Letters – John Blackett to William Blackett – 24 Jun 1676

Document Type: Letters
Date: 24 Jun 1676
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: William Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 193
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Fall[owfield?] 24th June 76


I recd a message yesterday fro yrs by John Mowbr about working of Coales, in answer I think for the quantities wrought at present it is not greate, being as I understand about 50 a 60 tens a month, and as yet not about 150 tenns afore hand, soe that when Carriage goes they will Immediately be aground and it wilbe time enough to abate the working at Martelmas Sr I am sertenly inforamd thet Jno Hunter the Bayleif som day this weake went into newbigin way and by virtue of his office tooke away Martin Wheldons horse out of his Cart that was leading Coals for yor staith, and that upon noe other acct but because he was at worke, contrary to the artickls, that they maid amongst them in wch he was not Confornd now if it be soe in my judgment you have a very good action of trispas against him and may lay 1000 l damags to his charge, beside I thinke you may get him bound over to yr pdaod and at the sessions may indite him for disturbance for as I heard it was out of his Libertie so liable to an inditement for coming there I sent one to informe you of it and if it be soe handle him both sharply and speedily for both by writ and warrant for he is the greatess ringleader of the rest wch is all at present

      Fro Sr your Affect nephew

      	Jno Blackett
John 1635-1707, nephew of Sir William, was son of Sir William’s brother Christopher Blackett. He married Mary Errington of Beaufront, and was later a Northumberland JP

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