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Letter – Martin Morrison to R Thorp – 16 Mar 1809

Mr R Thorp Attorney Alnwick Newcastle 16th March 1809 I am favored with your Letter of the 14th inst covering one from the Revd Mr Langhorn. I am ready to allow compensation for any damage which can be proved to be done by the working of Col Beaumont’s Mines in the old enclosed grounds; but something more than Mr Langhorn’s suppositions & opinions will be required to sanction a measure of this kind. I <mean> to put an end to Mr Maughan’s complaints, Coll Beaumo

Letter – Martin Morrison to Robert Tippler – 21 Mar 1809

Robert Tippler Esqre Secretary to the Lead Co, London Newcastle 21 March 1809 As agent to Colonel Beaumont I beg to inform you that on the 17th of last month I transmitted to Mr Thomas Dodd of Nenthead, the Governor & Company’s Agent, an Account by which it appears that the Company’s proportion of the Composition paid to the Bishop of Durham and Rector of Stanhope for, and on to 30 September 1808 account of Lead ore raised in Weardale amounts to the sum of £5115-11-4. Mr

Letter – Martin Morrison to Thomas Dodd – 4 Apr 1809

Mr Thomas Dodd Nent Head New House Weardale 4th April 1809 Enclosed you will receive a copy of a Letter dated 29th Sept 1791 from Mr Gilbert Hagen Secretary to the Lead Company addressed to Mr Ralph H<ewson> the Solicitor to Sir Thomas Blackett respecting the ascertaining & fixing the Boundarys of four Mines in Middlehope & Ireshope Fells: one moiety of which was purchased by the Company under Sale of the Court of Chancery and the other moiety of the late Sir Thomas Bl

Will – Peter Mulcaster – 4 Apr 1809

This is the Last Will and Testament of me Peter Mulcaster of Langley Lead Mill in the parish of Warden and County of Northumberland Yeoman my soul I recommend to God my Creator and direct my Body to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executor hereinafter named I give and bequeath unto my Grand Nephew James Mulcaster Grandson of my Brother James Mulcaster deceased the sum of one hundred pounds of lawful british money to be paid him at or within six calendar months after my decease I al

Letter – Robert Tippler to Martin Morrison – 6 Apr 1809

Lead Office, Martin’s Lane, Cannon Street London 6th April 1809 Mr Morrison Sirs 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

Letter – Martin Morrison to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 6 Apr 1809

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

Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 7 Apr 1809

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

Report – Joseph Dickinson to Martin Morrison – 10 Apr 1809

Dufton 10. April 1809 Dear Sir 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

Letter – Martin Morrison to Goslings & Sharp – 12 Apr 1809

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

Report – Thomas Dodd – 29 Apr 1809

At Tynebottom Joseph Wanless & Co are driving a level to cut a fresh vein.

Letter – Martin Morrison to Isaac Wilkinson – 10 May 1809

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

Letter – Martin Morrison to A L Ramage – 26 May 1809

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

Letter – Martin Morrison to James Finlay – 26 May 1809

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

Letter – Martin Morrison to Glyn & Co – 5 Jun 1809

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 1809 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

Letter – Martin Morrison to Walker & Maltby – 19 Jun 1809

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

Report – John Mulcaster to Martin Morrison – 30 Jun 1809

J Mulcaster’s Report of Smelt Mills & Refinery 30 June 1809 [Blaydon] 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 – John Mulcaster to Martin Morrison – 30 Jun 1809

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

Letter – Martin Morrison to Thomas Dodd – 5 Jul 1809

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

Report – Joseph Dickinson to Martin Morrison – 14 Jul 1809

Dufton  14th July 1809 Mr Morrison,               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

Letter – Martin Morrison to Goslings & Sharp – 14 Jul 1809

Messrs Garlings & Sharpe Bankers London Newcastle 14 July 1809 No 1089 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 MM

Report – Thomas Dodd – 15 Jul 1809

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.

Letter – Martin Morrison to Glyn & Co – 17 Jul 1809

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 MM 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

Letter – Martin Morrison to Yallop & Grace – 17 Jul 1809

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

Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 18 Jul 1809

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

Letter – Martin Morrison to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 8 Aug 1809

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
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