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Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 22 Jun 1801

Mrs. Beaumont, under Cover Newcastle 22d. June 1801 to Colonel Beaumont Cheltenham Gloucestershire Dear Madam I am favoured with your Letter of the 17th. inst. & am glad that you & Colonel Beaumont approve of what has been done respecting the Lending Money for the Workmen; I am in hopes that on the whole that it may not be attended with any Loss to the Concern, but their Manner of obtaining it, was unjustifiable & highly improper, and what must be discouraged as

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Gosling & Sharpe – 17 Jul 1801

Messrs. Goslings & Sharpe N. Castle 17th. July 1801 Bankers London Gentn. Inclosed you will receive a Bill drawn by Messrs. Surtees Burdon & Brandling, on Messrs. Ransom & Co. at thirty days dated this Day, for three hundred & seventy five Pounds, to pay one Quar[te]rs. Composition for the Tithe Ore of Weardale Leadmines due the 11th. inst. to the Revd. H. Hardinge from Coln. Beaumont. – Please to advise me on your Rect. of the Bill

Will – Thomas Emerson – 29 Jul 1801

In the name of God Amen I Thomas Emerson of Newhouse in the parish of Stanhope in the County of Durham being in health of Body and of sound mind memory And understanding but considering the uncertainty of Life do make this my last will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say I give and devise unto my son John Emerson of Wearshead in the said parish of Stanhope the sum of Two Hundred Pounds. Also I give and devise unto my Daughter Hannah Harrison wife of Joseph Harrison of Wea

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to Wheeldon & Webster – 6 Aug 1801

Mess. Wheeldon Webster Newcastle August 6: 1801- Derby Gentlemen I have this day shipp’d on board the Perseverance Captn. Dennis Cook Ten Casks of Litharge, the particulars of which have sent you, to the care of Good-ger & Co. Gainsbro’ which I hope will arrive safe I am &c. T.C. For 10 Cks Lith: <Neat Wo. bo.> @24 p[er] Ton £72– pr. Wherryhire & Sufferance 6 72– 6

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to Robert Makepeace – 8 Aug 1801

Mr. Rt. Makepeace Newcastle Augt. 8. 1801- Serle Strt. Lincoln’s Inn Fields London Sir I have this day sent you p[er] Jackson & Co. the London Carriers, two pieces of fine Silver Containing together One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy One & a hald Ounces which Mr Blackett desires you will place to Account with T.R Beaumont Esq. at the Markett Price and advise him on your receipt of the same.- I am Sir &c. T.C. 1123 648 ½ 1771 ½

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Arthur Mowbray – 22 Aug 1801

Arthur Mowbray Esq. N. Castle Augt. 22d. 1801 Durham Sir Inclosed you will receive a Bill drawn by Mess. Surtees Burdon & Co. on Mess. Ransom & Co at Forty Days dated this day for Seventy five Pounds ½ being half a years Moor Master’s Rent due from Thos. Rd. Beaumont Esq. the 2d. Inst: to the Lord Bishop of Durham with acquittance & Duty. Please to acknowledge the receipt of the same. Bill No. 188 Yours &c. J:E:B:

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Messrs Drummond – 27 Aug 1801

Mess Drummond Newcastle 27 Augt. 1801 Bankers London Gentn. Inclosed you will receive a Bill drawn by Messrs. Surtees Burdon & Co. on Mess. Ransom & Co. at Forty Days dated this day for Four Hundred 7 Sixty Two Pounds 10/- to pay half a Year’s Comp[ositio]n. for the Lot Ore of Weardale Leadmines due the 26. Inst. to my Lord Bishop of Durham from Col: Beaumont – Please to advise me on your receipt of the same- I am &c. J:E:B: £462 -10-.. No. 40

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Robert Makepeace – 10 Sep 1801

Mr. Robt. Makepeace Newcastle 10th Septr. 1801- Serle Street Lincolns Inn Fields London Sir I have this day drawn a Bill on you at Twenty Days date, payable to the order of Mess. Surtees Burdon & Brandling for £567.14.9. being the Balance of your Account with This. Rd. Beaumont Esq for fine Silver sent you – I am &c. J:E:B: Bill No. 191-

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Arthur Mowbray – 16 Sep 1801

