William Blackman [Free Settler "Canada" 1801]

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About William Blackman [Free Settler "Canada" 1801]

William BLACKMAN was born c1798 Kent, UK (son of James BLACKMAN and Elizabeth HARLEY)

William arrived in Sydney Cove with his parents and siblings on "Canada" as free settlers in 1801.

William married Sarah COBCROFT on 25/9/1821 at Windsor and they had the following children

  • James 1823
  • Sarah 1824
  • William Richard 1825
  • Sarah Amelia 1827
  • Samuel Alfred 1830

William died 12/2/1854 Mudgee


From NSW Births Deaths & Marriages

Death

Registration Number Last Name Given Name(s) Father's Given Name(s) Mother's Given Name(s) District

V18541200 41A/1854 BLACKMAN WILLIAM AGE 54

Marriage

Registration Number Groom's Surname Groom's Given Name(s) Bride's Last Name

at Time of Marriage Bride's Given Name(s) District *

V18212801 3B/1821 BLACKMAN WILLIAM COBCRAFT SARAH CC

Children of William & Sarah

Registration Number Last Name Given Name(s) Father's Given Name(s) Mother's Given Name(s) District

V18257181 1B/1825 BLACKMAN WILLIAM R WILLIAM SARAH

V18278337 1C/1827 BLACKMAN SARAH A WILLIAM SARAH

V1827383 11/1827 BLACKMAN SARAH A WILLIAM SARAH

V18309729 1C/1830 BLACKMAN SAMUEL A WILLIAM SARAH

From Brian Yap's Family Tree

William R Blackman

Born: Between 1799 and 1800, Woolwich, Kent, England, United Kingdom

Christened: Plumstead, Kent, England, United Kingdom 4

Marriage: Sarah Ismena M Cobcroft on 25 Sep 1821 in Windsor, Cumberland County, New South Wales

Died: 12 Feb 1854, Mudgee, Wellington County, New South Wales

Buried: 13 Feb 1854, Mudgee, Wellington County, New South Wales

General Notes:

1818 Sep 10 Of Windsor. On list of persons to receive grants of land in 1818 (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.45)

1819 Nov 27 Appointed a constable in District of the Cow Pastures to be stationed at Mulgoa Forest (Reel 6038; SZ1044 p.121)

1820 Sep 18 On list of persons for whom grants of land have been handed over to the Surveyor General for delivery (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.59)

1822 Signatory to memorials of settlers at Bathurst praying that their grants be confirmed without alteration & that some forest ground be located as a common (Reel 6065; 4/1798 pp.123, 127)

1822 Mar 30 Juror at inquest on William Maybrow held at Bathurst (Reel 6021; 4/1819 p.449)

1822 May 28 On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3291; 4/4570D p.89)

1822 May 28 Re permission for cattle to proceed to Westmoreland (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.339)

1822 Jun 30-1823 Sep 30 On lists of persons to whom convict mechanics have been assigned (Fiche 3296; X53 pp. 14, 26, 40, 56, 71)

1822 c.Oct Petition for indulgence from H.M. Stores (Fiche 3212; 4/1864 p.22)

1822 Oct 23 Requesting indulgence from H.M. Stores (Reel 6065; 4/1798 p.153)

1823 Feb Convicts from the Establishment, Emu Plains, assigned to (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.135)

1823 Feb 21 On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290, 4/4570D p.30; Fiche 3291, 4/4570D p.113)

1823 Dec Animal food received from. On return of animal food delivered to the Bathurst Stores, 12 Apr 1822 to 2 Dec 1823 (Reel 6017; 4/5783 p.492)

1824 c.Apr, Oct 8 On lists of defaulters in payment for assigned convict mechanics (Reel 6061, 4/1778 p.265a; Fiche 3293, 5/3821.1 p.1)

1824 Oct 11 On return of grain in the possession of settlers and other private individuals in the District of Bathurst (Reel 6065; 4/1800 p.189)

Christening Notes:

Plumstead, St Nicholas.

Burial Notes:

Blackman Park, Blackman Vault.

Noted events in his life were:

• He immigrated "free" per Canada in 1801 to Sydney, Cumberland County, New South Wales.

• He owned land in 1823 in Bathurst, Bathurst County, New South Wales. acquired a 70 acres.

• He worked as a Shop Keeper on 31 Dec 1827 in Windsor, Cumberland County, New South Wales. 5

• He appeared on the census in 1828 in New South Wales. listed as an Innkeeper.

• He worked as a law enforceer in charge of a primitive log room lockup without windows from 1830 to 1840 in Mudgee, Wellington County, New South Wales. 6

• He was involved in a court case on 19 Jul 1833 in Supreme Court of New South Wales, Cumberland County, Sydney, New South Wales. 7 In re Blackman and others [www.law.mq.edu.au]

Supreme Court of New South Wales

Dowling J., 19 July 1833

Source: Sydney Gazette, 23 July 1831[1]

INSOLVENT DEBTOR'S COURT.

TUESDAY, JULY 19th.

Mr. Justice Dowling and two Assessors sat this day to try cases of alleged insolvency, under the provisions of the Act of Council, where the amount of debts exceeds £250.

William Blackman was declared insolvent, having satisfied the Court, on examination, that his losses had accrued on account of an unfortunate speculation in an hotel at Windsor. The insolvent's schedule stated his debts to be £664; to meet which there were available assets to the amount of £230.

Notes

[1] See also Australian, 22 July 1831; Sydney Herald, 25 July 1831.

• Town Founder: 1838, Mudgee, Wellington County, New South Wales. Mudgee lies beside the Cudgegong River, half way between Lithgow and Dubbo.

Blackman was one of the founding fathers of the township, which was gazetted as the Village of Mudgee in 1838.

• He appeared on the New South Wales census in 1841 in Mudgee, Wellington County, New South Wales. Living in Market Street.

• He owned property in 1842 in Mudgee, Wellington County, New South Wales. William Blackman's house, built in 1842, is on the corner of Court and Short Streets, Mudgee.

• Registration: Death, 1854, New South Wales.

William married Sarah Ismena M Cobcroft, daughter of John Frederick Cobcroft and Sarah Smith, on 25 Sep 1821 in Windsor, Cumberland County, New South Wales.(Sarah Ismena M Cobcroft was born between 13 Sep 1799 and 26 Oct 1800 in Wilberforce, Cook County, New South Wales , christened on 26 Oct 1800 in Sydney, Cumberland County, New South Wales, died on 19 Jul 1872 in Mudgee, Wellington County, New South Wales, Australia and was buried on 21 Jul 1872 in Mudgee, Wellington County, New South Wales, Australia .)

Marriage Notes:

Windsor, St Matthew's Church of England, William and Sarah's marriage was witnessed by Thomas Lovell. Isabella Forrester, Paul Bushell and Joseph Harper.

Children of William & Sarah

James Blackman

Sarah Blackman

William Richard Blackman+

Sarah Amelia Blackman+

Samuel Alfred Blackman

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William Blackman [Free Settler "Canada" 1801]'s Timeline

1799
1799
Woolwich Kent England UK
1823
1823
Age 24
1824
March 12, 1824
Age 25
Wilberforce, Nsw, Australia
1825
August 25, 1825
Age 26
Wilberforce, NSW, Australia
1827
December 2, 1827
Age 28
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
1830
February 10, 1830
Age 31
Wilberforce, Nsw, Australia
1830
Age 31
1854
February 12, 1854
Age 55
February 13, 1854
Age 55
Mudgee, NSW, Australia