Letter – Joseph Richmond to Walter Blackett – 23 Jan 1761

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Jan 1761
Correspondent: Joseph Richmond
Recipient: Walter Blackett
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 1
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To Sir Wr Blackett Bt. M.P. at his house in Charles Street near St James’s Square London                                           Newcastle 23rd January 1761

Hon. Sir  I am not able yet to make out an Accot. of the gross & neat Rental of your Estate for last year, because the Lead mines & mil[l]s accost. & the Land Stewards rentals for Hexham Dukesfield Winlaton etc are not yet come in. What I can say upon the subject at present is that, of 7200 <£> the amount of my Rental I have reced 4700 <£> of the last y[ea]rs rents to May d[a]y 1760; but I have p[ai]d the last y[ea]r upwards of 10700 <£> exclusive of all payments made on accot. of the mines & mil[l]s. The difference is p[ai]d out of the Lead that has been sold & protracts the paym[en]t of Weardale mines till I can sell the Lead at Blaydon.

Inclosed is an Accot. of all the debts annuities gratuities & Charities I know of. Yesterday L[or]d Darlington gave his Entertainm[en]t to the club, he called the morning, sends you his complim[en]ts, says Sr Thos. & his friends were at the club & that nothing passed but what was agreeable      I am etc JR 

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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