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Letter – Diana Beaumont to John Erasmus Blackett – 16 Nov 1803

Bretton Nov[embe]r 16th 1803 Dear Sir We left London on the 7th & arrived here on the 9th without taking Colds, or hav[in]g any accidents; our 3 Young Travellers did not suffer in the least, & as my little Girl improves in Health, I do the same in Strength, I was favor’d with your Letter of the 6th on our arrival here, I am very glad you will employ an Amanuensis & beg you will not fatigue your Eyes with writing in this dark foggy Weather, it always gives us plea

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 18 Nov 1803

Mrs Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle 18. Novr. 1803 Col. Beaumont M.P. Bretton Wakefd. Yorks Dr: Madam I am favoured with your letter of the 16th. Inst. & am very glad to hear of your arrival safe & well at Bretton & that neither yourself nor your young travellors suffered from the cold & fatigue. Myself & family are much obliged to you for the anxiety which you express on our account respecting the Fever at this place; At this season of the year th

Letter – Diana Beaumont to John Erasmus Blackett – 21 Nov 1803

J. E. Blackett Esq. Newcastle upon Tyne Bretton Nov[embe]r 21st 1803 Dear Sir It gives us much concern to hear of the Indisposition of Sir Edward Blackett, I have by this Post wrote to Mrs Blackett to beg she will have the goodness to let me know how he is; - I am very glad to find the account of the Fever was so much exaggerated, such a report was very mischievous – we have not heard from Mr Davison since we came here, therefore conclude that the Business with Sir Wm

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to Wood – 29 Nov 1803

Mr Wood Newcastle Nov. 23d. – 1803. Bretton Yorkshire under Cover to Col: Beaumont M.P. Sir We have this day shipped on board the Ship Two Brothers Captain John Gardner for Hull by Mrs. Beaumonts Order 50 ps Slag Lead of 69c 3 q ,, & One Cask of Lead Fume qty. <Neat> 1-2 - <x> as p[er] Bill of Lading inclosed; they are directed T.R Beaumont Esq Bretton to be left at the Old Warehouse Wakefield. As we did not know to whose care to direct the above at H

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Read, Lucas & Read – 29 Nov 1803

Messrs. Read Lucas & Reads Sheffield. Newcastle 29th. Novemr. 1803- Gentn. Your Favour of the 26th. has come to hand, covering eight Bills, Amount Three Hundred & Forty-five Pounds, Three Shillings and three Pence as you advise, which Sum is placed to the Credit of your Account with Coln. Beaumont for fine Silver sent you. I shall in a few Days, send you another Piece of about eight Hundred Ounces, of which I shall advise you. I am &c. - - - J.E.B.

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Read, Lucas & Read – 2 Dec 1803

Messrs. Read Lucas & Reads Sheffield. Newcastle 2d. Decr. 1803.- Gentn. I have this day sent you p[er] Pickergill’s Waggon, a piece fine Silver containing Nine Hundred & Fifty-six & one half Ounces which I desire you will place to Account with Thos. Rd. Beaumont Esq as below, and advise me on your Receipt of the same. I am &c. - - -J.E.B. For a ps fine Silver q 956 ½ Oz. at 6s/1d p[er] Ounce £290 – 18s – 8d

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 2 Dec 1803

Mrs. Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle Decemr. 2d. 1803. Colonel Beaumont Portman Square – London Dear Madam I wrote to you the 22d. & 26th. Ulto. to which I refer you.- I hope that you got well to Town and that this may find you, the Colonel & young Family perfectly well –The late very promising Account of my poor Brother flatters us with Hopes of his doing well:- We have been misinformed respecting the Lead Company’s Sale, which was a

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Messrs Drummond – 20 Dec 1803

Messrs. Drummond Newcastle 20th. Decr. 1803. Bankers London Gentn. Inclosed you will receive a Bill drawn by Sir Wm. Loraine Bt. Baker & Co. on Messrs. Veres Lucadon & Co. at forty Days dated this Day, for Two Hundred & thirty-one Pounds – five Shillings, to pay one Quarter’s Composition for the Lot Ore of Weardale Leadmines due to the Lord Bishop of Durham from Col: Beaumont the 26th. Ulto. – Please to acknowledge the Receipt of this Sum for that

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to Read, Lucas & Read – 20 Dec 1803

Messrs Read Lucas & Reads Sheffield.- Newcastle Decr. 20th. 1803.- Gentn. Mr. Blackett has this Day recd. your Favor of the 19th. Inst. covering four Bills value Two Hundred and eighty-nine Pounds, ten Shillings which Sum is placed to the Credit of your Account for fine Silver sent you on Mr. Beaumont’s Account. I am &c. – T.C.

