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Letter – Martin Morrison to Burley & Sons – 3 Jul 1826

Newcastle 3rd July 1826 Messrs Burley & Sons London I received your Letter of the 27 Ult. & regret the difference of opinion between Us as to the sum due to the late Bishop of Durham for Lot Ore. - To be correct is the wish no doubt of both. – If his Lordship had died in the longest instead of the shortest Quarter of the Year We should have taken the number of days as they occurred and proportioned the payment accordingly. The simple fact is, the sum agreed for the Lot Ore

Letter – Martin Morrison to John Dolphin – 6 Jul 1826

Memo Copy of Offer made this 6 July to Mr Dolphin for Dr Phillpotts’s Tythe Ore Viz – 1100 Bings of Ore annually during his Incumbency, deliverable Quarterly or as it is washed. The Lead Company to make an Agreement for themselves. or In money £4000 pannum p[ay]ble Quarterly without the Lead Company – or £4500 including the Company – notwithstanding the low price of Lead and encouragement given to foreign Importation by the reduction of Duty. –

Memo – Martin Morrison to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 8 Jul 1826

Newcastle 8 July 1826 Messrs Rundell & Co London Forwarding a pce of Silver of 1977 Oz – pWaggon of the 7 Inst.

Letter – Martin Morrison to Burley & Sons – 10 Jul 1826

Newcastle 10 July 1826 Messrs Burley & Sons Lincolns Inn London I am favored with your Letter of the 7 Inst; and enclosed you will receive Sir M Ridley & Co’s Bill on Sir W Curtis & Co for £920-10-11 being in payment for Lot Ore due from Col Beaumont to the late Bishop of Durham from the 1st Jan[ua]ry to the 25th March 1826. – I am etc – MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to George Crawhall – 13 Jul 1826

N[ew]castle 13th July 1826 Mr Geo Crawhall Sir As no specific Agreement is yet made with the Bishop & Rector I must request that you will suspend Letting any <Ore> Bargains until that is accomplished, or until it is known the footing, we are in future to be upon, with them. – I think the above will be a proper reason to assign to the Men for delaying the Bargains; and more I would not recommend you to say. – at the same time if you can reduce the workings by employing fe

Letter – Martin Morrison to John Dolphin – 13 Jul 1826

N[ew]Castle 13 July 1826 Mr John Dolphin – Ruffside I am this day favored with your Letter of the 12 Inst inclosing Memo from Dr Phillpotts that he is willing to accept one-fourteenth of Ore on the average produce of the Weardale Mines for the last three Years, in lieu of his Tythe Ore. I have already declined to furnish an account of the past produce of the Mines and to this determination I must be permitted to adhere. – Considering the large expenditure of money that will be r

Memo – Martin Morrison to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 15 Jul 1826

N[ew]castle 15 July 1826 Messrs Rundell & Co London Forwarding a pce of Silver of 1609 Oz – pWaggon 13 Inst.

Letter – Martin Morrison to John Dolphin – 20 Jul 1826

Newcastle 20 July 1826 Mr J. Dolphin – Ruffside. – I am this morning favored with your Letter of the 19th Inst, inclosing two from Dr Phillpotts to yourself, the assumed quantity of Ore produced from the Weardale Mines during the last 3 Years, I neither admit nor deny, and as We are treating for the future and not for the past, I do not feel called upon to say more respecting it. – By Dr Phillpotts Drawing Ore for his Tythe, - the question is, what in fairness the proportion o

Letter – Martin Morrison to Thomas Faber – 21 Jul 1826

Newcastle 21 July 1826 TH Faber Esqr Durham I acknowledge the favor of your Letter of the 20th inst, and in reply beg to inform you that I am prepared to treat with my Lord B[isho]p of Durham’s Agent for a Compo[sitio]n in money to be paid to him for his Lot Ore of the Weardale Mines. It is obviously most important to Col Beaumont that in an Agreement with the Bishop, an Agreement at the same time should also be made with the Rector of Stanhope for his Tythe Ore; for to be bound t

Letter – Martin Morrison – 26 Jul 1826

Memo. - July 26th 1826 Went to Durham, by Mr Faber’s appointment, to treat for the Bishops Lot Ore. – renewed the Offer to give £4000 p[er]ann[u]m for his Incumbency – after conversing with Mr Faber in the presence of Mr <Davison> (the Bishops Land Agent) and Mr Fenwick (of Dipton) I was introduced to the Bishop himself who at first demanded £4500 during his Incumbency but finally proposed to accept £4000 p[er]ann[u]m for three years – His L[or]dship expressed a desire for

Letter – Martin Morrison to Robert Stagg – 28 Jul 1826

N[ew]castle 28 July 1826 Rt Stagg Esqr – Middleton House near Barnard Castle. – I have this morning rec[eiv]ed your favor of the 26th, - a pleasure I have for some time been expecting in consequence of the subjoined communication from Mr Dolphin contained in a Letter to him from Dr Phillpotts, - and also of his having rec[eive]d the D[octo]rs directions to apply to your Company upon the subject.- Stanhope 17 June 1826 I have only to say that my resolution

Letter – Martin Morrison to Thomas Faber – 31 Jul 1826

N[ew]Castle 31st July 1826 T. H. Faber Esqr Bishop Auckland In reply to your favor of the 29th Inst. I beg to inform you that I have given directions to Mr George Crawhall of New House in Weardale, to meet the Bishop of Durhams Agents and to arrange with them the attendance at the perambulation appointed by Lord Darlington. - For this purpose I recom[m]end that the Agents be at Chappel on Wednesday the 9 Aug where they will be met by Mr Crawhall and accompanied by him and other comp

