BLACKETT, Walter (1707-77), of Calverley, nr. Leeds, Yorks. and Wallington Hall, Northumb.
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Family and Education
b. 18 Dec. 1707, o.s. of Sir Walter Calverley, 1st Bt., of Calverley by Julia, da. of Sir William Blackett, 1st Bt., M.P., of Wallington. educ. Westminster 1717; Balliol, Oxf. 1724. m. 29 Sept. 1729, Elizabeth Orde, natural da. and testamentary h. of his mat. uncle, Sir William Blackett, 2nd Bt., and assumed name of Blackett by Act of Parliament 1733, 1da. suc. fa. 15 Oct. 1749.
Alderman of Newcastle 1729, mayor 1735, 1748, 1756, 1764, 1771; sheriff, Northumb. 1731-2.
The son of a Jacob