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Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 10 Aug 1820

Mrs Beaumont Bretton Newcastle 10 August 1820 Transmitting Cash Acc[oun]t & Lead Sales for last month with particulars of the above Remittance to Messrs Glyn & Co. – MM W[i]th also Quarterly Reports of Allenheads & Coalcleugh Lead Mines

Memo – Martin Morrison to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 11 Aug 1820

Newcastle 11 August 1820 Messrs Rundell Bridge & Rundell London. – Advising a Pce of Silver 1612 Oz pWaggon 9th inst MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 14 Aug 1820

Newcastle 14 August 1820 Mrs Beaumont Bretton Hall. – Transmitting (addressed to Mr Beaumont MP) Cash Account and Lead Sales for last month. – MM

Memo – Martin Morrison to Thomas Wentworth Beaumont – 22 Aug 1820

T W Beaumont Esqr MP. Newcastle 22nd August 1820 Warrens Hotel Waterloo Place London. – Transmitting Quarterly Reports of Weardale Lead Mines, one for himself, and another for Mrs Beaumont to be forwarded to her at Bretton. – MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to John Bell – 24 Aug 1820

Mr John Bell Hexham Newcastle 24th Aug: 1820 Mr Beaumont is desirous that you will search in the Manor Office for the Aft of a Deed or any other papers relating to the House and other attached property in this Town sold by Sir Thos Blackett to Mr Geo: Anderson about the latter end of the year 1783; the conveyance of which may be dated, [struck out: soon after] in that year or early in the following – If you are successful in finding any paper relating thereto, have the goodness to forw

Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 24 Aug 1820

Mrs Beaumont - Bretton Hall Newcastle 24th August 1820 I have had the Honor of receiving your letter of the 23rd Inst. The Bills last remitted to Messrs Glyn & Co will be discountable in Nov[embe]r and I have no doubt, if required, your Bankers will readily discount them. Whenever it suits your convenience to visit the Mines, the time will be equally so to your Agents here; - the Amounts are all ready for examination. Major Anderson is not in this Town at present; from his Solicitor

Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 15 Sep 1820

Newcastle 15 Septemr 1820 Mrs Beaumont Bretton Hall Madam. It is with great concern I announce to you that the Revd Hy Hardinge, Rector of Stanhope, died at Ketton near Darlington last Saturday (the 9th Inst) – This event so important in it’s consequences to your Interest I was only acquainted with last night, and have no information yet who is to be his Successor; the probability is that Lord Barrington will obtain the Living, <on> the compromise of the Chancery Suit with

Letter – Martin Morrison to John Griffiths – 19 Sep 1820

John Griffiths Esqr Newcastle 19th Septemr 1820 Soicitor – Durham The death of the Rector of Stanhope makes me desirous to obtain early information who is to be his Successor. If you can give me any You will oblige Yrs etc MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 22 Sep 1820

Mrs Beaumont Bretton NewCastle 22 Sept 1820 Madam Nothing as yet has transpired, of who is to succeed the late Mr Hardinge to the Rectory of Stanhope. – Lord Barrington is talked of, but all is conjecture, the Bishops determination not being publickly known. – Whatever I hear, tends to confirm me in the opinion, that the Views entertained by the Clergy of the Diocese of the value of the Living are of the most exaggerated description, and that they are impressed with the idea that

Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 26 Sep 1820

Mrs Beaumont Newcastle 26 Sept 1820 Madam I am this morning informed that the Rectory of Stanhope has been conferred on the Rev H. Phillpotts who will shortly be inducted. – He vacates his Stall at Durham. – I propose going over tomorrow to wait upon him, and if I find at Home, will take the earliest opportunity of acquainting you with the Result of the interview – I am etc MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 28 Sep 1820

Mrs Beaumont Bretton N[ew]Castle 28 Sept 1820 Madam I yesterday went to Durham & had an interview with Revd Mr Phillpotts who expressed his readiness to enter into an Agreement of Comp[ositio]n for the Tithe Ore of the Parish of Stanhope. The <…..> to the valuable preferment he should give up in accepting the Parish of Stanhope; a Stall in Durham the next in emolument to Lord Barringtons (which is the best) and also the living of Crossgate in that City besides fore

Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 7 Oct 1820

Mrs Beaumont Allenheads N[ew]Castle 7 Octr 1820 On my arrival yesterday at Durham from Allenheads; I had an interview with Mr Phillpotts respecting the Composition, in lieu of Tithe Ore, for the Parish of Stanhope. Mr Phillpotts repeated his Readiness to accept a Composition but requested an offer to be made for it, and hoped that I was empowered to name the Sum that would be given. I replied that I was prepared upon two Conditions being conceded to offer him £3000 p[er]An[nu]m. Viz th

Letter – Martin Morrison to Henry Phillpotts – 11 Oct 1820

Newcastle 11 Octor 1820 The Revd Henry Phillpotts College Durham. – I have the Honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Letter of yesterdays date, and cannot on the grounds you so considerately mention, have any objection to meet Mr Fenwick. – In the offer I made on Friday for the Tythe Ore of Stanhope, it was with the intention of excluding any Statement of Accounts or Representations which by possibility might expose, as in the case of the Bishop of Durham, Colonel & Mrs B

