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William BlackettAge: 66 years17321799

William Blackett
Given names
Birth before November 7, 1732 32 31
Christening November 7, 1732
MarriageMary StephensonView this family

Death of a paternal grandmotherIsabella Wallas
October 1733 (Age 10 months)
Burial of a paternal grandmotherIsabella Wallas
October 27, 1733 (Age 11 months)
Birth of a sisterJane Blackett
before May 14, 1734 (Age 18 months)
Christening of a sisterJane Blackett
May 14, 1734 (Age 18 months)
Death of a fatherHenry Blackett
July 1735 (Age 2 years)
Burial of a fatherHenry Blackett
July 26, 1735 (Age 2 years)
Death of a sisterAnne Blackett
about 1763 (Age 30 years)

Death of a sisterIsabel Blackett
November 1770 (Age 37 years)
Burial of a sisterIsabel Blackett
November 11, 1770 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a son
William Stephenson Blackett
before October 24, 1773 (Age 40 years)
Christening of a sonWilliam Stephenson Blackett
October 24, 1773 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a son
Thomas Blackett
1782 (see note) (Age 49 years)
Christening of a sonThomas Blackett
May 17, 1783 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a daughter
Ann Blackett
1784 (see note) (Age 51 years)
Christening of a daughterAnn Blackett
September 2, 1785 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a son
John Blackett or Stevenson
before April 4, 1788 (Age 55 years)
Christening of a sonJohn Blackett or Stevenson
April 4, 1788 (Age 55 years)
Death September 21, 1799 (Age 66 years)
Burial September 25, 1799 (4 days after death)
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: September 7, 1723St. Mary the Virgin, Staindrop, Co. Durham (but see Note)
11 months
elder brother
William Blackett
Birth: before August 11, 1724 24 22Staindrop, Co. Durham
Death: August 1724Helmington Hall, Co. Durham
1 year
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
21 months
elder sister
Elizabeth Blackett
Birth: before May 12, 1729 29 27Staindrop, Co. Durham
Death: July 14, 1804Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham
22 months
elder sister
Anne Blackett
Birth: before March 23, 1731 31 29Helmington, Auckland, Co. Durham
Death: about 1763
20 months
18 months
younger sister
Family with Mary Stephenson - View this family
Marriage: March
9 years
3 years
4 years
John Blackett or Stevenson
Birth: before April 4, 1788 55 48Hamsterley, Co. Durham
Death: May 10, 1806Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham


In conveyance dated 12 Nov 1763 mentioned as having been "of same" i.e. Helmedon Hall, Shipley.

27 Jul 1767 William Blackett, gent., of Helmeden Hall mortgaged and demised (term 1,000 years, consideration £650) to Rev. Henry Bland, D.D. a prebendary of Durham Cathedral the manor of East Shipley with its appurtenances; the farm, village or capital messuage of East or High Shipley with its appurtenances; the capital messuage, mansion house and tenement of West or Low Shipley with their appurtenances; plots in Hamsterley and Witton-le-Wear allotted to William Blackett in respect of his properties of East and West Shipley during the division of moors and commons in Hamsterley chapelry; tithes etc. on the above properties.

In Dent v. Blackett 1772, George Dent of Caldwell, Yorks., gent., cousin of John Nicholson of Newcastle upon Tyne, master mariner, deceased, sued William Blackett, of Helmington Row, Auckland St. Andrew, or of Helmington Hall, cousin once removed, one of the next of kin and administrator of the deceased to produce an inventory of the deceased's goods. In 1777 Ralph Simpson of Cotherstone, Yorks., yeoman, (uncle and next of kin of John Nicholson deceased) sued William Blackett of Shul [sic], Hamsterley (cousin once removed and administrator of the deceased) to revoke and re-grant the Letters of Administration. (Simpson v. Blackett 1777).

Letters of Administration with the Will Annexed dated 9 Nov 1799, (estate above £2,000, below £5,000) granted to Wm. Blackett, natural son of the testator...[executors named...?... having renounced] Legatees: Thomas Blackett a natural son of the testator by Mary Stephenson, John Blackett another natural son by the said M. S., Ann Blackett a natural daughter by the said M. S., Mary Stephenson, Wm Blackett another natural son by the said M.S. Testator by his Will dated 3rd Feb 1796 gives all his real property to [named executors upon trust ]....[and personal property?.... as follows: Son Thomas £1,500& son John £1,500, on attaining 21 or to the survivor if one fails to do so, to daughter Ann £1,000 on attaining 21, or if she shall die before then without issue to Thomas and John. To Mary Stephenson £20 p.a. for life. If all 3 younger children die without attaining a vested interest then to son William. Residue of estate to William.

Decree of the Court of Chancery 7 Oct 1803 re debts of William Blackett Esq., deceased, late of Shull, Co. Durham. Complainants John Greenwell and Ann his wife [daughter of William Blackett] and others, Defendants Wm. Blackett & others.

At burial William Blackett, of Shull, age: 73, Esquire, gentleman, died 21 Sep. (His raised tomb in Hamsterley churchyard shows his dod as 17 Sep 1795.