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Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 22 Dec 1804

Messrs Rundell Bridge & Co Newcastle December 22 1804 Ludgate Hill, London Gent[lemen] By the London Waggon will be sent on Monday the 24 Inst a piece very fine Silver containing Fifteen Hundred & Fifty Ounces which I desire you will place to Acco[unt] with Colonel Beaumont at the Market Price & & advise me of the same. Please to pay the Account &, when due, into the hands of R[ichar]d C. Glyn& Co on Acco[unt] as before and you will oblige. Yours etc J.E.

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 22 Dec 1804

Mrs Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle Dec 22 1804 Colonel Beaumont Portman Square, London Dear Madam, I am favoured with your Letters of the 18th, & 19thInst & observe the Contents. Mr Losh’s Name is James of which Heron has informed Mr R Wilson. Mr Sadlers Salary will commence from the 5th July last, T. Crawhall will with Mr Thomas be at Dukesfield the 31st Inst to receive the Books from Mr Hunter & deliver them to Mr Sadler, when on his finally settling h

Letter – Christopher Blackett to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 19 Jan 1805

Mrs Rundell Bridge & Co Newcastle upon Tyne 19 January 1805 Ludgate Hill London Gent[lemen] A piece of fine Silver weighing 1269 Ozs was sent from hence on the 17 Inst by Jackson & Co s Waggon directed to you. On receipt of it you’ll please to give Col[onel] Beaumont’s Account & Credit for its Value at the Current Price of the day, & I must request you to advise me of the Amount when you pay it as usual into the Hands of Sir R.C. Glyn & Co. I am for J.R.B yo

Letter – Christopher Blackett to Glyn & Co – 19 Jan 1805

Sir R[[ichar]d C. Glyn Bt Mills & Co Newcastle 19th Jan[uar]y 1805 Bankers London Gent[lemen] I have this day drawn upon you £1,000 to the Order of Sir W[ilia]m Loraine Bt & Co @ 20 Days for Acco[un]t of Tho[ma]s R[ichar]d Beaumont Esq for whom I am y[ou]rs CB

Report – James Cockshutt to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 19 Jan 1805

Arrangements recommended to Colonel and Mrs Beaumont for the future agency and management of their lead mines At Weardale Mr. Emerson Principal Agent £100 salary Mr. Geo. Crawhall Assistant to Do. £ 60 Mr. Josh. Harrison Clerk or Bookkeeper to Do. £ 50 Inspector of Miners at Breconsike £ 60 Do. of Miners at distant places.

Letter – Henry Hardinge to William Emm – 22 Jan 1805

Stanhope 22nd Jany 1805 Dear Sir, I think it proper to acquaint you that several of the principal Proprietors & Occupiers within Stanhope Parish have been persuaded (by a Person who is not in any degree interested in the Lead Mines) that the Bishop of Durham & Rector of Stanhope are respectively liable to be rated for the Lot & Tithe Ore, & that a demand may be effectively made for the last seven years, as Adventurers of Lead mines are exempted by Law from any charge to

Letter – Christopher Blackett to Glyn & Co – 29 Jan 1805

Sir RC Glyn Bt Mills & Co Newcastle 29 Jan[uar]y 1805 Bankers, London Gents You will receive inclosed Six Bills value £17,465-4-11 as by particulars annexed which you will please to pass to the credit of the Acc[oun]t of TRBeaumont Esq and advise the receipt in Course of Post. My D[ra]ft on Easterby & Co pay 1 May at <Boldens> & Co £ 2,994-13- 0 D[itt]o on J Locke & Co 13 March £ 2,029-12- 4 D[itt]o on D[itt]o

Letter – Christopher Blackett to Glyn & Co – 31 Jan 1805

Sir Richard C. Glyn Bt Mills & Co Bankers London Newcastle Jan[uar]y 31st 1805 Gent[lemen] I have this drawn upon upon you for One Thousand Pounds payable to the Order of Sir Will[iam] Loraine Bt Baker & Co at Twenty Days dated this day on Mr Beaumont’s Account for whom I am Yours etc CB

Letter – Christopher Blackett to Thomas Emerson – 7 Feb 1805

Tho[mas] Emerson Newcastle 7th February 1805 Newhouse Weardale Sir, By directions from Col Beaumont I send you herewith a copy of the Regulations made by Mr Cockshutt and Mr Bowns respecting the Mines in Weardale in your Charge, and must desire that you will see them properly attended to & make their Purport known to the Parties concerned – the Changes are to take place at May next. I am etc CB Herewith is Wakefield’s Acco[unt] for Gunpowder, whic

