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Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Read, Lucas & Read – 20 Jul 1803

Messrs. Read Lucas & Reads N.Castle 20th. July 1803. Sheffield Gentn. I have received your Letter of the 18th. enclosing 8 Bills amount £432 -12 -6 w.ch Sum I have placed to the Credit of your Accot. with T.R.Beaumont Esq. for fine Silver sent you. – I observe what you say respecting the considerable Drop in the Price of fine Silver, & though I have been selling it at 6s/2d p[er] Oz at this Place, I have made an Abatement in your Accot. of the odd 2d p[er] Oz but

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Gosling & Sharpe – 20 Jul 1803

Messrs. Goslings N.Castle 20th. July 1803.- Bankers London. Gentn. Inclosed you will receive a Bill drawn by Sir Wm Loraine Bt. Baker & Co. on Messrs. Veres Lucadon & Co. at forty days dated this day, for Three Hundred & seventy-five Pounds, to pay one Quarters Composition for the Tithe Ore of Weardale Leadmines due the 11th. Inst. to the Revd. Henry Hardinge from Col. Beaumont. Please to acknowledge the Receipt of the Bill & advise Mr. Hardinge of the s

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to John Wakefield – 20 Jul 1803

Mr. John Wakefield N.Castle 20th. July 1803.- Kendal, Cumbd. Sir I have received your Letter of the 16th. Inst. & enclosed have returned a Bill on London for £96 –- the Amount of your Note for Gunpowder sent for the Use of Mr. Beaumont’s Leadmines; I am sorry it should have remained so long unpaid, which was entirely occasioned by Neglect of the Agent at the Mine in not delivering an Account of the same to me at this Place, but hope a similar Neglect will not occur

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Charles Bowns – 21 Jul 1803

Charles Bowns Esq. N.Castle 21st. July 1803. Banktop, near Barnsley Yorkshire. Dear Sir I was yesterday favored with your Letter of the 18th. Inst. by which I hope that this may find you at home & well after your Journey.- I observe that Coln. Beaumont has opened an Account with Ransom, Moreland & Co. who have engaged to furnish all such Monies as may from time to time be wanted for the carrying on the Lead Works, as well as for his private Concerns, the for

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 23 Jul 1803

Mrs. Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle 23d. July 1803. – Colonel Beaumont Portman Square, London. Dear Madam I am favoured with your Letter of the 20th. Inst. & observe the Contents.- Inclosed you have a Copy of my Letter to Mr. Bowns who I expect at this Place the 1st August. No Propositions have yet come from the Bank of Surtees’ Burdon & Brandling, nor from Easterby & Co. to their Creditors; I understand that the Arrangement

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Edward Blackett – 26 Jul 1803

Morpeth 26th July 1803 Dear Brother Your letter of the 4th inst pased mine of the 3d on the road (wch has frequently been the case with our letters; I should sooner have replied to it had not this distressing business of the Stop of the Bank of Surtees & Burdon with the consequencies attending it engaged my whole time for some days. I am not personally affected by it materially but the Beaumonts are to a considerable degree, having a the present time a sum locked up as I may say b

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to John Brumell – 26 Jul 1803

John Brumell Esq N.Castle 26th. July 1803. Newcastle. Sir I have been favoured with your Letter, enclosing a Letter from the Individuals composing the House of Easterby & Co., the Contents of wch. I observe & am ready to concur with Mr. Walton in sending a skilful Person on the Part of Coln. Beaumont to examine the present State of the Arkendale Mines, & to make their Report thereon. – I have given Directions accordingly, & Mr. Thos. Cra

Notice – Surtees, Burdon & Brandling – 29 Jul 1803

29th July 1803. The Proprietors of the Exchange Bank at <N.C.> & of the Bank of Berwick having determined to decline entirely the business of Banking beg leave to assure the Public whose forbearance they have taken the liberty respectively [sic] to request, that they are about to lay their Accounts before Gentlm. of the first respectability, who, they are satisfied will soon be enabled to give a correct and satisfactory statement of their affairs to the Creditors at large. I

