Inventory – William Rae to James Standsfield – 1 Dec 1683

Document Type: Inventory
Date: 1 Dec 1683
Correspondent: William Rae
Recipient: James Standsfield
Archive Source: NRS RH15 102 6 2
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1683 Acct of the Iron worke to the Smelt Mill per William Rae smyth.

Ane Acount of Al the Mill Gear belonginge to <hir>

2 gaulokes to draw the fier

3 fier shovles to cast up the fier

1 <Iron bear> to strik down the fier

2 Cloats one for the buddell the other for the fier

1 Leadell for the taking up of the Lead

3 Mettell shovels for <hir use>

2 hakes for hir use

1 <re> bake for to weght the <chopes>

A pan for to cast the pikes of lead in

4 Ston and A half Iron for the harth wrought by <The...>

10 Ston of other great bars of Iron for the harth with the <cutting> of tow <Keas>  and the tow berars

A hamer and 8 figguars for the marking of the lead with the neam of Sir James is [neas] graved in the<[harner>

A Iron plyeret for to get draw the lead with and 1 Ston of Iron for the pan to hold lead under the fier and  A lok for the door all this within the fier house of the Mill

Allso within the belles house

2 <gughes> for the whiell thes within the belleshous

8 cotterall <slales> with thear forlokes and rings

2 swords for the beliff with thear keper nealls and thear shears with thear cottreall <slealls> and forlokes

4 Iron bands for the whiell and tow kepers for the <bliess> to hold them to the freams with thear Ring and cottrall nealls

A swingelltre for the derrecting the bellis, the one up and the other down with thear linkes and hukes for derrecting the easment of the Rod the 4 stamper feett with thear 8 Rings besyd thear nealls for to hold the feett fast and A soall of Iron under the stamper and A Great huk for to hold the belle rod and the swingell tre together all thes besyde the greatt gavell nealls belonging to the mill copells and great timber in the bellehouse and <manney>  a small neall for the nealling of the dealls and the mill whel and <t…..> the <tr…> up standers  not to number and all the <neales> for the <belle gear> and the mill <daurs> with the <…….> and bands and lokes all don by me  As  William Rea
RH15/102/6/2/91. The year is given but otherwise undated. It is given here as 1st December on the assumption it ws complied towards the end of the year

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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