Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 17 Apr 1769

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Apr 1769
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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Mr Mulcaster. 							Farnacres 17th April 1769

      In answer to your Letter of the 14th instant this is to acquaint you that we would have the Refined Slag Lead marked as you propose as also the Litharge Slag Lead and youll continue to do so unless you receive Orders to the contrary. The last Cake of Silver weighs 768 Ounces. but we have not had time to try how it turns out by the Operation. We propose being at Hexham on Tuesday Evening the 25th instant and desire you will give Notice to all the Carriers that we beg to see them together the following Morning abt. 10 oClock in order to settle the last years Accounts for the whole Quantity delivered from the Mill from the beginning to Smelt to the day the last Quantity was delivered and to put the Carriagemen into a regular Method among one another. You must get Mr. Bell to assist you in giving the above [below] Notices which must be done by a Letter to each Person to the effect inclosed. Immediately after the above Meeting with Carriers, Orders will be given to begin the Carriage. We are

      Your Hble Servts.

             		N Walton Junr.

                           J Smeaton


List of Persons who are to have Notice to attend the Meeting at Hexham the 26th of April 1769 on Accs of the Carriage of Lead from Langley Mill to Newcastle.


Joseph Fidler

John Corbett

George Jackson

James Johnson

Thomas Jameson

Nicholas Bell

William Addison

Thomas Purvis

John Kirsop

Thomas Robson

Thomas Corbett Priest Popple

John Havelock

William Corbett

Joseph Toppin

Stephen Thompson

Isaac Hall

William Pattinson

John Wren

Robert Vasey

Ralph Little

Thomas Corbett Gilliegate

Thomas Ions

                                                        				Langley Lead Mill Apr. 1769

Mr John Corbett

      Messrs Walton & Smeaton have given the Orders to let you know that they desire to see you at the Golden Lion in Hexham on Wednesday the 26th of this Month at Ten oClock in the Morning to settle and pay for the Carriage of the whole of the Lead delivered to that day and to put the Carriage of the Lead for the time to come on a better regulation. I am

      Your Hble Servt

      [struck out:’ N. Walton junr’] Peter Mulcaster

PS. Immediately after the above Meeting the Carriage will be set forward again.

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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