Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Blackett – 4 Nov 1786

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Nov 1786
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Sir Thomas Blackett  Bart.                                              Newcastle    Novr.  4th. 1786

Bretton - Yorkshire

Dear Sir       I wrote to you the 22nd Ulto. to wch. I refer you.  This morning I reced a letter from Mr Dew acquainting me that the Bishop of Durham will comply with the offer that you made & accept of the £538.2.6 for the Exchange of Thos. Hepples Life in the two Leases of Weardale.  I must therefore desire that you will send me the Name of the Life that you are inclined to have inserted in the room of Hepples & likewise a Certificate that John Depledge is living & in good health, that this business may be carried into Execution as soon as possible; I was with Mr Wilson this morning & on mentioning this business he said that his eldest Son William (who is 11 Years of Age & has had the Small Pox etc) is as good a life as he knew of, he is a healthy lad is not intended to be sent abroad, nor to go into the Army or Navy, I do not think that you can have a better.   I have enclosed you Mr Staniforths letter for your Information respecting the the Matter that you mentioned to me.  I have lately Sold 10,000 Ps. of Lead at the Advanced Price of £16.15.0 P For. & am now selling small Parcells at 16.15.. & £17. . P For.  I shall not be able to deliver the refin’d that I have sold before <June> & the Common by the end of December.  

                                                                          I am 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