – Ralph Grey to William Sanderson – 18 Sep 1675

ditto To Mr Wm Sanderson to pay unto Mr Wigfall & Mr Hayward the Ball[ance] of my Accompt & to Mr Matt Shipperd £20 not else from Ra: Grey

Letter – Ralph Grey to Matthew Shepherd – 18 Sep 1675

ditto To Mr Mathew Shiperd call on Mr Wm Sanderson to pay him £20, not else from Ra: Grey

Letter – Ralph Grey to William Webb – 21 Sep 1675

ditto To Alderman Webb to ship us aboard of Robt Thorp 1 Bar[rel] Ra.Solis 1 Bar[rel] Mall Ra: 1 Bar[rel] Anitseeds & 1 hodg[shead] Br:Suger at 28s percent not else from Ra Grey

Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Allen – 21 Sep 1675

Newcastle 7ber 21st 1675 Major Ed: Allan Kind friend I have before me yours of the 16th present the contents have well observed & seeing you leave the disposall of the Beanes wholly to me I doe assure you I will doe for you as if they were my owne but my opinion is they will never reach 3s 6d I wish any one would tempt me with 3s no newes as yet of your pease I pray god the vessell may be in salvo for since Sunday we have had very cruell winds and what doth yet continue but sumwhat Les

Letter – Michael Blackett to John Eden – 21 Sep 1675

Newcastle 7ber 21st Unckle Eden I was at durham upon Saturday last where I had the Honnour to kisse his Lordshipps hands & dine with his commissioners when we came to the businesse in hand they <….> stifly for £160: all the time I would bid nothing though severall of them one after another did presse me earnestly to it but I begged all there excuses saying there demands were so unreasonable that I knew not what to bid then they came downe to £140: still pressing me to bid sumth

Letter – Ralph Grey to William Hester – 21 Sep 1675

ditto 21th (75) To Mr Wm Hester to send 6 Bar[rel] of B:S sope & 6 Bar[rel] of ord[inary] sope not else from Ra: Grey
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