Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Blackett – 28 Nov 1779

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Nov 1779
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Sir Thomas Blackett Barot at                                                         Newcas     28th Novr 1779

   Bretton near Wakefield


Dear Sir

	Your favour of the 16th instt I received.  I observe that you have had a Visit from Forster & Westgarth.  I imagine they will be got Home.  The Assignment etc that you return’d are not yet come to hand.  Please to advise me by whom they were sent that some Enquiry may be made about them.  Mr Bell received the 6 Dozn of Rhenish very safe, it is very good Wine & I hope will please in the Summer.  Mr Bell has looked at that part of the Garden near Mr Heron’s House & has valued it at £5 a Year.  Do you approve of Mr Heron having it at that Rent?  On the 10th instant Mr Bell paid me £200 & on the 16th instant £600 on account of your Rents.  I now inclose you a Bill drawn by Bell Cookson & Co on Castell & Co dated 27th instt at 25 days date for Four Hundred Pounds; The Receipt of which you will please to acknowledge.  I observe what you say as to the Curacy of Allandale.  In my Opinion Mr Stokoe is the most proper Person to succeed to it, he will give Satisfaction both to you & the Parish & Mr Harris will be very glad to be his Curate.  No demand for Lead.

                                                                         I am etc   JEB

                                                   £400.-.-     Newcastle Bank     27th Novemr 1779

                                  Twenty five Days after date Pay to the order of John

                                  Erasmus Blackett Esqr Four Hundred Pounds      value received

                                                                         For Bell Cookson Carr Widdrington & Self

To Messrs Castell Whately & Powell                                                       Jos Saint

                   London                     Pay the Contents to the order of Sir Thomas

No 11985                                        Blackett Barot    value in Account

                                                                                   John 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