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Charles Bowns – 30 Jul 1803

Chas Bowns Esq Newcastle 30 July 1803- Banktop Barnsley Yorks: Dr Sir I this day attended a Meeting of the Creditors of Mess.< Anty> Easterby & Co. from 12 to 3 o’clock and inclose you a Copy of their statement of their affairs as well as of the resolutions come to at the meeting, the former of which I am induced to believe will be found to be very fallacious – The Committee have appointed to meet on Monday morning in order to investigate the Acco[un]ts. p

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 1 Aug 1803

Mrs. Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle 1st. Augt. 1803 Colonel Beaumont Portman Square, London Dear Madam I wrote to you the 23d. Ulto. to which I beg leave to refer you, as well as to what Mr. Bowns would inform you of. – On Saturday I attended a Meeting of the Cred[ito]rs. of Messrs. Easterby & Co. and inclosed I send you a Statement of their Affairs which they laid before us, & likewise a Copy of the Resolutions come to at the Meeting; the Statement appear

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett – 1 Aug 1803

Aug. 1. 1803. Wrote Mess.es Ransom Morland & Co: inclosing Sir Wm. Loraine & Co’s Bill on Veres & Co. at One Mo. for £2000 on Mr Beaumont’s Acco.t. Bill No. 360

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to Read, Lucas & Read – 3 Aug 1803

Mess. Read Lucas & Reads N.Castle 3d Aug: 1803. Sheffield Gent. Mr. Blackett has this day been favored with yours of 1. Inst. covering 6 Bills amount Three Hundred and Twelve Pounds 5/7 which Sum is placed to the Credit of your Account for fine Silver sent you as usual I am &c. T..C..

Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Ibbetson – 6 Aug 1803

John Ibbetson Esqr Newcastle 6th August 1803 Sir On Monday the 25th Ulto, & on the three following Days the Boundaries of the Alston Moor Commons, intended to be divided, were perambulated, by the Commissioners appointed to divide the same, attended by many others, and we have the satisfaction to say, that we have every expectation, that the whole of these Boundaries, will be settled without litigation. The only matters in dispute, were with Mr Ricardson, William Ord Esqr, an

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Charles Bowns – 6 Aug 1803

Charles Bowns Esq Newcastle 6th. August 1803- Banktop, near Barnsley, Yorkshire Dear Sir Since I saw you I have fully considered the Arrangements you have made with Messrs. Ransom Morland & Co. for the carrying on the Lead Concerns of Coln. & Mrs. Beaumont: I am of Opinion that the Mode you pointed out cannot be carried into Execution; neither the Bank of Sir Wm. Loraine & Co. nor any other Bank at this Place will on that Footing undertake the Business, as to di

Letter – Diana Beaumont to John Erasmus Blackett – 7 Aug 1803

Worthing Sussex August 7th 1803 Dear Sir Colonel Beaumont & I arrived here on Wednesday last with our Six Children all in good health, we propose continuing here 5 weeks, Col. B. is in daily expectation of receiv’g orders from the Duke of York as he offer’d his Services in any manner they chose to employ him, immediately on the declaration of War; - I am favor’d with your Letter of the 1st August, with the account of Easterbys & Co, it does indeed appear a very fallacio

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Arthur Mowbray – 8 Aug 1803

Arthur Mowbray Esq Durham. N.Castle 8th. August 1803. Sir Inclosed you will receive Sir Wm. Loraine Bt. Baker & Co.’s Check payable at Durham Bank for seventy-five Pounds 1s/2d to pay ½ a Year’s Moor Master’s Rent due from Thos. Rd. Beaumont Esq. to the Lord Bishop of Durham, with 1s/2d/ for Acquitance & Duty. – Please to acknowledge the Receipt of this Sum for that Purpose. I am &c. -J.E.B. Newcastle u

Letter – Thomas Richard Beaumont to John Erasmus Blackett – 10 Aug 1803

Aug 10th 1803 My Dear Sir I observe by the morning post of this day, that the Duke of Northumberland has gone down to Alnwick, I will be much obliged to You to inform me whether it is imagined he will call a County meeting for the purpose of addressing his Majesty, if he should whether it will be necessary for me to attend, as I expect daily to be called upon to Town having offered my Services, & w[hi]ch I understand are excepted by H.R. Highness the Commander in Chief, Mr Beaumon