Memo – Martin Morrison to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 14 Oct 1820

Newcastle 14 October 1820 Messrs Rundell Bridge & Co Ludgate Hill – London – Advising a pce Silver of 1236oz pWaggon 3 inst MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 20 Oct 1820

Newcastle 20 October 1820 Mrs Beaumont Bretton Hall. I yesterday went to Durham, according to appointment to meet Mr Phillpotts. I found him greatly displeased and hurt, at a Report which had circulated in Weardale last week that He had refused to accept £3000 a year for his Tythe Ore and which had been represented to him of having such an effect upon the workmens minds as to render his appearance at Stanhope a step of personal danger and that in consequence he had been deterred go

Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 21 Oct 1820

Mrs Beaumont Bretton Newcastle Octr 21 1820 Annexed I beg to transmit Copy of a letter I received this morning by Post from Revd Mr Phillpotts and am <…> to observe that he has entirely shifted his ground from the proposition he made to me on thursday; his letter now calls for your most serious consideration as to the measures you will have to determine upon. It is my opinion that all reference to the price of Lead should be avoided whatever steps you take, it is certain great s

Letter – Martin Morrison – 21 Oct 1820

Octo. 21st Three large Boxes of Spar from Allenheads Mines for Bretton Hall – were shipped P Thomas, Jas Thompson for Hull the weight 5cwt 2qr 3<st> – they arrived at Hull –

Letter – Martin Morrison to Henry Phillpotts – 24 Oct 1820

Revd Henry Phillpotts Newcastle October 24/1820 College Durham Sir On the receipt of your letter of the 20 Inst, I lost no time in transmitting a Copy of it to Col & Mrs Beaumont, & I am directed by them to inform you, that after the most mature consideration upon the subject they are compelled by <pass..fal necessity> to decline the terms you demand for the Tythe Ore of Stanhope. – That they may however not incur the imputation of a <....> of feelings f

Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 25 Oct 1820

Mrs Beaumont Bretton Newcastle 25th October 1820 Madam I herewith transmit copy of a letter to & from Mr Phillpotts. His rejection of the offer of £4000, & the manner of doing it, leaves no room for hope, I fear, that a further offer of £500 more would induce him to enter into an Agreement; rather on the contrary induce him to be more tenacious in adhering to his most unreasonable demand; and which if acceded to by you, will be used as a precedent in future Agreements for

Letter – Thomas Wentworth Beaumont to Diana Beaumont – 25 Oct 1820

Hodson was to meet Fenwick last week for the purpose of signing the Deeds- I have introduced Edward to his principal Tutors at St. Johns, we dined yesterday with Mr. <Calvert>, who now holds in <Coll.> the situation formerly held by Dr. <Hood>, which he resigned on becoming Master – I then had a good deal of conversation with his Tutor Mr. <Jephson>, who is disposed to take great pains with him & pay great attention to his studies & conduct. Ed. has <assum

Memo – Martin Morrison to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 26 Oct 1820

Messrs Rundell Bridge & Co London Newcastle 26 Octbr 1820 Advising having sent a pce Silver of 1362 Oz pWaggon the 25 inst MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to Henry Phillpotts – 30 Oct 1820

The Revd Henry Phillpotts College Durham Newcastle 30 October 1820 Sir Having transmitted a Copy of your letter of the 24th Inst to Col & Mrs Beaumont, I yesterday received a letter from them, directing me to ascertain from you, whether they are to consider the proposition contained in yours of the 20th Inst, as your alternative, on which you will enter into an Agreement for the Tythe Ore of Stanhope. The knowledge of this information is desired, that they may take no steps without

Letter – Martin Morrison to Henry Phillpotts – 31 Oct 1820

The Revd Hy Phillpotts Durham Newcastle 31st October 1820 Sir I am by this morning’s post favoured with your letter of yesterday’s date; and if I have not referred to the estimation of Value of your Tythe Ore & the deductions you had made therefrom, it was because in our conversations I had before urged that it could only be upon Compo[sition]s with the Bishop and Rector for the Lot & Tythe Ore that the Weardale Mines could be worked to advantage by the Lessee; and also that

Letter – Martin Morrison to Henry Phillpotts – 2 Nov 1820

The Revd Henry Phillpotts Durham Newcastle 2nd Novemr 1820 I am favored with your letter of yesterday’s date; and that I may Contribute by every means within my power to promote an Agreement between you and Col Beaumont, I do not object to your shewing, the Statement which I delivered to you, to Mr Fenwick, who I shall be happy to meet here [struck out: tomorrow] this evening if it suits his convenience to come. – The words you impute to me respecting the Dean & Chapter’s Mine

Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 3 Nov 1820

Mrs Beaumont Bretton Newcastle 3 Novemr 1820 Madam By yesterdays post I transmitted to you copies of Letters to & from Mr Phillpotts & now have the Honor to send annexed Copy of another received from him this morning. Mr Fenwick cannot be expected here before tomorrow and what will be the result of our interview, coming from Mr Phillpotts, is difficult rightly to conjecture. – The Cash Acc[oun]t and Lead Sales for last month are drawn out; and also the Reports for Allenheads
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