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Letter – Michael Blackett to Robert Jackson – 26 Oct 1675

Newcastle 8ber 26th 1675 Mr Robert Jackson Sr I have before me yours of the 25th present with a blanck bill upon Mr <duCally> w[hi]ch for this time I have filled up for 140 <£> payable at 28/d[ays] date to Mr Henry Nelthorpe or order valew of mr Timo: Davisson so faile not to give advice thereof that the same may be dewly complyed withall according to its contents £80: I send you by the bearer C f and the other £60 according to your order I keep in discharge of w[ha]t I pd M

Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Allen – 29 Oct 1675

Ditto Major Allen Kind friend I have before me yours of the 21st present doe heartily thanke you for the first acct you give me of the price of <Hey> but now I have Occatione for none If I had tis Cheaper here than with you for the other day I was offered a quantity for 9s and I am Confident could have had it Cheaper but I had no occatione your beanes and pease are still waiting for a markett w[hi]ch I hope will present a<t> last and that to your advantidge but you must have p

Letter – Michael Blackett to Henry Nelthorpe – 29 Oct 1675

Newcastle 8ber 29th 75 Mr Henry Nelthorpe Sr Pray take notice that the 26th present I drew upon you the sume of £50: -: -: payable at 20 d[ays] date to Tho: Dalston or order valew of him w[hi]ch pray let be complyed withall I will take care God willing to reimburse you before my bill fall dew next post I will returne you the 2 bills Indorsed I am Sr MB

Letter – Michael Blackett to Walter Chaytor – 30 Oct 1675

Ditto Mr Walter Chaytor Sr My last to you was of the 23rd present to w[hi]ch refers you since have received yours of the 29 present with an acct of my 400 p[iece]s Leed w[hi]ch I have examined found right & booked accordingly – pray take notice that the 400 p[iece]s Leed shipt in Bartho: Kirkhouse is all upon my fathers proper acct so if he come to your port pray booke the same accordingly the 2 bills for £91: < st[erlin]g> I have received & placed the same in Conformity w

Letter – Michael Blackett to Nicholas Verlaen – 30 Oct 1675

Newcastle 8ber 30th 75 Mr Nico: Verlaen Sr My last to you was of the 23rd prsent to w[hi]ch refers you since not any of yours so the lesse at present to Inlarge upon this being Chiefly to advise you that the 400 p[iece]s Leed shipt on Bartho Kirkhouse is all upon my fathers acct so if he come to your port booke the same accordingly I cannot as yet meet with any good rye 3s if you can give 3s <..> and doe thinke that any good will be done thereby pray advise me p[er] first for the soo

Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Willett – 30 Oct 1675

Newcastle 8ber 30th 75 Mr Ed: Willett Sr My last to you was of the 22nd present to w[hi]ch refers you since have received yours of the 25th present butt doe wonder that thereby I have no news of the arrivall of my 600 p[iece]s Leed I hope your next will bring it me & shortly or else I shall begin to be in sum feare of losse Tho: Legendre by <a letter> doth desire my corrispondence this day I have writt him a Civill Letter in answer as you know is but reasonable in such a case but

Letter – Michael Blackett to William Blackett – 30 Oct 1675

Newcastle 8ber the 30th 1675 Honnoured Sr I have before me yours of the 23rd present Inclosed you have a Certificate according to the Instructions given me Somthing is better than nothing so pray be pleased to procure an order that so we may have the Custome of our Leed restored I dare sweare none in the world had any part in my halfe if it be requisite upon your advice I will Imediately send you up an affidavitt to that effect I doe heartyly beg your excuse for the Trouble I putt you to In

Letter – Michael Blackett to William de Werth – 30 Oct 1675

Ditto Mr Wm Dewerth Sr Yours of the 18th Instant with the Inclosed for <schiper Luder Slover> have recd: he is n<ot> yet arrived so shall (according to your order) place the postage to your acct I shall be Glad upon all occationes to testifie that I <am> MB

