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Letter – Ralph Grey to William Hester – 6 Jun 1675

Newcastle Jun the 6 : 1675 Mr Heath: Thes at present are to desire you to send me per the first opportunity 6 Bar[re]ll of your best Neat Soape and ½ Last of your best ord[inary] soape praye let there be as many halfe fir[kines] as you can spare. Not else but that I am Yours Ra.Grey

Receipt – William Blackett to James Standsfield – 8 Jun 1675

Indermark [Innerwick or Invervar?] 8th June 1675 Teusday Recaved then of Sr James Standsfeild knight for his third advance of his one fourth part concern in the Leed myns of glenlyon The some of twenty five pound sterling, being to defray the charges on driveing on the sd Leed myns . Wm Blackett [outer leaf:] Mr Matthew <M>ackele. Please pay the contents on the other side & include it in the acct of the bills to be cloased with John Shand. Jas Standsfield

Letter – Ralph Grey to John Cawood – 8 Jun 1675

June the 8 : 1675 Mr John Cawood Yours of the 1st June came to hand <with> the inclosed bill upon <Hen> Arkley I p[er]ceve the <glase> is redy but canot geat a shipe to send it as Mr Arkley is gone to <Whitby> and so for Hull and from there to Norige. Beans here at 3s8d per bush. Oats at 2s: not else but that I am Yours: Ra. Grey

Letter – Arthur Grey to Thomas Lemon – 8 Jun 1675

ditto the 8 : 1675 Mr Lemon Sr in my Masters absence last weake I sent your accompt and prasing the book since I found a mistacke. I gave you an account in p[ar]t of a Last and a halfe of Rye sould at fourten pound the Last which in our booke is plast and sould at sextenpound per Last the error being carried on in the accompt will macke the ball[ance] but one pound seventeen still Sr your wine yeasterdaye came to safe hand and we have had sevarall <ventamors> tasting of it and thares n

Letter – Ralph Grey to Thomas Lemon – 12 Jun 1675

ditto the 12: 1675 Mr Lemon Thes may sarve to aquaint you that I have put your wine to saile and can be biden no mor for it but £30 per Tun if you be plesed for to despose of it at that rate you may aquaint me per the first opportunity and it shall be performed by Sr Yours to command Ra: Grey

Letter – Ralph Grey to Thomas Lemon – 15 Jun 1675

June the 15 : 1675 Mr Thomas Lemon Yours of the 28 and the 5th came to hand wth your wines per Mr <Trackett> I prceve you thinke your brandy sould too cheap I p[ro]test I did my utmost yeat Mr Jas Younge complains of it and hath not as yeat pd for it, pure <nayce> brandy at that time was sould at 3s6d per Gall which they acc[ou]nt 8d per gall better and for the Gage it was no mor nor what my man writ; for your wines I was bid 30£ per tun for it all which I would not take

Letter – Ralph Grey to William Hester – 15 Jun 1675

June the 15 1675 Mr Hestr Sr yours of the 10 current came yo hand wherein I p[er]ceve you did serve of Henry Hill and since hat bene with your man and promiseth he will paye the monyes <und..y..pe> the bond which I have sent you heare inclosed it was due the 21 october. Let him paye consideracon for the time which the other of his brothers wanted with charges of Arrest and intrest till he entred the bond praye writ the receipt of it I thanke you for your care in sending the soape

Letter – Ralph Grey to William Webb – 19 Jun 1675

ditto the 19 : 1675 To Aldrman Webb to send per the first opportunity one Barll of sugere fine blue and <thre> large Barll of ord[inary] Currin about 28s percnt and to advise me of the price of goods nopt else at present but that I am yours Ra:Grey

Letter – Ralph Grey to Merrall – 16 Jul 1675

July the 16 : 1675 Mr Merall Thes at present are to desire you to send me per the first opportunity 6 Rems of Case paper 6 Bundals of two pound 6 Bundals of pound 6 Bundals of <….> 6 Rems of your best cut paper at 6s6d per Reme not else but that I am Yours Ra Grey

