Letter – Michael Blackett to William Ward – 16 Nov 1676

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Nov 1676
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: William Ward
Archive Source: CUL MS Add 91
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Mr W[illia]m Ward      Newcastle 9ber [November]: the: 16th: 1676


The 200 p[ie]ces Leed this day by mee Shipped aboard yo[u]r Vessell; when please God you arrive att London deliver to Mr Hum[phrey]: Willett and Company Merchants In London; noe more att present; onely pray observe the Order of   M:B:
1. The Coastal Port Record book for Newcastle (National Archives Kew E190 196/8) record for 16 November 1676: ‘Ship name: Sam[uell]: of London; Master: W[illia]m Ward; Goods: xl [40] case glasse, xij [12] fothers and an half lead’. That weight would correspond to 200 pigs of cast weight 10 stone each.

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