Sir Edward Blackett, 4th Baronet
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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.
- Kirtley, Allan, Longbottom, Patricia, Blackett, Martin. A History of the Blacketts. (2013) The Blacketts. ISBN 978-0-9575675-0-4.
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