Letter – Martin Morrison to Glyn & Co – 5 Aug 1826

Sir R C Glyn Bart & Co NewCastle 5th August 1826 Gent[leme]n I am to request that you will pay on receipt hereof, One Thousand Pounds to Messrs Coutts & Co Bankers for the Account of Dr Mildert present Bishop of Durham, and that you will continue to pay a similar Sum on the 25th of Septem[be]r, 25th of Decem[be]r, 25th March and 25th of June and so on quarterly until further directions. – Charging these payments to Acc[oun]t of Thos Richd Beaumont Esq I am etc MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to Thomas Faber – 5 Aug 1826

Newcastle 5 August 1826 T. H. Faber Esqr - Bishop Auckland. I last night on my return from Stanhope had the pleasure of receiving your Letter of the 3rd inst. – The payments to Messrs Coutts & Co for the Bishop of Durham’s Account is this day ordered – namely £1000 immediately the amount of a ¼th of years Composition for Lot Ore due on the 25 June last and so on quarterly at the periods stated in your Letter. In making the offer of £4200 p[er]ann[um] for the Lot Ore aft

Letter – Martin Morrison – 5 Aug 1826

Memo – Newcastle 5th August 1826. This day agreed with Dr Phillpotts Rector of Stanhope, to deliver to him 1200 Bings of Bouse Ore annually during his Incumbency, in lieu of his Tythe Ore

Letter – Martin Morrison to Robert Stagg – 11 Aug 1826

N[ew]castle 11th Augst 1826 Robert Stagg Esqr Middleton House – Barnard Castle In reply to your Letter of the 9th Inst, I beg to inform you that the Agreem[en]t with the Bishop of Durham, includes the Lead Co[mpan]ys Mines – the sum £4000 p[e]r ann[u]m payable Quarterly for three years. There the matter stands at present; but may be a subject to a small advance if the Bishop will make an Agreem[en]t for his Incumbency I was no less anxious to include the Company

Memo – Martin Morrison to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 12 Aug 1826

Newcastle 12th August 1826 Messrs Rundell & Co London Forwarding a pce of Silver of 1848 Oz – pWaggon this day MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to Henry Phillpotts – 14 Aug 1826

Newcastle 14 August 1826 Revd Dr Phillpotts Stanhope I beg to acknowledge the favor of your Letter of the 12 Inst, and to offer my best thanks for the information it imparts. – I have often been surprised at the <supineness> of the Officers of the Bishops Manor Courts in the slight notice they take of Encroachments upon the rights of the See, at once injurious to the Lessees and ultimately deteriorating the Interests of future Incumbents. – I shall not fail to reiterate m

Letter – Martin Morrison to Thomas Faber – 15 Aug 1826

N[ew]castle 15 August 1826 T. H. Faber Esqr Bishop Auckland I herewith beg to return the D[ra]ft of Agreement between my L[or]d Bishop of Durham and Col & Mrs Beaumont, approved on their behalf, by Mr Hopper Williamson. It is a pity that this Agreement is not for his Lordship’s Incumbency. it would then have given us ardour to Enterprize and satisfied the minds of the Inhabitants of the Dale, whose Sole hope and dependence is on the extensive and permanent working of the

Memo – Martin Morrison to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 5 Sep 1826

N[ew]Castle 5 Septemr 1826 Messrs Rundell Bridge & Rundell London Forwarding a pce of Silver of 1734 Oz – pWaggon 2nd Inst

Letter – Martin Morrison to Glyn & Co – 11 Sep 1826

N[ew]Castle 11th Septemr 1826 Messrs Glyn & Co Bankers – London Remitting 10 Bills value £33,545-1-10 for Colonel Beaumonts Acc[oun]t. –

Letter – Martin Morrison to Thomas Faber – 14 Sep 1826

N[ew]Castle 14 Septemr 1826 T.H.Faber Esqr Bishop Auckland I duly received the Leases you mention which would have been sent to Bretton Hall for Col & Mrs Beaumonts signature, but that the latter being from home made it inconvenient to effect the execution of them. – Mr Horrington the Steward of Col Beaumont is now here: he returns into Yorkshire in about a fortnight, will take them with him, and see that they are regularly executed: - When returned I will do myself the pleasu

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to Thomas Faber – 21 Oct 1826

N[ew]Castle Oct 21 1826 T H Faber Esqr Bishop Auckland Mr Morrison on leaving home desired me to transmit you when executed by Col & Mrs Beaumont the accompanying Lease and Counterpart from the Lord Bishop of Durham to them for the Lot Ore of Weardale Lead Mines and to state that he would write you on the subject at his Return which I expect may be in a week or ten days from this date. I am etc T Crawhall

Memo – Martin Morrison to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 11 Nov 1826

N[ew]Castle 11 Novemr 1826 Messrs Rundell & Co London Forwarding a pce Silver of 952 Oz – pWaggon. MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to Thomas Faber – 13 Nov 1826

N[ew]Castle 13 Novemr 1826 T H Faber Esqr – Bishop Auckland I beg to acknowledge the rec[eip]t of the Lease for the Lot Ore in Weardale. –Informed that the Lead Company under a Lease from Mr Rippon are continuing to work the Lead Mine in the Bishop of Durham’s copyhold in the parish of Stanhope; I request the favor to know if any directions are given by his Lordship to the Gentlemen holding his Manor Courts, to adopt measures to preserve from Trespass, the Rights of the See,
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