Letter – Edward Blackett to Jacob Peart – 28 Nov 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Nov 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Jacob Peart
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Honest Jacob 								Novr 28

      I have Read yr Lettr sevrall times over and consider’d it very well, and do willingly agree the proposal you made, vizt. To lett them a Lease for one & twenty years both the old and new Work, that is to Say of all the mines in Fallowfield ground, they paying me every fifth Tunn Smelted, and shall reserve no part of the Groves to my Selfe, I think it is but reasonable they shall pay me some Rent for the mill, and I will put it in Repair and they be oblig’d to keep it so during their Lease,  You must be sure to have a Cause to oblige them to keep the old Levell in Repair during their Lease, shall Reserve all the Wasts at the Groves, for tis impossible Either for you or them to sett a true Value upon them, so one hearth must be Reserv’d at the Mill for my use, you may be Assur’d shall never consent to be at the Charge of keeping up the old Levell, they cannot possibly desire it Seeing I am willing to let them have the whole Grove, I like all the proposals you make to me in yr Lettr extreamly well and do Solely leave the whole disposall of it to yr Selfe & whatsoever bargain you make Shall be agreed to and confirmed by     

      yr assur’d friend 

Jac. Peart  att Fallowfield

Satisfy me by a line as soon as this Lettr comes to yr hand

Acqt. Mr Featherstone that now you have absolute power to lett all the Groves in Fallowfield and Acomb Lordships for 21 years, and what you will give them and their friends a meeting when & where they please to Confirm the bargain in case you can Agree upon’t

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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