Letter – Christopher Blackett to Glyn & Co – 23 Feb 1805

Sir R.C. Glyn Bt & Co Newcastle Feb 16 1805 Lon[don] I have this day drawn upon you of £2,000 @ 20 D[ays] to the order of Sir W[ilia]m Loraine Bt & Co which you’ll please to Charge to the Account of T.R. Beaumont Esq for whom I am yours etc CB

Letter – Christopher Blackett to Glyn & Co – 23 Feb 1805

Sir R.C. Glyn Bt & Co Newcastle 23 Feb[ruar]y 1805 Bankers London Gent[lemen] You will receive inclosed 2 Bills amounting to £8,219-13-1 as by Particulars annexed, which you’ll please to pass to the Credit of the Account of T.R. Beaumont Esq, for whom I am yours etc CB My D[ra]ft of 30 Nov. 1804 at 6 Mo[nth]s on J[oh]n Locke & Co £4,114- 1-9 Ditto on Preston & Sons £4,105-11-4

Notes – John Erasmus Blackett – 1 Mar 1805

The Lot Ore has in General been Compounded for From the Years 1726 to 1741. £350 was accepted In those Years. 1742, 1743, 1744 it was taken in kind. From the Years 1744 to the Years 1787 £350 was again accepted in lieu of the Lot Ore. B. Trevor B. Egerton In the Years 1777 to 1787 £350 p. an. In the Year 1787 it was advanced to the Sum of £850 – under the Bishop Thurlow until the Year 1791 when it was advanced to the Sum of £925 under the Agreement with the prese

Letter – Christopher Blackett to Messrs Drummond – 2 Mar 1805

Messrs Drummond Newcastle 2nd March 1805 Bankers London Gent[lemen] Bill No 605 £231,5,0 Inclosed you have my Draft on Sir R. C. Glyn Bt Mills, Hallifax & Co at Thirty Days dated this day for two Hundred & Thirty one Pounds & 5s/- to pay Quarter of a year’s composition for the Lot Ore of Weardale Leadmines due to the Lord Bishop of Durham from Col Beaumont the 26th Ult. Please to acknowledge the Receipt of this Sum for that Purpose to yrs etc CB

Letter – Christopher Blackett to Goslings & Sharp – 2 Mar 1805

Messrs Goslings Newcastle 2nd March 1805 Bankers London Gent[lemen] Inclosed you have my draft on Sir R.C. Glyn Bt Mills Hallifax & Co Thirty days dated this day for Three Hundred & Seventy five Pounds to pay one Quarter of a year’s Composition for the Tithe Ore of Weardale Leadmines due the 11th of Jan[uar]y last from Col Beaumont to the Rev Henry Hardinge. Please to acknowledge the Receipt of the Bill & advise Mr Hardinge of the same. I am etc C.B.

Letter – Christopher Blackett to Glyn & Co – 2 Mar 1805

Sir R.C. Glyn Bt & Co Newcastle 2 March 1805 London I remit you inclosed two Bills value £3,012-1—particulars at foot, and have to request you to place the amount to the Credit of Mr Beaumont Esq for whom I am CB I have this drawn upon you on Mr Beaumont and as below At Thirty Days in favour of Messrs Gosling £365- - - Ditto Messrs Drummond £231- 5 - 606- 5 -

Letter – Christopher Blackett to Thomas Calvert – 2 Mar 1805

Mr Thomas Calvert Durham Newcastle 2nd March 1805 Sir I have received your Favor of the 26th Ult addressed to J.E. Blackett Esq & have to observe in answer that half a year’s Moor Masters Rent was paid to Mr Mowbray on the 22 Dec last to the 2nd Aug[ust] 1804 consequently there can only be a half years Rent due- if, on Reference to your Accounts you find my Statement to be correct, you’ll please to let me know, and I will remit you for the half year due 2nd Ulto. I am etc C

Opinion – Vicary Gibbs – 13 Mar 1805

By Indenture of Lease dated the 28th October 1790 Thomas then Lord Bishop of Durham gave and granted unto Sir Thomas Blackett of Bretton Park in the County of York Baronet the Office of Moorman otherwise Moormaster and all & singular the Lead Mines Lead & Lead Ore as well opened as not opened gotten and to be gotten within the parishes of Stanhope and Wolsingham within the County Palatinate of Durham that appertained to the said Lord Bishop of Durham To Hold the same during the Liv

Letter – Christopher Blackett to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 14 Mar 1805

Messrs Rundell Bridge & Co Newcastle March 1805 Ludgate Hill London Gent[lemen] I have this day forwarded you per the London Waggon two pieces of fine Silver containing together 2312 Ounces, which I desire you will place to the Credit of Coln Beaumont’s Account with you at the Market Price, advising me on your Receipt of the same. I am etc CB.

