Letter – Martin Morrison to John Dolphin – 13 Jul 1826

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 Jul 1826
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: John Dolphin
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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      N[ew]Castle 13 July 1826

Mr John Dolphin – Ruffside

I am this day favored with your Letter of the 12 Inst inclosing Memo from Dr Phillpotts that he is willing to accept one-fourteenth of Ore on the average produce of the Weardale Mines for the last three Years, in lieu of his Tythe Ore. I have already declined to furnish an account of the past produce of the Mines and to this determination I must be permitted to adhere. – Considering the large expenditure of money that will be required to uphold the produce of these Mines, I should hope as the Lead Company’s produce is surrendered to Dr Phillpotts, that he will deem 1/16th of the Ore got by Col Beaumont as a fair equivalent for his Tythe. – Upon those terms I am ready to conclude an Agreement to be confirmed as soon as the Bishop is agreed with, for his Lot Ore. – I am etc  MM

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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