Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to George Brooks – 15 Apr 1787

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Apr 1787
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: George Brooks
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Geo. Brooks Esqr . under Cover                                              Newcastle    April.  15th. 1787

to Richd. Master Esqr.  Banker

MP. Chancery Lane.  -   London

Sir      I wrote to you the 21st Ulto. to wch. I refer you.  The separating the Lot Ore & Tithe Ore of the Weardale Lead Mines, being attended with considerable delay I am empowered by Sir Thos. Blackett to make the Lord Bp. of Durham an Offer of £500 P Year as a Composition for his Lot Ore, the present high Price of Lead enables him to make his Lordship this offer, rather than any improvement in those Mines, for there is only one Grove that may be said to be good, & the uncertainty of its continuing so is great; the price of Lead must drop.  When you have acquainted the Bp. of Durham with this Offer, the favour of your Answer will Oblige. 

.     Yours  etc    J. E. B.

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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