Letter – Ralph Grey to Thomas Partis – 17 Jul 1675

Newcastle July the 17 : 1675 Mr Partis Yours of the 14th came to hand for which I thanke you, I prceve you have refered on <qrter> for your self and and [sic] me which I accept of but I had rather had a great[e]r concerne with you then that if you come not for <these pts> must order my concerns in <sunder> other vessels of which I shall give you a futher accompt I could have wisht them in your hand. Jo: Riggs and mine 150£ I refer that to further consideracon whic

Letter – John Lindsay to James Standsfield – 24 Jul 1675

July 24, 1675 As to the Leadmynes shall say more when you send me a Copy of the Contract

Letter – Ralph Grey to Thomas Lemon – 28 Jul 1675

ditto 28th 75 Mr Lemond Sir This at present is to acquaint you that I have sold your Claritt and white at 30£ per tun to Mr Hubboock postmaster of Durham but I am afraid that it will be martinmas day er it be pd, if it had been good wine had gone <currently> if ther was 2 Hogs[heads] of it good & could have sold it for 36£ & other 2 Hoggs fitt for nothing but viniger, your Sherand wine none would buy it, soe have sold Mr Woodraw 7 gall for his maids funeral & Sr F

Letter – William Blackett to James Standsfield – 11 Aug 1675

Lieth 11 August 1675 Honnored Sr I would intreat you Caus your servt Mr Schand to Write me out a note of the Cost of thoes Coles you sent unto St Johnston's, not only that, but A shair unto the freight for carriing of them to that place both which soms being aded togeather I thinck it would not be amiss iff you sent me as much mony as would fil out your fourth £25 for GlenLyons leed mynes for I would not willingly have broken aaccots I intend to give in my 6 mo accot when

Letter – Peirce Reeves to James Standsfield – 14 Aug 1675

Aug 14, 1675 The enclosed copy of the Agreement with the Earle of Queensberry we rcd and when Br[other] L[indsay] comes to town shall advise you thereof.

Letter – Peirce Reeves to James Standsfield – 17 Aug 1675

Londo Aug 17, 1675 Sr Ja Standsfield Our last was of the 14th inst subce none from you. As to the agreement with the Earle of Queensberry: Our friend at psent is out of towne in the North but doe believe you may depend upon his taking of 3 fifths part. We should be glad to hear fro you before you goe to your journey wishing you prosperity therein & lets know where we may write you there & as needful For my Bro Lindsay & Compy Peirse Reeves [outer leaf:]

Letter – Ralph Grey to Joshua Pannell – 19 Aug 1675

Newc[astle] August the 19: 1675 Mr Panall Though unaquainted I salute you, and upon Mr Richardson and the present Master recomidations have consined you five h[ogs]h[eads]ds of tobacco the Numbers and weight you have as in the Margin, hoping that you will dispose of them to the best advantage and at price curant & to the returns be in spring stufe as pound flax or the <....> not else at present but that I am Sir Yours to Comand Ra: Grey [note in the left margin:] T:G

Letter – Ralph Grey to Thomas Lemon – 28 Aug 1675

Ditto ye 28: 1675 Mr Lemon Sir yours I recd and acording to your desire here per Mr Youngs and Mr Cros sent yaw 50 p[iece]s of Lead the w[e]ight yow have in yawr accoumpt, as for yaur wine I have only disposed of 5 h[ogshea]ds at £32 per Tune and have as yet but recd the one halfe of the moneyes and doth not know when I shall rec[ei]ve the rest and without trusting I would not have got it ofe, as for your renish it is not as yeat sould you writ that it should hauld eighty Gall[ons] wh

Letter – William Blackett to James Standsfield – 1 Sep 1675

Edinbruge the 1 September 1675 Received then of Mr Jno Schand for Sr James Standsfield in part for defraying the Charges of the Earl of queensburys Leed Myns I say for his 4 part Intrist their the som of twenty four pound stg I say recd £24 Wm Blackett [outer leaf:] Receipt Mr Wm Blackett To Sr Ja Standsfield on acct of his interest of Drum Lanrig Leid myns per then p J S £ 24 Booked

