Letter – Michael Blackett to William Blackett – 24 Mar 1677

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Mar 1677
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: William Blackett
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
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Hono[u]red Sir                                 Newcastle March the 24th 1676/7

For business and Townes news I Referr you to my Brother W[illia]ms writing you every post, att p[re]sent none I know worth the noting, Soe have onely hereby to give you an acc[oun]t: of occurrences att the pay, soe farr as I could Learn afrom whence I am this day Comd

the whole pay together as followeth                            £ 39 :12:=

the heades pay £186:18:0½ p[ai]d Rich[har]d         £192: =: = 

P[ai]d Jno in full for Plankey pay                  £ 34: 4: 5 1/2 

P[ai]d att mill as p[er] perticulers                £ 93:16: 6 1/2 

P[ai]d att Fallowfield                              £ 72:11: =     £392:12:=                                                             

for w[hi]ch money you had Smelted att mill 55 fod[der] 7 p[iece]s Leed

and att Planky mill                        14:         4 p[iece]s

w[ha]t Oare you had Carried to the former place was

                                       bing : horse

from Fallowfield                         39 : 2 :

from the heads                           91 : 3

from the Reedgroves                       8 : =

                                 In all 139 : 1

and to the latter place was               B   h

from Welhope                              6 : 1

from Bateshill                            = : 2

from Greengill                           10 : 1

                                 In all  17 : =

      The Inclosed from Rich[ar]d will give you a full acco[un]t how all is att the heads and at Duxfield mill nothing is a wanting but Oare, of w[hi]ch not much Can be expected for one 14/d[ays] the waies being still soe extraordinary bad

      mr Thomas Burdett will Call upon you for £:3:=:= w[hi]ch mr Carnaby desires you to pay unto him, and he will make you it good next pay with many thankes

      fallowfield was never better Especially the Sun of the Bluebinder Shaft, w[hi]ch (as my Cosin Jno said himselfe) make his heart ake to tell mee, To w[hi]ch as likewise to all his other by words about the same, I am alwayes Silent

      fallowfield Level Continues still very hard

      I Can Remember of nothing else, but S[i]r if you desire any further acco[un]t as how much wood Comd in, how much Leed Carryed In, or any other thinge, w[hi]ch you think would be satisfactory unto you, doe but please to lett mee know thereof, and for the future it shall be obsereved here is great Report of a warr proclaimed with France and the bone fires have been Burnt In London for Joy

      God be thanked all friends here are In very good health and hopes it will find you In the same Condition soe with my humble Service to my Lady and my dearest to yourselfe praying for your health and happiness, and earnestly Craving your Blessing I remaine as In duty bound,


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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