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Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 9 Nov 1809

Mrs Beaumont Newcastle 8th November1809 Addressed Col Beaumont Bretton In this and another Cover you will receive Cash Account and Lead Sales for last month, by the former you will perceive Messrs Prestons have commenced paying part of the money, interest and difference of premium on India Bonds borrowed, and which they will continue to do monthly until the whole is paid .---I beg also to acquaint that I have sold to Messrs Watkins & Co 10,000 pieces of Lead at £32 /fo

Letter – Martin Morrison to Reads & Lucas – 10 Nov 1809

Messrs Reads & Lucas Sheffield Newcastle 10 November 1809 I debit your Account £70 – 3 – 4 the amount of the enclosed unpaid Bill & Expenses. You will oblige me by remitting Bankers Bills in future and am etc

Letter – Martin Morrison to Thomas Dodd – 23 Nov 1809

Mr Thomas Dodd Newcastle 23 Nov 1809 Agent to the Lead Company, Nenthead Above three months are now elapsed since first I applied to you and since you promised to obtain the Lead Company’s instructions, respecting the new vein in Middlehope, which instructions it appears you have not received; I am therefore impelled by a due regard to Colonel Beaumont’s just rights not to delay any longer giving you notice to desist from working the said vein beyond the period of the prese

Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 27 Nov 1809

Mrs Beaumont Newcastle 27th November 1809 Addressed to Col Beaumont Bretton In obedience to your Letter of the 22nd instant, I have seen Mr Pearson respecting the Loan of £9400 with which Mr Baker is to be assisted and have fixed to pay the money so soon as the Security is prepared and approved of by Mr Williamson, and this I shall accomplish distinct from any sums resting in Messrs Glyn & Co’s hand. It is understood that this Loan is temporary and to be repaid on the

Letter – Martin Morrison to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 27 Nov 1809

Messrs Rundell Budge & Rundell Ludgate Hill, London Newcastle 27 November 1809 On Saturday last I forwarded by the London Waggon (Carriage Paid) to your address a piece of fine Silver containing 1572 oz, the amount for which on being advised by you, I shall draw for at the usual date of 20 days I am etc MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to Glyn & Co – 16 Dec 1809

Messrs Glyn & Co Bankers London Newcastle 16 December 1809 I am to request the favour of you to inform me whether the amount of Col Beaumont’s debt from John Elliott as stated in his Affidavit transmitted to you from Bretton, is proved against the Bankrupt’s Estate. I am etc

Letter – Martin Morrison to Reads & Lucas – 23 Dec 1809

Messrs Reads & Lucas Sheffield Newcastle 23 December 1809 I debit your Account £81 – 6 - , the amount of the enclosed Bill (No 1115) and Expenses returned unpaid; a remittance for which and for one returned the 10th ult. Will oblige Gentlemen etc MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to Creed Usher & Co – 8 Jan 1810

Newcastle 8th Janry 1810 Messrs Creed Usher & Co White Chapel London I duly received your Letter of the 6th instant enquiring the price of WB Refined Lead and Litharge and also the usual charge for Freight to London…My last Sales of Refined Lead were at £33 pfor and of Litharge at £34 pTon six months Credit; the freight for the former I believe is 14s/p fo[the]r – and for the latter 18s pTon. – Supposing you make the enquiry with a view to purchase I beg to inform you that

Letter – Martin Morrison to Glyn Mills Hallifax & Co – 9 Jan 1810

Newcastle 9 Janry 1810 Messrs Glyn Mills Hallifax & Co Bankers London Enclosed you will receive Seven Bills value £27,502-18-11 for account of T Rd Beaumont Esqr and I duly received your Letter of the 6 inst, <..> <Ellills Bill & charges £4085.12.6 which is at your Credit; the two Bills upon the Bankrupt remaining in your hands you will be pleased to return to me. I am etc MM Walkers Ward & Co on Walkers Maltby & Co due 23 Febry dated 23 D

Memo – Martin Morrison to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 9 Jan 1810

Newcastle 9th Janry 1810 Messrs Rundell Bridge & Rundell Ludgate Hill – London I have forwarded by the London Waggon Carriage paid two pieces of fine Silver containing 2314 ½ Oz to be delivered to you; On arrival you will be pleased to state the price and I shall draw for the amount as usual. & am etc MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to Gosling & Sharp – 11 Jan 1810

Newcastle 11th January 1810 Messrs Goslings & Sharpe Bankers London Enclosed you will receive Loraine & Co on Vries & Co for £375 - - the amount ¼ of a Years Tithe Ore due this day from Colonel Beaumont to the Revd Henry Hardinge as Rector of Stanhope in Weardale. – I beg you to acknowledge the receipt and am etc

Report – Joseph Dickinson to Martin Morrison – 12 Jan 1810

Dufton 12th January 1810. Mr Morrison In examining the beginning of this Year I find them as under. Coalcleugh Lead Mine nearly as last Quarter; the best quality of ore is raised out of the west flatts which in general are worked between 24 & 30s per B[in]g. The Cross-cut at East-end between the North & South veins is not yet finished to prove that vein in the great Lime which is raising ore in the upper Sills. The old workings still continue to raise Ore from 40s to 50

Statement – Martin Morrison – 13 Jan 1810

Easterly Hall & Co Statement Debts To Bills on Messrs Puller, Atkinson & Mount & Mr Ellil – discounted 178,008 To Cash advanced on Bills on Puller Atkinson & Mount & J Ellill - deposited as securities 143,212 321,220 To Harry <Cookeby> on Bond 5,000 To Messrs Puller - <Bal. .. Recd> 101,877 To Debts due in Arkendale