Letter – Michael Blackett to Henry Nelthorpe – 3 Sep 1675

Newcastle 3d 7ber 1675 Mr Henry Nelthorpe Sir You will perceive by my last letter that the Companie Is separated, and I for future am to act for my Selfe, w[hi]ch I now begin to doe, God give a blessing to my Endeavours, and haveing noe minde to Change Corrispondence, I desire to know wheather you will accept of my little Concerne upon the Same tearmes as you doe w[i]th my father I meane that if I doe order you some monies, wheather you will allow me, as you allow my father, for the ti

Letter – Michael Blackett to John Eden – 3 Sep 1675

Newcastle 7ber 3d 75 Unckle Eden I had the honour yestarday to dine w[i]th his lordship the Bisshop of Durham and all his Commissioners, the former hath promised my father, and the latter my selfe, that all things In reason shall be granted me, and for a treaty have appointed tomorrow forthnight the 18th pres[en]t In the morning nothing without you I Can doe, therefore if you Can with Convenience meet me at Durham the night before, it will be singular well, if not then advise me In time that

Letter – Michael Blackett to Nicholas Verlaen – 4 Sep 1675

Newcastle 4th September 1675 Mr Nich Varlaan Sir You will p[er]ceive by my fathers last that the Company is seperated, and I for future am to Act for my selfe which pray note accordingly, and haveing noe mind to change Correspondents, I hope you will accept of my small concerne, In confidence of which have shipped and consigned unto you by the bearer hereof Barty Kirkehouse 400 p[iece]s small lead marked WB with a D to distinguish them from those which my father consignes unto you by the s

Letter – Michael Blackett to Edmond Servison – 7 Sep 1675

Newcastle 7 7 1675 Mr Edmond I Servison Sir I have before me yours of the 2d pres[en]t for answer noe lead in Towne that I know of is sould under £12 p[er] fodder, under w[hi]ch price I cannot buy a Pig, nor will I doe any businesse for any man Living under 1½ p% Commition, for I doe assure I am not att all concern’d w[i]th Sr Wm nor my Bro: neither, the Companie being separated, soe for future am to act for my selfe sol[el]y, Noe Vessels goeing for Rouen, to w[hi]ch place seldome any

Letter – Michael Blackett to Walter Chaytor – 7 Sep 1675

Newcastle 7ber 75 Mr Walter Chaytor Sir I have shipped In the John and Henry of Newcastle Barty Kirkhouse m[aste]r 400 p[iece]s leed for amstardam, as pr the Inclosed bill of loading, w[i]th whome I have prevailed to Come to Rotterdam, w[hi]ch he hath promised me he will doe if the wind presents for his purpose, soe that if he doe Come you are desired to receive the said 400 p[iece]s leed, and dispose thereof for my most advantidge, paying the m[aste]r freight as if he went for amstardam,

Letter – Michael Blackett to Robert Jackson – 7 Sep 1675

Newcastle 7 7 1675 Mr Robt Jackson Sir I have before me yours of the 6th w[hi]ch before I answer pray take notice that the Companie is seperated, and that for future I am to act for my selfe, occationed by my Fathers marrying againe, soe direct your Letters to each of ous accordingly, as you shall have occation, w[ha]t is by past, is my Fathers concerne, but for future looke upon ous, as two severall p[er]sons, your acct is right, and booked accordingly and shall give you Credit for the 1d

Letter – William Blackett to James Standsfield – 9 Sep 1675

Edenbrugh, 9th 7ber 1675 Honnored Sr I hope this wil find you in good health at London & hearing of your being thair I thought good to give you notice that I came from Glenlyon & Eagel to this place the 30th past. As for your first Its as It was hard, thair is 2 or 3 thousand stone afore I judge aforehand. drest our men wil come from thence 8 or so days after Michelmas as also from Eagel which place to all our Admiration alters not a <Joiil> all tho we have found th
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