The Descendants of WILLIAM BLACKETT and MARTHA DIANA APPLECROSS/APPLEQUEST


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The Descendants of WILLIAM BLACKETT and MARTHA DIANA APPLECROSS/APPLEQUEST

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The census of 1798 of Prince Edward Island contains the name of William Blackett as head of the household of seven persons in Lot 56, Kings County. The list includes 3 males, one under 16 yrs and two between 16 and 60 years. It also includes 4 females, three of whom are under 16 yrs and one between 16 and 60 years. I assume that William and his wife Martha were the parents of 3 girls and two boys.

A recent find was a copy of a marriage certificate of William Blackett - widower and Martha Applequest-spinster on October 28, 1777 in England.

A Schurman book states that the Blackett’s emigrated from Durham, England in 1789, while other sources read that he was sent out by the British Government in 1785 to purchase lumber for the shipyards in England. Written documentation shows William and his family living in Launching, Lot 56 in 1790. Shortly after that William crossed Grand River to Annandale where he purchased 100 acres from John Carpenter who was an agent for Lord Townshend. Blackett’s land ran parallel with a creek and it was soon named Blackett’s Creek which it is still called today.

The Blackett’s were boatbuilders and men of the sea, two of William & John’s boats were called the “Success” and the “Swallow”. Six generations later, many of their male descendants are fishermen. Research shows various spellings of the surname “BLACKETT”, including , BLACKIT and BLACKETTE


I-----WILLIAM BLACKETT married MARTHA DIANA APPLECROSS/APPLEQUEST

Children:

1 Walter Blackett married Miss MacNeil (moved to Cape Breton)

2 Kate(Catherine) Blackett (1787-1868) married W. Robert Swallow (Examiner 27/01/1868)

3 Jennie (Bet/Betsy) Blackett married 1- Nathaniel Taylor 2- Henry Yorston

4 Mary Blackett married Robert Robertson

5* John (maybe John William) Blackett married 1-Elizabeth Scheverie/Cheverie 2-Sally Brown

5 .JOHN (JOHN WM) BLACKETT 1793-1895 married 1-ELIZABETH SCHEVERIE/CHEVERIE (Death in Daily Examiner April 13 1895 - listed as Wm. B. 101yrs)

Children:

1 Dinah Blackett (1816-1906) married Michael Taylor on 17/02/1839

2 John Blackett (born 1827) married Charlotte DeCost on 19/06/1847

3 daughter Blackett , married George Lewis 1810-1890's

4 Catherine Blackett married William Swallow June 26,1841

JOHN (JOHN WM.) BLACKETT then married 2 - SALLY BROWN in about 1840 1793-1897

Children:

1* William John Blackett married Bridget Power in 1867, 1840-1927, 1844-1921 (11 Children)

2 Robert Blackett married Elizabeth Hatcher Banks in 1873, 1840-1928, 1848-1927 (8 Children)

3 Lacy Blackett married Hugh Wilt in 1872, 1848-1882, 1844-1915 (5 Children)

4 Martha Diana Blackett married George Batchilder on 18/10/1856 (5 Children) 2. Tom Jeffrey (2 Children)

5 Dan Blackett 1846-? married Maria Wilt (1847-) on 28/02/1863 (5 Children)

6 Lillian Elizabeth (Lil) Blackett (1842-) married Joseph Lawless (1833-1919) in 1878 (no Children)

7 Joseph Wm. (Jr.) Blackett (1849) married Catherine A. Campbell (1849-19/09-1897) on 14/01/1880 (Shoemaker Bill 1), marriage listed in Royal Examiner Mar. 31/1880

1. WILLIAM J.BLACKETT married BRIDGET POWER on October 26, 1867 (Islander 01/11/1867) 1840-1927, 1844-1921

(11 Children)

1 Mary Ellen Blackett (1868-1965) married Bob MacDonald (1862-1954) in 1887 (10 Children) (Examiner 13/07/1887)

2 Margaret Blackett (Mary’s twin - died in youth)

3 Harvey Blackett 1871-? Unmarried

4 Thomas Blackett (1874-1963) married Mary Swallow (1881-1945) in 1901 (6 Children)

5 William Blackett (1876-?) (Shoemaker Bill 2) married Clara Lavie (d) (1 adopted Children Walter - no Children)

6* Annie Laurie Blackett (1879-1974) married Alfred Gardiner (1877-1918)in 1900 (10 Children)

