Letter – Joseph Richmond to Richard Ellis – 17 Apr 1761

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Apr 1761
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Richard Ellis
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
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To Richard Ellis at Hexham                                                  [Newcastle] 17 April 1761

Sir      I am glad you have got Allendale tithes let, I think you have let them well. Sir Walter having given Mr Widdrington orders to file a bill against the people that grind from the mils, he will write to you to know whose names you think proper to mention, & I should hope on your acquainting them with Sir Walters resolution that they will submit without putting him or themselves to any trouble or expence, Sir Walter has also given orders to file a bill against the people that withhold their tithes, you are the best judge whether the custom of tithing in the parish of Hexham can be supported, or you think they will make any defence or would in my opinion be right to acquaint them what is intended, as I hope they will also submit & prevent any further proceedings, Mr Widdrington has all the papers ever had relating to these matters, so you will please to correspond with him about them. I am etc     JR 

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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