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Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 5 Feb 1804

Mrs Beaumont Newcastle Feb[ruar]y 1804 Portman Square London Dear Madam, Agreeable to your Desire, I had yesterday a Meeting with the Committee of Messrs Surtees and Burdon: I put to them the several Questions that you desired, in answer to which I received the enclosed: Mr Burdon told me that not only Security would be given, but 5 per Cent allowed the Committee present were Mr Russell, Mr Graham Clarke, Mr Hood. Mr Headlam, Mr Clayton Town Clerk & Mr Lloyd. I am e

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 5 Feb 1804

Mrs Beaumont under cover to Newcastle February 5th 1804 Col Beaumont Portman Square London D[ea]r Madam I have been favoured with your letter of the 30th Ult. enclosing Mr Bells Letter. I had yesterday some Conversation with Mr Thomas respecting the Boxes for the Court Rolls of Hexham Manor:- I have lately got ten Boxes made for your Writings; they are painted and numbered, are more safe than those of Wood, & of easy Conveyance: Mr Thomas as well as Mr Bell pref

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Goslings & Sharp – 8 Feb 1804

Messrs Goslings Bankers London Newcastle 8th February 1804 Gentlemen Inclosed you will receive a Bill drawn by Sir W[ilia]m Loraine Bt. Baker & Co on Messrs Vere Lucadow & Co at Thirty Days dated this day for Three Hundred & seventy five Pounds to pay One Quarter’s Composition for the Tythe Ore of Weardale Leadmines due the 11th Ulto. To the Rev[ren]d H. Hardinge from Col Beaumont. Please to acknowledge the Receipt of the Bill and advise Mr Hardinge of the same.

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Arthur Mowbray – 8 Feb 1804

Arthur Mowbray Esq Durham Newcastle February 8th 1804 Sir Inclosed you will receive a Bill drawn by Sir W[ilia]m Loraine Bt Baker & Co on Messrs Veres Lucadow & Co at Forty Days dated this Day, for seventy-five Pounds 1s/2 to pay half a year’s Moor Master’s Rent due from Tho[mas] R[ichar]d Beaumont Esq to the Lord Bishop of Durham, the 2nd Inst. with 1s/2 for Acquitance & Duty. Please to acknowledge the receipt of this sum for that purpose, to yrs. etc. J.E.B. The

Letter – William Blackett to John Erasmus Blackett – 9 Feb 1804

Thorpe Lee Feby 9th 1804 My Dear Sir I wrote to you a very short letter some days ago with an account of the Melancholy event which took place here on Friday last; we have now settled every thing with regard to the Funeral, I sent for a man from Town who is much in that way of business & it is to set out from hence for Ripon on Saturday Morn. Early; I have written to the Dean who will be kind enough to order preparation to be made there; The Coachmen & the Butler will go from h

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 18 Feb 1804

Mrs Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle 18 February 1804 Colonel Beaumont MP Portman Square, London Dear Madam I wrote to you the 5th Inst. to which I beg leave to refer you. Messrs Walkers Partner Mr Parker has frequently of late treated with me for the Purchase of Lead told me that he could not come up to my Terms, for he could buy Lead considerably lower, however at len[g]th I sold them 3000 p[iece]s half refined with the usual Proportion of Slag at £30-10-,, per Fo[

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 4 Mar 1804

Mrs Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle 4th March 1804 Colonel Beaumont Portman Square, London Dear Madam I am favoured with your Letter of the 2nd Inst. & observe that some Business in which Mr Bowns is engaged will prevent him from being at this Place until some Time later than was expected. I have good reason to think from the Enquiry that I have made, that the Surtees’s have not had any Concern whatever in the Iron Works in Scotland, & that the Person who gave m

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 25 Mar 1804

Mrs Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle March 25th 1804 Colonel Beaumont Portman Square, London Dear Madam I am favoured with your Letter of the 21st Inst. I went with Mr Bowns on Friday noon to meet the Committee of Surtees Burdon & Co. Mr Bowns inspected the fresh Statement of their Affairs & had a good deal of Conversation with Mr Burdon & the Committee respecting Col Beaumont being a withholding Creditor, for the Particulars of which I refer you to Mr Bowns

