Letters – Michael Blackett to Christopher Blackett – 28 Jun 1680

Document Type: Letters
Date: 28 Jun 1680
Correspondent: Michael Blackett
Recipient: Christopher Blackett
Archive Source: CUL Dd 7.26
  • Transcription
  • Notes
  • Comments (0)
  • Change font
    If columns/tables do not appear straight, change font
Instructions for C Blackett					Newc[astle] June 28th 1680

      Make wt hast hast you can to Stockholme, wn please God you arrive there & the salt to mr Jno Strother upon mr Robt Wetwangs acc[oun]t for the freight of wch stand stiffely att <S>28 p Last <fn> 20 last, If mr Jno Strother seeme to thinke itt too much doe you abate him wt you thinke convenient, after <unloaden> tell Jno Strother itt is my desire either to have you to have a freight for London or to be loaden <backe> wth <tarr> for tht I have noe great desire to have any more Iron for tht I have allready more thn I can sell for any profitt and doe you likewise endeavour for to gett a freight for London, wch I hope you will easily gett Effected, if not I hope Jno Strother will loade you of wth tare but if noe tarr to be procured neither, home unloaden you shall not come, <hee> must have patience and loade Iron accordingly as I writt Mr Strother, and be you continually putting him on to lett me have the best <strucke> the best mettle, and the finest Iron tht can be gotte –

      you may be telling him alsoe tht itt is my great desire to have all my goods in his hands sold, and to give you one Clear acct, and wt is due to him he knowes how to be reimbursed, and tht I Expect itt shall be p[er]formed, and not a farthing more charged thn is due, and tht you <dare> as well be hanged as come home unless itt be done accordingly, make wt dispatch you can both there and backe againe, soe I wish you a prosperous voyage & remaines

Michael did have a younger brother Christopher who had been admitted to the Merchant Adventurers Company in 1677-8 and authorised to join the Eastland Company at the same time but he died in 1678. A later letter 30 Oct 1680) makes clear that Christopher was master of Michael Blackett’s ship, the Resistance, so he was perhaps a more distant relation

Leave a comment

We welcome further information or corrections on topics and incidents mentioned in individual letters. It might take a while before your comments are checked for adding to public view within the website. We cannot undertake further research in response to questions.

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


General Discussion
Suggested correction or addition


  Return to search results or refine/create new search
The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467