Letter – Westgarth Forster to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 26 Mar 1793

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Mar 1793
Correspondent: Westgarth Forster
Recipient: Thomas Richard Beaumont
Archive Source: AE Beaumont letters
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Allenheads March 26th 1793

Sir

	I understand by Mr Alderman Blackett that you would like to have the Oppinion of your Agents how far the Division might effect you in the Allendales & Hexhamshire as Lord of the Manor in regard to your working your Leadmines & also the Carriage of the Ore from the Mines to the Mills. I have lookd as much as I can into the Matter & I cannot find in my Opinion that it will effect you in the least in working the Lead mines & also the Carriage of the Ore from the Mines to the Mills in the least no more than if there had never been a Division at all for so far as I can see every precaution has been taken in the Act for the preservation of the Lord of the Manors rights & properties as far as possible but dont doubt but you will have the Act by you & so far as I can see the Commissioners cannot point out more direct roads from the Mines to the Mills than is already pointed out & also there is a Close in the Act that they are Obliged to make the Roads so far as the Inclosures will extend before the Inclosures is made which will be taking of so much road which was repaired at the Lord of the Manors expence formerly nor can I see that ever the Ore can be cheaper Carried then by Galloways by any conveyance what ever from the Mountaineous part of the Country & so far as I can see from the Division that the Galloways will be better Kept then before & more Able to Carry the Ore from the one part being Inclosed & the other part stinted which is all I can say at present about the Matter.

I am with my best Compts to Mrs Beaumont & son & Sir your Most

		Obedt Westgarth Forster

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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