Letters – John Ord to George Mowbray – 12 Mar 1720

Document Type: Letters
Date: 12 Mar 1720
Correspondent: John Ord
Recipient: George Mowbray
Archive Source: NRO 324/W3/18/1
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I am sorry my services for you are so pfectly begotten you cann.t but be sensible the Service was done you in raising that money And I know both you and your friends were apprized of the great danger you were in to the hazard of some £1000 that you both sleep contentedly now that its removed, it was the confidence I had in you & yr credit I gave to you Solemn p[ro]mise p[ro]cured you this ease I think I did once let you know that I tho[ugh]t I was very ill used & I can’t forbear repeating it &  <must> continue in the same mind til you remove it, you know I can have an affid[avi]t of the fact & I <sho[uld]> hope you wo.d not any longer delay doing me right

The leadmines at Boltshope the owners have taken poss[ess]ion of & are resolved never to let them to the old tenants, There has been some discourse for bringing accons for breach of Cov[enan]t for wch its very likely good damages may be recovered but I have hitherto diverted it The Covenants are jointly & severally & any one may be p[ro]ceeded against. 

To my last upon the former subjects you were pleased to give no answer phaps you may continue of the same mind if you do I shall then conclude you bidd me take my course & that you will have no regard to your word & p[ro]mise but I hope otherwise for I am 

      yrs &c JO

March 12 - 1719
Recipient unclear but probably George Mowbray

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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