Letter – Walter Blackett to London Lead Company – 24 May 1763

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 May 1763
Correspondent: Walter Blackett
Recipient: London Lead Company
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/2
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24th May 1763 Sir Wr wrote yesterday to the Gov[erno]r & Co for smelting Lead & C/ commonly called the Quakers Co/ acquainting them that Mr Wm. Westgarth had offered his service to him but as he was their servant Sr. Wr. desired to know whether he had their Leave to employ him.                                            WB

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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