Letter – Henry Richmond to Walter Blackett – 27 Apr 1765

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 Apr 1765
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Sir W[alte]r Blackett B[arone]t MP at his house in           Newcas[tle]  27th April 1765

Half moon street Piccadilly London

Hon[ou]rd     The Pay for your Leadmills, amounting to £3514.14s.9 ¾d was made on Wednesday last.

W[ilia]m Robson, who farmed Hexham Tolls at £50 a year, declares that he cannot, now the passage Toll is dropt, give more than £17 a Year for them; that is for the  markets and fairs. Both Mr Bell and Mr Ellis are of opinion that they are not worth above £20 a Year but I have desired Mr Bell to publish that they are to be let against the  12th of May next which is the usual term day for them. And as that is so near at hand he will want to know whether in case no more can be got than the £17 you will chuse to take that for a year or to take the Tolls into your hand and hire persons to collect them.

The cloaths for John Williams W[ilia]m Dodds & Geo Liddle were sent yesterday by the London carrier.

I am heartily glade that there is an end of the  Hoppers and your trouble from that Quarter & am etc  Hen Richmond

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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