Lead Office, Martin’s Lane, Cannon Street London 6th April 1809
The Court of Directors of the Governor & Company for Smelting down Lead with Pit & Sea Coal have to acknowledge the receipt of your Letter requesting payment to Colonel Beaumont of £5715-11-4 as per the Account transmitted them; I am desired by the Court to inform you that the same has been laid before them & is under their Consideration and that they will transmit you the result as
Messrs Rundell Bridge & Rundell Ludgate Hill London Newcastle 6th April 1809
On the 27th inst I forwarded by the waggon a piece of fine Sliver containing 1361 Ounces which will probably reach you by the time this Letter arrives and it being my intention to draw for the amount at 20 days date, You will be pleased to inform me the value thereof – I am etc
Mrs Beaumont Addressed to Col Beaumont Newcastle 7th April 1809
Portman Square London
I beg to transmit, in this and another Cover, Lead Sales and Cash Account for last month. On Wednesday I returned from the Mines and from Paying the Ore Carriage at Blanchland, the latter being effected by discounting two Lead Bills: concluding that mode to be preferable to drawing upon Messrs Glyn & Co by which an expense of Bill Stamps & Brokerage would have been incurred. --- The No
Dufton 10. April 1809
In examining Colonel Beaumonts Lead Mines at this time I find very little alteration at Coalcleugh since last quarter. The West flatts continues nearly the same and the cross cuts to the South at the east end to prove if any part of the Vein was off, to that side is not <…> finished, but upon the whole that Mine continues to raise a considerable quantity of Ore. Wellhope Veins being nearly worked out to the West and the East end still con
Messrs Garlings & Sharp Bankers London Newcastle 12th April 1809
Enclosed you will receive Sir Wm Loraine & Co’s Bill on Messrs <Veres> & Co for £375 to pay ¼ a years composition for the Tithe Ore of Weardale Lead Mines due the 11 inst from Colonel Beaumont to the Revd Henry Hardinge . – You will be pleased to inform Mr Hardinge of this remittance & acknowledge the receipt of it to G[ent]n MM
At Tynebottom Joseph Wanless & Co are driving a level to cut a fresh vein.
Isaac Wilkinson Esqre Chesterfield Derbyshire Newcastle 10 May 1809
I am this day favored with your Letter of the 10 inst. It is impossible for me to say what the price of Lead may be this summer, particularly so, as great exertion is used to reduce the price by the House you mention, and which the petty dealers & miners will essentially contribute to by accepting so low a price as £30 per fodder . – In my opinion there exists no reason for so great a reduction, nor do I ex
Mr A L Ramage W S Edinburgh Newcastle 26 May 1809
I am this day favored with your Letter of the 24th and refer you to Mr James Finlay in Edinburgh (to whom I have written this Post) on the subject of Messrs Taylor & Sons payment of their Debt and the expenses attending the action. It is far from my wish to act vindictively and provided Mr Finlay is satisfied as to the Security I do not object to receive a Bill at three months date payable in London for the amount of Debt &am
Here is a copy of a Letter rec’d this day from Mr Ramage. I request that you will receive a Bill from Messrs John Taylor & Sons at three months date payable in London for the full amount of the Debt to be conformable to the decision of my Lord Armadale, provided you are of opinion no risque is incurred by so doing, detrimental to Colonel Beaumont’s interest, having prosecuted this business to a successful issue so far, it is my wish to have it finally settled and to your knowledg
Sir K C Glyn & Co Bankers, London Newcastle 5th June 1809
Inclosed you will receive 3 Bills value £13,783-7-11 for Account of T R Beaumont Esq, which you will be pleased to acknowledge and at the same time transmit me Messrs Drummonds <…..> for the last payment to them of £1000 as Bankers to the Bishop of Durham. I am etc
15 May 4 months £2870- 7- 1 due 18 September
29 do 4 months 4520- 5- 2 2 October
3 June 5 months 6392-15- 8 6
Messrs Walker & Maltby & Co Lead Merchants London Newcastle 19th June 1809
In reply to your esteemed letter of the 16th instant I have to state that my terms for 10, 15 or 20,000 pieces of WB Lead are £30 p fo[ther] for refined ore in the proportion of one third, and £34 p fo common with 1/10th Slag in the proportion of two thirds; the credit to commence as each 5000 pieces are weighed off and ready for delivery. Having not more than 4000 pieces on the Wharf at Blaydon u
J Mulcaster’s Report of Smelt Mills & Refinery 30 June 1809
The reservoirs for the water for Blaydon refinery are now fully completed and Mr. Townley has given leave to convey the Water thro’ his Estate which formerly ran waste for which he charges the yearly rent of £2. 2. 0. One of the springs we have got conveyed to the reservoir, the other and most considerable one we will no be able to procure untill a field of Corn is cut, the pipes having to pass thro’ a
Report of Coll. Beaumonts Smelt Mills & Refinerys
The Reservoirs for the water for Blaydon refinery are now all fully completed and Mr. Townly has given leave to convey the Water through his Estate which formerly ran waste and for which he charges the yearly rent of £2. 2. 0. One of the Springs we have got conveyed to the reservoir, the other and most considerable one we will not be able to procure untill a field of Corn is cut, the pipes having to pass through a part of it, the
Mr Thomas Dodd Nenthead New House Weardale 5 July 1809
Your letter of the instant acknowledging the receipt of the Deed of the 20 Partnership Mines or Veins in Weardale has been received by Mr T Crawhall and I observe your intention of transmitting a copy to the Lead Company’s Court for their consideration.
