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Coppy Newcastle the 9. Jany. 1773 At a meeting held at Mr Loftus’s in regard to Fallowfield Lead Mine. Present Teasdaile Mowbray Esqr. Mr Nichs. Lee & Mr Cookson. That Sir Edward Blackett be requested to grant a Lease for 21 years from this time, on the Parties giving up & cancelling the Old Lease. That as it is the Opinion of Mr Walton that the Expending further Sums to the East will be no ways Prudent. The above named Parties will make a Trial to the Westward about Longish & begin with it Directly. That as it is Apprehended the Fire Engine will not be greatly Servisable at Longish but that a Water Ingine will Answer, the Concerned would request that the Materials of one may be Sold or made use of in the Other. Teas: Mowbray / John Cookson / Nichs. Lee
Mowbray, Lee and Cookson leased Fallowfield mine from Edward Blackett. See also Blackett’s response on 24th April. Teasdale Mowbray was the son of George Mowbray who had been Sir William Blackett’s steward at Allenheads.