Letter – Henry Richmond to Isaac Hunter – 28 Feb 1766

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Feb 1766
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Isaac Hunter
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Isaac Hunter at Dukesfield                                     Newcas[tle] 28th Febr[uar]y 1766

Sir      I concluded Mr Brown would have paid you the years Rent for Mollersteads before this. He ought however to pay you before you close your accounts. But whether he does or not you must charge it in your Rental, according to the form which I shall give you below, and in case you do not get the money in time then you must return him in arrear. Pray before you close your accounts be sure about Rookhope Lead, nay something more is necessary, for I ought to be made certain that all there is right. I wrote you to this purpose on the 7th of last month and wanted to have it distinguished in the General acco[un]t how much was sent to Dukesfield Refinery and how much to Blaydon. But you see here inclosed what sort of an acco[un]t young Harrison has sent : and pray observe the quere he makes about 20 p[iece]s in the delivery and let me know, if you can, the meaning of it, or who he expects is to answer it ? I must desire that before the pay you will go over and see him make out a better account and get him to say how much was delivered for Dukesfield and how much for Blaydon and then do you send it me and I will be obliged to you. I desire you will let me know as soon as you can, and as near as you can, about what sum will make your pays; otherwise when you send in your accounts I shall be perhaps under a necessity of taking more time than I would chuse for fixing the pay, as I may not have money enough. I am etc HR

Mollersteads Estate near Dukesfield, which was bought by S[i]r Walter Blackett in Septem[be]r 1764 in order to be conveyed to the Governors of Queen Anns bounty, for the augmentation of Whitley Chapel.

The Revd. Mr Ab[raha]m Brown for one year’s Rent from Mayday 1764 to Mayday 1765 when the said Estate was  Conveyed as above mentioned                                             

                                                    £33.0s.0d  or whatever the rent may be.

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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