Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 5 Jan 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Jan 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
  • Transcription
  • Comments (0)
  • Change font
    If columns/tables do not appear straight, change font
James                          							Janry 5  1709/10

      Inclosed I send you the two Leases wch I have perus’d, I find you have not drawn alike for in one of them I’m oblig’d to pay 14 <s> for every twenty foth of Limestone that they burne and in the other Lease I’m oblig’d to pa or as many Coales as will burn 200 ffs Limestones, there is likewise another Clause in both the leases wch I do not at all understand which is that I oblige myself to allow 200 ffo Limestone, and they are only oblig’d to Spread & lay on the ground 100 ffo which be sure let that be Rectified, as for Mr <Shelby’s> house, you had best know of him what would please him in moneys and let him Repair his house to his own liking and let me know his Demands, for I had much rather give him a little moneys that trouble my Self in Repairing his house.  You did very well to inclose me a bill for Mr Fenwick, Any workman can tell you whether the old <Dormon> will be Serviceable again, if not then must be a new one.     

      Always make Enquiry how Sir Jno Delavall does, You should Acqt me whether he is at Seaton or where he is, and whether they think him past all manner of Danger,  You must inquire nicely as from yr Selfe and Acqt me Every Saturday post, you did well to pay Kenady, have Recd his Rect.  You do not Acqt me whether there was 21 years put in where there was a blank left both in the lease and the Counterpart, I could have wish’d tho’ now tis too late that I had kept the old Works in my own hand, Order Jacob to get all the Oar smelted go with all possible speed, fail not to write a line per first post to     yr Assr’d friend

James Mewburne / Seat Del

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