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Letters – Benjamin Johnson to John Hodgson – 24 Dec 1833

John Hodgson Esq You are quite correct in your statement of the quantity of Lead to be made by 14th March 1834 if Mr P[attinson] is correct and which I have no reason to doubt. You may also add 1000 Pieces of selected Ref[ine]d ch/w we supposed purchased by Mr Key. It is somewhat singular that Mr P[attinson] sh[oul]d state to you that he has no particular wish to visit the <Spe..sh> Mines – when he proposed it to me himself. I cannot tell how his partiality to Rookhope arises unl

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to John Hodgson – 28 Dec 1833

John Hodgson Esq Newcastle Dec 28 /33 The annexed letter will explain my observations to you in a former letter, upon the sum invested by Mr B[eaumon]t in the Allendale Road. I have taken considerable interest in it since it has fallen under my observation as Mr B[eaumon]ts representative and I am glad to be able to give you so good an ac[coun]t of its present prospect to pay at least a portion of Interest. When this was returned in the Executors List acc[oun]t it was considered of lit

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Hugh Pattinson – 28 Dec 1833

Mr H l Pattinson The weight of the piece of Silver sent this morning is 1147 1/2 Ounces. You will oblige me with a statement of the actual expence of smelting the different ores produced in Weardale, at Rookhope. Allen & Dukesfield Mills, also stating the expence of refining at Allen, Dukesfield & Blaydon. BJ

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Grace & Freeman – 28 Dec 1833

Messrs Grace & Freeman Above I beg to hand you Invoice of 200 P[iece]s of WB refined Lead shipped this day – which completes you purchase of 2000 Pieces in June last. Annexed you have statement of shipping charges of 4000 Pieces which you will please to remit me at your convenience. WB Lead Office Dec 28th /33

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Key – 28 Dec 1833

Tho[ma]s Key Esq I have duly rec[eive]d your lre (letter) of the 26th inst enclosing seven Bills value £2151. 2s. 3d of which £1613.0s.6d we carry to the credit of the London Works & £538.1s.9d to the credit of the Exorship acc[oun]t debiting the same with £267.13s.6d paid for Ground Rents. We also credit the London Works with £598.6s.10d paid by you to Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co on the 26th inst WB Lead Office Dec28th/33

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 28 Dec 1833

Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co I am in receipt of your lre (letter) of the 24th inst enclosing one from Mr Key with seven Bills value £2151.2s.3d of which £1613..0s.6d we carry to the credit of the London Works and £538.1s.9d to the credit of the Exorship acc[oun]t debiting the same with £267.13s.6d paid for Ground rents particulars of which we will thank you to furnish & also credit the London Works with £598.6s.10d paid to you by Mr Key crediting you with that amount Paid t

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to John Hodgson – 28 Dec 1833

John Hodgson Esq My Dear Sir I beg reference to my official letter of Saturday last The D[ra]ft of Lease from the Bishop has been forwarded to Messrs Griffiths at Durham his Lordship’s Sol[icitor]s & the Declaration of Trust to Mr Birks at Barnsly Mr Becket’s Sol[icitor]s. Messrs Donkin & Stable will see Mr Griffith next week when the lease will be endorsed & forwarded to Mr Beckett. Mr Donkin thinks there can be no difficulty in getting the Bishop to consent to h

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 28 Dec 1833

Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co I duly rec[eive]d your lre (letter) of the 27th inst and Mr Keys statement of acc[ount]s for Dec .. on the Other side I send you statement of our stock at Blaydon on the 28th inst. I have this day forwarded to your address as usual by Jackson & Co Waggon a piece of fine Silver weight 1021 1/2 Ozs Yours Sir BJ

