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Letter – Martin Morrison to Glyn & Co – 15 Jan 1821

N[ew]Castle 15 Janry 1821 Sir R C Glyn Bt & Co Bankers – London Remitting 3 Bills value £7921 – 15 – 7 for Col Beaumonts Acc[oun]t. – MM. –

Memo – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 15 Jan 1821

N[ew]Castle 15 Janry 1821 Mrs Beaumont Bretton Hall. – Advising of having made the above Remittance MM

Memo – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 18 Jan 1821

Newcastle 18 Janry 1821 Mrs Beaumont & T W Beaumont Esqr Bretton Hall Transmitting to each the Report of the State of Allenheads & Coalcleugh Lead Mines for last Quarter MM Newcastle 6 Febry 1821 Mrs Beaumont & T W Beaumont Esqr London Do – the Report of Weardale Lead Mines for last quarter MM

Letter – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Wentworth Beaumont – 9 Feb 1821

Feb 9th 1821 I beg leave to enclose a summons I have just recd for your attendance as Foreman of the Grand Jury at the Newcastle Assize ... In case a tenant should offer for the Abbey and grounds would you allow him to let the long room for a ball room and for other public occasions. The drainage by the Fenwick tenants and others is going on to a considerable extent and answers to my most sanguine expectations. I expect to remove to Bywell in a week or ten days. Some of the young Pointers a

Letter – Martin Morrison to Robert Stagg – 10 Feb 1821

Robert Stagg Esq Newcastle 10th Febr 1821 Melmerby Hall Penrith D[ear] Sir Above I beg to hand you the Statement of Balance due from the Govr & Co for Ore raised in Weardale to the 30th Sept last. – You will observe by the inclosed that we have deducted 1/13th in our Calculation, from the quantity of your last years produce to the 31st Oct[obe]r; in order to assimulate the periods, and to bring the proportion of the produce, Of the Governor & Co & Col B[eaumon]t, a

Memo – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 12 Feb 1821

Newcastle 12th Febry 1821 Mrs Beaumont 35 Portman Square. London. Transmitting Cash Acc[oun]t & Lead Sales for Decem[be]r and January last. – MM

Memo – Martin Morrison to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 17 Feb 1821

Messrs Rundell Bridge & Rundell London Newcastle 17th Febry 1821 Advising of having sent a pce Silver of 1796Oz pWaggon this day MM

Letter – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Wentworth Beaumont – 25 Feb 1821

Feb 25th 1821. I expect in a few days to let a part of the Abbey if not the whole of it and the grounds. I shall remove the best shrubs to Bywell for the present. … you do not <…> where the Pinis [pineapples] in the Stove at Bywell is to be sent … and I understand from the gardener they will not keep.

Letter – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Wentworth Beaumont – 4 Mar 1821

Mr Beaumont. March 4th 1821 The Pinis with a couple of woodcocks sent in by Matthew Lee were sent off directed to you in Pall Mall on Tuesday last ... the two mills at Bywcll .. for entire different purposes ... the High Mill being for the sole purpose of making flour and pearl barley and the low mill for making oatmeal. There is not any room in the high mill to place a pair of stones to ground oatmeal without building and the low mill is as I before stated now standing in

Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 5 Mar 1821

Mrs Beaumont Newcastle 5th March 1821 Portman Square London Madam I am duly honored with your letter of the 2nd Inst and having determined to withdraw your Acc[oun]t from Sir F Blake Reed & Co Bank in June or July next, it will be my business, at a proper time to give them Notice of your intention. – Mr Wilson Rector Of Wolsingham has been applied to, previous to <commencing> the contemplated Level of Pikestone, to know the terms he would accept for his Tythe Ore.

Letter – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Wentworth Beaumont – 23 Mar 1821

Mr B. March 23rd 1821 In case you should visit Northumberland soon I think it would be better to defer the alteration of the Bywell mill until you have seen it … I have sent a brace of woodcocks sent in by the Bywell gamekeeper. He has applied to me for a gun, not having one of his own, you will have the goodness to say if he is to have one.

Letter – Martin Morrison to John Griffiths Esqr – 24 Mar 1821

John Griffiths Esqr Solicitor - Durham Newcastle 24 March 1821 Informed that a Trial in search of Lead Ore is making at Black Bank situated below Wolsingham and the same being Copyhold and in the parish of Wolsingham, I take the liberty of mentioning the circumstance to you, in order if an Error exists contravening Colonel Beaumonts rights as Lessee under the Bishop of Durham,that the Trial in question may forthwith be stopped. – I am etc MM

Letter – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Wentworth Beaumont – 1 Apr 1821

Mr B. Bywell April 1st 1821 I have removed my family to Bywell to enable me to attend [struck out: closely] to the enclosure now going on ... There is a <....> Engine and a great number of leather pipe for extinguishing fires which they value at £35 ... has suffered one of the young dogs to get away from him whilst hunting them and worry another sheep.

