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Diary – James Losh – 25 Jan 1825

Beaumont was with me a long time on election business.

Memo – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 27 Jan 1825

Newcastle 27 & 28 Jany 1825 Mrs Beaumont Bretton Hall Transmitting in five Covers quarterly Reports of Allenheads and Coalcleugh Lead Mines, Cash Acc[oun]t for Nov[embe]r and Lead Sales for Novem[be]r and December. – MM

Memo – Martin Morrison to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 19 Feb 1825

N[ew]Castle 19 Febry 1825 Messrs Rundell & Co London Forwarding a Pce of Silver of 1270 Ounces pWaggon this day

Letter – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Wentworth Beaumont – 26 Feb 1825

Mr B. Feb 26th 1825 Everything seems to have died away in the shape of any strong opposition at the ensuing election but it will nevertheless be necessary to be prepared against any <....> your adversaries may adopt.

Letter – Martin Morrison to Cox Poyser & Co – 4 Mar 1825

N[ew]Castle 4 March 1825 Messrs Cox Poyser & Co Gentlemen. I am favored with your Letter of the 2nd Inst covering Bill for £853-7-.. which is to your Credit. – Satisfied by the annexed that we are right in the Weight of Lead last delivered to you, I cannot consent to any compromise by receiving less than its value, and should our transactions continue I must beg that your Agents here, superintend the weighing of the Lead in future when delivered from our Wharf. It is not the

Memo – Martin Morrison to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 17 Mar 1825

N[ew]Castle 17 March 1825 Messrs Rundell & Co London Forwarding a Pce of Silver of 1682 ounces pWaggon on 16 Inst MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to Robert Stagg – 17 Mar 1825

N[ew]Castle 17 March 1825 Rt Stagg Esqr Middleton House Not having received the usual account of the quantity of Ore raised by the Lead Company in Weardale for the Year ending in October last, you will oblige me, by transmitting it at your early convenience. - & am etc MM

Memo – Martin Morrison to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 23 Mar 1825

N[ew]Castle 23 May 1825 Messrs Rundell & Co London Forwarding a Pce of Silver of 1754 Oz pWaggon – 21 Inst MM

Letter – Benjamin Johnson to Christopher Bird – 30 Mar 1825

Mr Bird March 30th 1825 I should have been most happy to have seen you and Mr Wm Beaumont to have taken up your quarters with me but at present we are all in confusion from workmen in the house. The female servants however are all at Bradley and the house then in order to receive Mr G B and his bride. I fear Mr Wm will find fishing a cold amusement and the woodcock I should suppose are all gone.

Letter – Benjamin Johnson to Christopher Bird – 2 May 1825

Mr Bird May 2nd 1825 Thomas Strutt has requested me to write to you to say he will be glad to accept your offer to go to Gummerston and take charge of the wood fences and game but should you since have altered your determination as to the appointment … he will feel much obliged to you to take a house for him in the neighbourhood of <Hoyland>. Mr Beaumont has not taken any further notice as to his leaving, nor has any new gamekeeper arrived. I have received a letter from Mr B indeed h

Letter – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Wentworth Beaumont – 6 May 1825

Mr B. May 6th 1825 ... The arrears in the payments to Mrs Beaumont out of the Bywell Estate have arisen partly from the payment of the deposit on the purchase of the Bearl estate ... but to give you the clearest idea of the matter I shall forward to you as soon as I have <acct of> the rents now due which will be in the course of the week after next ... to the period by which you will see that no money has <....> time been resting <in> my hands <....> I will forward the

Letter – Benjamin Johnson to Christopher Bird – 8 May 1825

Mr Bird May 8th 1825 … offer you my most sincere thanks for your very friendly information respecting the payment in arrears to Mrs Beaumont out of the Bywell Estate. ... the deposit pd, was £2300 which it would have been impossible for me to have met had I paid Mrs Beaumont the £1500 paid half-yearly to her out of this Estate. I am now determined to have my accounts <....> from first to last which I have often urged Mr Beaumont to do … I am now convinced that Mr Beaumont has nev

