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BLACKMAN family in Kent


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Civil Parish: Milton
Eccl. parish: Milton
Town: Milton
County: Kent
Registration District: Milton
Sub-RD: Milton
ED: 13
Address: 8 Albion Place
Thomas Blachman Head 54 Foreman of Brickfield Longfield Kent
Elizabeth Blachman Wife 50 Northfleet Kent
Sarah Blachman dau 18 Sittingbourne Kent
Alfred Blachman son 16 Sittingbourne Kent
Stephen Blachman son 13 Sittingbourne Kent
Leonard Blachman son 7 Milton Kent

Civil Parish: Milton Next Sittingbourne
Eccl. parish: Milton next Sittingbourne Holy Trinity
Town: Milton
County: Kent
Registration District: Milton
Sub-RD: Milton
ED: 23
Address: 5 North Street
House schedule number: 79
Thomas Blackman Head 62 Foreman in Brickfield Meopham Kent
Elizabeth Blackman Wife 60 Northfleet
Thomas Blackman 34 Bricklayer
Alfred Blackman 26 Bricklayer
Leonard Blackman 19 [17 on original] Bricklayer
Grace Blackman 29 Milliner (difficult to make out)
All children born Milton by Sittingbourne and unmarried

I'd like the census ref for those thanks.

1891 - Kent
Ref: ED: 13; RG12; Piece: 716; Folio: 126; Page: 12

1901 - Kent
Ref: ED: 23; RG13; Piece: 810; Folio: 11; Page: 13

Thanks Geoff.

The only missing bit now is the arrival of the family 1901 - 1916 ???

Did they all go?

There is this for a Thomas & Jane 1908....

Thomas Blackman
Port of Departure: London, England, Melbourne
Port of Arrival: Sydney, New South Wales
Voyage Arrival Date: 14 Nov 1908
Vessel Name: Marathon

Thanks Geoff.

I don't know how many but in 1916 Thomas was in Kent.

Leonard Enlisted 1 Aug 1916 - S/N 2544 44th Bn - 33 yrs Labourer Geraldton, WA - NOK father Thomas Blackman 5 North-street Martinridge ? [Martin Regis], Kent, England - Embarked Fremantle, WA HMAT A8 'Argyllshire' 9 Nov 1916 - Served in France - GSW left hand - Returned to Australia 27 Sep 1917 per A29 'Suevic' 12 Nov 1917 - Discharged 12 May 1918

Hi Dave,
Parents Thomas & Elizabeth didn't come out (unless for a holiday)..
1911 Census for Milton Regis – Kent
Thomas Blackman age 74 a foreman in Brick field
Elizabeth wife 70 married 50 yrs total of 22 children (oh wow:eek:…) 8 living & 14 deceased at 5 North Street, Milton - Reg District 61 ED 20, Piece 4436.

Trees have Thomas death June 1917 Milton Kent and Elizabeth nee Gosling Oct 1914 Milton Kent - their marriage Dec qtr 1860 North Aylesford Kent Vol 2a Page 532

Apart from Leonard – his death 1930 Irwin WA and Marriage 1923 to Gwendolyn M Harris WA

Thomas James Blackman b 1867 died Oct/Nov 1938 The West Australia – Wed 2 Nov 1938
BLACKMAN – The friends of the late Thomas James Blackman late of 5 Farmer Street North Perth, loving brother of Stephen and Alfred, brother-in-law of Minnie (Mrs S Blackman) and Uncle of Colin, Reg, Leo, Sadie Grace Tom and Alf are respectfully informed that his remains will be intered in the Church of England Cemetery Karrakatta

sourced tree has Stephen born 1878 – death 20 April 1965 Joondanna WA married Mignonette Rowe 1907 East Coolgardie WA The West Australian – Monday 29 Dec 1947
BLACKMAN – On December 27 1947 at her residence 5 Farmer St North Perth, Mignonette the dearly loved wife of Stephen Blackman and devoted Mother of Colin, Reginald, Leo and Sadie

Alfred George b Sept Qtr 1875 – death 15 Nov 1954 Yarloop WA married 24 April 1911 Perth to Mary Elizabeth Millea – The West Australian Tues 16 Nov 1954
BLACKMAN – On Nov 15 at Yarloop Hospital, Alfred George beloved husband of Elizabeth Mary Blackman, loved father of Grace (Mrs A Sanders Esperance, Tom (Perth) and Alf (deceased) aged 79 years.

Not sure about his sisters...
Hello Val,

Thank you very much.

That's a few more names to look for in shipping records.

BLACKMAN Alfred 1875 M 1902 Liverpool Australia Albany (King George Sound)
BLACKMAN Stephen 1878 M 1902 Liverpool Australia Albany (King George Sound)
BLACKMAN Thomas 1865 M 1902 Liverpool Australia Albany (King George Sound)

Leonard ?

Albany Advertiser (WA : 1897 - 1950) - Tuesday 29 April 1902 p.2
ARRIVALS April 26.
Persic, s.s., from Liverpool, via the Cape.
Passengers for Albany : Mesdames Birks, ...
A Blackman, T Blackman, S Blackman, ...

Leonard ???
Hi Dave,
Found him - 12 Nov 1917 - Passengers for the Port of Fremantle from Devonport Tasmania - ship "SS Suevio" which has Leonard D Blackman from Plymouth and in calling or Occupation column has "Personnel A.I.F.
woo hoo - Leonard's Service record of 14 pages is on NAA and lists his UK address and Dad Thomas as NOK

I think this could be your Leonard arriving from UK in Immigration - Unassisted NSW Immigrant Passengers arriving 23 Feb 1912 Sydney from London on ship "Rangatira"

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Thanks Val.

A possible. Enough time to get to WA and enlist in 1916.

I'd better have another look at 1911 census index. No sign of him.