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 4 Apr 1804

Newcastle April 4th. 1804 Dear Madam The Commissioners for carrying into execution the Property Tax etct for Darlington Ward have lately given us infinite trouble by peremptorily insisting on a return being made to them of the Profits arising from the mines in Weardale, alleging that the return we had made was not in compliance with the Act and was unfair; which illiberal measure I look upon is owing to Mr. Mowbray one of the Commissioners. we have accordingly prepared a return

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 4 Apr 1804

Mrs Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle April 4th 1804 Colonel Beaumont Portman Square, London Dear Madam, The Commissioners for carrying into Execution the Property Tax Act for Darlington Ward have lately given us infinite trouble by peremptorily insisting on a Return being made to them of the Profits arising from the Mines in Weardale, alleging that the Return we had made was not in Compliance with the Act & was unfair, which illiberal Measure I look upon is owing to

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to Charles Bowns – 6 Apr 1804

Charles Bowns Esq Darley Hall Newcastle April 6th 1804 Dear Sir Mr Blackett rec[eiv]ed your Favor of the 30th Ult. Previous to which, Returns for Col Beaumont’s Leadmines had been made out in theManner you describe, according to the Quantity of Ore raised in North[umberlan]d & Durham in Order to deliver to the several Commissioners, but which Mr Blackett postponed sending, by the advice of Mr Heron, who is Clerk to the Commissioners at this Place, & who sometime ago t

Letter – Anne Blackett to John Erasmus Blackett – 7 Apr 1804

Thorpe Lea April 7 1804 Dear Brother I am much obliged to you for your kind letter, w[hi]ch should not have been so long unanswered, but really my spirits are so low, I am incapable of doing anything as I ought to do. I had a very kind letter from Admiral Collingwood, w[hi]ch I did not Answer as I soon after saw by the papers that his ship had sailed, I will beg of you to make my excuses when you write to him for my neglect. I hope Mr Bates has waited on you before this

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 7 Apr 1804

Mrs Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle 7th April 1804 Colonel Beaumont Portman Square, London Dear Madam, I wrote to you fully on the 4thInst. & am this day favoured with your Letter of the 5th Inst. enclosing a Letter from Messrs Davison & Co by which I think that there has been some misunderstanding amongst them respecting the Sum to be advanced by them to enable you to make the several Lead Pays, which I am in hopes that the enclosed Papers may clear up, & by you

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Charles Bowns – 13 Apr 1804

Charles Bowns Esq Newcastle April 13 1804 Darley Hall Barnsley, Yorkshire Dear Sir Thomas Crawhall has been with the Commissioners under the Property Tax Act at Darlington to make Appeal to the exorbitant assessment of £5,000 Duty charged on Col & Mrs Beaumont’s Mines in Weardale, which I am sorry to inform you has not been attended with the desired Success. A return was delivered to them made out in the Manner you mentioned which they have not thought proper to a

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Middleton Hewitson – 14 Apr 1804

N.Castle April 14th. 1804 Dear Sir I have been favoured with your Mr. Croft’s Letter and observe with Regret the very severe Accident you have lately sustained & most heartily wish you a speedy Recovery.- I observe the Sales that you have made to London & have little Doubt but what you say in regard to the London Market being bare of Lead, is strictly correct. Mr. Walker’s Refusal of the Lead you mention, may in some Measure be accounted for by the Supplies

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 14 Apr 1804

Mrs Beaumont under cover to Newcastle 14th April 1804 Colonel Beaumont MP Portman Square, London Dear Madam I am this day favoured with your Letter of the 12th Inst. the Contents of which with the Inclosures surprizes me much & gives me great Uneasiness; the Conduct of Davidson’s Bank (but particularly of himself) is infamous, but not to dwell on the ill usage by Davidson’s & the very unpleasant Consequences attending it, the Matter at present as it appears to me

