Letter – Edward Blackett to John Ord – 31 Oct 1709

Document Type: Letter
Date: 31 Oct 1709
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Ord
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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Sir         							October 31  1709

      I Recd yr Letter and Sir Jno. Delavall shall have an Abstract of all the Seaton Delavall Writings which I have in my hand.  I have nothing but severall old Leases & old Surveys of Seaton Lordship , however an Abstract of them shall be Sent by my Servt. Mewburne who will be at Newby shortly.

      As for what Goods my Wife order’d lately from Seaton House was the remains of the Linnen & Household Stuff which my Lady Delamere left her Grand Daughter by her last Will, which Will may be seen in the Court at Chester, the rest of the Goods that were valuable as plate fine Linnen etc were sent to Easington to her Bro.  the Arch Deacon when my wife left Seaton, these Goods likewise had been sent at that time but that they were so very ordinary & hardly worth the Carriage and troubling a Room withall there my Wife’s Woman Mrs Millington took an Exact inventory which she has got by her of every particular thing that was left in that Closet and if there was occasion would give it upon Oath that Every individual thing that was in that Closet when my Wife left Seaton was the Remaind’r of the Household stuff which my old Lady left her grand daughter.  As for my own part I would not give twenty shill for them all, and if they were to be sold I believe they would give but a very <inconsiderable> Sum, my Daughter only values them because they were a Legacy from her Grand Mother      I am yr Sir 

      yr assr’d friend & Humble Servt

Mr Jno. Ord  Attourney at Law in Newcastle

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