7 Elijah Blackett (1880-) married Catherine Stewart French (1894-1984) (0 Children)

8 John Blackett (1883-1965) married Mary Ann Gallant (1893-1982) (11 Children)

9 Winnie Mae Blackett (1886-1978) married Wesley Moore (d) (8 Children)

10 Elizabeth Leona Blackett (1890-1988) married Dan Stewart (1883-1971) (8 Children)

11 Sadie Blackett (1892-1949) married Russell MacDougall (d) in 1922 (3 Children)

6. ANNIE LAURIE BLACKETT (1879-1974) married ALFRED GARDINER (1877-1918) in 1900

(10 Children)

1 Sadie Gardiner (1900-1934) married Hugh MacPhee (deceased) (7 Children)

2 Mae Gardiner (1902-1949) married 1.James Keays (d) (2 Children) 2. Peter Macdonald (d) (0 Children)

3 Mary Gardiner (1904-1995) married Neil Dan MacDonald (d) (7 Children)

4 Daniel Gardiner (1905-1924) unmarried

5 Joseph Gardiner (1907-1982) married Marguerite MacDonald (d) (12 Children)

6 Marion Gardiner (1909-1997) married Thomas Harris (d) (3 Children)

7 Francis Gardiner (1911-1990) married Catherine Christian (d) (8 Children)

8* Florrie Gardiner (1913-1992) married Louis Cantelo in 1933 (7 Children)

9 Charles Gardiner (1915-1985 ) unmarried

10 Alfreda Gardiner, (1917-1992) married Ralph Ricketts (d) (4 Children)

8. FLORRIE GARDINER (1914-1992) married LOUIS CANTELO (1904–) in 1933

(7 Children)

6 Children still living.

5. Aubrey Cantelo 1936-1996 (deceased)

6* Grace Cantelo married EDGAR BLACKETTE

6. GRACE CANTELO married EDGAR BLACKETTE (3 Children)

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Who were the following, and how did they connect?

III ROBERT BLACKETT (1844-1920) married ELIZABETH HATCHER BANKS (1848-1927) IN 1873

(8 Children) (Islander Feb.7,1873)

1 Hannah Jane Blackett (1873-1965) married Andrew LaPierre (1852-1940) (6 Children)

2* Wm. ”CRAWFORD” Blackett (1875-1953) married Sarah Brown (1883-1976)in 1901 (10 Children)

3 Genevieve (Jemina) Blackett (1878-?) (went to USA, died young)

4 Matilda Blackett (1881-?) married. 1.Alfred Brydle in 1899 (no Children) 2.Wm. Jamieson in 1900 (8 Children)

5 Sarah Blackett (1884-1913)married Jack Jeffrey (1869-1959)in 1900 (3 Children)

6 Charlotte Loretta “Lottie” Blackett (1886-1962) married Chester Llewellyn (1886-1955) (7 Children)

7 Norah “Pearle” Blackett (1890-1949) married Frank McCormack (1 Child)

8 Annie Blackett (1892-1974) married Philip Jamieson (11 Children)

2. Wm “CRAWFORD” BLACKETT (1875-1953) married SARAH BROWN (1883-1976) in 1901

(10 Children)

1 Gordon Blackett (1902-1969) married Mary MacLeod (1901-1986) (2 Children)

2 Alonzo Blackett (Robert) (1905-1984) married Lida Fisher (1909-1993) (1 Child)

3 Emery Blackett (1904-1975) married Marce Herring 1913 (0 Children)

4 Elmer Blackett (1908-1966) unmarried

5 Jessie Blackett (1911-1969) married Jack Fouhy (1908-1986) (2 Children)

6 Ernest Elijah Blackett 1929-1999 married Glenna Fisher divorced, (no children)

7 “WILLIAM” CRAWFORD (1914-1977) married EDITH DINGWELL(1920–)

(3 Children)

Two Children not listed as they are living.

10 Chester Blackett (1925-1980) married Melvina Robertson (4 Children)


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