Letter – Martin Morrison to George Crawhall – 28 Dec 1819

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Dec 1819
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: George Crawhall
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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      Newcastle 28 Decemr 1819

Mr George Crawhall New House. – Weardale. - 


I am this morning favored with your Letter of the 25th inst. by Brown the Carrier, informing me of the Revd Mr Newby being lately in your neighbourhood viewing the new Schools and of his communicating to you that the Bishop of Durham had endowed them with £2000 to be vested in Government Security’s and to be apportioned to the different Schools under the direction of a Committee appointed for that purpose; and that it was his/Mr Newby’s Intention to apply to Col Beaumont for a donation in aid of those Establishments etc. You are already acquainted with Col Beaumonts intention to contribute an annual sum to this object and therefore any meeting of the Inhabitants to petition for what is already determined upon, would prove as useless as improper. – If Mr Newby will Call at this Office any time Business brings him to Newcastle; or, meet me in Weardale at the lead <..>, Col Beaumonts intentions will be explained, and the application of his donation, I doubt not, Satisfactorily arranged. – Col Beaumont and family are not yet gone to London, nor will they I apprehend leave Bretton before the middle of February; and it will save trouble to all party’s for Mr Newby to apply at once to me. - You are now on the eve of entering upon your Bargains for the ensuing Quarter, and have only to add, that I am not aware of any circumstances connected with the Lead Trade, which authorise a deviation, from the present prices, for raising Ore.


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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