Letters – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 4 Jul 1799

Document Type: Letters
Date: 4 Jul 1799
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Richard Beaumont
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/5
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Thomas Rd Beaumont Esq.                                                Newcastle  4th July  1799

Bretton, Wakefield Yorkshire

D[ea]r Sir        

      Since my letter to you of the 2nd Inst. I received a letter from Mr Hardinge, a Copy of which I enclose, as well as a Copy of your Agreement with him for the Tithe Ore of Weardale Mines. The advance that he demands is considerable indeed, & I think out of reason, before an answer can be given to it this Matter must be well considered in the interim I have wrote to Mr Emerson to keep the Ore that may be wrought from the 11th Inst seperate from what had been wrought prior to that time; I shall acquaint Mr Hardinge with my Sentiments on this business & that when it is fully considered that he shall have an answer.  

            I am with best respects to Mrs. Beaumt & yourself  Dr. Sir  etc J. E. B.

The Ore wrought in Weardale Mines for the last six years on an average was 17535 Bings

The Rectors due on which was 1753 Bings. The Average Price of Ore in Alston Moor for the last three years was £3 . 7. 0 P[er] Bing

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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