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Letter – Thomas Thompson to Thomas Wentworth Beaumont – 20 Sep 1818

T W Beaumont Esq M.P. Honoured Sir We the Miners in Weardale having long laboured under the greatest distress, have felt ourselves obliged to petition for an Advance of Wages. We find that our present subsisting Money, which is only 7/6 a Week, much too little to purchase the necessaries of life, we have therefore petitioned for 10/- a week - our requests have not yet been granted . - Mr Morrison has made us an offer of 5/- pBing more than we have had, but it is too little, as those place

Memo – Martin Morrison to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 22 Sep 1818

Newcastle 22 Septemr 1818 Messrs Rundell & Co London Advising a Pce of Silver containing 1295 Oz pWaggon MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to George Crawhall – 24 Sep 1818

NCastle 24 Sept 1818 Mr Geo Crawhall New house Weardale I this morning rec[eive]d your two letters of the 22d Inst. – One enclosing a paper entitled ‘An Address to the Miners in Weardale’. I cannot sufficiently recommend the good sense and firmness which you have displayed in the interview with the nine delegates, sent by the Miners to you, demanding an advance of 10/- P.Bing in the price for raising Ore, and to be allowed 40/- PMo[nth] Subsistence Mony instead of 30/-. the Su

Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 25 Sep 1818

Newcastle 25th Sept 1818 Mrs Beaumont Bretton Yorks Madam The calamitous occurence of the destruction of greatest part of the Abbey by Fire yesterday, has produced the most distressing sensations Mr Crawhall being NCastle when the intelligence arrived immediately set off for Hexham, and when he reached the place a little before 12 o’clo[ck] at night, the flames had ceased raging, but with the destruction of the front and West side of the house, except the Walls whic

Memo – Martin Morrison to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 29 Sep 1818

Sept 29/1818 Shipped on Board the Thomas, Rich & Saul for Hull – 5 Boxes of Spar directed for Col Beaumont Bretton Hall Yorks

Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 2 Oct 1818

Newcastle 2d October 1818 Mrs Beaumont Bretton Madam Since I had the honour of last addressing a Letter to you I have been in Weardale whither I went at the solicitation of Geo. Crawhall who became alarmed, by the menacing & tumultuous proceedings, of the largest assemblage of Miners ever before seen there. - When I arrived, it was intimated to the Miners, that I was at Newhouse and ready to hear any representation they had to make; after some hesitation whether they would co

Letter – Martin Morrison to George Crawhall – 3 Oct 1818

Newcastle Octo 3/1818 Mr Geo Crawhall Newhouse D[ear] Sir I have rec[eive]d your L[ette]re & I regret to observe that the Workmen continue in so bad a spirit. – What I proposed to do for them was upon my own Responsibilty, unauthorized by any directions from Col & Mrs Beaumont, who by a letter received in answer to the petition, which conformable to the promise I made to the first deputation at N’castle was forwarded to Bretton, have expressed their Resolution not to

Memo – Martin Morrison to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 6 Oct 1818

Octo 6/1818 Shipped on Board the Thomas, Rich & Saul, for Hull 5 Casks of Lead <Fume> for Col Beaumont Bretton

Letter – Martin Morrison to Gosling & Sharp – 12 Oct 1818

N’Castle 12 October 1818 Messrs Goslings & Sharpe Bankers – London Remitting £375, the amount of Revd Hy Hardinge’s ¼ Yrs Comp: for Tithe Ore due 11 inst. MM.

Letter – Martin Morrison to Glyn Mills & Co – 12 Oct 1818

N’Castle 12 Octor 1818 Messrs Glyn Mills & Co Bankers – London Remitting 2 Bills value £1911 – 4 – 2 for Colonel Beaumonts Acct – MM 925 0 2 <Picard> 986 14 0 do 1911 14 2

Letter – Martin Morrison to Thomas Wentworth Beaumont – 15 Oct 1818

Newcastle 15 October 1818 Thos W Beaumont Esqr MP Hexham Abbey The Miners having returned to work, and the last quarter expired for which the Ore Bargains were taken, It becomes necessary, to enter into a new agreement with them for the present quarter ending with the year: In consequence Mr Geo: Crawhall came down yesterday from Weardale to to fix upon the highest price pBing, proper to be given for raising Ore, and we determined that an advance of 5/ pBing on the former price of

Letter – Martin Morrison to Griffith & Son – 20 Oct 1818

Newcastle 20 Octo 1818 Messrs I Griffith & Son Sol[icito]r Durham I am favored with your letter of the 17th Inst. I hope soon to be enabled to reply more particularly to it, but in the mean time request that you will proceed in the appeal against the poor Rates assessed Mr Hardinge in respect of the Tithes of Lead-Ore in the parish of Stanhope, which I am well assured cannot be sustained. I am Sirs etc MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to Thomas Wentworth Beaumont – 24 Oct 1818