As some time may elapse before you receive instructions from the Court as to ulterior proceedings I think it necessary to request, provided the workings in the new mine in
Dufton 14th July 1809
I now sit down to give you the general state of the Lead Mines belonging to Colonel Beaumont as I found them upon examination. Coalcleugh nearly the same as last quarter, the west and flatts to the south of Galloway level, still continues to raise a considerable quantity of Ore, one Bargain let at 24/ pBing and another at 25/pBing and others at different prices. The flatts on the north side, not so productive, but conti
Messrs Garlings & Sharpe Bankers London Newcastle 14 July 1809
Inclosed you will receive Loraine & Co’s Bill on V<eres> & Co value £375 –“-“ being for ¼ of a years Tythe Ore for Weardale Mines due the 11 inst from Col Beaumont to the Revd Henry Hardinge, to whose Account you will pass it, acquainting him therewith, and acknowledging the rect to
The bargains are let on the lowest terms they will admit of but I am concerned to say that the price of provisions is such that many of the workmen are hard put to it to get bread for their families.
At Tynebottom Jos. Wanless and Co are sinking a shaft from the surface into the horse level as a convenience for fresh air.
Sir R C Glyn Bt & Co Bankers London Newcastle 17th July 1809
Inclosed you will receive 5 Bills value £25,333-7-2 for Account of Thomas Richard Beaumont Esqre ; the receipt of which be pleased to acknowledge to Gentleman
13 May C Blackett on T Preston & Sons 5 Mos dte £6250
13 do ditto on ditto 6 6255–16-10
22 do ditto on ditto 6 3850– –
22 do ditto on ditto 7
Messrs Yallop & Grace Newcastle 17th July 1809
I am favored with your Letter of the 15 inst. The price of WB Litharge which is the best, is £36 per ton, six mths Credit - you may have any quantity not less than five Tons at this price & I shall have much pleasure in opening a connection with your respectable house.
I am etc MM
Mrs Beaumont Addressed to Colonel Beaumont Newcastle 18th July 1809
Thorpe near Malton
In this and another cover you will receive Cash Account and Lead Sales for last month, and yesterday I remitted Messrs Glyn & Co five Bills amounting to £25,333-7-2 for Colonel Beaumont’s account, the particulars of which are here annexed – on my visit to the Mines I was much gratified at the continued flourishing state of those in Northumberland, which will produce as much Ore this, as
Messrs Rundell Bridge & Rundell Ludgate Hill London Newcastle 8th August 1809
By the London Waggon I have this day forwarded to you a piece of fine Silver containing 1685 Ounces; the value I shall draw for at 20 days, on being informed the amount
I am etc MM
Mrs Beaumont Hexham Abbey Newcastle 19 August 1809
In this and another Cover you will receive Cash Acct and Lead Sales for last month Since my return from the Mines Messrs Locke & Co of London have enquired the price of 40,000 Pieces of WB Lead (concerned as I have good reason to believe with Messrs Watkins Maltby & Co). I have named £32 for Refined and £31 for Common and expect an answer on Monday.
Yesterday Mr Elliott offered by his agent here, £30 for 10,000
Sir R C Glyn Bt & Co Bankers London Newcastle 21st August 1809
This serves to cover three Bills value £12,256-13-1 for account of Thomas Richd Beaumont Esq, the rec’t of which be pleased to acknowledge to Gn Yrs etc MM
3 August Nichol & Ludlow on J Elliott 5 months £4085–11- 0
7 ditto on do 6 £4085–11- 0
7 ditto on do 6 £4085–11- 1
Messrs Rundell Bridge & Co Ludgate Hill London Newcastle 21st August 1809
I have this day drawn upon you at 20 days date for £519 – 10 – 10 conformable to your Letter of the 18th instant and by tomorrow’s Waggon will forward (Carriage paid) another piece of fine Silver containing 1409 ½ Oz, to be drawn for as usual after arrival and price being fixed .
I am etc MM
Mrs Beaumont Hexham Abbey Newcastle 26th August 1809
I have not sold the Lead to Mr Elliott, - during the Interval of time which I required to know your sentiment, I rec’d Information that he was in difficulties and a Letter from London received this day confirms the fact. What may be Mr Elliott’s situation or the means he possesses to satisfy his Creditors a few days will announce.
I have taken every precaution to avoid extensive transactions with this Gentleman and I