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William BlackettAge: 66 years17321799

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

Birth of a sisterJane Blackett
before 14 May 1734 (Age 18 months)
Death of a fatherHenry Blackett
1734 (Age 13 months)
Christening of a sisterJane Blackett
14 May 1734 (Age 18 months)
Death of a paternal grandmotherIsabella Wallas
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
11 November 1770 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a son
William Stephenson Blackett
before 24 October 1773 (Age 40 years)
Christening of a sonWilliam Stephenson Blackett
24 October 1773 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a son
Thomas Blackett
1782 (see note) (Age 49 years)
Christening of a sonThomas Blackett
17 May 1783 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a daughter
Ann Blackett
1784 (see note) (Age 51 years)
Christening of a daughterAnn Blackett
2 September 1785 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a son
John Blackett or Stevenson
before 4 April 1788 (Age 55 years)
Christening of a sonJohn Blackett or Stevenson
4 April 1788 (Age 55 years)
Death 21 September 1799 (Age 66 years)
Burial 25 September 1799 (4 days after death)
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Marriage: 7 September 1723St. Mary, Staindrop, Co. Durham
11 months
elder brother
William Blackett
Birth: before 11 August 1724 24 22Staindrop, Co. Durham
Death: August 1724Helmington Hall, Co. Durham
1 year
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
21 months
elder sister
22 months
elder sister
Anne Blackett
Birth: before 23 March 1731 31 29Auckland St. Andrew, 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 4 April 1788 55 48Hamsterley, Co. Durham
Death: 10 May 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, aged 63.