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Letter – Christopher Blackett to Glyn & Co – 22 May 1806

Sir R.C. Glyn Bt & Co Lon[don] N[ew]Castle 22 May 1806 Gent I have this day drawn upon you on Col Beaumont’s Account in favour of John Locke Esq & Co at 50 Days date for One Thousand Six Hundred Pounds which Draft you will please to honor and oblige. Gent Yours etc CB

Letter – James Cockshutt to Read, Lucas & Read – 5 Jun 1806

Messrs Read Lucas & Reads Sheffield Newcastle 5thJune 1806 Gent Mr Blackett forwarded for you on Mr Beamonts Account a p[iec]e Fine Silver the 29 April last containing 1607 Oz the receipt of which he has not been advised of. The usual terms of Credit having elapsed he will feel obliged by your remittance for the same advising the price you allow at the same time. I am Sir TC

Letter – Christopher Blackett to Glyn & Co – 14 Jun 1806

Sir R. C. Glyn & Co 14 June 1806 You will receive inclosed 4 Bills value £7467-9-0 which you’ll please to place to the credit of TR Beaumont Esq for whom I am Sir CB 1806 31 March Mr Morison on T Preston & Sons at 5 mths 1660 Ditto 6 mths 1660 Ditto 7 mths 1666– 0- 7 J Locke & Co 6 mths 2481– 8– 5

Letter – Christopher Blackett to Rundell, Bridge & Rundell – 2 Jul 1806

Messrs Rundell, Bridge & Co N[ew]Castle July 2nd 1806 Gent I have this day forwarded for you a p[iec]e fine Silver containing Seventeen Hundred & Thirty Nine Oz which I desire you will place to theCredit of TRB[eaumont]’s Acc[oun]t with you at the Market price as usual advising me on your receipt of the same. I have paid for the carriage of this p[iec]e here. I am etc CB

Report – Joseph Dickinson to Christopher Blackett – 10 Jul 1806

No.2 Dufton 10th July 1806 I send you a Copy of my remarks made this Midsummr Bargains, at Col Beaumonts Lead Mines, whereby you will see the general state of the Mines, and likewise observations necessary to their future working and shall begin with Coalcleugh, at the East end where the Water level is driven to the forehead, and sump nearly sunk for the Pumps to win the great Limestone on the east side of the Cross Vein. – A considerable quantity of Ore hath been raised in the

Letter – Christopher Blackett to Read Lucas & Read – 12 Jul 1806

Messrs Read Lucas & Co Sheffield Newcastle July 12th 1806 Gent On the 11th Inst I forwarded Per Pickergill & Co Leeds Waggon on your Account a p[iec]e fine Silver containing Thirteen Hundred and Sixty Nine Ounces which you will place to the credit of Tho[ma]s R[ichar]d Beaumont Esq Account with you at the Market price, advising me on your receipt of the same. I have paid for the Carriage of this p[iec]e here I am Sir CB

Report – Thomas Dodd – 19 Jul 1806

That part of Garrigill mines called Tynebottom continues poor and all care and frugality is attended to in the several trials Jos. Wanless & Co are rising to try the vein.

Letter – Christopher Blackett to Goslings & Sharp – 24 Jul 1806

Messrs Goslings & Sharp London Newcastle 24 July 1806 Gent You will receive inclosed a Bill of £375 on Acc[oun]t of the Rev[eren]d H Hardinge Rector of Stanhope. Please to advise the receipt in course of post. I am Etc CB

Letter – Christopher Blackett to Henry Hardinge – 24 Jul 1806

Rev. H Hardinge Stanhope Newcastle 24 July 1806 Sir I am favoured with your letter of 23 inst & have this day remitted Messrs Goslings & Co £375 for your 2 years Comp[ositio]n for Tythe Ore. If it should equally meet your convenience I should be glad to make the payment to you here to any person you may appoint to call for it; or to pay your cheque to the Durham Bank on the day Money becomes due. I am for TRB & Co CB

Letter – Christopher Blackett to Read, Lucas & Read – 7 Aug 1806

Messrs Reads & Lucas Sheffield Newcastle Aug 7 1806 Gent I am favoured with your letter of the 5th Inst covering Nine Bills amount £405-7-6 which sum is placed to the credit of your Account with Col Beaumont fo[r] fine Silver sent you. I am a little surprised that you have not allowed a higher price than 5/11 per Oz for this p[iec]e Silver having sent a p[iec]e to Rundells & Co London on the 1 Ulto (nine days only before the p[iec]e sent you) for which they remitted @ 6 Nov 2

Letter – Christopher Blackett to Edward Bunn – 6 Sep 1806

Edw[ar]d Bunn Esq Newcastle 6th Sept 1806 14 Great Surrey Street Blackfryers Bridge, London Sir, You will receive inclosed 3 Bills for £500 which you’ll be pleased to pass to the account of James Cockshutt & advise the receipt to me. <W.C.> will give the necessary directions as to the appropriation of the above Sum. I am Sir etc CB 795 - 45- 8-7 6 - 150-11-3 7 - 304- 0-2 £500- 0-0

Letter – James Cockshutt – 15 Sep 1806

Wylam September 15 1806 Present Mr Blackett, Mr Cockshutt, Mr Mulcaster& Son The Roasting of Lead Ore previous to the smelting appearing to produce so considerable a Profit it was thought advisable not only of ascertain this fact & also more particularly to determine the effect upon the Quality of the Lead so obtained. It was determined that a further and more particular tryal should be made at the different Works of Col Beaumont & for this purpose it was determined tha

