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Letter – Henry Peacock to John Grey – 21 May 1835

Esp Hills 26th May 1835 To the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital Gentlemen, Having had a bullock killed in consequence of having drank the water from Langley Smelt Mill I am induced to apply to you for remuneration, which I am satisfied you will grant, when I state the particulars under which the accident happened and which are as follows. The wall which separates my pasture from the Plantation near the lead <Birks> was broken down to lead out wood and my cattle got into

Letter – Thomas Wentworth Beaumont to Charles Babbage – 28 Aug 1835

Paris. Aug. 28 My dear Sir, Can we flatter ourselves that we have prepared anything for our approaching <number> on the 1st. of October? We shall be in England on Wednesday next, when <Young> will <instantly> call on you. I have nothing <to say in favour> of the Parisian spirit of liberty at the moment. But their coolness and almost cowardice in submitting to doctrinaire tyranny is difficult to be reconciled with their rapidity of <indignatio

Letter – Thomas Wentworth Beaumont to Benjamin Johnson – 27 Aug 1836

Sir, I have here so much received since my <…..> that I have omitted <telling you> that Mr Clerk (<…. Here that … already heard) will not take up <….> £2,000 he <… ……> cottage & about 2 acres of land adjoining. From Crawhalls estimate I conclude that the House may be estimated at about 1500, and the remainder at 500. Under all the circumstances I suppose we must close with Clark if we cannot <........> his demand for the House, <sit

Letter – Benjamin Johnson to Nixon – 4 Sep 1836

Scarbro’ Sepr. 4th 36 Dear Sir I have seen Mr Beaumont and he says he is quite certain that Tom Ridley said he had purchased a Poney and asked if he might put it for a time into the Park at Bywell and that he Mr Bt thought he had purchased it of some of the Lead Ore carriers and that Ridley thought he would be able to make a £5 Note of his Bargain by letting it run a few weeks at Bywell. Mr Bt. says he cannot have the Game at Bywell protected upon so expensive a scale. Rodd

Letters – Benjamin Johnson to John Ruddock – 11 Dec 1837

WB Lead Office Newcastle John Ruddock Esq Hexham Mr Beaumont having been about on the Continent I have not been able to return an answer to the complaint made by Mr Watson and others of the damage to their land by the Allen Mill Chimney until now and as the application was conveyed through you, may I beg the favour that you will communicate Mr Beaumonts answer to the respective parties. Viz That as soon as the weatherwill allow immediate steps will be taken to remove the cause b

report – Martin Lynch – 10 May 1839

The fourth meeting of the Popular Lecture and Musical Entertainment Society, was held on Saturday evening last. The musical part of the entertainment gave great satisfaction. The lecture was delivered by Dr. Lynch, ‘on the prevention of those diseases to which artizans in lead are subject.’ The lecturer introduced his subject by shewing the difference that exists between the agricultural labourer, enjoying the pure air of heaven during his labour, and the artizans in towns, working in co

Letter – John Brakenridge to Christopher Bird – 3 Sep 1849

3rd Sept 1849 With regard to a Settlement betwixt Mr. Beaumont and myself nothing whatever has been done since I heard from you last. – Mr. Rodgers called upon me and said Mr. Edward Beaumont wished me (he intimated that he would <demand>) to give up all Mr Beaumonts letters to you. I told him I had no letters of the late Mr. Beaumonts except such as were more or less private betwixt him & myself, and these I should never part with, nor had he any right to demand

Letter – John Brackenridge to Christopher Bird – 1 Dec 1849

Manchester 1 Decr. 1849 My dear Sir, Your letter of the 20th reached me here where I am engaged in a Reference on behalf of the Lancashire & <Yorkshire> Railway Co – I am glad to hear a good account of Mrs Bird with yourself and family and I hope Master <Hornsby> will soon be restored to his wonted good health & <frolic>king habits. There is no great value of Property <unentailed> & Subject to the Payment of Col & Mrs Beaum

Will – Dorothy Hunter – 1 Nov 1852

1854 Will of Dorothy Hunter late of the Borough and County of Newcastle upon Tyne Widow deceased. Regd. The Last Will and Testament Of Dorothy Hunter November 1st 1852 H. W. Wright Surrogate In the Name of God Amen. I Dorothy Hunter, Widow of Isaac Hunter and inmate of Jesus Hospital in the Manors of the Town and County of Newcastle upon Tyne being of sound and perfect mind memory and understanding do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and Form following
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