Letter – Nicholas Walton to Christopher Bell – 9 Feb 1769

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Feb 1769
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Christopher Bell
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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To Mr Chrisr. Bell. 						Farnacres 9th February 1769

Mr Bell,

      We propose being at Hexham on Sunday the 26th of next Month in the Evening and shall receive the Rents the two following days on Wednesday Thursday and Friday at the Lead Mill and in the Neighbourhood of Hexham and on Saturday go to Alston; on the 9th of April we shall return again to Hexham and the 10th make the Lead Mill Pay, the 11th View Wears etc and the 12th Return Home. You are desired to give the necessary Notice immediately.

      I was much surprised to hear that Mr Tweddle of Threepwood had discharged George Jackson from carrying Lead by way of Ellrington but indeed very much more so when I was informed that George Jackson had been so imprudent as to ask Mr. Tweddle leave to come that way - he might with equal propriety have asked Mr. Tweddle leave to go along the Turnpike between Hexham and Haydon Bridge. However as the case stands I desire youll go to Mr. Tweddle with Mr. Smeatons and my Compliments and inform him that the Way which our Lead comes is a Highway for Carriages and therefore we hope that he will not give us any further trouble as we should be sorry to have any difference with him but quite the contrary and shall be glad of his Company at Dinner on the Monday or Tuesday of the Receipt Week at Hexham. The particular Days you will mention to Mr. Tweddle and when you have seen him let me hear from you I am for Ptner and Self

      Your Huble Servt.

      Nich Walton Junr.

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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