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to Read Lucas & Read – 1 Jan 1804

Messrs Read Lucas & Read Sheffield N[ew]Castle Jan[uar]y 1804 On the 2nd Inst Mr Blackett forwarded per Leeds Wagon on your Account a p[iece] [of] fine Silver which you will have the goodness to pass to Credit of Col Beaumont’s Account as below and acknowledge the receipt as usual. I am etc TC For a p[iece] fine Silver q : 955 @ 6/2 per Oz £294-9-2

Letter – Thomas Crawhall – 3 Jan 1804

N[ew]C[astle] 3rdJan[uar]y 1804 Sir, Mr Blackett being somewhat indisposed desires me to acknowledge the rec[eip]t of y[our]s of 31 Ulto the Contents of which he duly observes & feels much obliged by the information which he begs me to assure you shall not go further. He presumes you have already been acquainted with the late Sales of the Lead Co of 22000 p[iece]s Lead as well as those of the G[reenwich] Hospital, the latter have sold all the Lead they had at Market to Wal

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 5 Jan 1804

Mrs Beaumont Under cover to Newcastle 5 Jan[uar]y 1804 Col Beaumont MP Portman Square London Dear Madam I wrote to you the 25th Ult. since which I have delayed writing in hopes of making a Sale of Lead which has not yet been in my power; I am now informed that the London Houses have entered into an agreement not to make any purchases of WB Lead but at a reduced price & as there is no considerable stock in any other hands they expect that you will be under a necessi

Will – Nicholas Walton – 9 Jan 1804

This is the last Will and Testament of me Nicholas Walton of the Town and County of Newcastle upon Tyne Esqr. I give unto my eldest Son The Reverend Jonathan Walton Rector of Birdbrook in the County of Essex for whom I have already amply provided the Legacy or Sum of Ten Guineas for a Ring and to his wife the like Sum of Ten Guineas for a Ring. I give unto my daughter Jane Walton the Legacy or Sum of One thousand pounds and I hereby direct that the same Legacy shall be paid to my said daughter

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 17 Jan 1804

Newcastle 17th. Jany. 1804 Dear Madam I have the favour of your letter of the 13th. inst. & observe the contents. I shall in the name of Col. Beaumont & yourself make application to the Committee for the conducting the affairs of Surtees Burdon & Co to know what sum you may depend on being paid you on or before the middle of May next; I fear little or none: the first payments they make I imagine will be the taking up of their Notes which are at 5 p Ct. inte

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 17 Jan 1804

Mrs Beaumont Under cover to Newcastle 17th Jan[uar]y 1804 Col Beaumont MP Portman Square London D[ea]r Madam I have the favor of your Letter of the 13th Inst. & observe the Contents. I shall (in the Names of Col Beaumont & yourself) make Application to the Committee for the conducting the Affairs of Surtees’ Burdon & Co to know what Sum you may depend on being paid you, on or before the middle of May next; I fear little or none; the first Payments th

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to Daniel Turner – 19 Jan 1804

Mr D Turner Newcastle 19th Jan[uar]y 1804 Copyhold Office Durham Sir Above you have Loraine Baker & Co’s Order on Durham Bank payable to you for £4-11-,, to pay one year’s Rent due Martinmas last from Col Beaumont to the Lord B[isho]p Durham out of Lands at Winlaton with Acquitance 10s/- for Land tax for the same. Mr W. Thomas of Denton Hall, at present transacts all Business relating Col Beaumont’s landed Property in this Neighbourhood & who will be requested to pay

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Read Lucas & Read – 19 Jan 1804

Messrs Read Lucas & Read Sheffield Newcastle 19 Jan[uar]y 1804 Gentlemen I have this rece[ive]d you Favour of 17th Inst. inclosing four Bills value Two Hundred and ninety three Pounds as you advise which sum is passed to the Credit of your account with Col Beaumont for fine Silver sent you. I am etc. J.E.B.

