Letter – Henry Richmond to Isaac Hunter – 4 Jun 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Jun 1771
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Isaac Hunter
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To  Mr Isaac Hunter at Dukesfield                                         Newcas.   4th  June 1771

Sir      Sir Walter Blackett is not willing that Mr Walton should keep a public house at Rookhope Mill or have the least concern in that kind of Business - but orders him to have an Advance of £10 a Year to his Salary - So that from the 31 March last you are to charge him at the rate of £30 a year.  I shall be glad to hear if any Rookhope Lead be got to Blaydon. last week we had a very brisk Carriage thither of the Dukesfield Lead.                  I am etc    HR

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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