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Letter – Ralph Grey to Daniel Wigfall – 1 May 1674

May the 1st : 1674 Mr Wigfald. Yrs of the 16 Aprl came to hand wch I had Answd Erre this but that my occasions called me out of towne; I hope the providence is saifly Arived wth the Lead; She hath bene out in these Laite stormes where in sundry was lost; I have sent you the acct Inclosed and a bill of Exchange of Mr Geo Potts the <Grett Sayle> maker for £28=10s wch pray Recv and furnish my Cossen Briggs with what money she wants and I shall Ether ord[e]r it up; or Charge a bil

Letter – Ralph Grey to George Potts – 1 May 1674

Newc[astle] May the first 1674 Mr Geo Pott. Sr This at p[re]sent is to acco[m]pany on Benj Doncaster acct for Coles and moneys to £28=10s Coles Is very scarse now; that some hath waited 1 mo[nth] for thare Loading; heare is such great Raine that wee can gett noe Coles Lead; for Mr Dye he Loads at Setton Pear wth Sr Ra Delavals; we hear nothing of yo[ur] Brother as yet; hear hath bene sore wether to the Norward 3 shipps Lost; I have sent Mr Doncasters Bill of Exchange to Mr Wigfald

Letter – Ralph Grey to William Hester – 1 May 1674

Newcastle May the 1 1674 Mr Hester. Sr Mr John Hill hath beene out this last storme and hath lost some of his Ancker and Cables, hath lost a quant[it]ye of Coles over bord, lost his boute and is Come in heare; I thought it safe to get his brother Hen: Hill to <joine> with him in a New bond that this bill of exchange for ane £150 <..> should be p[ai]d fourth of June wch I send you heare inclosed; upon Mr Wm Nutt<..> Merchant in London; wchpray get it exepted; I thou

Letter – Ralph Grey to William Webb – 8 May 1674

Newc[astle] May the 8 1674 Alderman Yours of the 23d Ap wth the goods shipd In the Lyly John Collam M[aste]r Came to hand I desire you now ship 2 Bar[rel]ls Rason <…> one 5 ft bar[re]l of <malligor> and 2 dusson of yr best Nutmegs and the price of goods – R Grey

Letter – Ralph Grey to George Potts – 8 May 1674

Newc[astle] May the 8th 74 Mr Geo Pott My Last was the first May wth Mr Doncasters acct; of Coles Cash wch I hope is Saife wth yow; since wch I Recd yours of the 2d wth the Inclosed to Mr Wm Dye; wch is sent forward; whear he is <wth> Sr Ra Delavale I am afraid he will h[ardly] have water Anough to Come out againe loading for there is barely soe much water as she drawes Coles is very scarce heare by reason of the great Raines. Some riy come out of Holland wch sels I heare for 5

Letter – Ralph Grey – 9 May 1674

Newcastle May 9th 1674 Sr Yrs of the 5th Instant; where in I pceive Mr Potts could not pay the bills till this day, I sent Mr Potts his acct under his hand, therfor he need not pretend want of advice I thanke you for your great Care in goeing to Mr Sayers to inquire after my Cossen Briggs; and that you would furnish Hir wth wt she hath accation for: I have sent you here inclossed a bill of exch: for twenty pounds at three days sight upon Mr Benj Barnes; I have sold A peele of Lead here t

Letter – Ralph Grey – 16 May 1674

Newcastle May the 16th 1674 Sr, Yours of the 9th current came to hand; as I have beene sundry times wth the p[ar]ty concerned as to the Leed oare; who hath written divers letters: about it but the wayes are soe bad by reason of the great raynes that he could not prov[ide] any caridge; but hath promised this next weake to be in towne and to give an acct in w[ha]t time we may relye of it; & w[ha]t quantytye. wth the next shall give an acct of the wayes hath bene soe bad that we hav

