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William Blackett1695

William Blackett
Given names
Birth of a sisterChristian Blackett
before November 2, 1644
Christening of a sisterChristian Blackett
November 2, 1644
Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Blackett
June 1648
Burial of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Blackett
June 28, 1648
Death of a brotherEdward Blackett
April 1658
Death of a maternal grandfatherThomas Fenwick

Death of a motherAlice Fenwick
February 1663

Burial of a motherAlice Fenwick
March 4, 1663
Marriage of a parentChristopher BlackettJane BlackettView this family
after April 5, 1664
Death of a brotherChristopher Blackett
before 1665

Birth of a half-brotherChristopher Blackett
before August 24, 1665
Christening of a half-brotherChristopher Blackett
August 24, 1665
Death of a paternal grandmotherIsabella Crook
January 1666
Burial of a paternal grandmotherIsabella Crook
January 28, 1666
Birth of a half-sisterAlice Blackett
before July 2, 1667
Christening of a half-sisterAlice Blackett
July 2, 1667
Birth of a half-sisterAnn Blackett
before May 11, 1669
Christening of a half-sisterAnn Blackett
May 11, 1669
Birth of a half-sisterMary Blackett
before March 21, 1671
Christening of a half-sisterMary Blackett
March 21, 1671
Death of a half-sisterMary Blackett
November 1671

Burial of a half-sisterMary Blackett
November 20, 1671
Birth of a half-sisterMargaret Blackett
before October 10, 1672
Christening of a half-sisterMargaret Blackett
October 10, 1672
Birth of a half-brotherEdward Blackett
before January 26, 1675
Death of a fatherChristopher Blackett
Christening of a half-brotherEdward Blackett
January 26, 1675
Death of a half-brotherChristopher Blackett
April 1680
Burial of a half-brotherChristopher Blackett
April 24, 1680
Death of a sisterIsabel Blackett
September 1687

Death of a wifeChristiana de Bois
about 1690

Death December 26, 1695
Burial December 27, 1695 (1 day after death)
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: 1631
2 years
17 months
Edward Blackett
Birth: before June 17, 1638 25 29Hamsterley, Co. Durham
Death: April 1658At sea
3 years
5 years
Father’s family with Jane Blackett - View this family
Marriage: after April 5, 1664County Durham
17 months
Christopher Blackett
Birth: before August 24, 1665 52Hamsterley, Co. Durham
Death: April 1680Bedburn Hall, Hamsterley, Co. Durham
22 months
22 months
22 months
19 months
2 years
Edward Blackett
Birth: before January 26, 1675 62Hamsterley, Co. Durham
Death: April 1733New Hall, Hamsterley, Co. Durham
Family with Christiana de Bois - View this family
Family with Mary Denneston - View this family


Son & heir of his father. Merchant of Newcastle.

On 7 Jul 1688 he sold the corn and grain tithes at Snapegate and Hole Eele to Christopher Blackett of Windy Banke, yeoman, for £1 18s. Mentioned in Will of his uncle, Sir William Blackett. Emissary of King Charles II to the Swedish Court at Stockholm. Died without issue. Robert Surtees stated in 1811 that he was "mad or something like it." Succeeded in his estates at Hoppyland and other land in Durham by his brother John. He was buried in a marble tomb under the floor of the chancel in the church. At burial "William Blackett, of Hoppiland, Esquire". There is also a Memorial to him on the south chancel wall at St. Mary, Ovingham, Northumberland.

Will dated 24 Dec 1695 with codicil 26 Dec 1695 left lands at Hoppyland "which I purchased of John Martindale in ye names of Edward Collingwood of Byker and John Grey merchant in Newcastle" to Mary, his wife, for life, and then to Sir William Blackett of Newcastle (his 1st cousin) and his heirs for ever. To his wife "all my lands known as Udon Foot[?] which I purchased off Christopher Crow & Thomas Garthorne - Henry Madgins in possession and after her decease to Timothy Wright." Also parcel of ground called Castle Steach[?] in Hamsterley and also 2 parcels of ground in Hamsterley called Gracks Parke[?] Brint House close to wife, after [her] decease to "poor necessitated housekeepers who lead a godly & sober life living in what parish soever. Residue to wife, sole executrix. (Memo listing all tythes owned by William and bequeathed to Mary his wife.)
Will bond 27 Mar 1696, penal sum £1,000. 1696 interrogatories of John Blackett to the witnesses to the will on the part of Mary Dennison alias Blackett, relating to a cause promoted by her to prove the will and codicil: Mary Dennison alias Blackett, former relict v. John Blackett esquire. 21 Feb 1696 depositions of the witnesses to the will and codicil, with their responses to the interrogatories of John Blackett. The correct order of pages is 4, 6, 7, 5. 27 Mar 1696 bond to redeliver the original will, penal sum £2,000.