Letter – Allan Bower to James Standsfield – 21 May 1684

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 May 1684
Correspondent: Allan Bower
Recipient: James Standsfield
Archive Source: NRS RH15 102 6 2
  • Transcription
  • Notes
  • Comments (0)
  • Change font
    If columns/tables do not appear straight, change font
                  							<M> Edenbrough <…>  of 1684

<Most  .............>

I am <sore pore sore> that I shoud of  <to.. co..> Agenst your honer for upon my  Reall  <faith> Itt was not my <defaut> but my father tyst me to cast bak the bargean and now I am com to the taking Itt Agean if itt be your will to lett me heave itt and I shall never turn for no man till your honer tyer of me no man shall work more and with less expences then I shall doe to your honer  <fye> said my father I will give the 12 pence my self than be made A sleave of them, I am com from Glen lyon and Egyell mynes and I have <An[oth]ere> onest man with me and a good workman att 6 pence a day and <he hes> a onest wife now sir to tell you the truth of the last unhapie deed my good brother was the kneauf my wife was innosent of itt and I my sellf but one of the bitts god knows if I be lying or no my wife being seek and I send him to douglas on errand and that knave <dike heght> him A pear of <sones> to gett him A ston of  the lead soe I had the trust of the mill I hung up the keye  he sloped out with itt and did what he pleased I was soe shamed I cold say nothing so I Remeane your honers humble sarvant to Command    Allen Bower younger.

[postscript added down the side of the letter:]

Sir I hope I will gett imployment from you casting Away all the daught <nosh…> seing my frends hes <beggled> me and caused me to doe so to your honer

[outer leaf:] The Right worthy James Stanfiell of new mills

[annotated:] 21 May 1684 young Allan Boare Lre that hys father entised him to breake the Contract he made with me

Leave a comment

We welcome further information or corrections on topics and incidents mentioned in individual letters. It might take a while before your comments are checked for adding to public view within the website. We cannot undertake further research in response to questions.

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


General Discussion
Suggested correction or addition


  Return to search results or refine/create new search
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