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Letter – John Bell to John Bearl – 27 May 1833

Dr. Sir, Mrs Hunter the late aunt of Mr & Miss Scott was nothing akin to the Testor Is: Hunters children. She was only their Step Mor. their Mor. was Mr Robt. Surtees Sister I believe – By the time I recd. your last Lre you will have recd. my last with such information as I cod. send you. I am Sir your obed Servt. Jno. Bell MOH 27 May 1833

Letter – Armorer Donkin to Christopher Bird – 27 May 1833

Newcastle 27 May 1833 My dear Sir I arrived from London on Thursday night, but having been attacked with a bowel complaint upon the Road, I have not been able to write Letters until this morning. I arranged with Mr Ord, on my arrival in London, that the Bywell Title should be investigated by Mr Hall of the Chancery Bar, for the satisfaction & safety of the Trustees, though neither of us had any doubt that it would be essentially perfect, having previously approved o

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 1 Jun 1833

Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co London June 1st 1833 Dear Sirs I have duly rec[eive]d your letters of the 29th & 30th Ulto. Your sale of Silver is very satisfactory. For our last sent to Messrs Storr & Mortimer we receive 5/3 1/4 per Oz. so that you have in your sale an advantage in price & prompt payment. I now hand you Mr Pattinsons Report it is I think very clear & satisfactory. You will observe he makes no mention of his new process & this when in full operat

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Grace & Freeman – 8 Jun 1833

Messrs Grace & Freeman Newcastle 8th June 1833 Gentn Annexed is Invoice of three Hundred pieces WB refined Lead, shipped on Board the Esther Capt Garbutt for your address which I trust you will receive safe in due course. BJ

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to John Stagg – 8 Jun 1833

June 8th 1833 Mr John Stagg Annexed I hand you Account due to Mr Beaumont Esqr for the Thousand Pieces of Common Lead & shall be obliged by your Cheque for the am[oun]t BJ

Letters – George Backhouse to John Abbot – 8 Jun 1833

Mr Jn Abbot June 8th / 33 I beg to hand you A/c due to TW Bt Esq for 300 frs of Lead, for the Amt for which I shall be obliged by your Cheque. I also include you Mr Cattlys A/c, also our which you will be kind enough to forward. I shall be obliged if he will pay the Ant at Glyn & Co to the Credit of TWBt Esq with Messrs Batson Berry & Co Bankers Bu<siness> GB

Letters – George Backhouse to Finlay & Hodgson – 8 Jun 1833

Finlay Hodgson & Co M[onday] 8 June 1833 Gent[leme]n Annexed I have your Monthly Cash A/c Monthly Sales and Stockton Letter, with Stock of Lead at Blaydon 31st Jan[uar]y 1833. I have also to advise you of a piece of fine Silver weighing Two Thousand One Hundred & Fifty-One Ounces forwarded to your address at the Bullion Office, Bank of England on the $ Inst <Oirale> have advised you of the Silver the day it was sent from this Office, but thinking Mr Johnson m

Letters – George Backhouse to Cox & Payser – 8 Jun 1833

Cox Payser & Co June 8th 1833 In Mr Johnsons absence I have rec[eive]d your letter of the 6th Inst & agreeably to your request annex your A/c with TW Beaumont Co[mpan]y for Litharge. This as ever has been an invaluable custom with this establishment not to have more than one rate of Disc[ount]. That is five per cent <per annum>. You will therefore be entitled to Disc[ount] at that Rate from the time of payment to 15 th Oct next. The present price of WB lead is Ref[ine

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to John Stagg – 11 Jun 1833

Mr J[oh]n Stagg June 11th 1833 I beg to acknowledge the receipt your letter of yesterdays date and Bill for £785. <3..> the am[oun]t of your last purchase of WB Lead. We have no common Lead on hand but shall be glad to sell you 1000 frs or more of refined at £14-10 per fodder at our usual credit. BJ

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to John Wakefield – 11 Jun 1833

Mr John Wakefield Kendal I beg to hand you the above order for thirty six Pounds the am[oun]t of your Ac[coun]t for Gunpowder supplies to TWBts Allenheads Lead Mines. Please to acknowledge the receipt. BJ

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 11 Jun 1833

Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co London N.Castle June 11th 1833 Dear Sirs I have duly received your letter of 7th inst advising the receipt of £273 ..15..4 from Messrs Grace & Freeman and payment of the same after deducting £133..6..6 received here from Mr Donkin to your credit to Glyn & Co as usual. I have seen Mr Batson respecting the order of payment for £2500 to Mr Bell at Glyn & Co and it appears they would receive your order on the day your letter was written. This

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 11 Jun 1833

I had the pleasure to receive your letter of the 15th yesterday advising the Payment of £560-3-7 to Mr Bts credit with Maltbys at Glynn & Co for a piece of fine silver weight 2151 Oz. I Have this day sent by Jackson & Co Waggon a piece of fine Silver weighing 1483 Oz to your address at the Bullion office, which you will please to dispose of at the best price. The statement of the quantity of ore at each mill shall be forwarded as soon as Mr B returns. I cannot learn that any sale

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to William Parker – 12 Jun 1833

