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Letter – Ralph Grey – 29 Nov 1673

Newc November th 29 1673 Sir yours of the 15 currant came saife to hand I haveing beine sicke of the goute ever since the receit of yors; I trated by my man wth Mr Hill and Mr Cawood and other M[asters] about the caridge of lead; but cannot prevale coals soe grate a price; they will not undr double the raight and thare is noe such incuridgemente; I sould 2 parcles of lead this weeke for 11£ 5S and some dearer; I the perceave the Turkey fleet is not sayled soe I hope yew have yoused

Letter – Ralph Grey to George Potts – 2 Dec 1673

Newcastle December 2nd 1673 Mr Pott Sr yours of the 27 came to saife hand wheare in I perceive Mr Hester hath presented yew with the two bill of : I have chased my fittr ; to see that all sayles have a good loading of coles all <bring> the like; It cannot be that coles can be soe good as in sumer ; when they are new led and dry; but they shall have as good coles as the river can afard and att markett prise; considering the time of the year; I shall inquire for Mr Olsen when he

Letter – Ralph Grey – 2 Dec 1673

Newcastle December th 2d 1673 Honorable Sir Yours of the 25 came to saife hand giving ann acct of the recit of the box of oar; and thoughts of it since which I trated with the gentamen employed by the grovers heare; who hath agreed to dd [deliver] 6 tunns heare in the spring which is all redy above grownd to have it well washed and drist Oare at 6 £ pr fo to be paid at the waying of the said ore; and lykewise they to be bound and you for to be free; if you have accason for a 100 pcs

Letter – Ralph Grey – 5 Dec 1673

Newcastle December th 5th 1673 Hon Sir I have not heard that Mr Richardson hath paid your freind for my sones borde; wch troubles mee I have order him to char[ge] a bill upon Mr Richardson for his board and other nescessarys and to pay what money he is indebted wth thanks; so cleare for his ½ year pray bestow two lynes of as me ; to inform me how he imporves in his lerning Wholy comiting him to your care this what is needfull Ra Grey

Letter – Ralph Grey – 5 Dec 1673

Ne[wcastle] ditto 5 1673 Right Honble Yours of 26 No[vember] came to saife hand; and according to your ordr I shall pay your bill to Mr Charles Cotterill for 50£ If load coles wth me shall have the best and cheapr for yor sake; In my last I gave you ann acct ; I orderd Mr Gould to pay your 30£ and Mr Jo.n Hill 100 £ and I have ordered Mr Walter Barnard of graves end to pay your 20£ upon bond dew the 4 Jan Next ; Mr Atkinson is in Burlington pear [pier?] soe we shall not nead the s

Letter – John Wescombe to Ralph Grey – 9 Dec 1673

Desembr 9 1673 Sir I have not bene honrd with anny of yors alonge tyme; and now are oblidged to till yew we shall never have a more favarable tyme them at present for getting sattisfackson of the Judge of the admralty of towne; the damaidg and intrest of the butter: wee <obtaine > at <yours>; all we desire att courte in favor of yor <lynes> Mr Morgen ordrd me to advise yew of it; and to ordr the arrist wch yew had sent to <bondicks> to be putt into the hands

Letter – Ralph Grey – 12 Dec 1673

Newc December th 12 1673 Right Hon<ble> This at present is to intreat yew; to find me per first <dyzon> of mace two duzon of nutmegs one duzon of cloves one duzon of sinnemonds and send them per the first oppertunity; if shipps be not ready send one duzon of nutmegs per land this what needfull from yo Humble sarvant Ra Grey

Letter – Ralph Grey – 12 Dec 1673

Newc December 12 1673 S This at present is to aquant yew ; that i rec[eved] a letter from Mrs <Landfam> who writ mee she could not find yew; that she had beene at severall times of the White Lyon in Southwick; but could hear of noe such I am afrade it is an excuse; wch if it be I shall goe on wth my sute against hur and put hur In more charges; therfour I leave hur with out excuses pray doe me the faver as to send your man to hur to demand it Not further Y H Sarvant RA Grey

Letter – Ralph Grey to unknown Grey – 19 Dec 1673

Newcastle Desembr the 19 1673 Cousson Grey This at present is to aquant you; that I have Rcd your bill of exchange for 60£ of Mr Samuell London; I have sent you hear a bill of Exchg of tenn pounds wch pray Rec[eiv]e per my acct; I perceive per George that yor cusson Allon is for buying a shipp; I shall venture a loading of coles with him wich wth charges will amount to 1/16 part; I hope the flett is wth you — this; all frinds is hear well and desire to be remembered to you this w

