Letter – Edward Blackett to Anne Simpson – 3 Jul 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Jul 1710
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Anne Simpson
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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      July 3d 1710

Dear Cosen Simson

      I had a letter from my servant Mewburn last post who acquaints me that you had not agreed with the house keeper because she Insisted upon £10 a year wages which indeed is more then we allwayes use to give my wife Desires you will send for her & acquaint her that £8 at Newby is better then £10 at some other families by reason we have Often times Company & she allwayes getting money so desires you will hire her as cheap as you can agree & she will send a man & a horse for her 2 or 3 Dayes after Lammas day all this Family gives their humble services to your self & Cosen Wilkinsons pray believe me allwayes your most affectionate Kinsman & faithfull servant

For Mrs Simson at Mr Wilkinsons house Merch[an]t in Newcastle
She was a cousin through EB’s mother Elizabeth Kirkley. Anne was the daughter of Elizabeth’s sister Alice, and later married Alexander Simpson. Anne was widowed in 1677. Dorothy, married to John Wilkinson, was her daughter, and it appears Anne lived with the Wilkinsons.

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