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Letter – M Bell to John Bell – 8 May 1832

Dear John, Since writing my other <letter> a Gentleman called here from old Fonblanque the Chancery Barrister to get me to enquire of you wher. the present Isaac Hunter recd. any <……..> sum of money from the Exrs. of his Father as the or one of the residuary Legatees. I find he is enquiring on the part of Mr Scott the bror. of Miss Scott – he says Mrs Hunter had £50 p an: left her which was hardly paid, and I imagine he supposes she was a residuary Legatee.

Letter – M Bell to John Bell – 8 May 1832

Dear John, Since writing my other <letter> a Gentleman called here from old Fonblanque the Chancery Barrister to get me to enquire of you wher. the present Isaac Hunter recd. any <……..> sum of money from the Exrs. of his Father as the or one of the residuary Legatees. I find he is enquiring on the part of Mr Scott the bror. of Miss Scott – he says Mrs Hunter had £50 p an: left her which was hardly paid, and I imagine he supposes she was a residuary Legatee.

Letter – John Scott to John Bell – 11 May 1832

London 11 May 1832 41 Upper Berkeley Street West Connaught Square Sir, Your letter of the 29th July 1826 in which you were so kind as to send my sister a £1 Bank of England note I duly answered through a Servt. who was to get it franked to you for me, and my not having heard from you for so many years makes me fear that it may not have reached you. My sister is dead – she died the June following of Dropsy & I took care that she should not want for anythi

Letter – James Losh to Henry Grey – 12 May 1832

May 12, 1832 When I wrote to you very hastily yesterday, I did not recollect that there was last night no post from this place to London. I have now seen Headlam, Mr. J. Fenwick and many of your other friends in Newcastle and have the greatest reason to believe that Lord Grey is, if possible, more popular than he was before his resignation. I have also seen a good many of the solicitors ec and I think I can venture to say that should there be a Dissolution, you and Mr. Beaumont wi

Letters – George Backhouse to Thomas Key – 14 Jul 1832

T Key Newcastle July 14th 1832 Sir The above is shipped for TW Beaumont Esqr. London Lead Works – it is part of 1451 bg. weighed off & charged to you in last half years a/c. the remainder shall be forwarded you next week. I am Sir Yours etc. Geo Backhouse

Letter – Wladyslaw Zamoiski to Charles Grey – 14 Jul 1832

14 July, 16 Wilton Street My dear Lord Grey Evidence of interest from your part in favour of Poland is truly of the greatest price in my eyes so that I cannot prevent myself from renewing the request to urge your presence at Stafford House tomorrow morning. Your appearance if only for a moment would be a great favour for which all those who support Poland will be very appreciative.   I could count in this number my uncle to whom I would be so proud to be able to announce it

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to John Prest & Co – 21 Jul 1832

Jn. Prest & Co July 21st 1832 Gentm I avail myself of this opportunity of intimating to you that Mr Crawhall having resigned his agency, I have been appointed by Mr Beaumont as his successor, and that your future communication will have to be addressed to me. I am Gentm your most Obt Sert Benjm Johnson WB Lead Office Royal Arcade Newcastle on Tyne PS. The above is forwarded you (With Invoice) Order of Mr Butterfield

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Key – 21 Jul 1832

T Key July 21st 1832 Dear Sir, The above quantities finish off the Order weighed off in April last- At Mr Hodgsons request we shall not ship any more Lead for the Lime house Works until we hear from you that you are actually in want of it, when it shall be immediately attended to I am Dear Sir yours truly Benjm Johnson WB Lead Office Royal Arcade Newcastle on Tyne (With Shipments)

Letters – George Backhouse to John Dickinson – 7 Aug 1832

Jn Dickinson Augt 7th 1832 I am willing to contribute on behalf of Mr Beaumont the sum of Three Pounds towards the Wall Mr Simpson wishes to be built, but in so doing, it must be understood, that I by no means undertake to make any Contribution to any future repairs. It is my intention that all Lead in future from all the Mills be brought to Blaydon & to discontinue the Newburn Establishment altogether __ you must therefore give directions to the Carriers & ticket your Lead a

