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Blackman Family

Can anyone help.
Looking for for family connections to the following Blackman families.
Thomas Blackman b29-03-1856
and Adelaide Blackman. Married 25-10-1873 Battle.
James Blackman b1821 and Ansley Jenner b1825.Married 11-08-1841 Battle.
Philip Blackman b1799 and Sarah Roakes b1803 Married 24-05-1821 Battle.
David Blackman b1771 and Ann Sargent b1778. Married 20-03-1795 Battle.
Anthony Blackman b1675/6 and Elizabeth Reeve b1680. Married 15-05-1701 Mountfield.


14 responses to “Blackman Family”

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    Hi there, yes I recognise all these people. I am descended from most of them! How can I help you?

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    Hi, Thomas Blackman was my Great Grandfather, he had a son Henry T Blackman he was my Grandfather. I have traced most of the various family connections back to Anthony Blackman 1676, but as yet cannot go further as his father was Thomas and I have two possible leads.
    Where does your line come into the Blackman line.

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    Hi Michael, We meet at James 1821 his brother Henry m Hannah -son Thomas m Harriet – son William m May- son Frederick m Jean – son me Steven m Elizabeth 1971 and so it goes on.

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    Hi Steven,

    Thanks for your reply. Your information matches my records up to Thomas’s son William.

    How far have you gone back with the blackman line.



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    We got back to those 2 Thomas Blackmans in one day in 1979, spent the time since on and off filling up info from censuses, do you know Joseph chelsea pensioner, born and mrd Battle can’t find how he fits in. Found his army record. Know more about him than anyone else. Regards Steve

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    Hi Steven,
    Have checked my records and the only Joseph that appears is in 1678 born in Battle and he died in 1690. His father was Thomas born 1628 or 1634 in Crowhurst. This is where I am stuck. after this there is two lines I could follow.
    Regards, Michael

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    Sorry Joseph 48 in 1851 census. enlisted grenadier guard 20.5.1826. Chelsea pen married Mary Ann in 61 census. Problem no bap or marr but both born Battle.

    Regards Steve

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    My name is Esme Render(Oliver). Was your grand father or great grand father George Oliver his daughter Jean Married a Blackman. I am trying to start my family tree, George had a brother Frank and another brother Harold who was my grandfather.


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    Joseph Blackman was born in 1803 at Battle. Records at the National Archives Joseph served with the 1st Foot Guards from 1826 until 1849. He was Pensioner of Chelsea in 1851 at Battle. He later married Mary Ann Metcalf, daughter of William Metcalf, in 1853 at Battle. Joseph Blackman was Chelsea Pensioner in 1861 at Battle. He died in 1863 at Battle. As yet I cannot trace his parents or connect him to my line.

    Hope this is helpful

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    Hi Steven

    You may have this already.

    Both James 1821 and his brother William 1828 are my husband’s gt gt grandfathers. James’s son Thomas Henry 1856 and William’s dau. Adelaide 1853 married : their son William James BLACKMAN 1881 was my husband’s grandfather. He married Rosina M. WALKER ( a widow nee DEAN): they ran a pub “The Coach & Horses” Willow Place Victoria London.
    I may be able to fill in some information if needed?

    Regards Liz

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    Hi Michael

    Thomas (1856) & Adelaide were my husband’s gt grandparents. Thomas ( 1856) & Adelaide were cousins : Thomas’s father was James and Adelaide’s William both sons of Philip and Sarah (nee NOAKES) PRs handwritten at Lewes : the “N” is written in an old fashioned way and does resemble “R” .
    Thomas Henry & Adelaide’s son William James bn.1881 Battle was my husband’s grandfather.
    He marr. Rosina WALKER ( a widow, nee DEAN) they were landlords of “The Coach & Horses” Willow Place Victoria London.

    Hope some of this helps. Liz

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    Hi Liz,
    Its great to hear from from you. I have traced most of the family lines and was aware of your family connection. However Philip’s wife was Sarah Roakes, I have all there birth records. The last four children have Birth certificates which state that Sarah Blackman was formerly Roakes. I also have info on her line, this to is confirmed.
    If you would like to know info further back than Philip
    I can help you.

    Best Wishes,

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    Hi Liz,
    I forgot to ask, do you have any details of the other children of Thomas and Adelade, They are :-
    Lizzie, Ansley, Frederick, Henry, Benjamin, Edith, Laura, Albert and Charlie.I have some details but you may be able to add more.
    Also do you have any old pictures of the family. My grandfather Henry did not leave any.

    Best Wishes,


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    Hi Michael

    Sorry not to have replied before.

    I expect that you have as much as I have re the other children… a little on Ansley, and your Henry. No, sorry, no photos at all! Likewise in my family, nobody left any ! 🙂
    can we e-mail? mine [reveal email]

    Regards Liz

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