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to John Wakefield – 21 Jan 1804

Mr John Wakefield Kendal Newcastle 21st January 1804 Sir At Mr Blackett’s request I enclose you Tucker & Co’s Bill on Allanson, value £100 being for 20 Barrels Gunpowder forwarded by you for use of Col Beaumont’s Weardale Mines, in July last, which please acknowledge the Receipt of & forward 20 Barrels of the same Directions. We understand an advance in the Price has taken place in the Article of Gunpowder since the above was received of you, will thank you t

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 22 Jan 1804

Colonel Beaumont Portman Square London Newcastle 22 Jan[uar]y 1804 Dear Sir I wrote to Mrs Beaumont the 17th Inst. to which I refer you, as your time is a good deal engaged, I have of late addressed my letters to Mrs Beaumont. The enclosed Proposition etc is made by the Committee for conducting the Affairs of Messrs Easterby hall & Co. The Works that the Company have at Bill Quay on this River, have been erected by them at a considerable Expense; they have done a great

Letter – William Blackett to John Erasmus Blackett – 23 Jan 1804

Thorpe Lee Jany 23 1804 My Dear Sir I should have answered your kind letter before but was in hopes to have given you a better account of my Father by waiting some days, I am sorry to say that I fear there is now very little hopes, he is growing weaker every day, & in the state he is now it would be a happy release for him when it pleases God to take him from this world. He has for some days been quite insensible, but this morn is more collected than he was yesterday, but is too we

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 5 Feb 1804

Mrs Beaumont Newcastle Feb[ruar]y 1804 Portman Square London Dear Madam, Agreeable to your Desire, I had yesterday a Meeting with the Committee of Messrs Surtees and Burdon: I put to them the several Questions that you desired, in answer to which I received the enclosed: Mr Burdon told me that not only Security would be given, but 5 per Cent allowed the Committee present were Mr Russell, Mr Graham Clarke, Mr Hood. Mr Headlam, Mr Clayton Town Clerk & Mr Lloyd. I am e

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 5 Feb 1804

Mrs Beaumont under cover to Newcastle February 5th 1804 Col Beaumont Portman Square London D[ea]r Madam I have been favoured with your letter of the 30th Ult. enclosing Mr Bells Letter. I had yesterday some Conversation with Mr Thomas respecting the Boxes for the Court Rolls of Hexham Manor:- I have lately got ten Boxes made for your Writings; they are painted and numbered, are more safe than those of Wood, & of easy Conveyance: Mr Thomas as well as Mr Bell pref

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Goslings & Sharp – 8 Feb 1804

Messrs Goslings Bankers London Newcastle 8th February 1804 Gentlemen Inclosed you will receive a Bill drawn by Sir W[ilia]m Loraine Bt. Baker & Co on Messrs Vere Lucadow & Co at Thirty Days dated this day for Three Hundred & seventy five Pounds to pay One Quarter’s Composition for the Tythe Ore of Weardale Leadmines due the 11th Ulto. To the Rev[ren]d H. Hardinge from Col Beaumont. Please to acknowledge the Receipt of the Bill and advise Mr Hardinge of the same.

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Arthur Mowbray – 8 Feb 1804

Arthur Mowbray Esq Durham Newcastle February 8th 1804 Sir Inclosed you will receive a Bill drawn by Sir W[ilia]m Loraine Bt Baker & Co on Messrs Veres Lucadow & Co at Forty Days dated this Day, for seventy-five Pounds 1s/2 to pay half a year’s Moor Master’s Rent due from Tho[mas] R[ichar]d Beaumont Esq to the Lord Bishop of Durham, the 2nd Inst. with 1s/2 for Acquitance & Duty. Please to acknowledge the receipt of this sum for that purpose, to yrs. etc. J.E.B. The

Letter – William Blackett to John Erasmus Blackett – 9 Feb 1804

Thorpe Lee Feby 9th 1804 My Dear Sir I wrote to you a very short letter some days ago with an account of the Melancholy event which took place here on Friday last; we have now settled every thing with regard to the Funeral, I sent for a man from Town who is much in that way of business & it is to set out from hence for Ripon on Saturday Morn. Early; I have written to the Dean who will be kind enough to order preparation to be made there; The Coachmen & the Butler will go from h
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