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Sir Walter Calverley BlackettAge: 69 years17071777

Sir Walter Calverley Blackett
Given names
Sir Walter Calverley
Birth December 18, 1707 37 21
Christening January 15, 1708 (Age 28 days)
Birth of a sisterJulia Calverley
May 20, 1714 (Age 6 years)
Christening of a sisterJulia Calverley
June 17, 1714 (Age 6 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherJulia Conyers
August 16, 1722 (Age 14 years)
Burial of a maternal grandmotherJulia Conyers
August 21, 1722 (Age 14 years)
MarriageElizabeth Orde alias BlackettView this family
August 27, 1729 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
Elizabeth Blackett
July 5, 1735 (Age 27 years)
Christening of a daughterElizabeth Blackett
August 6, 1735 (Age 27 years)
Death of a motherJulia Blackett
September 16, 1736 (Age 28 years)
Death of a fatherSir Walter Calverley
October 15, 1749 (Age 41 years)

Burial of a fatherSir Walter Calverley
October 22, 1749 (Age 41 years)
Death of a daughterElizabeth Blackett
May 23, 1752 (Age 44 years)
Death of a wifeElizabeth Orde alias Blackett
September 21, 1759 (Age 51 years)

Burial of a wifeElizabeth Orde alias Blackett
September 27, 1759 (Age 51 years)
Death February 14, 1777 (Age 69 years)
Burial August 15, 1778 (18 months after death)
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: January 7, 1707St. Andrew, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Nthmd.
11 months
6 years
younger sister
Family with Elizabeth Orde alias Blackett - View this family
Marriage: August 27, 1729St. Andrew, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Nthmd.


Baptised privately on the day of his birth 18 Dec 1707. At public baptism godfathers were Sir Walter Hawksworth of Hawksworth and Shem Bridges Esquire "who married an aunt of his mother". Godmother Mrs. Francis Calverley, grandmother. 2nd Baronet. By private Act of Parliament 1733 changed his name from Calverley to Blackett to conform to the terms of the Will of his uncle, Sir William Blackett, so that his wife would succeed to Sir William's estate. M.P. for Newcastle and Mayor of the city 5 times. Known as the "King of Newcastle." Disposed of Calverley estates to John Thornhill 1755. Acquired Longwitton estate, Northumberland, from William Swinburne 21 & 22 Nov 1776. Died without surviving issue. He had previously been buried in Kensington, London, but in accordance with his instructions his remains were subsequently disinterred and brought from the church at Kensington 29 Jul 1778 and reburied at Calverley 15 Aug 1778, when age shown as 69. Built at his own expense the workhouse at Calverley-cum-Farsley 1756. Some sources show his date of birth as 29 Dec 1708. Probate dated 19 Feb 1777.


Licence dated 18 Feb 1729, Walter Calverley, Elizabeth Blackett. Articles of Agreement previous to the marriage dated 26 Aug 1729.