Blakeett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Blakeett family

The surname Blakeett 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 Blakeett family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blakeett 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 Blakeett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Blakeett Spelling Variations

The name Blakeett, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Blackett, Blackitt, Blackhead, Blacket, Blackit and others.

Early Notables of the Blakeett 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...
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Migration of the Blakeett family

The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. 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." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Blakeett family, or who bore a variation of the surname Blakeett were William Blackhead who settled in Virginia in 1734; Tobiah Blackett settled in Carolina in 1774; Tym Blackett settled in Virginia in 1635; Joshua Blackett settled in Maryland in 1739..

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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