Letter – Edward Blackett to William Shaw – 7 Sep 1714

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Sep 1714
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: William Shaw
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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	Am much obliged to you for yours of the 30th past, I perceive you cannot hear of an Experienced Sober Gardiner, Soe I have sent to a Friend at London, to send me one to Newby, am very Glad that my dear little Mitty, is in good Health, as also my Lady, & Lady Mary, I had a Letter this day from my Lord, who writes me he has that he does not designe to come to Dunham till after the Coronation. pray give my Blessing to my dear Child, & desire her to lett me know wheither She rec’d my Letter abt the Yorke Horse Courses, for I expected She would have owned the recept of it, before this, pray give my Service to the Captain & his spouse, & acqnt him that on the 31 last I gave him an account that the goods was sent to Leeds, & I hope they are come safe to his hand ere this, I perceive by my Servt that they weighed 34 Stone – my Son john gives you his Humble Service, & pray Believe me always

	Your Assured Friend & Humble Servt

For Mr Wm Shaw at Dunham in Cheshire

via London
WS was witness to EB1’s third wife’s settlement (Lady Diana Delaval)
Queen Anne died on 1 August 1714. Her only surviving son William had died in 1700, prompting parliament to pass the Act of Settlement (1701) to ensure a Protestant succession. Anne was therefore succeeded by the German Protestant prince George, Elector of Hanover. The Coronation was held on 20th October 1714. His coronation was accompanied by rioting in over twenty towns in England. During his reign the Jacobite rising in Scotland, in favour of the son of James II, was put down.

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