Letter – Ralph Grey to Ralph Grey – 20 Nov 1675

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Nov 1675
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: Ralph Grey
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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      Newcastle November the 20th 75

Sonn Ralph

I rec[eive]d a Letter the 11th Current From Mr <Byron> per Mr Tradills order wherein I perceive Lead is Fallen to 29 <.y> & Brandy to 80 the H[ogs]head there will be loss by the Brandy & noe profit by the Lead, present my service to Mr Traddill & acquaint him I have shipt aboard of the Loves Increase of Newcastle Thomas White Master 300 p[iece]s lead qt 386c:1q 14lb which Charges amounts to £240: 08s: 06d which will ship more wine then I have subscribed being ¼ part will amount to 15 tts if Brandy fall considerably ship more Brandy & less wine to help of this dear Brandy, for Cottons and Stockings & other goods to suply you to pay of your Creditt for your diet & other expences, your mother would have you to fill the Cases of Bottles with the best wines to drink with your friends the Mate hath the Key of them, your Mother hath sent you one Rundlett of ale at 21 gall[ons] which I hope will come safe to hand write what advance your exch[ange] produceth profitt between here & London, if exch[ange] be high it is more profit to order moneys to London, I shall write more at large by the ship which I hope will sail within 12 days what wine you ship let it be Choyse Graves Claritt your mother desires you to send her 3 Boxes of prunellas, some dryed pears with walnuts & Chesnutts if James Liddell be not Come away, if he be by another oportunity there being sundry ships for this Port, all freinds is well here & desire to be remembered to you espectially your Brother your mother Gives you her Blessing & soe doth your Loving Father.

Ra: Grey

write w[ha]t you make of the Cottons if profit your Grandfather will buy then at <best> hand as alsoe stockings & price of Butter your mother will send you 10 firkins for a tryall

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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