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.
Theophania Blackett was grand,
when the locals walked over her land,
they made such a racket
that old Mrs.Blackett
thought "I know, I'll give them a hand".
"I'll build a new bridge 'cross the Tees.
If they don't go down on their knees,
and say thank you to me
for getting it free
I might just start charging them fees."
Written by Al Kirtley for the Sockburn Hall Project 2010
[i] Mayland has been known by that name for many centuries, and is referred to as such in grants of land, dating back to before the 13th century, known as the Mayland Charters.
It was described by Surtees as being a district in South Bedburn, consisting of farms known as Mayland, Mayland Hall, East Mayland and Mayland Lee, the latter being occupied in 1861 & 1871 by George Blackett, a farmer of 500 acres.