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 10 Aug 1803

Colonel Beaumont Newcastle 10th. Augt. 1803. Worthing, Sussex Dear Sir Mr. Cockshutt & his Niece Miss Bland came to this place the 4th. Inst. they dined with me the day following & went to Wylam on Saturday; Thos. Crawhall went with Mr. Cockshutt to the several Mines & Mills on the 8th. where Mr. Mulcaster was to meet them, as was Mr. Thomas at Hexham, and I expect them back on Sunday. – We had a Report that the Workmen had all stopt work in Consequence of the

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 10 Aug 1803

Mrs. Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle 10th. August 1803. Colonel Beaumont Worthing Sussex. Dear Madam Since my Letter to Colonel Beaumont, I have the Favor of your Letter of the 7th. Inst. & I am glad to hear that you, the Colonel and your young Folks are in good Health. – I refer you to my Letter to Coln. Beaumont; from some Circumstances in the Petition of the Miners, as well as from their peaceable & proper Behaviour, & the Information that I had obt

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 13 Aug 1803

Colonel Beaumont Newcastle 13th. August 1803 Worthing, Sussex.- Dear Sir I wrote to you & to Mrs. Beaumont on the 10th. Inst. & I have this day been favoured with your Letter of the 16th. Inst. from Worthing.- I observe that you are in daily Expectation of being called upon, in Consequence of the Offer which you had made to Government, which had been accepted of, which with the Shortness of the Time, would not admit of your being at the Country Meeting at Aln

Letter – Diana Beaumont to John Erasmus Blackett – 14 Aug 1803

J.E. Blackett Esq. Newcastle upon Tyne Worthing Sussex Augt. 14th 1803 Dear Sir Colonel Beaumont & I approve of what you recommend respect[in]g the Subsistence Money etc for the Miners, & are obliged to you for what you have done, we are glad to find the Workmen behaved in so orderly a manner, they must know the inconvenience they have suffer’d was owing to Suretees & Burdon’s Bank, & not to ourselves, it is strange those Gentlemen don’t come forward with any prop

Letter – Diana Beaumont to John Erasmus Blackett – 18 Aug 1803

Worthing Sussex Augt 18th 1803 Dear Sir Colonel Beaumont will be obliged to you if you could inform us what time will be most <convenient> for you & Mr C Blackett to receive a <Buck> which we wish to send, there is a very fine one now ready, w[hic]h we will order to be killed when we receive your answer, you will give time sufficient to allow of our orders going to Bretton, we hope you have recd some Moor game w[hic]h we desired might be sent – you will see by the

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 21 Aug 1803

Mrs. Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle 21st. Augt. 1803. Colonel Beaumont Worthing, Sussex. Dear Madam I am favored with your Letters of the 14th. & 18th. Inst. & observe the Contents. I am pleased to find that you & Coln. Beaumont approve of what I recommended respecting the Subsistence Money; the Calls on the Workmen at this Time on Accot. of the Militia, the Army of Reserve &c. made it necessary. – Thos. Crawhall Jr. went this Mo

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 22 Aug 1803

Mrs. Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle 22d. Augt. 1803. Colonel Beaumont Worthing, Sussex. Dear Madam I wrote you a long Letter by the last Post to which I refer you. I have seen Mr. Thomas this Morning, he will be at Hexham tomorrow & will call on Captn. Carr and in your Name acquaint him that the Colours presented by you to the Hexham Volunteers, which are at present deposited at the Abbey, shall be deliv.d to them when desired.

Letter – Diana Beaumont to John Erasmus Blackett – 23 Aug 1803

Worthing Augt 23rd 1803 Dear Sir Col. Beaumont left me Yesterday to attend the Duke of York’s Levée, & receive a final answer to his offers, he then goes to Bretton to see what is to be done in Yorkshire, & will then proceed to Newcastle, he appears very uneasy at the Duke of York’s keep[in]g him in this uncertain state when he ought to be employ’d, - Mr Burdon has wrote to say he hopes we will <receive &> accept Security for the greatest part of our demand
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