Letter – Nicholas Walton to Joseph Hilton – 11 Mar 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Mar 1771
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Joseph Hilton
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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To Mr Joseph Hilton                      				Farnacres 11th March 1771

Dear Joe

      We intend having the Lead Mill Pay at Hexham on Thursday the 25th of next Month and desire youll give Mr Mulcaster such assistance as he may have Occasion for in preparing the Pay Bill. 

      You are desired to give Notice to Mr Soppett that we shall not be at Alston this Spring Recet & therefore he is to bring or send the Lowbyer Rent to Hexham against Monday or Tuesday the 22nd & 23rd of next Month when we shall be Receiving the Rents at that place. 

You will be at Hexham on Tuesday Evening the 23rd of next Month as we shall the day following have to make every thing ready for the Pay, and as soon as the Lead Carriers have finished the Carriage of last years Lead, a Pay will be made them, at which we must have your assistance.  That will I expect be some time this Month and you shall have Notice as soon as the Carriage is compleated.  We are 

      Your Hble Servts 

      W & S 

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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