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Letter – Martin Morrison to Thomas Bowes – 4 Aug 1812

Newcastle 4 August 1812 Thomas Bowes Esq Darlington I now enclose Statement of Colonel Beaumonts Average Profits for five Years from his Weardale Lead Mines in Darlington Ward and also Bill as under for the amount, conformable to your request when I had the pleasure of seeing you last month on my way to London. I will thank you to send me a Stampt Rec[eip]t for this payment & am etc MM 600 Morland 14-10-0 Veres 614-10-0

Memo – Martin Morrison to Brown & Brind – 4 Aug 1812

Messrs Brown & Brinde Foster Lane Cheapside London Forwarding a piece of Silver (Carr[iage] p[ai]d) cont[ainin]g 1477 Oz – 4 August

Letter – Martin Morrison to John Crace – 8 Aug 1812

Newcastle 8th August 1812 Mr John Crace 59 Duces Street Lincoln Inn Fields London Informed by the Receivers of Greenwich Hospital that you purchased their Lead Fume ground in oil, and that you are desirous to have a larger quantity. I am to request on behalf of Col Beaumont whose Lead Smelt Mills are <in …..> information of the quantity you are inclined to purchase with the price & Credit delivered here. I am etc MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 10 Aug 1812

Newcastle 10th August 1812 Mrs Beaumont – Thorpe Madam I have had the honor of duly receiving your Letter o the 7th inst and of executing the directions it contains – The enquiries after Col Beaumont have been numerous and my answers uniform that his health required a prolonged residence at the Sea. The Assizes are well attended and among the Company is Lord Percy and Sir Charles Monck foreman of the Grand Jury. – This Letter is principally intended to convey the enclosed, a

Letter – Martin Morrison to Glyn & Co – 25 Aug 1812

Sir R C Glyn Bt & Co Bankers London Remitting to them three Bills value £13,288-12-2 25 August 1812

Memo – Martin Morrison to Brown & Brind – 28 Aug 1812

Brown & Brinde Foster Lane Cheapside London Forwarding a piece of Silver containing 1247 Oz – 28 August 1812

Memo – Martin Morrison to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 14 Sep 1812

Newcastle 14 Septem[be]r 1812 Messrs Rundell Bridge & Rundell Ludgate Hill London Forwarding them a piece of Silver containing 1630 Oz & stating the price of of the last sold to be 7s/Oz

Memo – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 15 Sep 1812

Mrs Beaumont Hexham Abbey – With Cash Acc[oun]t & Lead Sales for August

Diary – James Losh – 8 Oct 1812

Dinner with the Magistrates...Ball in the evening, Mrs. Beaumont appeared in all the splendor of diamonds but with the manners of a proud and vulgar woman.

Report – Joseph Dickinson to Martin Morrison – 12 Oct 1812

Mr Morrison Newcastle Dufton 12th October 1812 About the 25th March last the Weather being exceeding stormy I inspected Coalcleugh Leadmines & let the Bargains, the Mines being poor in the Old Works was obliged to advance the head Price to 42s per Bing by that time the snow being so very deep, & the Frost intense, was obliged to return, after writing to the Head Agents at Allenheads & Weardale; I had in that journey taken Cold, was very unwell for near three Weeks,

Report – Joseph Little to Joseph Dickinson – 13 Oct 1812

We the undersigned have Viewed the different Mines at Allenheads, Weardale & Coalcleugh & our Report is as follows. Viz. That Allenheads Mine in Wentworth Vein in the back workings is poor, but the foremost sump now opening is more promising than any that has been sunk in that Vein. The Workings at Craigshield in Diana Vein are very hard and poor, but likely to be of a long duration, the foreend is some better than it has been. Breckonsike Leadmine is considerabl

Memo – Martin Morrison to Brown & Brind – 16 Oct 1812

Newcastle 16 Octo[be]r 1812 Messrs Brown & Brinde Foster Lane Cheapside London Forwarding them a piece of Silver containing 1307 ½ Oz –

Letter – Martin Morrison to Glyn Mills & Co – 20 Oct 1812

Newcastle 20th October 1812 Messrs Glyn Mills & Co Bankers London Remitting them 5 Bills value £10,312-10-3 for T R Beaumont Esqr Acc[oun]t MM

Report – Thomas Dodd – 31 Oct 1812

Garrigill mines are poor and Tynebottom also. At Tynebottom Joseph Wanless & Co are driving the Horse level.

Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 5 Nov 1812

Newcastle 5 Novem[be]r 1812 Mrs Beaumont – Bretton Enclosing Cash Account and Lead Sales for last Month and transcript of Sir Wm Blackett will respecting St Andrews Charity School etc etc

Memo – Martin Morrison to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 7 Nov 1812

Newcastle 7 Novem[be]r 1812 Messrs Rundell & Co Ludgate Hill London Forwarding to them a piece of Silver containing 1654 Oz Messrs Brown & Brinde Foster Lane – Cheapside London Ditto Ditto containing Oz

Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 19 Dec 1812

Newcastle 19 Decem[be]r 1812 Mrs Beaumont Bretton Transmitting Cash Acc[oun]t, Lead Sales, Expenses so far as paid, of the Election at Alnwick on 23 Oct[obe]r and a list for her signature, of the Boys to be admitted into StAndrews’ Charity School at the town

Letter – Martin Morrison to Joseph Dickinson – 23 Dec 1812

N[ew]Castle 23d Dec 1812 Joseph Dickinson Esq of Dufton at Coalcleugh I am favoured with your letter of the 18th Inst. & hope this will meet you at Coalcleugh in perfect health. – Influenced by the glorious news from Russia many enquiries are making after Lead and I have sold largely at £23 p[er]fofer Com[m]on, Six Mo[nths] Credit.- & fortunately for Europe Bonaparte’s career is soon at an end & peace restored, old England will again flourish & the price of Lead

Memo – Martin Morrison to Brown & Brind – 6 Jan 1813

N[ew]Castle 6 Janry 1813 Messrs Brown & Brind Foster Lane – Cheapside London advising of having sent 2p[iece]s of fine Silver & requesting them to state the w[eigh]t of each piece.

Memo – Martin Morrison to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 7 Jan 1813

Messrs Rundell & Co Ludgate Hill – London advising of having sent 1 piece of fine Silver containing 820 Oz

Report – Thomas Dodd – 9 Jan 1813

Joseph Wanless & Co are driving the Horse level at Tynebottom, to prove both the vein and flats, but are yet short of the object.

Report – Joseph Dickinson to Martin Morrison – 11 Jan 1813

Martin Morrison Esq. Newcastle Dufton 11 Jany 1813. Yours of the 23 Dec last I rec’d in <c…..> & if the times had allowed two or three shillings per Bing more, for some poor places, would have been very acceptable; The Workmen have no place to fly to, & cannot live without some employment; I fear several of them have taken Bargains, which at 42s per B[in]g will not cover the usual allowance, of advance Cash, & will of course increase (what we may call your

Letter – Martin Morrison to Gosling & Sharp – 11 Jan 1813

Newcastle 11 Jan[ua]ry 1813 Messrs Goslings & Sharpe Bankers – London Remitting them £375 – ¼ of a years Compo[sition] for Tithe Ore due this day to Rev[eren]d Henry Hardinge Rector of Stanhope

Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 2 Feb 1813

Newcastle 2nd February 1813 Mrs Beaumont Portman Square – London In this and another Cover you will receive Cash Account and Lead Sales for the month of December, and I have much pleasure in stating that I have this day sold to Messrs J Locke & Co 7000 pieces of Lead at £27 p[er]fo[the]r for Refined, being an advance within the last two months of £3p[er]fo[the]r. – I am etc MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 5 Feb 1813

Col Beaumont MP N[ew]Castle 5th Feby 1813 Portman Square London Dear Sir I am honoured with your letter of the 1 Inst. & am much gratified by the information it affords of your Naval Officer, who I hope, by the time the <French> possess another Navy, will be an Admiral and serve them, if occasion offers, the second <part> of Trafalgar. – I am also happy to hear Mrs Beaumont is so delightfully employed in preparing for Miss Beaumonts presentation to Court on
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