Newcastle 19th Septem[be]r 1810
Messrs Glyn, Mills & Co Bankers - London
Enclosed are 8 Bills value £45,060-13-10 for Account of Thomas Richard Beaumont Esqr, the rec[eip]t of which you will be pleased to acknowledge to Gent[leme]n etc
Mr Morrison Dufton 18th October 1810
I now give you the state of the different Lead Mines under Col Beaumont, as I found them at Michelmass Quarter, and found—
Coalcleugh, which continues poor, the principle part of the Ore raised is from the West Flatts, should they decline or be worked out before the East end is driven through the other cross Vein, Coalcleugh would be in a poor state indeed.
Wellhope Mine nearly worked out, only about 4 Men at 40s per Bi
Newcastle 31 October 1810
Messrs Goslings & Sharpe Bankers London
Remitting them £375 ¼ a yrs Compo[sition] for Tithe Ore due to Revd H. Hardinge the 11 inst
Tynebottom mine is still poor. Joseph Wanless & Co are driving an upper level to try the vein and will shortly sink into the Great Limestone for that end.
Memo December 28 1810 – Mr Morrison this day purchased of Mess: Preston’s Trustees, for the Account of Thomas Richard Beaumont Esqr, the whole of the Lead Works of Thomas Preston & Sons including the Machinery Leases & Fixtures together with the Benefit of the Trade from 31st Decem[be]r 1810 for the
Sum of £26,000 - - -
Jany 3/1810 Sent Rundell & Co a p[iece] fine silver q[uantity] 1583oz & advised Do TC
Mr Morrison Newhouse Dufton. Jany 5th 1811
I now sit down to give you the present situation of the different Lead Mines, and first Coalcleugh Leadmine in general poorer than last quarter, and of course some of the lowest prices a little advanced. The East end nearly the same as before; continues to go forward in two distinct Veins both poor at present, no Bargains at Coalcleugh under 35s per Bing, and all the way to 50s and more above that price.
Tynebottom mine is raising small parcels of ore of the best quality, probably the most productive in lead of any of the companies mines.
Joseph Wanless & Co are driving a level to prove the upper stratums.
Messrs Goslings & Sharpe London
Janry12/1811 Remitted them £375 - ¼ a years Comp[ositio]n for Tithe Ore of Weardale due Revd Hy Hardinge 11 Inst. TC
Memo – 5 March 1811
Charges on Allenheads Mines as p[e]r the Quarterly Accounts for Year ending 30 Septem[be]r 1810 £20,445-9-6
Ore raised in 1810 and delivered to the Mills 5002 3/4
D[itt]o weighed over at Mines but not delivered 930 1/2
5,933 1/4 Bings @ 69s/p Bing = £20,469-14-3
Charges of Coalcleugh Mnes as p[er] the Quarterly Accounts for Year ending
Newcastle 5th March 1811
Messrs Glyn Mills & Co Bankers London
This serves to cover three Bills value £12,000 – for Account of Thomas Richard Beaumont Esqr, - the Rec[eip]t of which be pleased to acknowledge to Gent[leme]n etc MM
Newcastle 5th March 1811
Weardale Lead Mine Pay £38,013- 6-6
Allenheads ditto 11,667- 6-6
Coalcleugh ditto 11,641-13-3 ½
Mill Pays about 4,800- 0-0
Lead Carriage Pay to Newburn 2,500- 0-0
Mrs Beaumont Portman Square
I beg to transmit for your information amount of the Pays to be made next week as above, for which Bills are to be given upon M
Newcastle 7th March 1811
Messrs Rundell Bridge & Rundell Ludgate Hill – London
I beg to advise of having forwarded to you by the London Waggon carriage paid, a piece of fine Silver containing 1388 Oz; the value I shall draw for account, on being informed by you of the amount and am etc MM
Newcastle 12 March 1811
Messrs Glyn Mills & Co
I beg to advise of having this day drawn upon you four Bills amounting to £70,000 on Thomas Richd Beaumont Esqr’s account; the particulars of which are at foot & am etc
1 Bill p[aya]ble to
Loraine & Co at 10 d[a]ys due 25 March £17,500
1 ditto to ditto 15 ‘ 30 17,500
1 ditto to ditto 20 ‘ 4 April 17,500
1 ditto to ditto 25 ‘ 9 17,
Newcastle 22nd March 1811
address to Cl Beaumont Portman Square
I am honored with your Letter of the 19th inst and previous to the great Lead Pay I applied to Mr Pearson for payment of the Loan to Mr Baker and since my return from the Mines have again urged him that I may be enabled to make the Ore Carriage Pay at Blanchland on the 6th of next month amounting upwards of 10,000£ to avoid the necessity of drawing upon Messrs Glyn & Co for the amount. – Mr P
Newcastle 23rd March 1811
Messrs Brandram Templeman & Co London
In reply to your favour of the 21st inst I beg to state that my price for WB Refin[e]d Lead delivered here, is 28£ p[er]Fo. of 21Cwts six months Credit, and for Litharge £33 p[er] Ton for a quantity not less than 50 Barrels. – I beg also to state for your information, that Mr Thomas Preston gent to Coll Beaumont, is prepared to deliver you any quantity of each at Markett price, from Tooley Street,
Mr Morrison Esq Dufton. April 9th 1811
I herewith send you a State of the different Leadmines at this time, and of course begin with
Coalcleugh Leadmine, poorer in general. The two Veins at East End keep their points Eastward, The South Vein about 30 Fathoms South of the other at her forehead and now let at 34s per Bing – there is a Cross Vein pointing nearly South which has just crossed this, & produces Ore about the same price, which we intend to follow, in ho
Goslings & Sharpe Bankers London
9 April - Remitting them £375 - - for Tithe Ore due 11 inst to Revd Hy Hardinge
Under the present arrangements the number of hands in the Dead work are between 40 & 50 fewer than the last return of Bargains for there are none employed, but such as are necessary for the support of the work.
The mines throughout Alston moor are very poor, the price of lead bad and the division of the commons have brought the country into a state of the most abject poverty and it is a fact that three quarters of the workmen in the moor cannot make wages to support their families, but not
Messrs Rundell Bridge & Rundell Ludgate Hill London
15 May - Advising the transmission of a piece of fine Silver of 1505 Oz by the Waggon
Newcastle 17 May 1811
addressed to Coll Beaumont Portman Square
I have the honor of enclosing in this & another cover Cash Account & Lead Sales for last month and to inform you, that I have rec[eiv]ed the amount of Mr Bakers debt & interest from Mr Pearson the rec[eip]t for which is also here enclosed, in order that it may be signed by Coll Beaumont & returned to me. I am etc
Messrs Rundell & Co London
1 July 1811 – Advising them of a piece of fine Silver containing 1480 Oz being sent pWaggon.
Martin Morrison Esq. Newcastle Dufton 8th July 1811
I arrived at Coalcleugh on Monday evening the 24th June, and examined the Lead Mines there on the Tuesday and wrote to Mr Emerson to meet me at Allenheads on the Wednesday, to consult how much the Prices might be reduced from the present appearance of the Mines, and from the reduced prices of Bread Corn and the other necessaries of Life; and found they all had fixed 45s to be the highest for raising Ore, the other work in propo
Messrs Gosling & Sharpe London
12 July 1811. Remitting them £375 for ¼ of a yrs Compo[sition] Tithe Ore of Weardale, due to Revd Hy Hardinge the 11 inst.
At Bowngill Joseph Wanless & Co are sinking into the Great Limestone and will prove the vein shortly. At Tynebottom Joseph Wanless & Co are driving the Horse level.