Notes to James Standsfield – 1 Dec 1674

Document Type: Notes
Date: 1 Dec 1674
Recipient: James Standsfield
Archive Source: NRS RH15 102 6 2
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[outer leaf:]Leade Mynes – how to be wrought & the pduce divided in five parts

<L. Barr>  <146.13.4>

Took duty Staple <jord..> for <Crop> & year of god 1674

Tor B/Poore Mines pag 273

The mine to be wrought and the ore to be divided into five parts the owner of the ground or the lessee to have on part of the ore shaddered and wash’d ready to bee molton and he to so deliver the same in the nature and quality aforesaid and to bee payd for it every 3 mo paying fr every load twenty shillings. The Workman In like maner to have another fifth part the undertakers and they to Content the person [parson?] for his tithes by this meanes a man is shure to have Ware for his money and than to make furnaces to melt 36 or 40 at one tyme as hath beene <tovetedd>. for  to enter into Charges before you have good flow of ore above ground is needless <hecin> also observe to worke from East to west or from West to East unless you find the situation of the mine to be such that being troubled with Certaine <same.>. if your lead doe Containe silver though it weare one ounce in one hundred you may worke it to benefit if you preserve your lead by making of an Iron Capp over your furnace to bee drawne up and downe to <receine> the Vapour of lead which falleth downe againe or the<re> about it and if you have vent enough for the <Lilarguim>, wch is your Lead as it is Cast up by the footblast or otherways being redd to paint with all then may you make profitable worke Every way

Wigh the silver in a pr of gold scales and soe cast it up how much there is in a Summ of Leade; Oares differ in goodness of all sorts from 40 <ps> worth of Silver in a Tunn to 35<l> worth of Silver in a Tunn & there is noe Leade but it holdeth some silver yet it is not worth the refineing Unless itt yield 8 or 10 pound upon a Tunn att the least
RH15/102/6/2/2. Undated other than 1674. Assumed to cover the year so dated to 31 December here.

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