Arthur Mowbray Esqr. Durham N.Castle 16th. Septr. 1801- Sir I wrote to you on the 22d. ulto. enclosing a Bill amount £75-1-2 to pay ½ a year’s Moor Master’s Rent due to the Bishop of Durham, but have not recd. your Acknowledgement of the Receipt of the same which you will be pleased to send me.- Coln. Beaumont is desirous of having the Lease of Kilhope & Welhope renewed, subject to the Condition of giving up to the Lord Bishop of Durham (should it be requir

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Edward Blackett – 29 Sep 1801

Ryhope 29th Sepr 1801 Dear Brother I hope this may find you & Lady Blackett perfectly well after your return from Worthing, that you enjoyed the fine Weather on the Pleasant Coast, & left Mr & Mrs Blackett very well, that they are very Happy in each other I have not the least doubt, & that you both are equally so in your Daughter, who every one speaks highly of, my Daughter Stead is quite delighted with her; I fear that my Daughter Collingwood will not have the Pleasure of w

Letter – Diana Beaumont to John Erasmus Blackett – 4 Oct 1801

Hexham Abbey Oct 4th 1801. Dear Sir, In Consequence of the Conversation that Coln. Beaumont and I have had with you on the Subject of the Chapel in Weardale, we determined not to leave the Country without visiting the place where the Bishop of Durham proposed to build the said Chapel, being much inclined to give our Consent, if it perfectly agreed with the Representations of Mr. Mowbray, notwithstanding the very serious Inconvenience it would be to our Concerns, which you are well convinc

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Wheeldon & Webster – 5 Oct 1801

Oct. 5: 1801. Sent Wheeldon & Webster the separate Weight of each of 10 Casks Litharge shipp’d on board the Perseverance Capt. D. Cook on thier Accot. the 5 Aug last

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 8 Oct 1801

Col:Beaumont Newcastle 8th- Octr. 1801 Hexham Abbey Dear Sir The enclosed Papers had been mislayed, Geo. Forster called this morning with his Candle Bills for Coalcleugh, & Allenheads, signed by the Agents amounting to £186.10... which I paid; On my giving him Notice that no more Candles would for the future be taken from him for your Mines; he made a request that his Stock of Candles in hand which had been made for the use of your Mines may be taken from him amounting t

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to William Emm – 9 Oct 1801

Willm. Emm Esqr. Newcastle 9th. Octr. 1801 Auckland Castle. Dear Sir I have been for some time in treaty for the renewal of the Lease of Kilhope and Welhope with Lintzgarth in Weardale, held by T.R.Beaumont Esqr. of the Lord Bishop of Durham, & I wished much that it might be carried into Execution before his Lordship left the Country; the particular spot of Ground pointed out by Mr. Mowbray which was to be given up for the Purpose of a Chapel being erected with a S

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Gosling & Sharpe – 14 Oct 1801

Messrs. Goslings & Sharpe Newcastle 14th. Octr. 1801 Bankers London. Gentn. Inclosed you will receive a Bill drawn by Messrs. Surtees Burdon & Co. on Messrs. Ransom & Co. at forty days dated this day, for three Hundred and seventy-five Pounds, to pay one Quarters Composition for the Tithe Ore of Weardale Leadmines due the 11th. inst. to the Revd. H.Hardinge from Coln. Beaumt. Please to advise me on your Receipt of the Bill & advise Mr. Hardinge of the same.

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Robert Makepeace – 15 Oct 1801

Mr. Robt. Makepeace Newcastle 15th. Octr. 1801 Serle Street, Lincoln’s Inn Fields London Sir I yesterday sent you p[er] Jackson & Co. the London Carriers a ps. fine Silver containing twelve hundred & forty Ounces, which I desire you will place to Account with Thos. Rd. Beaumont Esqr. at the Market Price and advise me on your Receipt of the same. – Since I sent you the last Piece I have obtained 6s/0 ½ p[er] Oz. for fine Silver at this Place, & hope you wi

