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Letter – Michael Blackett to Matthew Lamb – 4 Apr 1676

Newcastle Ap[r]ill 4 1676 Mr Lamb Sr The Reason that upon Saturday night I gave you nott an account of my gettinge home, was, that I was noe sooner of horsbacke, but I was called to goe upon an Inquest, & it was Eleven a Clock before I had done all w[ha]t w[i]th that & w[i]th Rideing I was soe wearey, that after I had done I went immediately to Bedd & writt nott soe much as one Letter for w[hi]ch I am putt to itt now, wee are both God be thanked very well In w[hi]ch condition I

Letter – Michael Blackett to Walter Chaytor – 4 Apr 1676

Newcastle Aprill 4d 1676 Mr Walter Chaytor Sr I writt you the 28th past, unto w[hi]ch be pleased to be referred I have now before mee yours of the 16th & 24th past, the former by Jno Va[ug]han with your toaken to my wife, who desires to be kindely remembered unto you & thankes you for the same, I must thanke you also fore the Bitch, But am vexed to advise you shee is Stolne {?stolen], I hope yett to make some sharply pay for soe doeinge, But Sr if shee cost you any thinge pray putt

Letter – William Rollinson to William Blackett – 6 Apr 1676

London Aprill 6th 1675 Sr Yours of the 25 March came sfe to my hands and for your additional kindnesse therein I returne you my hearty thanks; had Sr Thomas Liddall’s proposals been as you mention (viz) £300 p ann for jointure and present maintenance and £200 p annum after his death and that estate in Land or some other certaine thing that might have been depended upon I should have made noe scruple especially if the young man had been to have had his portion; butt contrariwise his

Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Willett – 8 Apr 1676

Newcastle Ap[r]ill 8th 76 Mr Edw: Willett Sr My last to you was of the 8th Ap[r]ill to w[hi]ch referrs you since have Rec[ieve]d yours of the 31th past w[i]th an account of my 200 p[iece]s of Leed w[hi]ch I have examined found Right & booked accordingly haveinge In Conformity Thereto made your account Currant <Dr> £2444: 17: 2d for the nett proceed thereof this will Confirme my former In desireing you without delay to remitt mee the Valew upon discount; your complyance w[i]th w[

Letter – Michael Blackett to James Standsfield – 8 Apr 1676

Newcastle Ap[r]ill 8th 76 Sir James Standfeild My last to you was of the 3d March 1675/6 to w[hi]ch att your Leasure referrs you I would desire your Worshipp to give a line in answer Butt the Sooner the mo<r>e acceptable unto MB

Letter – Michael Blackett to Thomas Finley – 8 Apr 1676

Newcastle Ap[r]ill the 8th 76 Mr Tho: Finley In Answer to yours of the 7th present may please note Jno Eden is nott att home, w[he]n I see him I hope To determine the diffrence betwixt you - as for lettinge of my Land I will say nothing to itt for I have that wholy to my uncle Eden w[ha]t hee doth therein shall content mee being in hast[e] I remayne

Letter – Michael Blackett to Robert Jackson – 8 Apr 1676

Newcastle Ap[r]ill 8th 1676 Mr Robt Jackson Sr If you or your frends have any Bills to spare att 10 or 15 d[ays] sight or dollers att 4s 6 ½d or ¾ pray doe mee the kindness as Lett mee know, my respects to all freinds when you see them I am MB

Letter – Michael Blackett to Nicholas Mayes – 8 Apr 1676

Newcastle Ap[r]ill 8th 1676 Mr Nich Ma<.>s Sr I have a greate ambition to be Little acquented w[i]th you & therefore have made bold to trouble you w[i]th these few lines desireinge you att your leasure to lett mee know In Answer if either you or your Frends Cann spare any Bills att 10, or 15 d[ays] sight or Dollers att 4s 6 ½ or ¾ pray excuse this boldness & afoard a line in answer unto Sr MB

Letter – Peirce Reeves to James Standsfield – 8 Apr 1676

London Aprill 8th 1676 Sr Ja: Standsfield Yours of the 30th past recd. Take notis of its contents & therein recd your acct Currant wch finde to agree wth our Bookes except two articles concerning the Lead Mines amounting to £106:13:4 wch Br Lindsay (who is now out of towne) can say nothing to untill he speaks wth Mr Vermuyden who is expected in towne in few days. He shal be then acquainted with wt you desyre. As for wt Ald[erman] Simpson has drawn on you it was contrary to our kno

