Letters – John Ord – 1 Jan 1706

Document Type: Letters
Date: 1 Jan 1706
Correspondent: John Ord
Archive Source: NRO 324/W3/19
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Sr Wm Blackett Barrt being possessed of severall Leadmines & leadgroves & alsoe sending great quantityes of Lead & Lead oar att the said Leadmines att the time of his death devises all his p.sonall estate & Leases for lifes or yeares of the sd Leadmines to Wm Davison Esq & Jno Wilkinson mrcht in trust for payment of his debts & childrens porc.ons & raising of £1000 to purchase Lands for charitable uses & paymt of severall Legacyes devised by the will & when these are raised then to heire att law Sr Wm Blackett his only son.

Mr Davison & Mr Wilkinson are both freemen but Mr Davison dos not concern himselfe in manageing of any matters relateing to the Exec.rs. Mr Wilkinson Enterd upon the p.sonall estate & manages the Leadmines & brings down & shipps of & sells all the Lead and the porc.ons & debts are not yet raised & Sr Wm Blackett the son is yet under age soe that he cannot take his freedom, and Mr Wilkinson though he have a legall interest in the Leadmines & in the Lead yet because he is acc[oun]table for the same & it is but in trust the Tollers of Newcastle demand Toll for the same as if the said lead belongd to an unfreeman

The question is whether Mr Wilkinson ought to pay toll as if the said lead belonged to an unfreeman

[entitled:] case abt toll
undated but appears to date from the period of Wm Blackett’s minority given its content, and assigned here to 1706 on the assumption it was raised not long after the death of his father

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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