Mr Beaumont Esqr M.P. Hexham Newcastle 24 Octo 1818 Sir I am this morning honoured with your l[ette]re of Thursday night, and at same time rec[eive]d the detail of proceedings of the Weardale Mines at <Allenh[eads] & at Coalcl[eugh]>. The most direct Method would have been for Mr Crawhall to have laid an information against Geo. Robinson & <Jhn> Stephenson before Mr Richmond who is a Magistrate & who was with him at Hexham on Thursday in this omission I have tho

Letter – Martin Morrison to George Crawhall – 26 Oct 1818

Newcastle 26th Octo 1818 Mr Geo Crawhall Weardale Col. Beaumont having taken into consideration the late illegal and disgraceful conduct of the Workmen in Weardale, to whom under the late disastrous circumstances of the times, he has authorized work to be given to every extent possible, far beyond what the states of the Mines precedently warranted, feel justly offended; and altho[ugh] he is inclined to believe the greatest part of the Men have been influenced in their late behavior,

Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 28 Oct 1818

NCastle 28 Octr 1818 Mrs Beaumont Bretton Madm I beg to enclose a letter received from Mr Williamson this day with an extract from one rec[eive]d from Mr Newburn Sol[icito]r at Darlington, respecting the None payment of £4000 property Tax to Government, in consequence of the Mony rec[eive]d by the Collector there, being deposited in the Bank of Messr Mowbray & Co at the period of their failure. – If on Mr Newburn furnishing Col Beaumont with Copies of the petitions or memo

Letter – Martin Morrison to Robert Stagg – 2 Nov 1818

Newcastle 2d Nov 1818 Robt Stagg Esq Ryhope near Sunderland Sir The Vestry of the Parish of Stanhope having assessed the Revd H Hardinge, Rector, to the Poor Rates; against which he has appealed to the Quarter Sessions; I am to acquaint you, that in the event of the Rate being established (which however is not at all probable) the amount will fall upon Col Beaum[on]t as Tenant to the said Rector; and of course the Lead Co will have to bear their Share according to the proportion

Memo – Martin Morrison to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 9 Nov 1818

Newcastle 9 Novemr 1818 Messrs Rundell & Co London Advising 2 pSilver w[eighin]g 1104 ½ & 1686 Oz pWaggon 7 inst

Letter – Martin Morrison to Griffith & Son – 11 Dec 1818

Newcastle 11 Dec 1818 Messrs I Griffiths & Son Sol[icito]r Durham Gentl[emen] I am favoured with your letter of the 9 Inst & if in another poor Rate to be made this Month by the Vestry of Stanhope, one, is made against the Rector for Tithe Ore; You will of course lodge another Appeal against this & the other Rates made between the last and next Sessions. On my return last Saturday I wrote to Mr Geo Crawhall Newhouse Weardale, to receive your directions & to give al

Letter – Martin Morrison to Griffith & Son – 15 Dec 1818

Newcastle 15 Decemr 1818 Messrs I Griffiths & Son Durham. – I am favored with your Letter of the 12th, enclosing Copies of yours to Messrs Bainbridge of Alston, and of their answer. I agree with you that the Appeal should be adjourned over from next Sessions to the following Easter Sessions; and in this Opinion Mr Williamson Concurs. – I observe the request of Messrs Baibnbridge to you, for any information that you can properly give as to the nature of the Agreements betwee

Memo – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 31 Dec 1818

Newcastle 31 Decem 1818 Mrs Beaumont Bretton Transmitting Cash Account & Lead Sales for Novembr MM

Report – Robert Stagg – 31 Dec 1818

Tynebottom sun vein continues exceedingly poor, and is likely to fail entirely. In prosecuting the level by Joseph Wandlace & Co at this time we have cut a cross vein (Wind Shawbridge) which has the appearance of raising some ore, but does not lead us to expect much from it.

Memo – Martin Morrison to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 7 Jan 1819

Newcastle 7 Janry 1819 Messrs Rundell & Co London Adv[isin]g 3ps Silver of 1592, 1456, & 1097 Oz pWaggon MM

Letter – Martin Morrison to Gosling & Sharp – 12 Jan 1819

Newcastle 12 Janry 1819 Messrs Goslings & Sharpe London Remitting £375 on Revd Hy Hardinge’s Acct in paym[en]t For ¼ yrs Compo: of Tithe Ore due the 11th instant MM

Memo – Martin Morrison to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 10 Feb 1819

Newcastle 10 Febry 1819 Messrs Rundell & Co London Advising a piece of Silver weighing 1272 Oz – pWaggon MM

Memo – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 25 Feb 1819

Newcastle 25 Febry 1819 Mrs Beaumont Portman Square London Transmitting Cash Acct & Lead Sales for Decr & Janry N[ew]Castle 2 March 1819 Ditto Do Do for Febry
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