Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Blackett – 7 May 1786

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 May 1786
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Sir Thos. Blackett  Bart.                                              Newcastle    May  7th. 1786

Bretton - Yorkshire

Dear Sir       I wrote to you the 14th Ulto. to which I refer you. Inclosed I have sent you Bell Carr & Cos. Bill on Castell & Co.at Thirty days dated the 5th inst. for One Thousand Pounds the receipt of which you will please to acknowledge.  The several Pays for your Lead Mines & Mills are made amounting to £41802.7.7.

    The death of my Partner Mr Simpson Obliged me to return from Dukesfield, the Mines are much in the same state, Allenheads indeed has not raised so much Ore as usual, & the Workings have been attended with more Expence but I hope they are in an Improving state.  The Price of Lead continues at £16.5.  & £16.10.  the demand has been trifling & the Quantity at Blaydon at present is but small but the Lead Carriage will start in a few days.  I am etc    J. E. Blackett

                      £1000 .                            Newcastle Bank  5th  May 1786

                    Thirty days after Date pay to the Order of John Erasmus Blackett Esq.  

                   One Thousand Pounds           Value received

                                                                        For Bell Carr Cookson Widdrington & Co

To  Messrs Castell Powell Sumner & Co                                    Jas. Wilkinson           


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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