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Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 16 Oct 1808

Mrs Beaumont Bretton Teams 16 October 1808 Having returned from Weardale on Friday night I have to acknowledge the rec[eip]t of your Letter of the 9th instant and to communicate that the Leases are expected and possession taken of the Mines etc, as also is, the agreement for the Lot Ore: so that all intercourse with the Bishop is at an end and I hope for his Life, unless you may be induced to renew it by effecting on advantageous terms an exchange of one of the Old Lives. This morning

Letter – Martin Morrison to John Breare – 26 Oct 1808

John Breare Esq Middleham N[ew}Castle 26 October 1808 I have to inform you in reply to your Letter of the 7 Sep[tembe]r that it is Col Beaumont’s determination not to Let any Mining ground in the district applied for, by you I am etc MM

Report – John Mulcaster to Martin Morrison – 29 Oct 1808

J.Mulcaster’s Report Octobr 29th 1808 Blaydon Refinery. The Iron Pipes are now all laid & the joints caulked according to the directions given by Mr. Cockshutt; the Pipes are laid in such a manner that the Water can be taken from either Reservoir without stopping the Refinery. The new Reservoir pointed out to Mr. Cockshutt & approved of by him for collecting the Mud etc. which are brought down from Winlaton by the Rain in great quantities, is now forming & will be muc

Report – John Mulcaster to Martin Morrison – 29 Oct 1808

J.Mulcaster’s Report Octobr 29th 1808 Report of the State of Coll. & Mrs Beaumont’s Smelt Mills and Refinerys Octr. 29th 1808 Blaydon Refinery. The Iron Pipes which were preparing when Coll. & Mrs Beaumont, and Mr Cockshutt were last here are now all laid and the joints calked according to the directions given by Mr. Cockshutt we have laid the Pipes in such a manner that we can take the Water from either Reservoir and shut the communication with one or both at pleas

Letter – Martin Morrison to Read, Lucas & Read – 9 Nov 1808

Messrs Reads & Lucas Sheffield Newcastle 9th November 1808 I Credit your Acc[oun]t £367-9-4 the amount of five Bills received this day and tomorrow shall [send] you Per Waggon a piece of fine Silver containing 1161 oz for which I trust you will allow the best price. Test Bottoms are cheap now @ 7 per ton at which you may have a quantity forwarded if you are so disposed. I am etc MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 17 Nov 1808

Mrs Beaumont Bretton Newcastle 17 November 1808 I have delayed acknowledging the rec[eip]t of your Letter of the 12th instant, in the expectation of communicating Mr Blackett’s determination respecting the money due from him, but which he has not yet enabled me to do. Considering Mr Wilson’s propensity to converse indiscreetly on all occasions and upon all subjects, I would be disposed to pay the Balance of his Bill immediately and not wait for Mr Heron delivering his, and if

Letter – Martin Morrison to W. E. M. Noble – 22 Nov 1808

W. E. M. Noble Birmingham Newcastle 22 Nov 1808 Informing him the Prices of Lead & Litharge viz £40, 41 & £42 & that if he wishes to Purchase, an agent here must be appointed

Letter – Martin Morrison to William Chisholm – 30 Nov 1808

Mr Chisholm Lincolns Inn Fields Newcasdtle 30 November 1808 I was duly favoured with your Letter of the 23rd Inst. and on Monday I rec[eive]d from Bretton Mr Wilson’s Bill for Law Charges; the Balance amounting to £401-4-2 is here enclosed, the rec[eop]t of which you will be pleased to acknowledge. The Box containing the Papers you advise of, is not yet arrived. Etc etc MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to Pickard & Smith – 5 Dec 1808

Messrs Pickard & Smith Hull Newcastle 5th December 1808 In reply to your Letter of the 3 Instant inform you that the present price of refined Lead is £41 and that of Common (including 1/10th Slag) £40 per fodder of 21 Cwt 6 months Credit from the day of Purchase. The Sales are generally suited to the demand & convenience of the Purchaser. I am etc MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 7 Dec 1808

Messrs Rundell Bridge & Rundell London Newcastle 7 December1808 This serves to advise of having forwarded to you by the London Waggon a Piece of fine Silver containing 14191/2 Oz; the value of which you will be pleased to pay to Glyn & Co on Col Beaumont’s Acc[oun]t informing me of the amount.

Letter – Martin Morrison to Thomas Dodd – 9 Dec 1808

Account of Ore wrought out of Colonel Beaumonts Weardale Lead from 1804 to 1807 inclusive In the Year ending Bings Ho[rses] Bings Ho[rses] 31 December 1804 16,183 2 including 379 1 Tontale Ditto 1805 17,634 2 1/2 176 3 ditto Ditto 1806 9,777 153 1 ditto Ditto 1807 12,451 3 1/2 196 3 ditto Mr Thomas Dodd Nenthead Newcastle 9 December 1808 Above is an account of Ore raised out of Col Beau

Letter – Martin Morrison to E Burniss – 12 Dec 1808

Newcastle 12 December 1808 Mr E <Burniss> Merchant London Inclosing him Bill value £57 – 16 – 6 for Bone Ash Shipped

Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 13 Dec 1808

Mrs Beaumont Bretton Newcastle 13th December 1808 In consequence of your letter of the 10th instant I have consulted with Mr Thomas on the Proposal of Mr Baker to purchase his Farm & 50 Acres of Oak Wood situated near Shotley Bridge. We are both of opinion that the only object in making this Purchase would be the Wood; for the Land in this district is cold & unproductive, and laying so distant from any part of your Property, it cannot of itself, be deserving of your atte

