Letter – Edward Blackett to John Douglas – 12 Dec 1715

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Dec 1715
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Douglas
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 191
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I would have answerd your Letter soner but I expected a Letter from my Ld Duke of Summerset who I gave my Intrest many years agoe you know I could do no less being I had his graces Intrest Intirely when I stood Knight of the Shire for the County of Northumberland, besides he ordred his Steward to entertain me at his own Castle at Alnwick when I have a line from his Grace you shall hear further from

	Your Assured Friend

To John Duglass Esq at his house in Newcastle
Douglas was a self-made Scot who prospered as an attorney, and bought land in Northumberland between 1680 and 1702. His Matden and Halton estates passed to Sir Edward’s grandson through marriage to Douglas’s grand-daughter Anne.

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