Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 29 Mar 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Mar 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Mar 29


      I p[er]ceive by yours on the 26th that the grove w[hi]ch was very rich where the 3 men wrought att is much faild which am very sorry to hear be sure you let me know by Saturday nights post how she was when you left her & w[ha]t opinion the men has of her & how many other shafts at the feild they get ore at for Jacob never writes me one syllable how the groves are fail not to write to Jacob by the first post to hasten down my Lead assoon as possibly can be for the Russey fleet will go from Newcastle shortly & they carry a Considerable Quantity of Lead w[i]th them give my service to Mr Alder[man] Ridley & tell him I am very sorry to hear of his fathers death & that I desire when he has any occasion for Lead that hel buy of me and give my service Likewise to Mr Fenwick & Desire the same of him & order James Clarke to weigh it off when they have occasion for it Acq[uain]t James Clarke that my Cosen Wilkinson gives me leave to Lay my Lead in the Cellar as formarly I usd to do one pair of seale & Weights I bought of My Bro. Michell which is in that Cellar Pay Mr Alderman Ramsey & let me see you at Newby at your own Conveniency give my service & thanks to my sister Mitford for her kind Enquiry after my health I have been very much out of order ever since my dear daughter Blackets death have a great Dizziness in my head & a trembling & shakeing all over my body I hope to God when warme weather comes shall be perfectly well againe accq[uain]t me w[ha]t Mr Ridley & Mr Fenwick said to you by a line by Saturday nights post to

      I wish you had Lett the Carriage of My Lead when you were at Acomb in Case the old Carriers would not have brought my Lead down before the undertakers & be sure you to all the Carriers to the same purpose

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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