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Mary Batts Blackburn (Smith)

Death: 1770 (71-80)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Charles Smith
Wife of Samuel Batts and John Blackburn
Mother of Elizabeth Cook; Sarah Ford and Samuel Batts
Sister of Charles Smith; Elizabeth Nott and Guy Smith

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Immediate Family

About Mary Batts Blackburn

In 1762, James Cook married Elizabeth Batts at Barking, just to the east of London. Traditionally, information about Elizabeth's origins has been limited and sketchy. She was known to be the daughter of Mary and Samuel (many works continue to call him John or even James) Batts who ran the Bell Alehouse at Execution Dock in Wapping. Mary, herself, was the daughter of Charles Smith, a Bermondsey currier. Samuel Batts died in 1742 and three years later Mary married a man called John Blackburn. Apart from these facts, little else was known.

Goodman, Judith (Ed): ‘Coal & Calico, Letters & Papers of the Bennett & Leach Families of Merton & Wandworth’, 2008, Wimbledon, Merton Historical Society. Queries: Tony Leach

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Mary Batts Blackburn's Timeline

January 31, 1742
Wapping, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Age 76