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Anne Douglas

Female Abt 1719 - 1805  (~ 86 years)

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  • Name Anne Douglas 
    Born Abt Nov 1719 
    Gender Female 
    Died 30 Dec 1805 
    Person ID I98308  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 17 Nov 2018 

    Father Oley Douglas, MP,   b. 1684,   d. 7 Nov 1719  (Age 35 years) 
    Mother Mary Harris,   b. Abt 1689,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1718 
    • Mr. Bates, of Heddon, possesses many curious letters respecting the courtship of Oley Douglas, son of a former owner of Aydon Castle and Matfen. Oley married Miss Harris, the daughter of a London merchant, and it was their daughter, Anne, who carried Matfen into the Blackett family by marrying Sir Edward, fourth baronet. The marriage of Oley Douglas and Miss Harris took place in 1717. The bills for the bride and bridegroom's outfit have been preserved. The wedding ring cost jQ^ 5s., which is a proof that the lovers of the eighteenth century were in the habit of tying the nuptial knot in a solid and substantial manner. The brideofroom's suit was made in London, and cost ^6 12s. There was five and a half yards of cloth in it, which at i8s. per yard amounted to ;^4 14s. 6d. The material for the linings and pockets cost 5s. 6d., and the buttons and twist cost 2S., and the charge for making the suit was J^\\ los. The bride's dress, or rather her trousseau^ we should imagine, was also made in the Metropolis. We must admit that the items are quite unintelligible to us, but the ladies may understand the uses to which the bride put all the yards of lace, muslin, brocade, &c., set down in the bill. To begin with, there is an item of ;£i^ los. for five yards of looped lace at ;£2 i8s. The next is a charge of ;^4 los. for one and a half yards of what appears to be ''grounded" lace, and there is a charge of ;^4 is. for a further supply of looped lace. A yard and a quarter of cambric cost ;^i. The next item is ;£2 los. for two and a half yards of lawn. Five and a quarter yards of muslin cost jQ^ 15s. 6d. What could a lady want with twenty-eight yards of rich crimson flowered velvet ? The total cost of this was ;^42, being at the rate of 30s. per yard. The last item is ;^i7 los. for three and a half yards of gold brocade. The total cost of the material alone was ;^9i i6s. 6d., which seems to us to be a large expenditure for a lady's outfit in the early years of the reign of the First George.
    Family ID F35911  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edward (4th Bt of Newcastle) Blackett,   b. 9 Apr 1719,   d. 3 Feb 1804  (Age 84 years) 
    Married Sep 1751 
     1. Edward Blackett,   b. Abt 1752,   d. 26 Jun 1796  (Age ~ 44 years)
     2. John Blackett,   b. Abt 1753,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Sir William (5th Bt of Newcastle) Blackett,   b. Bef 1804,   d. 27 Oct 1816  (Age ~ 12 years)
     4. Ann Blackett,   b. Bef 1785,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Mary Blackett
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F35914  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • heiress of Matfen, Northumberland

      She was 8 years and 5 months old when inocculated on 28 March 1728 in an experiment by her step father