Letter – Edward Blackett to Robert Mallabar – 13 Feb 1696

Document Type: Letter
Date: 13 Feb 1696
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: Robert Mallabar
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 260 2
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      Newby13 Feb: 1695

Robert Mallabar

      I recd. your Lettr. and you acquaint me that your fore-elders has always had a Seat in Beltingham Quire and that my Steward John Lowes hath taken away your Ancient Seat and will not Suffer you to sit there and likewise will not allow that you have any buering [burying] place there, what right or title you have to either I am wholly Ignorant of but assure yourself I will not Suffer my Steward to debar any man of his Just right either in Church or elsewhere So if you have any right to it you may assure yourself that none that acts under me shall hinder you of it being 

      Yr freind 

  	E Blackett

This sumer I design God willing for the North & then I doubt not but to set all Stright amongst you

[on verso:] For / Robert Mallabar / These [presents] / Thorngrafton

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