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John William BLACKLEY


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RG11 Piece 3702 Folio 100 Page 30
Civil Parish: West Derby
County: Lancashire
Registration District: West Derby
Sub-RD: West Derby (Municipal)
ED: 21
Address: 6 Telford St
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
John BLACKLEY Head M Male 27 Paisley, Scotland Coal Dealer
Sarah BLACKLEY Wife M Female 26 Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Sarah J. BLACKLEY Daur U Female 5 Liverpool, Lancashire, England Scholar
John W. BLACKLEY Son U Male 3 Liverpool, Lancashire, England Scholar
Isabella BLACKLEY Daur U Female 2 Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Thomas PARKINSON Boarder U Male 16 Liverpool, Lancashire, England Carter

I'd like a look up for John in 1891 please.

Marriages Dec 1895
Blackley John William W. Derby 8b 979
Cragg Mary Agnes W. Derby 8b 979

And a look up for the family in 1901.

I can't see either of them in the 1911 index. I know BLACKLEY has about 6 variations so that might explain it.

Family history and nothing in the records up to 1895 indicate his preferred name was not John.


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1891 census 80, Lovat Street, West Derby, Liverpool

RG number: RG12
Piece: 2994
Folio: 122
Page: 31
Reg. District: West Derby
Sub District: West Derby (Municipal)
Parish: West Derby
Enum. District: 33
Ecclesiastical District: St Catherines
City/Municipal Borough: Liverpool
Address: 80, Lovat Street, West Derby, Liverpool
County: Lancashire

BLACKLEY, Sarah Head Widow F 36 1855 Charwoman
BLACKLEY, Sarah Jessie Daughter F 16 1875 Servant
BLACKLEY, John Wm Son M 13 1878
BLACKLEY, Isabella Daughter F 10 1881 Scholar
Thanks GB. :)

That's the family for sure.

Everything points to John being John but I still wonder if he is in the next two as William.


1901 census 66, Lovat Street, West Derby

RG number: RG13
Piece: 3493
Folio: 117
Page: 27
Reg. District: West Derby
Sub District: West Derby Western
Parish: West Derby
Enum. District: 47
Ecclesiastical District: Edge Hill St Catherine
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: 66, Lovat Street, West Derby
County: Lancashire

BLACKLEY, William Head Married M 23 1878 Safe Maker
Liverpool, Lancashire
BLACKLEY, Mary Wife Married F 21 1880
Liverpool, Lancashire
BLACKLEY, Sarah Daughter F 3 1898
Liverpool, Lancashire
BLACKLEY, John Son M 1 1900
Liverpool, Lancashire
Thanks GB.

Oh well. Perhaps Mary liked to call him William. :biggrin:

The children's names fit. Lots named Sarah and Archibald and John scattered through the generations.


One of my main lines:
before 1840 Ireland
1840s Paisley, Scotland
1850s-1870s Lancashire, England
1880s- Queensland, Australia