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Rundell & Bridge – 15 Aug 1832

Messrs Rundell Bridge & Co WB lead Office Arcade Newcastle Augt 15th 1832 Gentm I forwarded yesterday by Messrs Jackson & Co Waggon. A piece of Silver wt 2345 Ozs to your address when received please to advise & pay the value to Messrs Glynn & Co as usual. I was surprised to find the last piece sent was deficient in weight & quality. I am satisfied you will find the Cake now sent correct in weight and free from Drops. I avail myself of this opportun

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Storr & Mortimer – 15 Aug 1832

Messrs Storr & Mortimer WB lead Office Arcade Newcastle Augt 15 1832 Gentm I forwarded yesterday to your address by Messrs Jackson & Co Waggon a piece of Silver weight 12251/2 Ozs. When received please to advise thereof & Pay the value to Messrs Glynn & Co. as usual Mr Crawhall having resigned his Agency Mr Beaumont has appointed me his successor your future communications will have to be addressed to me. I am gentm Your Obt Servant Benj

Letter – John Bell to John Scott – 21 Aug 1832

Sir, By the Will of the late Mr Hunter of Dukesfield he left his real & personal Estates to Rob. Surtees of Milkwell Burn, save Furniture &c to Wife for life & then to Daur Catherine in trust to sell & pay his Debts; the Int: of one half of the Residue to be paid to his Wife for life; that half after her death & the other half after his own death to be divided among his three children, & appointed sd. Rob Surtees Exor. of his Will which bears date 26 July 1794 –

Letter – John Fonblanque to John Bell – 24 Aug 1832

Dear Sir, I am much obliged by the attention you have paid to the case of poor Scott who appears to me to be deserving of it not only in respect of his afflicted state In Health & Circumstances but also from his general character & as a favoured <attendant> of the late Chief Baron Sir A. Macdonald. The main point upon which information is required is whether Isaac Hunter the Testator’s son received any & what sum on account of the Residue of his Father’s pr

Letter – James Losh to Henry Brougham – 7 Sep 1832

Jesmond Grove Sept. 7, 1832 My dear Lord Brougham, ...I will send a copy of a little pamphlet which I published a short time before the great question of Reform was brought forward. I had arranged in my mind materials for a much more extensive work, but circumstances occurred which prevented me putting them together; and I was obliged (having advertised my intended work) to write something very hastily, and therefore confined myself mainly to answering an Articl

Letter – John Bell to John Fonblanque – 18 Sep 1832

Sir, I have seen Mr Isaac Hunter. He informed me that he never got any Settlement wth his late Uncle Mr Robt. Surtees. He says he remitted to his Uncle at sundry times, to the amount of £1737.5s. which he says is admitted. The real Estate was sold for £9700 or upwards. He has an accot. of £2800 paid for princl. Mo: and £1355.5s. for Int: Law Bills etc. according to this statemt. there remains a Bal. of £7282 of this Bal: he says he has not recd. a penny. If this be so, what a

Letters – George Backhouse to Sigar & Champeny – 22 Sep 1832

Messrs Sigar Champnay & Co Royal Arcade Augt 22 1832 Gentm I extremely regret, being under the necessity of again applying to you for the small balance (£6-2-5) due to the Exors of the late Mrs Beaumont. I beg, most respectfully to inform you that unless the same be remitted forthwith compulsory means will be had recourse to I am Gentm your most Obdt Servt Geo Backhouse

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to William Parker – 22 Sep 1832

William Parker Esqr Arcade Newcastle on Tyne Septr 22 1832 Dear Sir I beg leave to hand you Invoice of Lead you have purchased in Apl last the whole of which is now delivered I am Dear Sir your Obdt Servt Benm Johnson

