Letter – Ralph Grey to Tradell – 19 Sep 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Sep 1676
Correspondent: Ralph Grey
Recipient: Tradell
Archive Source: NRO 753 J
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Ditto the 19th

Mouns[ieu]r Tradill

This at present is to aquaint you that we have one Thomas Willis For Bourdeux & he will be 120 t[ons]. I intend to shipp in him tomorow 300p[iece]s of Lead which pray sell of & send me returns I have taken only 20 t[ons] certain I load him outward with Coals which put of at best advantage what the Ball[ance] of the acct is you may load more for my acct, for he will have 10 t[ons] to spare, for returns I would have Choyse graves Claritt which for winter, & whits for Summer drinking I must have them Choyse though I pay the dearer I expect every day to hear of my son Ralphs arrivall in England whom I long to see having had the fever since my last to him & you the Coals will be Choyse good this what needfull From yours

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