Letter – Henry Richmond to Thomas Maughan – 23 Sep 1761

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Sep 1761
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: Thomas Maughan
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
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To Mr Thos. Maughan at Newhouse                                                     23rd September 1761

Sir        When you were here I desired you wo[ul]d as soon as convenient enquire into the tenure of Mr Kenedys Estate in Weardale, adjoining as I am told on Bollihope Fell, whe[the]r the s[ai]d Estate is freehold or copyhold. & also that you wo[ul]d send me your opinion of the Grove wch has been wro[ugh]t formerly in that Estate, whe[the]r it is worth while for Sir Walter to buy the Estate for the sake of the Leadmines thereunder, or to take a Lease of the s[ai]d mines if they can be proved to be in a freehold Estate, wch is what I much question.

Sr Wr now desires you will as soon as possible give some ans[we]r to the above points as a Gent[lema]n of his acquaintance has applyd to him either to buy or take a Lease, & he wants to an answer. I told you that I believed these workings are in Cove’s vein.  I am etc   HR

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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