Letter – Ralph Grey to John Cawood – 22 May 1674

Newcastle May the 22 1674 Mr Cawood, Yours of the 16 curant came to saife hand wth a bill upon John Hunter of North Sheeles for £2 14s I sent my man downe wth the bill; but he perceived he wanted advice and would not pay; yesternight he came and p[ai]d the money; if he had don at first had saved my mans charge; I have sent you heare inclosed Mr <Arkhays> Rest for the glasse; the six pines was for carreing to the water side; and for the other <Cha> I am very much more in de

Letter – Ralph Grey to Daniel Wigfall – 22 May 1674

Newcastle May the 22 1674 Mr Wigfald, For yours of the 16 p[re]sent for wch and your Care in seing my cossen Briggs and guiving her advice I thanke you; I perceive Mr Potts hath pd hys Bill and the other £20 will be paid this day I have made bould to trouble you wth another Bill upon Mr Potts for £22 2s 4d, and what paid will be dispurste farther for my cousson’ who I hope will sett forward on Monday next of wch pray advise me. leed keeps up at price £13 per fother I sould 40 foth

Letter – Ralph Grey to George Potts – 22 May 1674

Newcastle May 22 ’74 Mr Geo Potts I have this day clered a bill of exchange of you for £22:02:4d at sight payable to Mr Danl. Wigfald wth Wm Dyes acct who I hope is wth you err this come to hand. Coles is very scarse hear; ships being forsed to lye for them, but we gave Mr Dye what disspch could be. Lead £13 per fother. No more at psent. R Grey

Lease – Francis Radcliffe to Cecily Bacon – 26 May 1674

This Indenture made the Twentieth day of May in the Six & Twentieth yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles the Second by the Grace of God King of England Scotland France and Ireland Defender of the Faith Anno Dom 1674 Betweene Sr. Francis Radclyffe of Dilston in the County of Northumberland of the One partie and Cecily Bacon of Broadwood Hall in the parish of Allandale & County afore Said widow of the other party Witnesseth that the Said Sr. Francis Radclyffe for divers Good

Letter – Ralph Grey to Daniel Wigfall – 30 May 1674

Newcastle May the 30th 1674 Mr Wigfald of the 21th currant came to hand where I see you payd my cousin Mrs Cath Briggs one hundred & thirty po[und]s wich I have given you credit for, I thanke you for your respects to hir; as for the fire stones for the Glasse furnace, I have bespoaken them & given coppayes of your Notte; soe I tell them those that will usse me best shall have my moneys; I hope wthin dayes to give you an acct of the concerne; as for your kelpe I p.sume its sould hear

Letter – Ralph Grey to William Hester – 30 May 1674

Mr Hester, I have writ sundry Letters to hull as to Mr Hills concernes; & they writ me that all is p[ai]d or noe fath in Israell; I shall be glad to here the like from you; of wich pray advice mee that you be not disappointed of the Moneys wich I intend you will let me know per first how ours stands. R Grey

Receipt – William Blackett to James Standsfield – 16 Jun 1674

Recaved of Sr James Standsfeild towards the charges of Leed myns at Glen Lyon the som of Twenty five pound sterling. I say rec as per his one fourth of that charge of which to give acco. the som of £25 .Pr. Wm Blackett Edinburgh

Letter – Ralph Grey to William Webb – 16 Jun 1674

Newcastle Jun the 16 1674 Aldm Webb for 1 <firk> of the best damisk pruns and one <sakk> of suger about 28s per <cent> Ra Grey

Letter – Ralph Grey to William Hester – 16 Jun 1674

ditto Mr Haster to put him in mind to send by the ferst opportunity the remander of the soape which was written for befor, which is ½ last of ord soape and 1/2 last of Best second not else. Ra Grey

Letter – William Wentworth to Matthew Wentworth – 12 Jul 1674

W.W. 12 July 1674 Good Cozen I find by lettr received yesterday from Irland that there is extraordinary great occasion for my sending thither wth the utmost speed I can & all I can for the <presem doe it falls> out to make use of kindnesse you offerd mee here the other day of goeing presently to bring mee a full account of all my concerns there. I therefore desire you will imediately by return of this footeman send mee word the very time you can be ready that I may kno