Letter – Michael Blackett to Henry Nelthorpe – 30 Oct 1675

Ditto Mr Henry Nelthorpe Sr I have before me yours of the 20th present for answer inclosed I returne you the 2 bills endorsed the needfull of w[hi]ch pray procure when dew & place it to the Creditt of MB

Letter – Michael Blackett to Thomas Legendre – 30 Oct 1675

Newcastle 8ber the 30th Mr Tho: Legendre Sr I acknowledge my selfe exceedingly obl<iged> for yours of the 15 Instant and should thinke my selfe very happie in such a reall corri<spondence> my businesse at present in your place is not wor<th> your Trouble but if please God blesse me and that a Considerable Temptation present tis likely you may here farther from MB

Letter – Michael Blackett to James Cooke – 2 Nov 1675

Ditto Sr I have before me both yours of the 24 past & primo present I doe acknowledge my selfe very much obliedged unto you for the same & so long as I live will Endeavoure to make you a Requitall If at any time I can doe you any Service in this place if upon all occationes pray fre[e]ly dispose of me but I am sory you are prevented of doing me that kindnesse you Intended your bill for £100 would have done me no small kindnesse when you can spare a bill for 2 or £300 or more pray l

Letter – Michael Blackett to Robert Jackson – 2 Nov 1675

Newcastle 9ber 2d 1675 Mr Robert Jackson Sr I have before me yours of the primo Currant for Answer I now want no Bills neither at Long nor Short sight for am provided I have received of my Brother £18: 19: 7d out of w[hi]ch have taken 20s according to your order & by the beared C: f: I send you £17: 19: 7 which cleares all accts betwixt my father and you Leed here £12: p[er] fodder Coales: 10s Rye 4s to 4s 6d I wonder I here not from my unckle Eden pray is he well my respects to all

Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Blackett – 6 Nov 1675

Newc[astle] 9ber 6th Brother Edward Mr pees desired me to send unto you this Letter so I thought Good to advise you underneath that I have before me yours of the 4th present I do assure you I am sore put to it for you know w[ha]t If I had not you might have assured your selfe I would never have writt you as I did I want now £100 where to get it faith I know not borrow it I must of some or other but thinke shame to aske any so how I shall gett it I cannot yet advise you but I thinke to make

Letter – Michael Blackett to Robert Jackson – 6 Nov 1675

Newcastle 9ber 6th 1675 Mr Robert Jackson Sr I have before me yours of the 4th present people that are jealous takes alwayes things In as <…..> as I perceive you doe by saying that you se[e] I can receive money for others for nothing w[hi]ch I will never doe no more so long as I breath nor have Done it for any since I did it for you beleve you w[ha]t you please I cannot helpe it w[he]n you sent me bills I had no occatione and w[he]n I had occatione you could send none do you then

Letter – Michael Blackett to William Blackett – 6 Nov 1675

Newcastle 9ber 6th 1675 Honnoured Sr As for Businesse or what passes at home I refer you to w[ha]t my Bro: Wm or Wm Creagh will write you this night so shall not Inlarge further than to give you an acct of Occurrences at your Leed mynes & mill from whence I came this day: the Conditione of the severall Grooves then are as followeth viz- Greengill Indifferent Good Cole Cleugh poore espetially in the Low Bed Reed groves poore the Slitts very good: & the Levill extraordinary hard at R

Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Allen – 9 Nov 1675

Ditto Mr Ed: Allen Sr I have before me yours of the 30 past & have bene twice to waite upon Mr Tizicke but could not find him within some time this weeke we shall God willing meet & so w[ha]t can be done as to the dispersal of the Goods you mentione one with another but my opinion is that 26s a quarter for ….. will not be procured In this place my reason is this that none of the sd goods by themselves will yeild 24s a quarter I am very sure none in my Custody will & I am Cred

Letter – Michael Blackett to Michael Clipsham – 9 Nov 1675

Newc[astle] 9ber 9th Mr Mich Chipsham Sr Upon Saturday last I recd the money up<on> Mr Wm Hutchisson & Mr Tim Davisson for your prunes (which I could have had soon<er> had I demanded the same for the payment of <it> I expect your Commands but pray take not<e> that I omitted in the acct deducting the <tare> w[hi]ch is of 12<p> 12<ll> & comes to £2: 13 abate<ing> a shillings for my Commission of the same pray mind to draw so much the L