Report – Thomas Dodd – 20 Jan 1810

Many parts of the mine are much poorer this quarter than at Michaelmas last, though a great number more hands are employed by reason of the mines in the surrounding country being so poor, of course the miners cannot get employment elsewhere. The distresses from the dearness of all sorts of provisions are very great and those who have large families are under the necessity of seeking parochial relief. At Browngill and Thortergill Jos. Wanless & Co are driving a level to try a fresh vein in

Letter – Martin Morrison to Reads & Lucas – 23 Jan 1810

Newcastle 23 Janry 1810 Messrs Reads & Lucas Sheffield I have your Letter of the 20th inst. covering 3 Bills value £152.3.- which sum is to your Credit with Col Beaumont and am etc MM

Memo – Martin Morrison – 23 Jan 1810

Janry 23/1810. Mr Puller purchased of the Assignees J.B & Co Mess[rs] <..> & <..> Surtees’s Int[eres]t in the Mines etc with E[asterl]y H[all] & Co for £12.000 - - pay[a]ble at 1,2 & 3 years without Int[eres]t. – the Agreement to be completed on or before the 1st May next – Copy of Easterley, Hall & Co’s representation as to the Value of their Interest in the Arkendale & Derwent Leadmines etc. The Value of Arkendale & Derwent Mines estimated

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to John Charlton – 24 Jan 1810

Mr John Charlton Middleton Teasdale near Barnard Castle Durham Wrote him to draw on Mr Morrison for 59-14- -the amount of his Bill for Expenses due during Elections TC

Letter – Martin Morrison to Glyn & Co – 31 Jan 1810

Newcastle 31st January 1810 Sir R C Glyn Bt & Co Bankers London Enclosed you will receive 8 Bills value £42,255-7-4 for Account of Thos Richd Beaumont Esqr the receipt of which be pleased to acknowledge. I am etc 1809 14 Oct Thos Preston & Sons 5 Months due 17 March 1810 £6500 Ditto 6 due 17 April 6440 4 2 Ditto 7 due 17 May 6500 20 Octr J Locke & Co 5 due 23 March 6250 Dit

Letter – Martin Morrison to Caleb Angus – 1 Feb 1810

Newcastle 1st Febry 1810 Mr Caleb Angus Coachmaker Newcastle I have by this Post a Letter from Colonel Beaumont informing me that he had received one from you dated the 26th Ult. containing Caleb Angus & Sons Bill on Inglis Ellice & Co at 2 months date for £150 which sum you are desirous to pay as the Balance of Account for Lead purchased on the 15th April 1790; I therefore credit your Account accordingly which Balances the sum in principal money, and am Sir etc M

Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 3 Feb 1810

Newcastle 3 February 1810 Mrs Beaumont addressed to Col. Beaumont – Portman Square I beg to inclose copy of Mr Williamsons opinion* respecting the cross vein working by the Lead Company in Middlehope and from the perusal it appears the right of Colonel Beaumont to this vein will be a matter of great difficulty to prove. – for the present Mr Emerson is making a trial to discover the direction of the vein and if he is successful in the attempt, the plan then will be to endeavour

Will – John Erasmus Blackett – 17 Feb 1810

This is the last Will and Testament of me John Erasmus Blackett of the Town and County of Newcastle upon Tyne Esquire It is my wish that my funeral may be as private as possible and that my corpse may be carried to Church in a Hearse attended by two Mourning Coaches and that the only persons who shall attend the Funeral besides the Vicar of Newcastle and the Curator of Saint Nicholas be my Servant Thomas Turnbull my Clerks Gilbert Grey Thomas Gardner and <blank space> Liddell who shall

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to Thomas Dodd – 2 Mar 1810

N[ew]castle March 2 1810 Mr Thos Dodd Nenthead Sir I am desired by Mr Morrison (now in London) to hand you as below the quantity of Ore raised in Mr Beaumonts Mines in Weardale for the year ending the 30th Septr 1809 – and have to request you will be pleased to favour me with an Account of the quantity of Ore raised in the Govenor & Co Weardale Mines <.> to the same period, in order that the proportion of Compositions etc due from the Company may be estimated, and the

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to Thomas Dodd – 9 Mar 1810

N[ew]Castle March 9/1810 Mr Thos Dodd Nenthead Sir I received your favour of the 5th Inst. with amount of Ore raised p the Governor & Co in Weardale in the year ending 30 Septr 1809 and enclosed <hand> your Statement of Account with them for Rents, Compositions etc paid by Col. Beaumont. – I observe it will not be convenient to discharge the amount before the 15th or 16th I am etc TC

Letter – Martin Morrison to Glyn Mills & Co – 13 Mar 1810

Newcastle 13th March 1810 Messrs Glyn Mills & Co Bankers - London I beg to advise of having this day drawn upon you four Bills the particulars stated below, amounting to £45,000 on acc[oun]t of Thomas Richard Beaumont Esqr; to which I request your attention and am etc MM Dated 13 March p[aya]ble to Loraine & Co at 10 days date £11,250 - - 13 ‘ to ditto 15 11,250 - - 13 ‘ to ditto 25 11,

Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 27 Mar 1810

Newcastle 27 March 1810 Mrs Beaumont addressed Cl Beaumont Portman Square I am favored with your Letter of the 21 inst enclosing one from Lord Strathmore; the reply to which in my opinion is, the situation of the proposed Bridge and the road leading to it, being so distant from the Weardale Mines as totally to preclude its being of the least use in facilitating the Carriage of either Lead or Ore. I beg now to enclose in this and another cover Lead Sales for January & Feb
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