Letter – Edward Blackett to John Delaval – 17 Oct 1713

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Oct 1713
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Delaval
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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      Newby 17 October 1713


I recd yr letter wch is very Acceptable to me, & I thankfully acknowledge yr condolence wth me for my Dear Wifes death, & yr kind offers of having matters accommodated between us in an amicable manner, and I do assure you it shall be none of my fault if they be not, I most readily agree to your proposal of having two friends to meet & discourse the concerne and have prevailed wth my Couzin Wm Norton Esq to attend what friend you please to send to Presbridg [Peircebridge] any Day you shall appoint, if you please to allow a Weeks time for it, then you may hear from me again & know that I approve of the day you set – you may depend upon it that I shall do nothing to oppress you and shall be content wth what is my Rights, I hope there is no such large Field of contention open in this affair as you mention, but yet the matter lies in a little Room, I own the Estate my Wife held in jointure desends to you and shall wish you all happiness of it when I am paid my dear Daughters portion wth the Interest due for the Same from the day of her Marriage to the day of my Wifes death. Secured upon the Same, wch I doubt not will appear so plain to you that you will not deny it, I am

	Sr yr Most Humbe Servt


Witnesses Names to my Wifes Settlem[en]t

George Swettenham - Dead

Dan Pegge -Uncertain

Josiah Horne - Dead. Servt to old Sr Ralph as also to Sr John Delaval

Hugh Johnson

Thomas Heayes -Uncertain Servt to Young Sr R Delavall, kept an Inn in Ouburn in Bedfordshire

Adams, Fr Pemberton, Ch Barker - See Sr Ed Blacket & Signe

Daniel Thomson, Tho Walton, Wm Shaw -See my Lord Warrington Signe

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