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 19 Oct 1801

Mrs. Beaumont under Cover Newcastle 19th. Octr. 1801 to Coln. Beaumont, M.P. Bretton, Wakefield Yorkshire Dear Madam This I hope may find you, Colonel Beaumont & Family perfectly well, that Master Wentworth did not suffer from the Journey & that he daily gains Strength &c.- I had the Honor of your Letter from Bishop Auckland enclosing the Observations that you made when you were at the Mines &c. they appear to me to be very judicious & proper, yo

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Emerson – 20 Oct 1801

Mr. Thos. Emerson N.Castle 20th. Octr. 1801 Newhouse Weardale Mr. T. Emerson I understand it is intended that Application shall be made to Parliament, to divide & enclose Bollyhope Common, I desire that you will without Loss of time inform me how far Coln. Beaumont will be interested in such Division & point out to me the probable Advantage or Disadvantage which may arise from it to his Mine Concerns in Weardale.- I am very sorry to observe that the Ore

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 28 Oct 1801

Mrs. Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle 28th. Octr. 1801 Colonel Beaumont M.P. Bretton Hall Wakefield, Yorkshire. Dear Madam I wrote to you the 19th. inst. to which I refer you. Mr. Emerson writes me that you & Coln. Beaumont cannot be in any way interested by a Division of Bolyhope Common, neither can you be injured by it, provided a proper Clause be inserted in the intended Bill, impowering you to work [2-3 words missing] without subjecting you to the Payment of any Dam

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Read, Lucas & Read – 4 Nov 1801

Messrs. Read Lucas & Reads Newcastle 4th. Novemr. 1801 Sheffield Gentn. Please to inform me if you are wanting a ps. of fine Silver, & the Price that you give p[er] OZ as I may have an Opportunity of sending you a piece in a Short time should you want any. I remain &c.- J.E.B.

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Joseph Deakin – 7 Nov 1801

Mr. Deakin Newcastle 7th. Novr. 1801 Bretton Sir I have shipped in the Unity Captn. Cox for Hull by Mrs. Beaumonts Directions 100 ps. of Ref[ine]d. Lead qy 150 cwts 2 qrs 21 lb, 6 Casks Lead Fume & one small Cask as p[er] Account enclosed, there being no Convenience at Blaydon for the grinding the Lead Fume, I was under a Necessity of getting it done at Messrs. James & Co.s White Lead Work & Caking a small Quantity of their White

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to John Bell – 9 Nov 1801

Mr. Bell N.Castle 9th. Nov. 1801 Hexham Abbey Dr. Sir I received your Letter of 8th. inst. & observe the Contents; Inclosed I send you a Check for £100 –“ – the Receipt of which you will please to acknowledge.- Thos. Crawhall went to Bretton the & was to have returned the 5th. inst. but I hear nothing of him. I propose being at Hexham on Monday the 16th. inst. to meet the Lead Agents, of which please to acquaint Mrs. Thompson. I am &c.

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Robert Makepeace – 12 Nov 1801

Mr. Robt. Makepeace Newcastle 12th. Nov. 1801 Serle Street Lincoln’s Inn Fields London Sir I have this Day drawn a Bill on you at Twenty days date payable to the Order of Messrs. Surtees Burdon & Brandling, for three hundred and ninety-five Pounds, five Shillings, being the Balance of your Account with Thomas Rd. Beaumont Esqr. for fine Silver sent you. I am &c.- -J.E.B.

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to Read, Lucas & Read – 15 Nov 1801

Messrs. Read Lucas & Reads Newcastle 15th. Nov. 1801 Sheffield Gentn. Mr. Blackett has recd. yours of the 10th. inst. & begs leave to observe, that not being favoured with an Answer sooner, he supposed you were not at present in Want of fine Silver, and Yesterday disposed of a ps. offered to you on the 4th. inst. The present Price at this Place is 6s/4 ½ d p[er] Oz. I am &c. T.C.

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to Read, Lucas & Read – 21 Nov 1801

Mess. Read Lucas & Reads N.Castle 21 Nov. 1801 Sheffield Since I wrote you on the 15th. Ins Mr Blackt. has had another ps. of fine Silver which he disposed of at this place previous to receiving yours of the 18th. as you did not seem very desirous p[er] your former letter that any shd be sent you. Mr Blackett does not expect to have another Piece to dispose of before the latter end of next Month but desires me to inform you, you may rely upon his first piece being sent you.
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