Letter – Michael Blackett to Walter Chaytor – 11 Apr 1676

Newcastle Ap[r]ill 11th 1676 Mr Walter Chaytor Sr My last to you was of the 4th present 76 to w[hi]ch referrs you Since have Rec[ieve]d yours of the 7th present w[hi]ch required little answer, have the less to Inlarge upon this being cheifely to desire you that when it pleases God my 600 p[iece]s of Leed arrives you will putt them off as also the remaynder in your hands when a good oppertunity presents & soe lett mee have the Nett proseed thereof Remitted & the Sooner the more acce

Letter – Michael Blackett to Charles Banks – 11 Apr 1676

Newcastle Ap[r]ill the 11th 76 Mr Charles & James Bankes Srs My last to you was of the 25th of March 76, Since none from you have the less to Inlardge upon onely to desire you to send forward the inclosed unto Mr Strother without delay, who I perceive will have accasion very shortly to draw some money upon you, upon my account all his Bills I pray lett bee accepted & as the fall due, And that you reimburss your selfe upon mee, you need nott feare butt all honour shall be given to y

Letter – Michael Blackett to William Leck – 11 Apr 1676

Newcastle March the 25th 76 Ap[r]ill 11th 76 Mr Wm Leck Sr My last to you was of the 25th of March 76 to w[hi]ch referrs you Since none from you w[hi]ch I doe very much wonder att, haveing notice both from my freind & others that you are safely gott to Rochell you writt from London that you would not fayle to write to mee out of the Downes & you promised mee att your departure that you would write mee from every Port you came att, butt I see you are turned a French Man, all promise

Letter – Michael Blackett to John Strother – 11 Apr 1676

Newcastle Ap[r]ill the 11th 76 Mr John Strother Sr My last to you was of the 25th March past to w[hi]ch refers you Since none from you soe the lesse to Inlarge upon this serveing cheifely for a Covert to the Inclosed w[hi]ch pray deliver & perswade him all you can to avoyd diffrences if hee can neither procure Pitch or Tarr, Butt if hees <positive> & refractory Lett him take his Course, if hee can buy any Pitch & Tarr, I am content hee shall buy it, w[hi]ch I heare hee ma

Letter – Michael Blackett to Humphrey Willett – 14 Apr 1676

Newcastle Ap[r]ill 14th 1676 Mr Hum: Willett Sr I have before mee yours of the 8th present, doe heartily thanke you for giveing acceptance to my Bill of £100 I desire you to advise mee p[er] first, that if in case I shall send you any Forraige [Foreign] Bills accepted, whether upon discount you could procure mee ready money for the same or noe, w[hi]ch kindness Mr Nelthorppe used allwayes to doe mee, I paying him for itt, & Ingadgeing hee Actinge his parte on his side (I meane making

Letter – Michael Blackett to Nicholas Verlaen – 14 Apr 1676

Newcastle Ap[r]ill the 14th 1676 Mr Nicholas Verlane Sr Since my last to you of the 10th March past have Rec[eive]d yours of the 30th & 31st past the former by John Persey & the latter by Post both w[hi]ch I shall now answer God willing att large The price of the Shovels & Water Dogge I have placed to your Creditt, I thanke you for your kindness, about procureinge mee a good Water Dogg as you call him, as yett I have had noe greate tryall of him, soe knowes not how hee may prov

Letter – Michael Blackett to John Strother – 15 Apr 1676

Newcastle Ap[r]ill 15th 1676 Mr Jno Strother Sr My last to you was of the 11 <..> of Ap[r]ill 76 To w[hi]ch refers you since have Rec[eive]d yours of the 15th past, w[hi]ch before I ansar lett mee desire you to acquaint Mr Lecke that to this day I never heard from him, of his Arrivall att Rochell w[hi]ch I can nott, but take very well (I meane Ill) from him your Bill for the vallue of 300 RD I have accepted & w[ha]t more you draw upon <Mersieres> Bankes upon my acct I am ve

Letter – Michael Blackett to Humphrey Willett – 15 Apr 1676

Mr. Hum: Willett and Comp[any] Newcastle Ap[r]ill 15th 1676 Sir I have none of yo[u]rs to answer soe the less to Inlarge upon this sendinge Cheifely for Covert to the Inclosed 2 Bills for £ 250 = = = the needfull of w[hi]ch I pray promise when due ~ Sirs I have this day accepted a Bill for £ 72:3:7 dated Hambrough [Hamburgh] 4 present drawne by Messieurs; Cha: and James Bankes 2 /us [2 month's usance] To Wm. Delabies treate or order Endorsed to one W

