Letters – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 11 Oct 1798

Document Type: Letters
Date: 11 Oct 1798
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Richard Beaumont
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/5
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Col Beaumont                                                                      Newcastle  11 Octr 1798

M.P.  Bretton  Wakefield Yorkshire

Dr Sir	

      I am favoured with your letter of the 9th Inst enclosing a letter from Mr Bell the Contents of which I have considered & am of opinion that it will be adviseable to accept of the Arrears of the Quit rent viz £105 & for the future the Annual payment of £5 per Ann from Mr Errington, but as it is a matter of some consequence, I have desired Mr Bell to state the case to Mr Williamson for his opinion, as he will be at Hexham on Monday next to hold the Courts.

	I have wrote to Mr H Errington in answer to his letter respecting the Collieries agreeable to your determination.

	I wrote to Mr Emerson Senr respecting the application made to you by Sir Hedworth Williamson  inclosed I send you a Copy of his answer from which it appears that it will not be adviseable for you to comply with his request, but I shall meet the Lead Stewards at Hexham on the 12th Novr when I shall lay the Plan before them & take their opinion more fully on the Matter of which I shall acquaint you _ Have you come to any determination as to Purchasing the Land tax on your Estates etc in this Country?  If you have please to inform me?  at foot is the Rate of Land tax paid at present for the Lands etc at the Mines & Mills with Winlaton, Mr Bell will inform you of that of Hexham etc.

                                                                    I am with best respects to Mrs B  etc   J.E.B

                                          Pay at present 

                                           £  s d

Winlaton exclusive of that in Comon with 

the Lords of the Manor of Winlaton & 

including the Cottages & the Assessment 

on Blaydon Refy of £40 per Ann            521- 7-  4 1/4 per £

Allenheads including the Assessment on                                  

on the Mines of £20 per Annum             404-18   1s-4d per £

Dukesfield                                440-10   5 3/4 per £

Weardale                                   36-13   4     per £

Coalcleugh                                 47-10   4 1/2 per £

The above is the Account from the Stewards in which there may be some small Errors.

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