Letter – Ralph Grey – 19 Dec 1673

Newc[astle]Desember th 19 1673 Hond Sir yours of the 14th currant came to saife hand wth the enclosed; wch I showed our consell; who would be satisfied in the grant ; In what kings raine and buy whome granted to Millar and Quaretis; and whether a grant from the king or a lease as Bowes pretends granted by his anchestors; we had much adoe <whend.l> a tryell last assizes for 10 yrs rent paid yew and your predissesers; I hope yow will secure hus if the sute goe against hus; and be

Letter – Ralph Grey – 19 Dec 1673

Newc[astle]Desember th 19 1673 Right Honble This at present is to aquaint yor honor that Mr Atkinson is come but sunke wth in the harber that as good as lost; that is wine saved and some hopps but <denised> but are good ar loss; soe I intreat yew as per <former> to ship me the same parsell excepting prunes for I can by [buy] them hear for 12s and for peper I hope you will use me kindly Mr Cotterall yr frend is not come but was blowen of as I was informed but I hop will be in

Letter – Ralph Grey to John Grey – 20 Dec 1673

Decmbr 20th 1673 Mr Jn Grey Sir yors per last post I have reas[eved] and heare in closed sent yew up the bills that the Maisters is oweing Mark Moore of <Hasting> twenty pounds Richard Watters fower pounds, John Watters tenn pounds John Felloewes eight pounds and John Mabb nyne pounds in all fifty one pounds wch they are oweing as per theire bills will apeare, in my last I sent yew a bill of tenn pounds upon Mr Wm Dawkes and likewise gave yew an acct that I would venter 1/16 of

Letter – Ralph Grey to William Peacock – 20 Dec 1673

Newc Desembr 20th 73 Mr Peacocke Sr yors of the 13 currant came to saife hand wheare in yew take <notce of outs..>, of 200 pcs of leed at 11£ per Fo wch if 5s cheppr then we have but as to brake the custom of the towne thought yew gave extrayordnary we shall not doe it; if you please to have 2 or 3 C pcs at 11£ per fother of 21 c wights; I have bene trubelled wth the gout this 6 weakes; soe that I cannot goe abroad to waite of M[aisters] of shipps but if yow ordr Mr Wetwange w

Letter – Ralph Grey – 20 Dec 1673

Newc Desembr the 20 1673 Sir yrs of the 9th currant came to saife hand; and according to yor ordr hath pd yor bill for 20 pounds <cha[rge]d> of me by Mr frosts ordrd by lettr to Mr Leanard but noe <Adorsment [endorsement?]>; I would not scruple being yor bill I will essure yew I had never thought of dealing wth anny other person for that small pittence we trade in but I found that I could by as cheape if not chepr from our nyeghbors who had the same parsel from yew then

Letter – Ralph Grey to Randolph Richardson – 20 Dec 1673

Newc Desmbr the 20: 73 Mr Richardson Yrs of the 9 currant came to saife hand wth the inclosed accts; for wch I thanke yew as allsoe my coussin Brigs; <..e with> 2 or 3000 pcs of lead <… yow> if thare wear anny incoradgment; but fright [freight] is great coles being soe hye wth yew; and lead by yor dealing; soe that for present must forbear I thanke yew for yor care in sending my sones lettr forward I had answered yors er this but that I am lambe of the goute; yew may ple

Letter – Ralph Grey – 20 Dec 1673

Newcastle December th 20th 73 Sir yors of the 9th curant to hand, and according to yor order hath pd yor bills for 30£ charged of me by Mr Lewest Frosts order by letter to mr Leamonds but none indorcement I wold not scruple being yor bill; I will assure you I had never thought of dealing with any other person for a small pittence we trade in; but I found that I could by as cheape if not cheap from our nighbours who had the same parcells from yew sent - them from London; and our traide bein

Letter – Ralph Grey – 20 Dec 1673

Newcastle Decbr th 20th 73 Sir yours of the 9th curent came in due time I had answeerd or this but that I have been sick pray if you can remitt us the balleince of the acct betwixt the 2 of february it being a reckoning day I perseive by yours that lead falls of price there being noo incouridgeement; the trade heir is driven by the Hambrough[er]s Ostend[ers] Sweeds and others; who clear for Hambrough or Breame and gow for Amsterdam and Rotterdam and clear consederable by coals lead

