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Memo – Martin Morrison to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 25 Jul 1810

Newcastle 25 July 1810 Messrs Rundell Bridge & Rundell Ludgate Hill – London By the London Waggon I have this day forwarded to you a piece of fine Silver containing 1467oz for which I shall draw upon you as usual, on stating the best price you can afford for the same. I am etc MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 25 Jul 1810

Newcastle 25th July 1810 Mrs Beaumont Madam I beg to inform you that I have waited upon Mr Pearson respecting the loan to Mr Baker and have received assurances that every exertion will be made to repay it, and I do hope from the various sources which Mr Pearson has pointed out likely to obtain money from, that it will not be long before the business is settled. I am etc MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to Mr Bainbridge – 20 Aug 1810

Newcastle 20th August 1810 Mr Bainbridge Attorney at Law – Alston It having occurred to me that the best mode of preparing the deed of Agreement between Colonel Beaumont and the Lead Company for fixing Boundarys etc to the Mines in Weardale is for Mr Tilson to send the Draft to you that it may be laid before Mr Hopper Williamson for his perusal and approbation on behalf of Colonel Beaumont and then returned to Mr Tilson to be engrossed. I think this was suggested to Mr Tilson at o

Letter – Martin Morrison to Thomas Bowes – 31 Aug 1810

Newcastle 31st August 1810 Thomas Bowes Esqr Darlington I am favored with your Letter of the 29th inst & in conformity thereto you will receive enclosed Loraine & Co’s Bill upon Veres & Co for £1716.1.0 the amount of duty charged on Coll Beaumont for Profit from Lead Mines in Darlington Ward for the year ending the 5th of April last, which you will please to acknowledge by the Customary receipt. I am etc

Memo – Martin Morrison to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 17 Sep 1810

Newcastle 17th Sept[embe]r 1810 Messrs Rundell Bridge & Rundell I have this day forwarded to you by the London Waggon Carriage paid a piece of fine Silver containing 1580oz; on rece[ipt]t of which you will advise <G[entleme]n> Yrs etc MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to Glyn Mills & Co – 19 Sep 1810

Newcastle 19th Septem[be]r 1810 Messrs Glyn, Mills & Co Bankers - London Enclosed are 8 Bills value £45,060-13-10 for Account of Thomas Richard Beaumont Esqr, the rec[eip]t of which you will be pleased to acknowledge to Gent[leme]n etc MM

Report – Joseph Dickinson to Martin Morrison – 18 Oct 1810

Mr Morrison Dufton 18th October 1810 I now give you the state of the different Lead Mines under Col Beaumont, as I found them at Michelmass Quarter, and found— Coalcleugh, which continues poor, the principle part of the Ore raised is from the West Flatts, should they decline or be worked out before the East end is driven through the other cross Vein, Coalcleugh would be in a poor state indeed. Wellhope Mine nearly worked out, only about 4 Men at 40s per Bi

Letter – Martin Morrison to Gosling & Sharp – 31 Oct 1810

Newcastle 31 October 1810 Messrs Goslings & Sharpe Bankers London Remitting them £375 ¼ a yrs Compo[sition] for Tithe Ore due to Revd H. Hardinge the 11 inst

Report – Thomas Dodd – 17 Nov 1810

Tynebottom mine is still poor. Joseph Wanless & Co are driving an upper level to try the vein and will shortly sink into the Great Limestone for that end.

Memo – Martin Morrison – 28 Dec 1810

Memo December 28 1810 – Mr Morrison this day purchased of Mess: Preston’s Trustees, for the Account of Thomas Richard Beaumont Esqr, the whole of the Lead Works of Thomas Preston & Sons including the Machinery Leases & Fixtures together with the Benefit of the Trade from 31st Decem[be]r 1810 for the Sum of £26,000 - - -

Memo – Thomas Crawhall to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 3 Jan 1811

Jany 3/1810 Sent Rundell & Co a p[iece] fine silver q[uantity] 1583oz & advised Do TC

Report – Joseph Dickinson to Martin Morrison – 5 Jan 1811

Mr Morrison Newhouse Dufton. Jany 5th 1811 I now sit down to give you the present situation of the different Lead Mines, and first Coalcleugh Leadmine in general poorer than last quarter, and of course some of the lowest prices a little advanced. The East end nearly the same as before; continues to go forward in two distinct Veins both poor at present, no Bargains at Coalcleugh under 35s per Bing, and all the way to 50s and more above that price. Hartleycleugh Leadmin

Report – Thomas Dodd – 12 Jan 1811

Tynebottom mine is raising small parcels of ore of the best quality, probably the most productive in lead of any of the companies mines. Joseph Wanless & Co are driving a level to prove the upper stratums.