Memo – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 11 May 1825

N[ew]Castle 11 May 1825 Mrs Beaumont London Transmitting in several Covers Cash Accounts and Lead Sales to 30 April – also quarterly Reports of Allenheads and Coalcleugh Lead Mines – MM

Memo – Martin Morrison to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 11 May 1825

Newcastle 11th May 1825 Messrs Rundell & Co London Forwarding a Pce of Silver of 1575 Oz pWaggon this day

Memo – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 14 May 1825

Newcastle 14 May 1825 Mrs Beaumont London Transmitting in 2 Covers the Report of Weardale Mines for the present Quarter. MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to William Huskisson – 25 May 1825

N[ew]Castle 25 May 1825 Rt Hon[ra]ble Willm Huskisson Esq Etc London Sir As agent to Colonel Beaumont, owner & an extensive occupier of Lead Mines I have learnt with the utmost alarm that it is intended to lower, almost to nothing, the duty now payable on the importation of Foreign Lead and Ore. – as this measure appears to [replaced: me] us fraught with injury to the Lead Mines and to the numerous people now usefully employed in parts of the Country which admit of n

Memo – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 1 Jun 1825

N[ew]Castle 1st June 1825 Mrs Beaumont Portman Square – London Transmitting Cash Account and Lead Sales for the month of May. MM

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to Richard Pullen – 4 Jun 1825

Newcastle June 4 1825 Richd Pullen Esq 12 <Sergiants> Inn London Sir I have been requested by MM who is unavoidably absent to transmit you the petition or Memorial of Miners in this neighbourhood against the proposed Reduction of the duty on foreign Lead imported. The Receivers of the Greenw[ich] Hosp[ital.] would have signed the above but that their Board had already taken some steps at the Treasury – however should you think it adviseable may apply to them. I remai

Letter – Benjamin Johnson to Arthur Trevelyan – 20 Jun 1825

To: A Trevalyn Esq, Nether Witten. June 20th 1825 Richard Simpson was not quite a year in Mr Beaumonts service but during the time he held the situation he was sober, civil and attentive. He is a good shot and took considerable pains in destroying vermin. [struck out: ‘I believe Mr Beaumont got a little out of humour with the behaviour of his dogs’] Mr B did not assign any reason to me for dismissing him and directed me to give him a good character. Benj Johnson

Memo – Martin Morrison to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 30 Jun 1825

N[ew]Castle 30 June 1825 Messrs Rundell Bridge & Rundell London Forwarding a pce of Silver of 1782 Oz - pWaggon. – MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to Glyn & Co – 2 Jul 1825

N[ew]Castle 2 July 1825 Messrs Glyn & Co Bankers London Remitting them 5 Bills am[oun]t[in]g to £14,778-7-3 for Colonel Beaumonts Acc[oun]t. – MM

Memo – Martin Morrison to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 6 Jul 1825

N[ew]Castle 6 July 1825 Messrs Rundell & Co London Forwarding a pce of Silver of 1524 Oz – pWaggon 4 Inst

Diary – James Losh – 15 Jul 1825

To Hexham where I attended a meeting for the purpose of establishing a Mechanic Institution. I opened the meeting in a speech of some length, explaining the nature, pointing out the benefits to be derived from institutions of this kind and concluded with an exhortation to the working mechanics (of whom considerable numbers attended) to form themselves into a society to manage their own affairs and to exert themselves for their own advantage as well as that of their families. ...Several of

Memo – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 18 Jul 1825

N[ew]Castle 18 July 1825 Mrs Beaumont Bretton Hall Transmitting Cash Acc[oun]t & Lead Sales for last month

Letter – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Wentworth Beaumont – 1 Aug 1825

Mr B. Aug 1825 ..I sent a quantity of the best fruit ripe to the dinner of the Horticultural society. The grapes were particularly fine and by far the best in the room. I also sent a basket to the mayor. I shall send fruit and vegetables to Mrs Beaumont tomorrow and observe your instructions as to the remainder as it ripens ... I shall take every care in my power to preserve the game at Bywell and prevent every one from shooting which I can assure you has never been the case but I cannot
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