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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 M:B:
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.