Letter – Nicholas Walton to Christopher Bell – 9 Jul 1770

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Jul 1770
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Christopher Bell
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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                                      Number of carriages

William Todd and Edward Nicholson             1

John Snowball & Tenants                       1

Michael and Thomas Brown                      1

William Charlton                              1

Thornbrough tenants                           2

Mr Jobling of Newtonhall & Mr William Jobling 1

John Jourdan                                  1


To Mr Chrisr Bell.                         					Farnacres 9th July 1770

Mr Bell

      After having considered the Carriage of Lead from Langley Mill we find it absolutely necessary that the Hospitals Tenants abovementioned should among them furnish Eight Carts for the Carriage of Lead from the Mill to Newcastle or Newburn as they shall find most convenient to themselves.  You will therefore on Recet. hereof call upon and inform them that they must immediately prepare themselves with what is necessary upon the Occasion and begin to carry as soon as possible.  If the Tenants at Dilston could agree amongst themselves to set up a Waggon and one Cart it perhaps might answer their end better than in any other way, but they will best judge of that.  You will let us hear from you about this business as soon as convenient.

      We are Your Hble Servts

             		Walton & Smeaton

PS.  It is believed John Jourdan has set up one.

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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