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Key – 28 Dec 1833

Tho[ma]s Key Esq I have duly rec[eive]d your lre (letter) of the 26th inst enclosing seven Bills value £2151. 2s. 3d of which £1613.0s.6d we carry to the credit of the London Works & £538.1s.9d to the credit of the Exorship acc[oun]t debiting the same with £267.13s.6d paid for Ground Rents. We also credit the London Works with £598.6s.10d paid by you to Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co on the 26th inst WB Lead Office Dec28th/33

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 2 Jan 1834

Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co London Jan 2nd 1834 On the receipt of your letter this morn[ing] I sent for Mr Pattinson and have now the pleasure to hand you our joint opinion of the value of Lead Ore suitable for making Common Lead delivered at the Wharf at Blaydon. In Sep[tembe]r last I furnished you with a Statement of the value Ordinary & Slag Ore del[ivere]d at Blaydon from Mr Pattinson and Mr W[illia]m Crawhall selling Com[mo]n Lead at £14 per fodder. Mr Pattinson

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 4 Jan 1834

Messrs Finlay Hogson & Co London Jan 4th 1834 I have duly received your Letter of the 1st inst and note you Sale to Mr W[ilia]m Parker of 5200 P[iece]s Lead and 70 Casks of Litharge. Also your sale of 2000 Pieces Common Lead to Mr Key. These sales will fully establish the Price at £15-10 and £16 of which I have appraised the Duke of Cleveland. Mr Backhouse has made out the ac[coun]t against the London Works which you will find to agree with yours, excepting the Payment of the Leve

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to John Hodgson – 6 Jan 1834

John Hodgson Esq Jan 6th 1833 I had the pleasure to receive your letter of the 4thinst this morning and am glad Mr <W[alke]r> approves of all that has been <done> in his absence. I wrote to him at <….>gate on Sat[urda]y and Mr Donkin to the same place yesterday. Mr Parker called this morning to say he sh[oul]d write [to] his partner Mr Walker to pay for the 15,000 p[iece]s purchased on the 7th of August last by three equal payments in Cash at Glyns &a

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Lock Wilson & Bell – 7 Jan 1834

Messrs Lock Wilson & Bell At your request I hand you Invoice as above and beg to acknowledge the Receipt of Tender for 20 Tons Malleable Iron Rails which I accept. BJ

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Joseph Price – 9 Jan 1834

Joseph <Price> & Co Jan 9th 1834 Gent[lemen] Annexed I hand you Ac[coun]t of two purchases of WB Lead a payment for which will be due as follows £ s d for the first Purchase Amt 941 3 3 due Feb[ruar]y 21st for the second 497 15 0 f[ebruar]y 23rd 1438 18 3 And have this day drawn on you as under viz At Forty three days after date for £941 3 3 At Forty five days after d

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to John Hodgson – 11 Jan 1834

John Hodgson Esq I shall see Mr W[ilia]m Crawhall on Tuesday next when I take up the subsistence money & I will request him to state what he considers the value of Mr Beaumont’s interest in the Allendale Road. Its real value to him as connected with his mines has been at least from £1,000 to £1,200 a year but the valuation must be made upon the probable return that he will receive from the road in future. As no dividend has yet been declared I am quite sure that no pur

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 11 Jan 1834

Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co I have duly rec[eive]d your lres of the 6th & 7th inst and note your sale of two pieces of fine Silver and Payment of the net proceeds to Mr B[eaumon]ts credit at Glyn & Co. I also observe that the parties to whom you offered the the Lead Ore have refused it will answer our purpose quite as well to make it into Lead. The £300 paid on the 9th Feb[ruar]y and the £100 paid on the 12th July to the Railway company was upon Mr B[eaumon]ts or

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 13 Jan 1834

Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co I had the pleasure to receive your letter of the 10th inst advising the sale of a fine Piece of Silver and payment of the net proceeds £273-10-11 to Mr Beaumonts credit at Glyn & Co. I presume the quarterly Payment to the Bishop of Durham due the 31st ultimo was paid by Mr Key as usual but I have no advice of it. You state under Date of 26 Dec[ember] We debit Mr B[eaumon]ts account £83-2s-6d paid this day to Glyn & Co on his acc

