Blacket History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Blacket family

The surname Blacket was first found in Northumberland at Wylam, a township, in the parish of Ovingham, union of Hexham, E. division of Tindale ward. "The manor was an appurtenance to the monastery of Tynemouth, and was granted by the crown to a branch of the Fenwick family, of Fenwick Tower, from whom it passed to the Blacketts, in the reign of Charles II. It is now the property of Christopher Blackett, Esq., of Wylam House." [1]

Again in Northumberland, but this time in West Matfen, we found Matfen Hall, "the beautiful seat of Sir Edward Blackett, Bart., a fine eminence sheltered by extensive woods." [1]

Important Dates for the Blacket family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blacket research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1621, 1680, 1673, 1680, 1649, 1718, 1657, 1705, 1685, 1688, 1689, 1690 and 1728 are included under the topic Early Blacket History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Blacket Spelling Variations

The name, Blacket, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Blackett, Blackitt, Blackhead, Blacket, Blackit and others.

Early Notables of the Blacket family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir William Blackett, 1st Baronet (1621-1680), English businessman in Newcastle and a politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1673 to 1680; Sir Edward Blackett, 2nd Baronet (1649-1718), an English...
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blacket Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Blacket migration to the United States

The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Blacket surname who came to North America were:

Blacket Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Eliz Blacket, who arrived in Virginia in 1695 [2]

Blacket migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Blacket Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Blacket, aged 36, a blacksmith, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Northern Light" [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Blacket (post 1700)

  • Edmund Thomas Blacket (1817-1883), Australian architect, best known for his designs for the University of Sydney, St. Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney and St. Saviour's Cathedral, Goulburn

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ South Australian Register Monday 9th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Norther Light 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/northernlight1855.shtml
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