Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 20 Sep 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Sep 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      Sept 20


      I perceive by yours that you much Question whether you can get any wagers Laide about the two parliament men for Morpeth however be sure you Endeavour it as much as possibly you can I hope the ten peices of Lead is come to newcastle Long before this know of Mr Reay & James Clarke w[ha]t became of my proportion of the Lead which they made the first last pay it has my marke upon it but it was never brought into the Cellar I believe they have sold it when they sold their own If not it lies upon the Key with their own the Lead which made the 210 peices was 182 from Mr Loraines slag lead thre[e] peices which was left last year at the mill & 25 peices made of An[n] Surtesses grove waste so besure you know what is become of that Lead which came to my proportion that was made the first pay the undertakers made give my service to my brother & sister midford and Deliver the Inclosd acq[ain]t me w[he]n my Lady blacket went to London & whether she removed many of the good out of the house I want a Lusty young fellow in black dicks roome that can Look to the house heat ovens & make the Courtaines Cleane Ime willing to give £3 a year wages beside hel be getting money in makeing strangers shooes & boots cleane make the best & Quickest Inquiry you possibly can for I would not willingly be Disapointed I am

      Your assured friend


Memorand[u]m & Letter from Jacob

I writ you that there was 190 p[iece]s of Mr Loraines 

Fourth ten tun smelted 182 p[iece]s 

the 210 p[iece]s thus made 

of Mr Loraines slag lead there was       182 p[iece]s 

Lieing at the mill since the Last year   003

of An[n] surtesses grove waste smelted   025


Go to the Governour of the Oastmans Company with my service and know w[ha]t time after michelmas he Designes to call a Court for I have a young man I Designe to have bound to me at the first Court

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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