Letter – Michael Blackett to William Blackett – 21 Apr 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Apr 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: William Blackett
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Hono[ure]d Sir                                 			Ditto [Newcastle 21 April 1677] 

I p[er]cive my Brother William writs you this Post to Borrowb Bridge soe I thought itt my duty to doe the same though have noe more to Inlarge upon then to give you an account of occurances att the Pay

the whole Pay together as followeth                 £485:14:   1/2


Payd Rich[hard]: Mowberey towards the heads pay     £201:00:00 

Payd Jno Mowbrey towards Plankey Pay                £ 64:10: 8 1/2 

Payd att Mill as p[er] perticulers                  £135: 1: 9 

Payd att Fallowfield                                £ 85: 1: 7

                                                     485:14:   1/2


for w[hi]ch Money you had Smelted att Duxfeild Mill 33 fod[de]r p[iece]s Leed

Oare brought to s[ai]d place is (vizt) from

                                       B  : Horsse

Jeffereyes Grove                       11 : 00

from Greenegill                        21 :  3

from the Read Groves                   16 :  3

from Fallowfeild                       91 :  3

from the Heads                         96 :  1

                             In all   237 :  2

1274 p[eice]s Leed Carried to Bladon from thence And Cowp[er] House and 150 Sacke of Wood come In att 8d p[er] Sacke

Smelted att Plankey Mill 15 fodders 9 p[iece]s Leed and Oare brought there as followeth

                                      Binges Horse

from the Heads                         29 : 2

from Greengill                         11 : 3

from Wellhope                          11 : 3

from Bates hill                         2 : 1

from Reed Groves                       14 : 1

from Cole Clough                       25 : 2

                               In all  95 : 0

      543 Sacks of Wood come to s[ai]d place from thence to Bladon I meane thorow 442 Pigges Carried this Moneth How all is att the Heads my Brother Will[iam] will this night send you a lett[e]r from Richard that will Inform you ~

      att the Mill nothinge a wantinge butt Oare and Fallowfield is very hopefull Butt the Levell hard ~

      Mr Copperwhite And J:M: [John Mowbray] Cannott hitt of itt Mr Copperwhite is fayrely by JM his Wife desired to seeke out a Lodginge and noe more time given him then till Monday next; hee takes all In good part and sayth hee will doe as well as hee can till please God you come home for my Part I take him to bee a very Civill and honest Man

      my humble service to my Lady w[it]h my duty to yo[u]r selfe prayinge for yo[u]r health and happ[y]ness and earnestly craving yo[u]r blessinge I remayne   MB

my Wife desires to have her duty p[re]sented unto you who w[i]th my selfe gives you many thankes for yo[u]r toaken to little Bettey	MB:
Michael’s daughter Elizabeth was born before 1 Feb 1677 and died 13 Jan 1678

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