Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Daniel Dew – 28 Sep 1786

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Sep 1786
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Daniel Dew
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Daniel Dew Esqr.                                                          Newcastle    Septr.    28th. 1786

   Palace  Aukland

Sir       I am desired by Sir Thomas Blackett to acquaint you that he is desirous of changing the life of Thomas Hepple in the Leases of Weardale Lead Mines which he holds under the Lord Bishop of Durham, provided it can be done on reasonable terms, Thomas Hepple is about 53 Years of Age and resides near Wallington, he came over here about three weeks ago & I expect to see him in a few days.  John Trevelyan & Jonathan Depledge the two other Life’s are both in good health, Certificates of which may be procured.

     When you have fully considered the Matter & acquainted the Lord Bishop thereon, please to favour me with your Answer.                I am etc    J. E. Blackett

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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