Memo – Martin Morrison to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 2 Apr 1821

Newcastle 2 April 1821 Messrs Rundell & Co London. – Adv[isin]g of having sent a pc of Silver of 968 Oz pWaggon 28 Mar MM Newcastle 11th April 1821 Messrs Rundell & Co London Ditto of 1584Oz pWaggon

Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 7 Apr 1821

Mrs Beaumont Newcastle 7th April 1821 35 Portman Square London Madam In two other Covers I beg to transmit Cash Acc[oun]t & Sales of Lead for last month; and in this, a letter from Mr Geo Crawhall, by which you will have the satisfaction to find, that the Bargains have commenced without interruption on the part of the Workmen. To the wholesome severity exercised on the last occasion, may be attributed the present peaceful progress of the Agreements for the ensuing Quarter.

Letter – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Wentworth Beaumont – 1 May 1821

Mr B May 1st 1821 To whom am I to remit the rents which I shall receive on the 16th inst also the sum agreed upon to be paid Mrs Beaumont out of the Bywell Estate ... five of the Pointers were sent off to Bretton Hall yesterday another would have been sent but was too heavy in pup to travel ... has applied to have part of the land now in open pasture enclosed ... he will pay 5s 6d additional rent on the sum expended in inclosure ... I shall send a Pini on Thursday the last which will be ripe

Letter – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Wentworth Beaumont – 9 May 1821

Mr B May 9th 1821 I sent a Pini on the 1st the last which will be ripe until August. Would you wish any young rabbits or leveretts to be sent. I met Mr Thomas yesterday at Hexham where he informed me that Mrs Beaumont has given him directions to receive from me the sum agreed upon to be paid out of the Bywell rental. In the statement sent, the expense of repairing the mill is stated to be paid by Mrs Beaumont but Mr Thomas now seems doubtful of this and supposes Mrs B may not allow any exp

Letter – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Wentworth Beaumont – 24 May 1821

Mr B May 24th 1821 There are two large coppers which were in the Brewhouse at Bywell taken down by Mrs Hudson … they are not of a description which I think likely to suit in case you should at any time wish to brew your own ale.

Memo – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 9 Jun 1821

N[ew]Castle 9 June 1821 Mrs Beaumont 35 Portman Square London Transmitting (pThomas ) Cash Account and Lead Sales for the months of April & May. – MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to Henry Phillpotts – 9 Jun 1821

The Revd Henry Phillpotts Durham N[ew]Castle 9th June 1821 I beg to inclose a Bill on J Hopkins value £1125 in payment for ¼ a Years Composition for Tithe Ore due to you the 10th instant as Rector of Stanhope in Weardale, from Colonel Beaumont. – I am etc MM. –

Letter – Martin Morrison to Henry Phillpotts – 14 Jun 1821

The Revd Henry Phillpotts Durham Newcastle 14th June 1821 Having only returned from the Mines last night, I have been prevented acknowledging sooner, the favor of your Letter of the 11th Inst. The plan which you suggest of extending the present Agreements for Lot & Tithe Ore, three months after their expiration will not I apprehend be objected to, by Col & Mrs Beaumont, <..> at the period, they and the then Incumbents, are desirous to renew them in future. – With respect t

Memo – Martin Morrison to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 16 Jun 1821

Newcastle 16 June 1821 Messrs Rundell Bridge & Rundell London Advising having forwarded a pce Siver 1323Oz pWaggon. – MM

Letter – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Wentworth Beaumont – 18 Jun 1821

Mr B June 18th 1821 If the Pini house at Bywell is to new roofed, the glass being very much broken and the woodwork in a very bad state ... more Pointers worrying sheep ... The Bywell association for the prosecution of Felons solicit your becoming a member ... all the proprietors of the adjoining estates are members ... The small mill at Bywell <....> is now standing for want of repair. On this subject I beg reference to my letters of Feb 25th & Mar 4th,

Letter – Martin Morrison to Thomas Maltby – 19 Jun 1821

Newcastle 19 June 1821 Thomas Maltby Esqr Lead Merchant – London D[ea]r Sir In reply to your esteemed favor of the 16 Inst I beg to inform you that 10,000ps of Lead are at your service at £23 p fo[the]r for Refined, and £22 pfo[the]r for Common Lead including 1/10th Slag, in the proportion of 1/3rd of the former and 2/3rds of the latter, and which under all circumstances I apprehend places this offer upon an equality with Lead Co[mpan]y’s Sale to Messrs Locke & Co last

Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 19 Jun 1821

Newcastle 19 June 1821 Mrs Beaumont 35 Portman Square. London. Since I had the Honor of writing to you by Mr Thomas, I have visited the Mines and it is with satisfaction I am enabled to state, that the produce of Ore this year, compared with that of the former, will be considerably greater. – I also have accomplished the Agreement with Mr Wilson Rector of Wolsingham for Ore to be raised at Pikestone in that Parish at a duty of one-fourteenth, this duty compared with the tenth he
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