Letter – Michael Blackett to William Blackett – 9 Nov 1675

Newcastle 9ber 9th 1675 Honnerd Sr Since mine of the 6 present have recd yours of the 4th ditto for gods sake if possible order it soe that I be not forced to make oath my selfe before a Barron of the Exchequer for a Journey to London with the Charges of procureing an order I supose will eat a great Hole in w[ha]t I thought to have saved so if It cannot be done without my Coming to London I must let it alone till sume other businesse of greater Concerne call me there the reason why I put in

Letter – Michael Blackett to Michael Clipsham – 12 Nov 1675

Ditto Mr Mich Chipsham Sr I have before me yours of the 6th present signed alsoe by Mr <Swynocke> w[hi]ch I shall answer in short for can say no more to it than that I sould your prunes according to your order as soon as I could & as well as I could am sory w[ha]t I did did not prove to Content I will not say but Alderman Webb gave 9 s for the same prunes: for I have wine on my hands w[hi]ch any one shall have for £20 p[er] tun & yet I <sould> a good quantity of the v

Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Willett – 12 Nov 1675

Newcastle 9ber 12th 1675 Mr Ed: Willett Sr I have before me yours of the 5 present with the very welcome newes of Jeremy Gardners good arrivall at newhaven w[hi]ch Wm Creagh had from Mr Richd: pickering 2 posts before me but god be thanked they are arrived the disposall of w[hi]ch is left to your discretione not doubting but you can doe as well as others & will d<oe> for me as if it were your owne Concerne and as moneys comesin be remitting me as formerly desired pray send me p[

Letter – Michael Blackett to Robert Jackson – 12 Nov 1675

Newcastle 9ber 12th 1675 Mr Robt Jackson Sr If you can spare a Bill for 4 5 or £600 or £1000 or can procure me Bills for that sume upon my owne acct I will take it as a great kindnesse from you and if at any time I can doe you any service in Requitall pray dispose of MB pray let me know p[er] next post w[ha]t I may rely upon

Letter – Michael Blackett to John Eden – 12 Nov 1675

Ditto Unckle Eden I have before me yours of the 6th present and do take notice how far you have Carried on the Businesse with Mr Draper but you do drive things so to the last that I know not what to say to you for do you thinke I can leave my businesse upon a minuits warning I got your letter upon tuesday night & is it Likely I could meet you at Billingham that night no nor could not come the next day to you if it would have advantidged me £1000 God willing I will be with you to morrow

Letter – Michael Blackett to Hugh Mason – 12 Nov 1675

Newcastle 9ber 12th Mr Hugh Mason Sr I have before me yours of the 6th present there<by> takes notice that the businesse betwixt my father & Robinson is ended of w[hi]ch am exceeding glad as for the £20: Robinson pd you pray place it to my fathers acct I have got in your bill as alsoe the Charter <pt> & covenant & have d[elivere]d the m[aste]r his Charter <pt> all w[hi]ch are cancelled I am in hast[e] MB

Letter – Michael Blackett to Walter Chaytor – 12 Nov 1675

Newcastle 9ber 12 1675 Mr Walter Chaytor Sr I have before me yours of the 8th present and alsoe have received my Chist 6 Harnas plates & 2 salt pan plates w[hi]ch I wonder you would send me without order but seing tis Inconsiderate I will allow thereof and Have given you Creditt for the same for future never send me any thing without order but was ever such a <evil> trick done as to send me a Chist without a key pray faile not to write me upon receipt & advise me where tis fo

Letter – Michael Blackett to James Cooke – 12 Nov 1675

Ditto Mr James Cooke Sr If it be possible to procure me Bills for £1000 pray send me Them pray once more try your hand: for if you do not help me in earnest I am quite undone & advise me p<er> next post w[ha]t I may rely upon money is ready I am MB
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