Letter – Edward Blackett to William Lowes – 21 Oct 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Oct 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Lowes
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Honest Will

	Your Son & his Fellow traveller was here last weeke, & staid wth me two or three days, I look upon him to be a good sober young Man, & if you keep him three or 4 Years longer at the university I am sure it would be very much for his Advantage, & you need not doubt but Interest may be made to get him a good Living

	Fail not to come to Newby as soon as possibly you can, to sett Strait May day rents, you know I have often told you, I wou’d never suffer one Halfe Years Rent to run in to another, but to have always my Halfe Years Rent pd at 30 days after due, I have writ to Harry Tulip likewise, to come to Newby upon the same Account,

So if you’l prefix a day & the time to meet either at Hexham or any place upon the Road he will accompany you, so besure you Fail not as soon as this Letter comes to your Hand, let me have a Line from you & Acqunt me what day you designe to sett forward

	Your Assur’d Friend
Will Lowes’ son was Nicholas, studying at Peterhouse, Cambridge, and later the curate of Allendale, which was in Sir William Blackett’s gift.

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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