from ancient times.
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Although the name, Blackestone, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Blackstone, Blakiston, Blakistone, Blaxton, Blackiston, Blackistone and many more.
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Reverend William Blaxton (Blackstone) (1595-1675), an early British settler in New England
in 1623, and the first European settler of modern-day Boston and Rhode Island; Sir William Blackstone (1723-1780), an English judge, jurist and professor who produced the treatise on the... Another 103 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blackestone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland
many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Blackestone family name Blackestone, or who bore a variation of the surname were
Blackestone Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Ann Blackestone, who landed in Maryland in 1674 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)