Letter – Martin Morrison to Read, Lucas & Read – 14 Dec 1808

Messrs Reads & Lucas Sheffield Newcastle 14th December 1808 You have Credit with Col Beaumont for £352-19-4 valued the amount of four Bills received this day. I notice your instruction respecting the inferior quality of the Silver which shall be enquired into. I am etc

Letter – Martin Morrison to Samuel Walker Parker – 21 Dec 1808

Messrs Walker Maltby & Co To TR Beaumont Esq 1808 For 1 Mo[nth]s Interest on Bill dated 10 Octo[be]r at 5 Mo[nth]s c[redit] for £509-3-5 which ought to have been 1 Aug[ust] @ 6 Mo[nth]s cd £21- 4- 4 For 2 Mo[nths] Interest on Bill dated 1 Oct[obe]r at 6 Mo[nth]s c[redit] for £509-3-0 which ought to have been 1 Aug[ust] @ 6 Mo[nth]s c[redit] £42- 8- 8 £63–13 -0 Sam. Walker Parker Esq

Letter – Martin Morrison to Glyn & Co – 21 Dec 1808

Sir R[ichar]d C Glyn Bt & Co Bankers London Newcastle 21st December 1808 Colonel Beaumont having engaged to pay Dr Barrington; Bishop of Durham £4000 per Annum, to be paid by quarterly instalments of £1000 each, viz – on the 30th instant, 30 March 1809, 30th June and 30 September following. And so on every year during his Lordship’s possession of the see of Durham. I am to request that you will pay the same to Messrs Drummonds Bankers, on his Lordships Account charging the amoun

Letter – Martin Morrison to Reads & Lucas – 7 Jan 1809

N’Castle 7 January 1809 Messrs Reads & Lucas Sheffield I have this day forwarded per Waggon (Carrge paid) 2 pieces of fine Sliver containing 2208 Oz for account of Coll Beaumont, the value of which you will remit as usual to Gent[leme]n Yours etc MM PS Messrs Rundell & Co of London allowed 6/2 p[er] oz for fine silver forwarded to them on the 5th of last month,

Letter – Martin Morrison to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 7 Jan 1809

Messrs Rundell Bridge & Rundell Ludgate Hill London N[ew]castle 7th January 1809 I have this day forwarded by the Waggon (Carriage paid) to your address, a piece of fine Silver containing 2320 oz - the value of which I propose drawing a Bill for at 20 days date on you informing me of the amount. I am etc MM

Report – Joseph Dickinson to Martin Morrison – 10 Jan 1809

  Dufton   10th Janry. 1809 Mr Morrison             I found your Letter at Coalcleugh on the 26th Decemr. and noted the Contents. In examining the Lead Mines found the West end of Coalcleugh in a favourable Situation, both the Cross East & West Strings producing flatts in the Great Lime, some of them are now raising Ore so low as 28/p Bing at 300 fathoms west of the drawing Whimsey

Letter – Martin Morrison to Goslings & Sharp – 11 Jan 1809

N’Castle 11 Jan[uar]y 1809 Messrs Garlings & Sharp Bankers London I beg to enclose Loraine & Co’s Bill on <Veres & Co> for £375 at 10 days <…> to pay ¼ Years <Composition> for the Tithe Ore of Weardale Lead Mines, due this day from Colonel Beaumont to the Revd H T Hardinge at whose request this remittance is made. – the receipt of which you will be pleased to acknowledge to Gent.n MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to Isaac Wilkinson – 11 Jan 1809

Isaac Wilkinson Esq Chesterfield – Derbyshire Newcastle 11th January 1809 I am this day favored with your Letter of the 9th inst The last Sales of Lead in this Office were at £40 per Fo of 21 Cwt 6 mths Credit. --- Stocks are small and my Sales will not be fulfilled for three months to come so that I am not apprehensive that any material reduction in the price can take place soon. I am etc ---- MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to Reads & Lucas – 16 Feb 1809

Messrs Reads & Lucas Sheffield Newcastle 16th Febry 1809 I debit you £14 – 14 – 2 the amount of the enclosed Bill & Expenses unpaid & am &c No 1043 Jn Harris on <Wm T Dulin> £14– 4- 6 Expence 9- 8 £14-14- 2

Letter – Martin Morrison to Thomas Dodd – 17 Feb 1809

Mr Thomas Dodd Nenthead Newcastle 17th February 1809 I now forward the enclosed Account. – It contains a statement of all the ore raised in Weardale commencing from the present Bishop’s accession to the See of Durham, and ending on the 30th September last, by which it appears that the Lead Company’s proportion of the composition paid for the said Ore due to that period amounts to £5115 -11-4. This sum it would be desirable to receive either in local Bank notes or by Bills o

Report – Thomas Dodd – 18 Feb 1809

At Tynebottom Jos Wanless & Co are driving a Level in the side of a mountain, to try a fresh vein in the stratums near the surface.

Letter – Martin Morrison to Thomas Dodd – 21 Feb 1809

Mr Thomas Dodd <Sen> Nenthead Newcastle 21 Febry 1809 I am this moment favored with your Letter of the 18 inst and am to request you will, if not already done, forward the Statement transmitted to you, to the Governor & Co’s Court of Directors in London who wlll no doubt order the money due to Colonel Beaumont to be paid immediately; and as little purpose would be answered by receiving a partial Payment I shall wait this determination
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