Letters – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 8 Feb 1798

Document Type: Letters
Date: 8 Feb 1798
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Richard Beaumont
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/5
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Thomas R Beaumont Esqr                                                         Newcastle    8th Feby 1798

       Portman square     London

Dr Sir	I wrote to you the 29th Ulto to which I refer you.  I met the Lead Stewards at Hexham on Monday last & paid them £3000 for Subsistance for the Workmen, & on Monday I shall make the last Lead Carriage Pay amounting to upwards of £900.  I have desired that Mr Emerson’s will take the matter respecting the Division & enclosure of the Commons & Waste lands in Weardale into full consideration, & to state to me the Prejudice that such Division may be to your Concern in that Quarr:  & likewise what Clauses they would recommend for the Preservation of the rights which you at present enjoy by the Lease that you hold under the Bishop of Durham;  I expect to receive it this next week, when I shall lay the same with the Lease before Mr Williamson for his opinion how far it may be in your power to prevent a Division taking place & in case it should not, then to frame such Clauses as may be thought adviseable; when that is done you shall be advised of the same.  I send you enclosed a Copy of the Valuation made at the Abbey etc by Mr Ebdon & Mr Stephenson & likewise a Copy of a Paper delivered to me by Mess Newton being a Charge made by Mr Newton in his Book of Accots for his Journeys Plans Estimates etc.  Mr Ebdon declined giving any opinion on that part of the business, nor do I yet know what he is to be paid for the trouble that he has had; Mr Newton has received from Mr Bell £750 on Accot.  The Masons Carpenters & Plaisterers, are at work on the Abbey, Mr Bell will write to you fully as to that business, to whom I refer you.                                                                             I am etc   J.E.B

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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