Letter – Henry Peareth to Lionel Vane – 20 Mar 1702

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Mar 1702
Correspondent: Henry Peareth
Recipient: Lionel Vane
Archive Source: NRO ZCO VIII 1
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							Newca March 20th 1701/2


      Since my last I see yours <to> Mr Metcalfe, tht you intended to be downe here a weeke after Easter, & ordring to forward Charter haugh Colliery wch has been done wth all due Care Dilligence, tht the South Pitt is now 1 yard below the feeder & they have not above a single horse tubs in one hour, & it will be Framed back in tht Pitt to morrow night, & att the North Pitt they are now att the top of the Feeder, & they cannot well meet wth more Water, thn was at the South Pitt, & then I doe not question but before the 1st of July next the 5 quarter Coale at both Pitts will be laid above ground, there is another New Pitt sincking near 6 score yards to the Westwards, & is about 7 fathom downe, & a double stable building wch will contain 16 horses & will be finished in 5 Weeks time, Mr Thos Allon sometime agoe discoursed me for my liberty to build 5 Keelroomes below below the Crossings in Charters haugh, & to build a Trunck, & lay a Waggon Way, for wch did offer to pay yearly 20 L I gave answer I found such a thing may be granted him wthout any prejudices to Charter haugh Colliery, for their is ground for 8 Keelroomes more below the Crossings, half of wch is suffitiend to carry of all the Coales wrought in my Lands; & tht I should be ready to doe him & p[ar]tners all the Service I could, but would not act, nor agree on any terms wthout yor consent, & joining wth me; & withall I told hem they might give 30 p[er] Annum  & for 8 years to come I was willing tht Esqr: Vane should have 15 & my selfe the other 15 p[er] annum yor answer to this is at yor Leasure is the needfull from 

      Sr yor Most Humble Serv

		Hen Peareth,

Sr James: Clavering Died last wednesday night

[On verso:] to: Lyonell : Vane Esqr

Member of Parliament

att Westminster


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