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Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 16 Aug 1808

Addressed Colonel Beaumont – Thorpe I beg to inform you that I have this day sold to Messrs Preston & Sons 10,000 Pieces of Common Lead at £36 Per fodder to be paid for by Bills at six months date on the delivery of each 900 Pieces. Some time will elapse before all the Lead can be delivered and this Sale will be a security against any reduction in the price for many months to come. Presenting my respectful Compliments to Col Beaumont. I am etc MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 20 Aug 1808

Messrs Rendell Bridge & Rundell Ludgate Hill London By the London waggon which sets off this morning I have forwarded to you two Pieces of fine Silver containing 2639 ozs, the acc[oun]t of which be pleased to acknowledge and pay the amount to Sir R C Glyn Bt & Co Bankers on T R[ichar]d Beaumont Esq[ui]re’s account. I am etc

Letter – Martin Morrison to Thomas Bowes – 26 Aug 1808

Thomas Bowes Esq Darlington Newcastle 26 August 1808 I now beg to enclose Col Beaumont’s Return of Property Tax for the Weardale Mines, conformable to my promise to you yesterday. & am etc MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to R Thorpe – 26 Aug 1808

Mr R Thorpe Attorney at Law Alnwick Newcastle 26 August 1808 I have rec[eiv]ed your Letter of the 24 inst enclosing one from Cuthbert Raine to the Rev[ren]d W Maughan complaining of having sustained damage in consequence of Col Beaumont working certain Lead Mines in his grounds. I can assure you every care has been and is taken by the Colonels agents to prevent injury to any person, by the construction of covered Conduits thro[ugh] the grounds where the water must unavoidably pass; From

Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 6 Sep 1808

Mrs Beaumont Hexham Newcastle 6 Newcastle 1808 On my return from Auckland to the office this morning I rec[eiv]ed from Mr Thomas, the enclosed Letter of Mr <Winters>. The return of <Clerks> etc has hitherto been made at Hexham conformable to the subjoined List to Mr Williamson’s opinion, which is also here enclosed. The only allocations proper to be made for last year is the omission of Mr Sadler’s name and the insertion of mine instead of Mr C Blacketts, m

Letter – Martin Morrison to John Breare – 12 Sep 1808

John Breare Esq Middleham Newcastle 12th September 1808 I am favored with your Letter of the 7th instant & observe the price of your late Sales of Lead. I have lately sold 10,000 P[iece]s of Common Lead @ 36 Per fo[dder]. With respect to your application to treat for a tract of ground belonging to Colonel Beaumont adjoining to some you have taken in Teesdale. I am not at this moment prepared to reply to it, but intending to be at the Mines next month I shall on my return write you a

Letter – Martin Morrison to James Smith – 15 Sep 1808

Mr James Smith Merchant Leith Newcastle 15 September 1808 I have rec[eive]d your Letter of the 13th inst[ant] and inform you that at present it is not in my power to ship the Lead you request having none on hand unsold; At the same time you will understand that it is the practice of this office where the principal is not a resident that he should authorize some one in N[ew]Castle to represent him. I am etc

Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 18 Sep 1808

Mrs Beaumont Hexham Newcastle 18 Septenber 1808 The Weardale Leases arrived by the Mail Coach on Thursday afternoon, which were immediately laid before Mr Williamson for his perusal and on Friday I waited upon him to receive his opinion thereon & by which it appears the whole are irregular: On the death of Sir Thomas Blackett the Leases sh[oul]d have been surrendered and others obtained by, and in the name of Mr John Cockshutt, he executing a declaration that they were so gra

Letter – Martin Morrison to James Cockshutt – 19 Sep 1808

James Cockshutt Esq Newcastle 19 September 1808 Huthwait near Barnsley Yorkshire Since your departure from this place I have rec[eive]d the Weardale Leases from London, for the purpose of having them surrendered and obtaining others, which on the insertion of a new Life becomes necessary, and on referring to Sir Thomas Blackett’s will it is there stated that these Mines are bequeathed to Mr John Cockshutt in Trust for the purposes thereinmentioned and hence it becomes indispensib

Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 20 Sep 1808

Mrs Beaumont Hexham Abbey Newcastle 20 September 1808 I am this moment honored with your letter and I have also rec[eive]d one from Mr Emm of which the following is a Copy- Dear Sir Since you left Auckland Castle something has dropped from the Bishop which leads me to think he will not be disinclined to treat for £4000 Per ann[um], provided the first payment be to be made on the 2nd of next month, perhaps also He may be prevailed upon to hear what you have to offer on the s

Letter – Martin Morrison to William Emm – 20 Sep 1808

Will[ia]m Emm Esq Auckland Castle Newcastle 20 September 1808 On coming to the Office this morning after the Mail Coach left Town I found your esteemed Letter of yesterday’s date. Tomorrow I am going to Hexham to wait upon Col Beaumont & on Thursday propose being at Auckland in consequence of the communication you have favored me with & am etc

Letter – Martin Morrison to John Miles – 24 Sep 1808

John Miles Esq London Newcastle 24th September 1808 I am favored with your letter of the 22nd instant and am sorry that I have not any Lead to offer to be deliverable in a month or two, having disposed of every Pig that will come from the Mills to January or February next. My last Price was £39 Per fo[dder] of 21 Cwt. I remain etc MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to Glyn & Co – 26 Sep 1808

S[i]r R[ichar]d C Glyn Bt & Co Bankers London Herewith you will receive six Bills value £32,309-3-1 which you will be pleased to pass to the Credit of TR Beaumont Esq & acknowledge the receipt of them to Sirs etc MM 4 August C Blackett on John Locke Esq & Co @5 Mths £2700– 0– 0 Ditto on Ditto 6 2681- 6- 9 Ditto on Ditto 7 2700- 0– 0 29 [Aug] Ditto on <T Preston> Esq & Sons 5

Letter – Martin Morrisson to Glyn & Co – 30 Sep 1808

Sir R C Glyn Bt & Co Newcastle 30 September 1808 A further Remittance consisting of 31 May Walkers Ward & Co on Walkers Maltby & Co @5 Mths £8337–13–11 Ditto Ditto 6 8337–14– 0 Ditto Ditto 7 8337-14– 0 £25013– 1-11

Letter – Martin Morrison to Read, Lucas & Read – 4 Oct 1808

Messrs Reads & Lucas Newcastle 4th October 1808 By Pickersgill & Co Waggon I forwarded to your address yesterday a piece of fine Silver containing 1211 Oz which you will place to the Acc[oun]t of TR Beaumont Esq at the best price and remit the amount to Gentlemen etc MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 6 Oct 1808

Mrs Beaumont Bretton I am this day honored with your letter of the 4 instant and in this & another cover are enclosed Cash Acc[oun]t and Lead Sales for last month by the latter of which you will perceive the price of Lead is now £40 for Refined & £39 Common. Annexed are particulars of Bills remitted to Sir R C Glyn & Co amounting to £57,322–5-0. I now hope to finish every transaction with the Bishop of Durham personally next week: his Lordships proposal for fixing a valu

Letter – Martin Morrison to Thomas Bowes – 15 Oct 1808

Thomas Bowes Esq Darlington Newcastle 15 Oct 1808 Returning from Weardale last night enables me to forward the enclosed Bill for £1578-10-4 sooner than proposed when I had the pleasure of meeting you at Auckland. You will return the Assessment & acc[oun]t for the same in course of Post being the am[oun]t of TR Beaumont Esq’s Property Tax for the Mines. I am etc MM 15 Oct Loraine & Co on <Vries> & Co @ 30 d[a]ys <…> £1578-10-4 p[aya]ble and indorsed

Report – Joseph Dickinson to Martin Morrison – 16 Oct 1808

Dufton 16th October 1808 Dear Sir In examining the Mines at Coalcleugh I found several of the old workings poorer than before, and have been under the necessity of advancing the price from 48s to 50s per Bing, the leading foreheads and Principal flatts are nearly the same prices as before, and upon the whole expect Coalcleugh will produce near 3000 Bings of Ore this Year. Wellhope Mines are generally worked out at the west End, the east end more promising, some small quantities

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
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