Letter – Michael Blackett to Edward Blackett – 15 Aug 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Aug 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Edward Blackett
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Lo: Brother      Ditto  [Newcastle 15 August 1676]

      I carefully delivered yo[u]r pap[er]s of Greate concerne unto my Cousin Jno ~

      Noe newes allonge this Close all is now well enough, onely there is a report you are goeinge to bee Marryed; w[i]th my Lady Yorkes Daughter, and that you went to the Wells a purpose to see her 

      I intend God willinge to bee at my Unckle Edenes upon Saturday com a Senight the 26th present; and there abide most part of the weeke followinge pray advise mee p[er] first; if yo[u]r occations will p[er]mitt you to spend a day or two there w[i]th mee and upon w[ha]t day I may expect you there ~

      all Freinds are God be thanked very well here hopeinge this will find you in the same Condition I remayne

Edward Blackett married Mary Yorke in 1676. Her mother was Mary Yorke (nee Norton) whose first marriage was to Sir John Yorke who died in 1663, with whom she had a daughter Mary born in 1657/8.

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