Letter – Michael Blackett to Charles Banks – 15 Apr 1676

Mr Cha[rles]: and Ja:[mes] Bankes Newcastle Ap[r]ill 15th [16]76 Sirs My last to you was of the 11th of Ap[r]ill 1676 to w[hi]ch referrs you Since have Rec[eive]d yo[u]rs of the 4th present and thereby takes notice of your draught upon mee for £72:3:7d w[hi]ch I have accepted, And need not question; but the same will be complyed w[i]th all, according to its contents att the house of Mr Hum. Willett and Comp[any], where I desire you would allwayes make yo

Letter – Michael Blackett to Nicholas Verlaen – 15 Apr 1676

Mr Nich[olas]: Verlane: Newcastle Ap[r]il 15th 1676 Sir My last to you was of the 14th present 76: To w[hi]ch refferres you Since none from you so the less att present to Inlarge upon this being only to confirme my former and especially the laste article thereof w[hi]ch tends to the following purpose (vizt) that you would without delay putt of w[ha]t Leed you have of myne, In yo[u]r hands att prise Currant and remitt mee as soone as is possible that the Nett p[ro]ceed thereof

Letter – Michael Blackett to Walter Chaytor – 15 Apr 1676

Mr.Walter Chaytor Newcastle Ap[r]ill 15: 1676 Sir My last to you was of the 14 present [16]76 to w[hi]ch refferes you Since none from you, soe the less att present to Inlarge upon this beinge onely to confirme my former and especially In the last Article Thereof, w[hi]ch tends to the followinge purpose; (vizt) that you would without delay putt of w[ha]t Leed you have of myne In your hands att prise Currant and remitt mee as soone as is possible the Nett p[ro]ceed thereof (

Letter – Thomas Norton to William Blackett – 17 Apr 1676

Sr My daughter cannot prevail on the man to wait you att Newcastle till next weeke & p expects 12 de an. I thinke he balleves his <shoitn Hige> Her[e]s another that a great Mr of his penn (& saith himself) that adds excat in all accompts, sober & industrious to my knowledge & will be thankefull for £5 if either of these may please you they will attend you. Wth all our best services to yu <….ly seet> good Lady & all <ply> Concludes sr

Letter – Ralph Grey to William Peacock – 21 Apr 1676

Mr Peacocke Apr:21th: To order the moneys for London & sell Claratt at price Curante & to send the Skins per T: Comins I have writ to Mr Rudd & Mr Keat who is at London but what Cloth shall ship per first

Letter – William Blackett to James Standsfield – 21 Apr 1676

Newcastle 21 Aprill 1676 Honnored Sr I hope this will find you in good Health returned Home from your Progress . I doe not question but you would be so Curious as to goe & give Wanloch head a viszit tho I were not thair & doubtless you will as most men doe judge it hopefull but ear We can expeckt any good Care must be taken for Wood <na> & that suffecient for our Leds or the mine will not be worth looking after. Thairfor my Ld Carnwath must be looked for in time

Letter – Michael Blackett to Walter Chaytor – 22 Apr 1676

Mr Walter Chaytor Newcastle Ap[r]ill 22d; 1676 Sir My last to you was of the 15th present to w[hi]ch refferrs you since have Rec[eive]d yo[u]rs of the 24th present w[i]th the welcome newes of Jno Vahans arrivall; for w[hi]ch God be preaysed as I formerly writt to you pray fayle nott to putt off all my Leed In yo[u]r hands and lett me have some money remitted as soone as possible you can ~ I am bacely Cheated about the Bitch you sent mee for that Wellbourne never I

Letter – Michael Blackett to Humphrey Willett – 22 Apr 1676

Mr Hum[phrey]: Willett Newcastle Ap[r]ill 22d [16]76 Sir My last to you was of the 15th ditto to w[hi]ch refferrs you Since have Rec[eive]d yo[u]rs of the 18th present doe heartily thank you for the paymt [payment] of my £100 Bill. I perceive Capten Guliames hath nott as yett called upon you for any money nore doe I think hee will but if in case hee doe pray lett my former Order bee observed ~ I take notice of yo[u]r Answer to w[ha]t I writt you as concerneni
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