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to Gosling & Sharp – 12 Jan 1811

Messrs Goslings & Sharpe London Janry12/1811 Remitted them £375 - ¼ a years Comp[ositio]n for Tithe Ore of Weardale due Revd Hy Hardinge 11 Inst. TC

Letter – Martin Morrison – 5 Mar 1811

Memo – 5 March 1811 Charges on Allenheads Mines as p[e]r the Quarterly Accounts for Year ending 30 Septem[be]r 1810 £20,445-9-6 Bings Ore raised in 1810 and delivered to the Mills 5002 3/4 D[itt]o weighed over at Mines but not delivered 930 1/2 5933 1/4 5,933 1/4 Bings @ 69s/p Bing = £20,469-14-3 Charges of Coalcleugh Mnes as p[er] the Quarterly Accounts for Year ending

Letter – Martin Morrison to Glyn Mills & Co – 5 Mar 1811

Newcastle 5th March 1811 Messrs Glyn Mills & Co Bankers London This serves to cover three Bills value £12,000 – for Account of Thomas Richard Beaumont Esqr, - the Rec[eip]t of which be pleased to acknowledge to Gent[leme]n etc MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 5 Mar 1811

Newcastle 5th March 1811 Weardale Lead Mine Pay £38,013- 6-6 Allenheads ditto 11,667- 6-6 Coalcleugh ditto 11,641-13-3 ½ 61,322- 6-3 Mill Pays about 4,800- 0-0 Lead Carriage Pay to Newburn 2,500- 0-0 68,622- 6-3 Mrs Beaumont Portman Square I beg to transmit for your information amount of the Pays to be made next week as above, for which Bills are to be given upon M

Memo – Martin Morrison to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 7 Mar 1811

Newcastle 7th March 1811 Messrs Rundell Bridge & Rundell Ludgate Hill – London I beg to advise of having forwarded to you by the London Waggon carriage paid, a piece of fine Silver containing 1388 Oz; the value I shall draw for account, on being informed by you of the amount and am etc MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to Glyn Mills & Co – 12 Mar 1811

Newcastle 12 March 1811 Messrs Glyn Mills & Co Gentlemen I beg to advise of having this day drawn upon you four Bills amounting to £70,000 on Thomas Richd Beaumont Esqr’s account; the particulars of which are at foot & am etc MM 1 Bill p[aya]ble to Loraine & Co at 10 d[a]ys due 25 March £17,500 1 ditto to ditto 15 ‘ 30 17,500 1 ditto to ditto 20 ‘ 4 April 17,500 1 ditto to ditto 25 ‘ 9 17,

Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 22 Mar 1811

Newcastle 22nd March 1811 Mrs Beaumont address to Cl Beaumont Portman Square I am honored with your Letter of the 19th inst and previous to the great Lead Pay I applied to Mr Pearson for payment of the Loan to Mr Baker and since my return from the Mines have again urged him that I may be enabled to make the Ore Carriage Pay at Blanchland on the 6th of next month amounting upwards of 10,000£ to avoid the necessity of drawing upon Messrs Glyn & Co for the amount. – Mr P

Letter – Martin Morrison to Brandram Templeman & Co – 23 Mar 1811

Newcastle 23rd March 1811 Messrs Brandram Templeman & Co London Gent[lemen] In reply to your favour of the 21st inst I beg to state that my price for WB Refin[e]d Lead delivered here, is 28£ p[er]Fo. of 21Cwts six months Credit, and for Litharge £33 p[er] Ton for a quantity not less than 50 Barrels. – I beg also to state for your information, that Mr Thomas Preston gent to Coll Beaumont, is prepared to deliver you any quantity of each at Markett price, from Tooley Street,

Report – Joseph Dickinson to Martin Morrison – 9 Apr 1811

Mr Morrison Esq Dufton. April 9th 1811 I herewith send you a State of the different Leadmines at this time, and of course begin with Coalcleugh Leadmine, poorer in general. The two Veins at East End keep their points Eastward, The South Vein about 30 Fathoms South of the other at her forehead and now let at 34s per Bing – there is a Cross Vein pointing nearly South which has just crossed this, & produces Ore about the same price, which we intend to follow, in ho

Letter – Martin Morrison to Gosling & Sharp – 9 Apr 1811

Goslings & Sharpe Bankers London 9 April - Remitting them £375 - - for Tithe Ore due 11 inst to Revd Hy Hardinge

Report – Thomas Dodd – 13 Apr 1811

Under the present arrangements the number of hands in the Dead work are between 40 & 50 fewer than the last return of Bargains for there are none employed, but such as are necessary for the support of the work. The mines throughout Alston moor are very poor, the price of lead bad and the division of the commons have brought the country into a state of the most abject poverty and it is a fact that three quarters of the workmen in the moor cannot make wages to support their families, but not

Memo – Martin Morrison to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 15 May 1811

Messrs Rundell Bridge & Rundell Ludgate Hill London 15 May - Advising the transmission of a piece of fine Silver of 1505 Oz by the Waggon
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