Letter – James Cockshutt to Thomas Smith – 15 Sep 1806

Mr Tho[mas] Smith Rookhope Mill Wylam Sept 15 1806 It being determined by Mr Blackett and myself in order more correctly to determine the advantage of Roasting the Lead Ore previous to the smelting it; that Mr John Mulcaster, shall attend a tryal to be made at your Mill under his immediate inspection that he may make a faithful and correct report of the same in this tryal you will give him every assistance in your power & you will be informed by him the time when it will be convenie

Letter – Christopher Blackett to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 20 Sep 1806

Messrs Rundell Bridge & Co Newcastle Sept 20 1806 Ludgate Hill, London Gent: I have this day forwarded for you per the London Wagon a p[iec]e fine Silver containing Thirteen Hundred & Eighty Eight Ounces which I desire you will place to the account with T.R. Beaumont Esq at the Market price as usual, advising me of your receipt of the same. I have paid the carriage here & remain etc CB

Letter – Christopher Blackett to Messrs Drummond – 20 Sep 1806

Messrs Drummond Bankers London Newcastle Sept 20 1806 Gent You will receive inclosed a Draft for £462-10 in payment for half a years composition for the Lot Ore of Weardale Leadmines due to the Lord B[isho]p of Durham the 26th Ulto from Tho[mas] R[ichar]d Beaumont Esq. Please to advise the receipt of the same to Sir etc CB

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to Thornhill & Co – 30 Sep 1806

Messrs C. T. Thornhill & Co Gent I am favoured with your two letters of <24> Inst enclosing 3 D[ra]fts on Lon[do]n and £113-5-0 also Bankers notes & Cash £10-10-6 making together £123-15-6 which have placed to the Credit of your Acc[oun]t with T. R. B. for Lith[arge] sent you. For CB TC

Letter – Christopher Blackett to Edward Bunn – 6 Oct 1806

Edw[ar]d Bunn Esq Newcastle 6 October 1806 14 Great Surrey St Blackfryers Bridge London Sir I remit you inclosed a Bill for £500 by directions from Col Beaumont which he desires you will appropriate in the same manner as the like sum which I remitted to you on the 6th Sept[ember] Namely in purchasing Stock under the same trusts after which you will please to send down to me a power of attorney to receive the Dividends in like manner as the former. I am Sir etc CB

Report – Joseph Dickinson to Christopher Blackett – 14 Oct 1806

(no3) October 14th 1806 Coalcleugh Lead Mine upon the whole is not in so prosperous a state as at Midsummer, some of the old Workings are obliged to be advanced in price, and such a quantity of Water loosed by working in the back forehead, about the Cross Vein, is like to be too much for the Engine, in order to remedy that, ordered the Workmen to Dam the Water back, which comes from the Companys Works on the West end, which expect will give us the relief wanted; if not must seek r

Report – Thomas Dodd – 29 Oct 1806

Joseph Wanless & Co are driving the Horse level at Tynebottom.

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to Thomas Emerson – 30 Oct 1806

Mr Thomas Emerson Weardale Newcastle 30th Oct 1806 D[ea]r Sir Col Beaumont & Mr Blackett have desired me to intiomate to you that it is Col Beaumont’s intention to support Sir R Milbank & Sir Tho[mas] Liddell in the approaching Election for the County of Durham. He wishes you to make this public in Weardale and hopes that his friends there will contribute in supporting the same Cause. I am etc TC

Report – John Mulcaster to James Cockshutt – 14 Nov 1806

James Cockshutt Esq, Huthwaite Nov 14 1806 Along with this I have sent you an Acct of the operation of Roasting the Lead Ore previous to its being smelted according to your direction as exact as it could possibly be made, as I attended to the weighings necessary at the different works myself which were performed with the utmost scrupulous exactness. – Yet you will observe that the results are very different at each place – I have attempted to account for the differen

Letter – Christopher Blackett to George Baker – 15 Nov 1806

George Baker Esq Elmore Newcastle 15 Nov 1806 Sir, I have paid on your private Acc[oun]t at you Banking House, Twentyfive Guineas which have been so good as to advance for a <Co….> bought of Mr Bell for Col Beaumont. I am Sir etc CB

Letter – Christopher Blackett to Read, Lucas & Read – 15 Nov 1806

Messrs Reads & Lucas Sheffield NewC[astle] Nov 15 1806 Gent I have now by me for disposal a p[iec]e of fine Silver weight about 1570 Ounces. Should you be in want of that article I will thank you to say by return the utmost price you can afford to give per ounce. I am Sir CB

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to George Crawhall – 20 Nov 1806

Mr Geo[rge] Crawhall Weardale N[ew]Castle Nov 20 1806 You will on receipt of this, inform Mr Emerson that the price to be charged to the Workmen for Gunpowder for the last year is £6-1-6 that is after the deduction of the 10 percent and exclusive of the Charge of Carriage to the mines which will be paid here as last year. As the Pays are to be made at Xmas or soon after as may be Mr B[eaumon]t hopes the accounts will be prepared & sent in soon. T.C.

Letter – Christopher Blackett to Glyn & Co – 22 Nov 1806

Sir R. C. Glyn Bt & Co London N[ew]Castle Nov 22 Gent I have on this day drawn upon you in Col Beaumonts Account in favour of Sir W[ilia]m Loraine Bt & Co at 20days date for £2,600-0-0 which you will please to honor & you’ll oblige Yrs etc CB
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