James Blackett was baptised in St. Ninians, Stirlingshire, Scotland in 1727, the son of Malcolm Blackett and Jennet Cairns. However, on the marriage of his parents in 1726 his father was described as Malcolm Blackater, lawful son to Malcolm Blackater and over subsequent generations the surname varies between Blackett, Blacketer and Blackadder with slight variations.
The following names of Blacketts/Blackets, including those with a Christian name of Blackett, appear in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) website.
A "State funeral" was conducted at Trinity Church, in Portsmouth Virginia on Sunday the 15th of October 1775. The Commanding officer of the Virginia detachment of the 14th Regiment of Foot, Captain William Blackett, had died the previous day
The Mourners were led in procession by the Royal Governor of Virginia, Lord Dunmore, and included about two dozen officers, of the 14th Regiment and two HMS. warships that were in Norfolk harbour at the time, and nearly the entire Virginia detachment of the regiment.
The presentation of the final profits from the sale of ‘A History of the Blacketts’ took place on Friday 15 April 2016 at the ruins of the ancient Blackett home of Woodcroft, Weardale, County Durham (for details of the history of Woodcroft please click here).
My Blackett Family
All Blackett photos shown here are also relatives of Martin Blackett.(see Martin’s personal page).
My mother’s family
Written by Charles Wesley Blackett in 1925
My great-grandfather Blackett came from England with his family in the latter part of the eighteenth century or very early in the nineteenth and settled in Prince Edward Island.
Alexander Blackett, a mariner, was born around 1767 in Kennel, Angusshire, Scotland but had settled in Monkwearmouth by the time of his first marriage in 1794. He had at least eight children by his first wife, Ann Watson, and married twice again before dying in Monkwearmouth in 1852.