Letter – Jonathan Shield to John Bell – 2 Sep 1797

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Sep 1797
Correspondent: Jonathan Shield
Recipient: John Bell
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 226 1
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Sir                                                    (Sep. 2 1797)

I deem it is a duty incumbent upon me to advise you of those litigious individuals who Opposed the late Assessm[en]t for the Relief of the Poor of the Parish of Allendale, and as it did sufficiently appear, that a great deal of their Venom was spit at Mr. Beaumont; notwithstanding the dayly advantages  that accrued to them, in consequence of their Tenants having dayly employment under the Lord of the Mannor  as aforesaid, I must leave it to your Judgement whether it does not interfere with Justice and the Interest of Mr. Beaumont; to harbour such Vipours under him as he has it in his power to diminish the Value of their Estates 1/3 at least, by discharging them from his Works

(Principals).   (Tenants)  to Robert Hornsby

Edward Robson   William Armstrong, John Smith

Robert Hornsby  Robert Middleton, Thomas Dent, John Gills, 

John Coats.     William Ridley Jun. John Hutchinson, Thomas  

                Walton, Jacob Robinson, John Pearson, Wilson 

                Glenesey, John Wallace


N.B.  I Expect the Rate to be finished at a Vestry to be Held on on friday at two O'clock

                         I am Yours Respectfully

                           Jona. Shield &C

Mr John Bell, Hexham Abbey

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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