Letter – Edward Blackett to James Mewburn – 3 May 1711

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 May 1711
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: James Mewburn
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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May 3d 1711


      I p[er]ceive by yours of the 28 that the Wherrieman told you that Jacob had orderd my Lead to be pild up at Newburne so be sure you Acq[ain]t the Wherriemen that Ile have it brough[t] to NewCastle Immediately after it comes to Newburne & speak to James Clarke that he likewise order the wherriemen to bring it down with all possible speed & that he take Care to put it in the Cellar as fast as it comes down give my service to Mr Alder[man] Ridley & tell him I Desire when he has occasion hel take my Lead & Likewise to Mr Alderm[an] Fenwick for now it will be Comeing down every day you must tell any one it is made out of the slaggs or old dead heaps for that Lead which is made so is much Worse then the other Lead but none Can Discerne it but them that uses it my dear Daughter Blackets funerall was so Expensive that I doubt I shall have occasion for for a bill before you can receive any moneys of the ten[a]nts but however shall put it of as long as possible I can so Desire Mr Fenwick to give you a bill for the 77 p[iece]s of Lead & Inclose it to me by Saturday nights post to

      Your Assured Freind

Mr Brummel does not deal well by me in paying me my rents go & know of his wife when she Expects him home & whether <she> think he will call at Newby in his returne & let me know if he be returned how long it is since

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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