I beg leave to hand you Invoice of 1500 Frs Lead delivered, which shall complete your last Purchase. Our present price is Ref[ine]d £14 Common £13.10 in the usual quantities Litharge £14.10. BJ

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Grace & Freeman – 12 Jun 1833

The above 300 Frs Ref[ine]d lead was shipped on Board the Galina Captain Cooper on Sat[urda]y last which will complete your Purchase of Mr Hodgson. I hope soon to hear that you have made another Purchase. BJ

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to James Dickinson – 26 Jun 1833

D[ea]r Sir June 26th 1833 In order that we may have the Lead Carr[iers] a/cs properly ex[ecute]d & settled preparatory to making the half yearly Pay it will be necessary that your cease to deliver Lead from [……….] Mill after the end of this week until further orders. You will forward an acco[unt] to Leadbetter soon as you can of all Lead delivered by <the> respective Carriers this Year up to the 30th Inst leaving columns for him to present what he has rec[ieve]d

Letters – George Backhouse to John Leadbetter – 26 Jun 1833

Sir Instructions have been given to Mr B[eaumon]ts Mill Agents to make out A/cs of of [sic] Lead delivered to the respective Carriers from each of the Mills, since the commencement of the present year up to the 30th Inst leaving columns that you may insert what you have received at Hexham up to that date which you will do as soon as possible after you receive the A/cs & forward them here. I am Sir Your Serv[ant] GB

Letters – George Backhouse to Robert Bayley & Co – 29 Jun 1833

Messrs Ro[ber]t Bayley & Co June 29/33 Gentm Your Purchase of WB Lead being now completed, in Mr Johnsons temporary absence, I have your invoice of the same. I am Gentm Se[rvant] GB

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 1 Jul 1833

Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co London July 1st 1833 I have duly rec[eive]d your fav[ou]r of the 26th,27th,29thUlt and am glad to learn the price at <ch/10> you have effected Sales of 5000 P[iece]s Lead. This I trust will establish the Bill in the Market and enable you to make further sales. In the course of the week I will send a statement of our stock. Monthly Cash and etc et.c I note your sale of the two pieces of Silver and the Payment of the Proceeds Am[oun]ts to £48

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 2 Jul 1833

Messrs Finlay Hodgson& Co London July 2nd 1833 I return you enclosed the Bill of Messrs <Pallatreau Per> & fils accepted by Mr W. F. Blackett payable at Messrs <Tobarts> & Co. I have this day forwarded to your address as usual by Jackson & Co Waggon a piece of fine Silver weighing 776 3/4 Oz which you will please to dispose of to the best advantage. BJ

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Maltby – 6 Jul 1833

Messrs Maltby & Co July 6 1833 D[ea]r Sirs I am favoured with your letter of the 3rd Inst. I wish Mr Hodgson a few days ago to request he would arrange with you to pay the amount of the 20,000 p[iece]s of lead when due, in cash to Mr Beaumonts Credit with Batson Berry & Co at Glyn & Co. I have no doubt he will have seen you upon it & have made such arrangement. I am Ser[vant] BJ

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Grace & Freeman – 6 Jul 1833

Messrs Grace & Freeman 6 July 1833 I beg leave to advise you of Shipment of the last 300 frs Ref[ine]d Lead purchased by you of Mr Key. I shall commence with your purchase of 2000 P[iece]s of Mr Hodgson next Mo[nth] giving you an a/c of the expenses of Shipping with each parcel, which shall be affected at the lowest rate. I am <dear sir> BJ

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 6 Jul 1833

Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co 6 July 1833 I now send you my Cash A/c & Stockton List. It is quite evident that we must substitute ordinary Refined Lead for Common & the sooner we commence to make our sales half Ref[ine]d half Com[mon] including one tenth Slag the better. I have this day sent you by Jackson & Cos Waggon a p[iece]e of fine Silver w[eigh]t 1401 1/8 Ozs. I must trouble you to forward to Mr Beaumont in case he should not return to London before he goes to

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Robert Stagg – 7 Jul 1833

I beg leave to hand your Statement of the quantity of Ore received by Mr Beaumont in Weardale in the year of and in Sept[ember] 30th 26, by <2 v/8 > since 1832 and will feel obliged by you furnishing me with the quantity revised by the Lead Company in that year to the 30th Sep[tember] same period.

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 16 Jul 1833

Finlay Hodgson& Co July 16 1833 D[ea]r Sirs I am in receipt of your favours of 6th 12 Inst the former advising of the receipt of £271.3.6 from Messrs Grace & Freeman & the payment of the same to Mr Beaumonts Credit at Glyn & Co & Mr Keys A/c of bills & Payments for the month of June, the latter of the receipt of Balance from Messrs Bayley & Co of £101 & pay to Mr B[eaumon]t credit at Glyn & Co. I have this day forwarded to your address

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Robert Stagg – 17 Jul 1833

Rob[er]t Stagg Esq July 17th1833 Annexed you have [a] Statement of the quantity of Lead Ore received by Mr B[eaumon]t from his Weardale Mines in the year ending Sept[ember] 30th 1832 and the Am[oun]t of Composition due to him from the Lead Co for the 409 5/8 Bings received by them
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