Elizabeth (Harley) Blackman [Free Settler "Canada" 1801]

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About Elizabeth (Harley) Blackman [Free Settler "Canada" 1801]

Elizabeth HARLEY was born c1765 Woolwich, UK (daughter of George HARLEY and Elizabeth LOVE)

Elizabeth married James BLACKMAN on 3/12/1785 London and they had the following children in England

  • Samuel 1790
  • James 1792
  • John 1795
  • William 1801
  • Elizabeth 1801

James and family emigrated to Australia on "Canada" arriving in Sydney Cove in 1801

After arrival in Sydney, James and Elizabeth had the following children

  • Mary Ann 1803
  • Henrietta 1807
  • George 1809
  • Robert 1811
  • Martha 1813

Elizabeth died 2/7/1842 at Mudgee


From http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~yewenyi/311.htm

Marriage Notes for JAMES BLACKMAN and ELIZABETH HARLEY: Elizabeth Harley was previously engaged to George Davies, son of General Davies, and the young man, noted for his extreme irascibility, contacted smallpox. Upon seeing him and the unsightly blotches, his fiance could not suppress a smile and her untimely mirth so angered the short tempered invalid, he grabbed hold of a nearby musket and shot her through the side of the face. This put an end to the engagement! Later, against the wishes of her father, she married James. Elizabeth and James were married by Banns. As George Harley disapproved of the marriage he forbid his family to attend the wedding. It was at the very last minute that he relented and attended the wedding with Elizabeth's brother Samuel. No other members were allowed to attend. It was only after the birth of their first child, Samuel, that George forgave Elizabeth. He sent a set of silver and despatched five cows to a farm in the vicinity of Woolwich, the milk to be used for the child. He also requested that they live at the farm so as to be near him, and to this they agreed. They resided there for some years during which three more sons were born.

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Elizabeth (Harley) Blackman [Free Settler "Canada" 1801]'s Timeline

1766
April 27, 1766
Woolwich, Kent, Eng
1771
1771
Age 4
Woolwich Kent
1771
Age 4
Woolwich Kent
1788
1788
Age 21
Trotterscliff Kent England
1792
1792
Age 25
Woolwich, Kent, England
1795
1795
Age 28
Woolwich, Kent, England UK
1798
1798
Age 31
Woolwich Kent England UK
1799
1799
Age 32
Woolwich Kent England UK