Letters – George Backhouse to Thomas Key – 14 Jan 1834

Thomas Key Esq D[ea]r Sir During Mr Johnsons absence at the Mines this day, your endorsement on John Dobins Draft & Joseph Lee’s accep[yance] has been returned for non payment. It was brought to me and I again returned it to Mr SK Batson observing that he has been many times requested to provide for such things at Glyns in case any of your endorsements should not be paid. He says Glyns refuse to do anything except through the regular channel, that is, returning them to Berwic

Letters – George Backhouse to Finlay & Hodgson – 14 Jan 1834

Finlay & Co 14 Jan[uar]y 1834 Annexed I <transmit> you Stock of WB Lead at Blaydon showing the q[uant]ities disposable and wanting. I have also to advise you of a piece of fine Silver this day forwarded to your address as usual by Jackson & Co Waggon & weighing 1593 3/4 Ozs to which you will give the necessary attention. This will close the Bullion A/c for 1833 & I hope it will soon be disposed of. I am Sir GB

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 14 Jan 1834

Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co I duly received your letter of the 13th inst. It is true the Liquidation Fund of 1832 is but £3,223-15-6 but would it not be better at once to carry the Profit of 1831 and 1832 to Mr Beaumont’s Debit to meet the £20,000 – take the Balance out of last years Profit and commence our funds from 1833 The following Gentlemen residing in London hold Shares in the Derwent Mines and are Directors; John Roath, Mr Harry Forman, John Macdonnald, Thomas Hi

Letters – J Longhorn to George Backhouse – 16 Jan 1834

Berwick Jan[uar]y 1834 My Dear Sir, With reference to the Charge proposed to be made in Mr Beaumonts acc[oun]t under the circumstances you name. I cannot object to allow the £2 per cent upon it more really we could not allow unless for the movements in London, we were to make a charge upon them to indemnify us the expenses. I am my Dear Sir Your very Truly J Longhorn You will receive herewith a ret[urne]d Bill which with similar ones, were desired, when dishonered to

Letters – Benjamin Johnson – 17 Jan 1834

Sir, In a letter I received today from Mr Beaumont this morn[ing] he says- “Inform the Secretary of the Northumberland Hunt that I distinctly understood that the Subscription was for three years only.” NCastle Jan[uary] 17 1834 I am Sir Yours Truly BJ

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 23 Jan 1834

Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co Jan[uar]y 23rd 1834 I duly received your letter of the 20th inst Messrs Grace & Freeman Statement of Ac[coun]t is correct, and I have given them credit for £4904.3 and £13.1.7 Discount- together the Bal[ance] of purchase of 2000 Pieces on the 24th June last. I also give them credit for £20-13-4 due to myself for shipping charges. I sh[oul]d wish this sum to be taken out of Mr B[eaumon]ts Ac[coun]t and I will request Batson & Co to debit themsel

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Key – 8 Feb 1834

Thomas Key Esq Limehouse Dear Sir I had the pleasure to receive your letter of the 5th inst this morning enclosing 8 Bills together amounting to £2,053-1s-5d which I have carried to the credit of your acc[oun]t. I am glad to hear you approve of our separated Lead and wish all your late purchase of Common Lead to be of that Description so far as I amable I shall have great pleasure in meeting your wishes. WB Lead Office I am dear Sir Feb[ruar]y 8th 1834 yours etc BJ

Diary – John Grey – 13 Jan 1835

Tues 13th Jan 1835. I reported formerly to the Board that Robert Curry, tenant of the small farm of Eads Bush & Allotments, who is a very industrious, decent man, had been unfortunately cheated of a sum of money by an Attorney into whose hands it had gone for other purposes & on being called on to make it good was compelled to make an assignment. I obtained from his assignee payment of the rent due at May day and an undertaking for that due at Martinmas, and sent for Curry to come and sh
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