from ancient times.
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Although the name, Blakeston, 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 Blakeston 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 Blakeston family name Blakeston, or who bore a variation of the surname were Elizabeth Blackston who settled in New England
in 1638; John Blackston settled in New England
in 1750; Thomas Blackston settled in Virginia in 1642; John Blackstone settled in Virginia in 1720.