Letter – Henry Richmond to Thomas Maughan – 14 Jun 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Jun 1771
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Thomas Maughan
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To  Mr Thomas Maughan     at  Newhouse                                      Newcas.   14th  June 1771

                           in Weardale

Sir      The Bishop of Durham died on Sunday last *, & tho I have no better nor earlier Intelligence of it than the Newspapers yet I think proper to send you this Accot. by way of Dukesfield that before you set off for this place w[hi]ch by your Letter of the 8th instant you say you will do on Monday or Tuesday next you may give the Directions I desired you to do at your own Groves & to Mr Westgarth & Mr Hunter for Kilhope & Wolfcleugh.  You will take care and desire them to do so too that the Ore which was severed from the Mine after Sunday last may be distinguished as far as possible & reserved at the Grove till a Treaty for Composition or payment in kind to the new Bishop is settled  -  the rest of the Ore, that is, what has been got before Sunday last must be got drawn & washed up & sent away to the Mills with all Expedition.                   I am etc    HR

*  9 June

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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