letter – Anthony Hewatson to Thomas Marshall – 19 Apr 1775

Document Type: letter
Date: 19 Apr 1775
Correspondent: Anthony Hewatson
Recipient: Thomas Marshall
Archive Source: NRO 672 A 36
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Gracefeald  Aprill 19th 1775

Dear Sir

We Have come to the flatt in the S[o]uth cross cut but she is all under our sols we have just Broke in to the Top of hir, but Cannot Say what she will be as  good as Littol Triyol [Little Trial] is made, the ore that w[e] See is very good I hope in a fortnets time I shall be abol to give you a b[etter] account, She is Very Hard. <Disire you> will send us two washers <……> popole is all Started to wash <…….> I should be glad to Have them on Monday first, we have never gott[en] the shafts and kibls you ordered [from] Wm Wilson I wish you could s[end] them

from your Humb Sevt

Antho: Hewats[on]

[address on reverse]

To Mr Thos. Marshal in Hexham
NRO 672/A/36/25. Right side of sheet is trimmed, removing part or all of some words. Address on reverse. In 1771 Anthony Hewartson of Gracefield, Alston pa. and Mary Loraine of Hexham let a lease of Old Cars lead mine to John Hutchinson of Nentsberry Greens, John Hind of Crookbank and Alexander Thompson of Alston, miners (NRO 672/1/CO/4/A). Thomas Marshall was Mary Loraine’s agent. For Mary Loraine’s involvement in the lead industry see R.A.Fairbairn, ‘Lancelot Allgood and Mary Loraine’, in B.Chambers (ed) Out of the Pennines, (Friends of Killhope, 1997)

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