Letter – Martin Morrison to Thomas Dodd – 9 Dec 1808

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Dec 1808
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Thomas Dodd
Archive Source: TWA DF HUG 149
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Account of Ore wrought out of Colonel Beaumonts Weardale Lead from 1804 to 1807 inclusive

In the Year ending	Bings   Ho[rses] 	Bings  Ho[rses]

31 December 1804    16,183   2  including 379  1 Tontale

Ditto       1805    17,634   2 1/2        176  3 	ditto

Ditto       1806     9,777                153  1  ditto

Ditto       1807    12,451   3 1/2            196  3  ditto

Mr Thomas Dodd Nenthead						Newcastle 9 December 1808


Above is an account of Ore raised out of Col Beaumont’s Mines in Weardale for four years ending in 1807; the quantity raised to the 30th September last will be sent you so soon as I receive the amount from Mr Emerson together with a Statement of the whole, commencing from the accession of the present Bishop to the See of Durham, including the Sum paid to his Lordship & the charges incurred in the Suit, relating to the Lot Ore. It is necessary for me to inform you that the present agreement with the Bishop is £4000 Per annum to be paid by quarterly instalments  - viz the 30thof December next, 30 March, 30 June & 30th September following and so on during his Lordship’s life or possession of the See of Durham.

			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