Letter – Henry Richmond to Thomas Maughan – 16 Jan 1769

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Jan 1769
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Thomas Maughan
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr Thomas Maughan at Newhouse Weardale                                 Newca[stle] 16 Janry 1769


I received your Letter of yesterdays date by Mr Milburn acquainting me that Sr Wr Blackett has no Share in the undivided part of Wolsingham Town field, that you ever heard of. but I find by Mr Daniel Alder that the proprietors apprehend that he has a right to some part of it, if not for Culture at least for a Way; I suppose to the Miln Close. And as they are for applying imediately, that is in Ten days time, for an Act for dividing and allotting this Common field, it is necessary you should inform yourself imediately either by going down or sending for the Tenant, what the Enjoyment has been by him or the former Tenants of any part of these East Town fields for if Sr Wr has only a right to a Way we must take Care to have it preserved to him.

I desire you will let me know what you learn about it that I may write to Sr Wr before the petition is presented in case you sho[ul]d find he is any way interested in this intended division. Mr Wm Watson says you have forgot the pikestone ore in the Acco[un]t you signed however I paid him no more than the Note & told him if there was any more due he wo[ul]d get it at the pay. P.S. If you see occasion you may send a person on purpose with your Answer to this Letter. 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