Sir Edward Blackett, 4th Baronet

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Sir Edward Blackett, 4th Baronet (9 April 1719 – 3 February 1804) was a baronet and member of the British House of Commons for Northumberland.

Blackett was the son of John Blackett of Newby Park (the second son of Sir Edward Blackett, 2nd Baronet) and his wife Patience Wise. He sold Newby Hall, Ripon, Yorkshire, the family seat since 1690, to William Welland in 1748. In 1756 he succeeded to the Baronetcy on the death of his uncle Sir Edward Blackett, 3rd Baronet.

He was High Sheriff of Northumberland 1757–1758 and in 1768 became MP for Northumberland until 1774.

In 1757 he married Anne Douglas, daughter of Oley Douglas and heiress of Matfen, Northumberland and was succeeded by their son William.

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir Henry Grey, Bt
George Delaval
Member of Parliament for Northumberland
with George Delaval

17681774
Succeeded by
Lord Algernon Percy
Sir William Middleton
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Edward Blackett
Baronet
(of Matfen Hall)
1756–1804
Succeeded by
William Blackett