Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Henry Hardinge – 26 Feb 1787

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Feb 1787
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Henry Hardinge
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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The Revd. Mr Hardinge                                          Newcastle    Feby.  26th. 1787

Ightham near Seven Oaks Kent

Sir       Being informed that you are now Rector of Stanhope, give me Leave to Address you on the part of Sir Thos. Blackett Bt.  who is Lessee under the Bishop of Durham for Sundry Lead Mines in Weardale, & has by an Agreement entered into with the late Rectors of Stanhope paid Three Hundred Guineas P An. as a Composition for the Tithe Ore Wrought in those Mines, A Copy of which Agreement you have Annex’d; Sir Thomas Blackett desires me to make you an Offer of the same Composition.  When you have considered of this Matter 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