Receipt – William Blackett to James Standsfield – 1 Aug 1674

Receipt Wm Blackett to Sr Jas.Stansfeild for £20 on acct of Leid mynes. Eden[burg]h

Letter – Ralph Grey – 4 Aug 1674

Newcastle August 4: 1674 Sr Yours of the 30th came to hand, I was out of towne of which my man gave you an acct, as for your fire stones they having a hard bargaine pretend they can geat none to work the great stons, I do threaten them that I will sue them for damaidges, they having broake day with mee, I have sent you here inclosed a bill of Sr Thomas Bludworth for thirty pounds and shud order that you use the remainder, I had shipt you upon a prcell of Leat but can geat noe M[aste]r

Letter – Ralph Grey to Thomas Bludworth – 4 Aug 1674

Ditto Sr Thes at present is to aquaint you that the eight<y> tonne of Lead Oare I contracted formerly for is come in, which I had shipe of firstly but the M[aste]rs stands much upon thare points as to the price, I have pd Mr Shirwood in pt of the said oare thirty pounds of which I have drawne a bill of you at thre days sight, Mr Wigfall we have so great raynes this summer and the horses being starved last winter that we have no caridge till now, and now is bad wether come agayne t

Letter – Ralph Grey – 21 Aug 1674

Augt 21 (74) Worthy Sr Yours of the 15th came to hand noting the rect of the £30 bill pd Sr Thos Bludworth I have my man about the stons I shall use my endeavor in hasting him I have been in the west this 10 days: I hope to see him tomorrow I cannot prevail with Masters to take in Lead at 12d per ps it is now sold here for £12:10s or £13 per fother & <doslins> giving about 26<tii> in Holland I hope yours will prove the best market iron hoops at a stand This what nee

Letter – Ralph Grey to Mossam – 27 Aug 1674

Ditto the 27 1674 Sr Thes is chiefly for cover of the inclosed from Sr John Lawson who ordred me to charge two hundred pounds upon you, which I have done one hundred pounds to Mr John Cooke for the value of Mt Pybus the other of Mr [blank space left] for the value recd of Mr Thomas Sherwood I question not the honouring of the bills upon Sr Johns account, praye advice me per next post that I may give acct to Sr John Lawson and in so doing you will ingaidge your humble se

Letter – Ralph Grey to Thomas Bludworth – 28 Aug 1674

Newcastle Aug 28 : 74 Sr I should erre this hath answered yours but that I have bene in west overland; Mr Barnes of London hath promissed to take 10 Tunn of your oarsin; he stands upon 20s per <H> p[ro]fitt; I could not p[re]vaile with Mr Sharp nore enny of your costers to tacke oare or Lead at 20s pr <Hs> pretending it spoules thare coles and will be at the bottom of thare ship; Lead heare is sould for £12:15s. I treated with M[istre]ss Bacon and proffered £12:10s for a

Letter – Ralph Grey – 28 Aug 1674

Aug th 28 1674 Sr This at present is to aquainte I have beene with Mr Chipsis the stone man who is like to prove a knafe; for I did bargen with his wife and did give her a note of particulars for <them> now she p[re]tends she was mistaken for he <orderd> for one furnis; and thare is stones for 2 and he will not get dd [deliver] the stones <undr> £14 for I doe intend to sue hym for the bargin if yow thinke fitt, the stones are <…>; I have bene inquireing and can

Letter – Ralph Grey – 29 Aug 1674

Aug th 29 1674 Sr Yours of the 25th August came to saife hand. I have accepted your bill of Mr Thomas Hatton for thirty pounds which shd be paid at dayse <w under> I heare nothing from you of the payment of Mr Hills money to you for last I had from him was the money was pd , he would bringe the bill <a bid to me in pound> I <presume> that justice wood and severall owners hath <been> with you about Landhams bill of exch[ange], if you have given a recept in p[ar]t o
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