Letter – Thompson to John Wescombe – 20 Dec 1673

Dessa 20th 1673 Mr Wescombe I have recd yor currant telling me tis fitt tyme to prosicut the maine <leue..> of the Butter ton and forton to paris; but if nether Mr Morgen nor yew can remebr it I cannot forgett taht thare is 2000£ due to me of Mr Morgens part of the monys expounded in sute and untill I have it ether from him or yew; I shall not part wth any thing; I have already beene sufficiently abused both by Mr Morgen and yew about it; and now <that we> make proper <

Letter – Ralph Grey – 20 Dec 1673

Newc Desembr 23 1673 Sir Yours of the 20th currant wth the inclosed saife to hand for wch and oure great care in our concerns wch are very much <ingaided> to you; I have sent the inclosed forward to Mr Wigfall my frend in London to deliver the letters and to receve the accts from Mr Humphrey Wharton; Since my last Mr Robert Cooke wife is dead they say with greafe; for when she came for to risk into business; she found herself not in a condition to pay above ? part that sh

Letter – Ralph Grey to Daniel Wigfall – 23 Dec 1673

Ditto 23 1673 Mr Wigfall and Mr Howard This at present is to intreat your fayvor from you as to dd the inclosed to Mr Wharton at the 3 yellow Bales in London and what charge you are at plese to Acct pray rec an acct of hym how our concerns stands in france; I being about ¼ part concerned in the butter tunnes; and I perceve we loosis it for want of looking after it; Great quantitys of lead is shypt on these forarne shipps. this not farther I am your ob Ra Grey

Letter – Ralph Grey to William Hester – 23 Dec 1673

Desembr 23 1673 Mr Hester Sir this at present is to intreat yew to send me one last of ordinary <soope> ; the last yew sent me proved very bad; that 3 firkens is good for nothing; pray lett this be better and ½ last of the best soap; and if yew can conveniently ship them in Mr Sandersons Mr Robert Sharp or anay I am concerned in; If not I refer to yr care; the other being shipt in them will save me the fright this not fother yrs Ra Grey

Letter – Ralph Grey to John Cawood – 30 Dec 1673

Newcastel December the 30th Mr John Cawaid Yos of the 27th curant came to saife hand; and accordinge to yor order I have shipt you in yr frind shipe of Gainsbrough 6 Firkens of glasse of fourtenns mr frances younge m[aste]r hath taken care of them and set them by them selves wth much to doe I prevailed wth mr <Arekeld> to let me have them for 9s the firken; pray remember me to mr Tomes Greane who arrived with you from Vergina; I hope he is delivered eare thise redyy to come aw

Letter – Ralph Grey – 30 Dec 1673

Newcastle December the 30th 73 Right Honble yors of the 4th curent for wch i thank you care in shiping the goods; I shall fowllow yor advice as to the pepper when redy I have this morning the shipt is wighed; and hath sent <dd> I am afraide much goods is embeazeld I have caryd yor bill of fity pounds to mr Cotterell; I receved a letter from Mr Hill who will pay yew his stoock over; and John Gould 20£ and mr Wallter Baynared <20£> 4 poud he is oweng upon bond; this wha

Letter – Ralph Grey to George Potts – 30 Dec 1673

Newcastel Decembe the 30 73 Mr Gorge Potts yor health weshed I have this post sent two bills inclosted mr John Grey one for forty 5 pounds from mr Wil Adford and fr 40£ from mr Gorge sayles mr alford is loaded ready and hath colwes willl give content: and Mr Mosses Dring is a loadeing who I shall take care one; mr George Sayles shipe is not done as yet yor ffrind Ra Grey

Letter – Ralph Grey to unknown Grey – 30 Dec 1673

Newcastel Decbr the 30 Cosen Grey I have sent you heare in clost thees bills of exchange schard uppon Mr George Potts <twere times streat sale maker for 80£ five £ the Gorge sayles 40£ and Will Alfort 41?£ paye <do> at 3 dayes sig[ht] pray you recive and get a bill of Caten Chuttonsons charge uppon Mr <Ison> in ye Custemhous or upon Mr Rogers or upon who you can yr loveng cossen 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