A canine Blackett

Submitted by alkirtley on Thu, 11/21/2019 - 16:09

On 6 Jul 1722 the following entry appeared in the London Daily Post:
Lost at Hampton-Court on Thursday the 28th last, a large white and brown spaniel bitch, with a large head, long ears, pretty rough long hair about her legs, and a small yellow spot above each eye, with a long neck coming out of her shoulders, loose made. Whoever brings this bitch to John Blackett at Hampton Court, or to Christopher Blackett on Bread Street Hill, London, shall have Two Guineas reward, and reasonable Charges.

Image removed. Two guineas was all that some domestic servants earned in a year, but John and Christopher could well afford so handsome a reward as they were respectively the 4th and 3rd surviving sons of Sir Edward Blackett (1649-1718).

It is not known if the spaniel was recovered.