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 16 Apr 1804

Mrs Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle April 16th 1804 Colonel Beaumont Portman Square London Dear Madam I wrote you the 14th & 15th Inst, & this day I received your Letter of 14th Inst enclosing a Copy of Mr Davidson’s very strange Letter to you; after the Treatment that you & Colonel Beaumont had met with {from} him, it certainly did not merit an answer, & I think that you judged perfectly right in taking the money out of Davison’s Bank & placing

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 17 Apr 1804

Mrs Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle 17thApril 1804 Colonel Beaumont Portman Square London Dear Madam I wrote to you yesterday to which I refer you; since which Mr Pearson called on me to show me a letter from Mr Baker enclosing a Copy of the Engagement with the Bank of Davison & Co, he was not so much surprized, as he never had an Opinion of their fulfilling their Engagement with you: had Davison not been the Occasion of your breaking off the Agreement entered into with

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 18 Apr 1804

Mrs Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle 18th April 1804 Colonel Beaumont Portman Square London Dear Madam I wrote you by the last Post; I have this Morning been with Mr Burdon as you desired & shown him a copy of the Engagement entered into by the Bank of Davison & Co & their Letter breaking it off; two of the Committee Mr Russell & Mr Clayton were present, they expressed their Astonishment at such Treatment; I fear that no Aid will be obtained from that Quarte

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to Samuel Guppy – 19 Apr 1804

Mr Samuel Guppy Newcastle April 13th 1804 Baldwin’s Court Clock Lane, London Sir Mr Blackett has been favoured with yours of the 9th Inst & observe the Contents. The Litharge he disposes of is all delivered here and shipped at the Risque & Charge of the Purchaser, which will render it necessary in Case you become a Purchaser, that you engage some person in this Town to transact that Business for you. Mr Blackett’s Stock of Litharge in Hand is at present sma

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 19 Apr 1804

Mrs Beaumont under cover to Newcastle 19 April 1804 Colonel Beaumont Portman Square, London Dear Madam I wrote to you yesterday to which I refer you. With the kind assistance offered you by Sir R[ichar]d Glyn & Co I have no Doubt that the Lead Pay may be effected by the End of May the chief Difficulty will be the obtaining a sufficient Quantity of small Notes from the Bank of Loraine & Co or any other Bank, much the greater part of these Notes will come back to them

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 20 Apr 1804

Mrs Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle 20th April 1804 Colonel Beaumont Portman Square London D[ea]r Madam I wrote you very fully by the last post; I have seen Mr Thomas this morning & just in Time to prevent him sending Mr Bosville’s half years Rents to Mr Hall to whom Mr Thomas has wrote, it amounts £1,438 & is placed in the Bank of Loraine & Co. for the present, by Tomorrows Post I shall be enabled to inform you what Mr Thomas expects to receive on or befor

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 21 Apr 1804

Mrs Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle 21st April 1804 Colonel Beaumont Portman Square, London Dear Madam I refer you to my Letter of yesterday; I am this day favoured with your Letter of the 19th enclosing a Copy of Colonel Beaumont’s Letter to Mr Davison; my former would inform you that it was Mr Bowns & not Mr Davison that mentioned the Rap on the Knuckles, which the Colonel had received: Mr Heron & Mr Crawhall got home at 12 O’Clock last Night; Nothing could b

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

Mrs Beaumont under cover to Newcastle 22nd April 1804 Colonel Beaumont Portman Square, London Dear Madam I wrote to you fully yesterday, to which I hope to receive an answer on the 25th or 26th Inst as it will require some Time to prepare the Notes; the Frequency of my Letters to you lately, will I fear make you dread the Sight of one, as much as you may abhor the Name of Davison & Co; I have made out an account of the several Receipts & Payments as nigh as I can calcu

Letter – Lorraine Baker & Co to John Erasmus Blackett – 23 Apr 1804

Newcastle 23d. April 1804 Dear Sir We have considered the several conversations we have recently had with you on the Subject of Colonel Beaumont’s Lead Pay to be made the latter End of next Month: we feel we shall be much inconvenienced by the Shortness of the Time allowed us to prepare the Notes: but to shew our Disposition to serve Coln. Beaumont, we will undertake to make the Pay, on Condition that Sir R.C. Glyn & Co. agree to pay your Drats. at sight for the Amount.
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