Main Blackett Tree

Richard Blackett1589

Richard Blackett
Given names
Birth of a daughter
Elizabeth Blackett
before October 21, 1563
Christening of a daughterElizabeth Blackett
October 21, 1563
Birth of a son
George Blackett
before August 3, 1565
Christening of a sonGeorge Blackett
August 3, 1565
Death of a fatherNicholas Blackett
after July 22, 1568
Marriage of a childJohn BlackettMargrie AtkinsonnView this family
January 28, 1577
Death of a brotherJohn Blackett
before December 16, 1577

Death of a sonThomas Blackett
February 1582
Burial of a sonThomas Blackett
February 11, 1582
Marriage of a childEdward BlackettJane KirkhouseView this family
July 1, 1582
Birth of a daughter
Janet Blackett
before August 11, 1583
Christening of a daughterJanet Blackett
August 11, 1583
Birth of a child
Unknown Child Blackett
before February 10, 1584
Christening of a childUnknown Child Blackett
February 10, 1584
Death January 1589

Burial January 12, 1589
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: about 1526
1 year
Family with Margaret - View this family
21 months
6 months


Described as " Richard Blackett of Shipley and Hole House." Nick Vine Hall's book, "My Name is Blacket" (possibly following the Hudleston papers held by Durham University, which shows his birth as 1512) shows Richard as being the brother of Nicholas. This seems unlikely, as (a) Burke's Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies, 1844, (Blackett of Newcastle), shows William (1593-1648), the father of Sir William, 1st bt. as being the great-grandson of Nicholas. That supports Nicholas being the father of Richard. The Pedigree of Blackett of Wallington also supports this, stating that Edward (d 1628), the son of Richard "of Shipley and Hole House", was the grandson of Nicholas. Burke's Commoners 1858 and Burke's Landed Gentry 1850 both cite Nicholas as an ancestor. Finally, in a family tree recorded by the Norroy Herald in 1575 Thomas Blackett of Woodcrofte shows his father, Nicholas as having one brother, Lionel, but makes no mention of Richard as an additional brother, though that may be due to Lionel having been an elder brother, and not, as some rearchers show, a younger one. Robert Surtees in 1811 stated that Richard, "our supposed homo propositius"...... "certainly lived till 1597" but this seems incorrect and may be based on the Hamsterley burial of a Richard Blackett in that year. List of debts owed to, and Inventory of the Goods of, Richard Blackatt (sic) of the Holehouse, otherwise of the Parish of Witton upon Wear dated 9 Jan 1588/9 includes sums owing to him by his sons George and Edward and also John Blackett (probably also his son). In association with Thomas and Grace Tunstall, Anne Tempest [half-sister of Alice Tempest] granted one messuage and ten acres of pasture in North Bedburn, called Shipley Common, to Richard Blackett, who received a pardon from Bishop Barnes in 1578/9 for entry without licence. Possibly the Richard Blackett who was granted admission to an acre of the lord's waste "in le flask" on west side of "le doesclose", as land recently brought into cultivation. (Court Roll Lynesack 26 Apr 1575.)