Letter – Christopher Blackett to John Grey – 14 Mar 1805

Mr John Grey Newcastle 14th March 1805 Shield Field N[ew]Castle Sir Understanding that you object to paying a Moiety of the Sum due from your late Partnership with Mr Richardson to Mr Beaumont, on Account of a Claim you have upon the Proprietors of the Manor of Winlaton; I am directed to inform you that no such claim can be admitted as applying to Mr Beaumont separately from the other Proprietors. You are therefore required to discharge the Debt of £104-18-9 immediately, other

Letter – Christopher Blackett to Thomas Calvert – 14 Mar 1805

Mr Tho[mas] Calvert Durham Sir I remit you inclosed an Order on the Durham Bank for £15-1-4 in Payment of half a year’s Moor Masters Rent & Acquitance, due to the Lord Bishop of Durham from T. R. Beaumont Esq on the 2nd Feb[ruar]y last. Respecting the Property Tax mentioned in your Letter of the 26th Ulto. I have not made any Deduction, as Mr Beaumont has hitherto deducted the Amount from the general Statement of his Income therefore the Lord Bishop will be pleased to add that S

Letter – Christopher Blackett to Glyn & Co – 23 Mar 1805

Sir R. B. Glyn Bt & Co N[ew]Castle March 23 1805 Inclosed you will receive a Bill drawn by Messrs Hopper, Hood & Atkinson on Messrs Hall & Co at two Mo[onths] dated the 9th J[anuary] net value Six Thousand Six Hundred & Seventy Three Pounds 12s/3 which be pleased to place to the Credit of Col Beaumont’s Account with you & advise me of your Receipt. I have this day drawn upon you on the same Account at Twenty Days for £3000- - in favour of Sir W[ilia]m Loraine Bt

Letter – Christopher Blackett to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 25 Mar 1805

Messrs Rundell Bridge & Co Newcastle Mar: 1805 Ludgate Hill London Gent[leme]n, I have this day forwarded you per the London Waggon, a piece of fine Silver containing Seven Hundred & Thirty six Ounces, which I desire you will place to the credit of Col[onel] Beaumont’s Account with you at the Market Price, advising me on your Receipt of the same as usual. I am etc CB P.S. Please to pay the value of this & the former two Pieces into the Hands of Sir R.C. Glyn Bt

Witness Deposition – John Erasmus Blackett – 26 Mar 1805

[Cover:] JEBlackett’s Answers to the Interrogatories under a Commission for the examination of Witnesses on the 26th March 1805 in Beaumonts Suit with Bp. Durham To the first Interrogatory – Knowledge of Parties & of Sir Thomas Blackett J.E.B. has known the parties Complainants and Defendants a number of Years, the Complainant since the year 1791 when he came into the possession of the See of Durham – the Defendant since the year 1779 – J:E:B: knew the late Sir Tho Black

Witness Deposition – John Erasmus Blackett – 26 Mar 1805

To the 1st Interrogy - The first Interrog. requires no answer from Mr. Blackett To the 2nd Interrogy J.E. Blackett was the Agent of Sir Tho. Blackett and had the superintendence of his Mining Concerns and the control of the Accounts from the year 1777 untill his death in 1792 – JEB did not personally direct the working thereof, but took his information from the Agents who had the management of those Mines. Since the Death of Sir Thomas Blackett until the end of the year 1804 J.E.B

Letter – Christopher Blackett to John Wakefield – 20 Apr 1805

Mr John Wakefield Kendal Newcastle 20 April 1805 Bill No. 621 Sir Inclosed I remit you a Bill drawn by Sir W[ilia]m Loraine Bt & Co on Messrs Veus & Co for £716 . -2 at forty days dated this day to pay to pay you in full for Gunpowder delivered for the use of Col[onel] Beaumont’s Weardale Leadmines up to Xmas last after deducting 10 per cent Disc[ount] on the parcels delivered in 1804 according to agreement. Be pleased to say whether you find this Sum correct and
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