Letter – Ralph Grey to Thomas Bludworth – 4 Aug 1674

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Aug 1674
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: Thomas Bludworth
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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Sr Thes at present is to aquaint you that the eight<y> tonne of Lead Oare I contracted formerly for is come in, which I had shipe of firstly but the M[aste]rs stands much upon thare points as to the price, I have pd Mr Shirwood in pt of the said oare thirty pounds of which I have drawne  a bill of you at thre days sight, Mr Wigfall we have so great raynes this summer and the horses being starved last winter that we have no caridge till now, and now is bad wether come agayne that I am afraid of a bad harvest. Lead here £12-10s or £13 per fother   This what neadfull from your Humble sarvant  Ra Grey

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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