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to William Thompson & Co – 22 Sep 1832

Messrs William Thompson & Co Arcade Newcastle on Tyne Septr 22 1832 Dear Sir I beg leave to hand you Invoice of the 5000 pcs of Lead which have been delivered & to acknowledge the receipt of Three Thousand Pounds to Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co which is carried on your credit I am Dear Sir your Obdt Servt Benjm Johnson

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Walker & Parker – 24 Sep 1832

Messrs Walker Parker & Co Arcade Newcastle on Tyne Septr 24th 1832 Sirs I beg leave to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 22nd inst covering six Bills value together Sixteen Thousand, Five Hundred & Fourteen Pounds 19s/1d which is carried to your credit in paymt of 21.500 fsof lead & 100 Casks of Litharge I am Sirs Gm Most Obdt Servt Benjm Johnson

Letters – George Backhouse to Storr & Mortimer – 25 Sep 1832

Messrs Storr & Mortimer Royal Arcade Newcastle Septm 25 1832 Gentm I have to apprize you of a piece of fine Silver weighing Fourteen Hundred & Ninety four Ounces & three quarters, this day forwarded to your address sss Jackson & Co which on receipt have the goodness to pass to the credit of TW Beaumont Esqr at your best price, advising as usual, & paying the proceeds to Glyn & Co to the credit of Mr Beaumonts a/c with Batsons Berry & Co Berwick on Twee

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to William Thompson & Co – 5 Oct 1832

Messrs Wm Thompson & Co Newcastle Octr 5th1832 Sirs I am favoured with your letter on 2nd Inst and beg to refer to mine of the 22nd Septr handing you invoice of 5000 frs of lead weighed off by direction of your agent Mr I Cookson, Four Hundred &Sixty seven pieces. Refined Lead of the above quantity are awaiting on our Wharf to our great Inconvenience. We have no account of your transaction with Mr Key and must therefor beg of you the loan of 436 p[iece]s Commn Lead as a

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Key – 17 Oct 1832

Thos Key Newcastle on Tyne October 17th 1832 Dear Sir I have to acknowledge rectg of your letter so far back as 29th ultm advising of your having paid £1000. to Bp of Drm & £3000 to the credit of TW Beaumont Esqr with Batson & Co for which sums we give you credit. I certainly should have noticed it sooner had I not expected to hear from Mr Hodgson, which I have done this morning under date of the 9th inst. Mr Hodgsons letter was sent under cover to Mr Beau

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 17 Oct 1832

Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co Newcastle on Tyne Octr 17th 1832 Dear Sirs, Your letter of the 9th Inst came to hand this morning after a most circuitous rout last from Scarbro’ I have written to Mr Key relative to the account to be met by him of the Limehouse works to the 10th Augt 1831. The Book you allude to together with the perspective a/c Balance sheets and the actual cost pr fother of Lead smelted in 1831 shall be forwarded pr Coach on Saturday next you state £1

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to John Stagg – 25 Oct 1832

Mr Jn Stagg Newcastle Octr 25 1832 Dear Sir In answer to your letter of the 23rd Inst I shall be glad to furnish you with One Thousand p[iece]s WB Refined Lead at Twelve Pounds ten shillings pr fr of 21 Cwt and any quantity of Common Lead you may require at Twelve Pounds – A 6 Months Credit from Date of Sale – We have no refined Slag on hand at present I am Dear Sir yr most Obdt Servt Benj Johnson It is understood in the sale of Common Lead that One t

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to Finlay & Hodgson – 25 Oct 1832

Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co Newcastle on Tyne October 25th 1832 Dear Sirs I have your letter of the 20th Inst & annexed Messrs Maltbys & Co Contract for 5000 frs WB Lead I observe you have conditioned that I am to draw the Bills, they have generally remitted them by which we save the stamps Mr Thompson seems determined to pick a quarrel after the whole of his conm Ltead was shipped & there remained only 467 p[ieces]sof refd to complete his purchase 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