Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Henry Hardinge – 20 Jul 1792

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Jul 1792
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Henry Hardinge
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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The Revd Mr Hardinge                                                  Newcastle  20th July 1792

          Rector of Stanhope    Durham

Sir	On the Death of Sir Thos Blackett on the 10th inst immediate directions was given to Mr Thos Emerson the Agent for the Weardale Lead Mines to seperate the Lead Ore which may have been wrought from that time.  Thomas R Beaumont Esqr who married the eldest Daughter of the late Sir Thos Blackett is the Person to whom the Property in Weardale is bequeathed, he is desirous of knowing of what Terms it may be agreeable to you to renew the Agreement for the Composition in lieu of the Tithe Ore.  Your answer to me will oblidge

                                                                                               Sir Yours etc         J.E.B

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