Letter – Edward Blackett to Christopher Blackett – 11 May 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 May 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Christopher Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Dear Kitte

      I rec[eive]d yours with a bill Sr Wm Robinson is yet at York but Designs for the Countrey shortly and you shall give him the bill I very much Question whether he’l pay it or not

I must now acq[ain]t you with a peice of very Ill news your goods which you shipd for your Customers came very safe to hull & was put on board of a hull Keil & within six or 8 miles of Yorke by the Carelessness of the men run the Keil upon a pile & so sunk her, I p[er]ceive by a Letter from Mr Scot that all the suggars are absolutely spoild so that I have orderd them to send my suggar to London & do you Dispose of it to a suggar boiler for there is none in york I beleive all the rest of your Customers will do the same there is great Lamentation amongst them both at Ripon Ripley Knarsbro & York & I beleive some of them are very unable to bear the loss the greates[t] suffers are Mr Baine Mr Hen Camplishson Mr Wm Thomas & Mr Leo Thomas I thank god my bottle of oyle is safe I can hear nothing of my oranges so send me a note under the Warehousekeepers hand that he Deliverd them to Simpson the Carrier Ime a thousand times more Concernd for your Customers loss then my own
Undated but between 10th and 13th May. 11th used here

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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