Letter – Martin Morrison to Thomas Bowes – 12 Sep 1809

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Sep 1809
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Thomas Bowes
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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Thomas Bowes Esq Darlington			Newcastle 12th September 1809

      I have been expecting to hear from you conformable to your promise upon the subject of the opinion of Council which you  informed me would be taken by the Bishop of Durham as to his liability  of paying the Property Tax on the £15,000 paid by Colonel Beaumont to his Lordship for the insertion of a Life in the Lease of the Weardale Mines,  and altho’ I am clearly of opinion that this sum ought to be a charge against these Mines, yet I am desirous, previous to delivering in a Return, to know that his Lordship and the Commissioner concur in this opinion in order that no misunderstanding may arise in future.  I am etc

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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