Letter – Henry Richmond to John Westgarth – 17 May 1769

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 May 1769
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: John Westgarth
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To John Westgarth Esqr at Unthank near Stanhope in Weardale         Newca[stle] 17th May 1769


I have acquainted Sir Walter Blackett of your Enquiry about the terms upon which he would let a Tack of a Leadmine in Hexham Manor; and that you will not take a price by the Bing for the ore, but propose paying a Duty. But Sir Walter does not approve of that Method of letting; chusing rather, as he has Lead Mills and Servants, to give all reasonable Encouragem[en]t in the price, but to have the ore himself.   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