The Blackwells of Great Hucklow, Derbyshire, in the Peak.
(c)Work in progress 1985..20...; http://DavidBlackwell.us
compiled by David Craig Blackwell,
John Blackwell of Great Hucklow married Anna
of Highlow on 1701 Nov.9 in Hope. (his name was often spelled Blacco).
He almost certainly is John the son of George
Blackwell of Litton (part of Tideswell) bap.1680 Dec.2. Hope is
parish just north of Tideswell, the village of Hucklow is between Hope
parish church and Tideswell church.Many of their grandchildren are
in Tideswell and the naming pattern is the similar. The Family
involved in lead mining. Their seven sons: Adam,
John, George(d.y.), Robert, William,
& George and one daughter: Maria,were
all baptised in Hope which Hucklow is a part of.
- Adam Blackwell bap.1701/2 Jan.18 married
on 1730 Nov.12 in Tideswell.
Their children are are baptised in Tideswell but the family is always
noted as being of Great Hucklow which is between Tideswell and Hope.
- a.John Blackwell bap.1732 Mar.
- b.William Blackwell bap.1734 Jun.
- c.William Blackwell bap.1737 Feb.
- d.Robert Blackwell bap.1738 Jul.
- e.William Blackwell bap.1740 Mar. He married Elizabeth _______.
They resided in Great Hucklow.. He was buried 1811 Sep.21, she 1797
Their children are all baptised in Hope church.
f.George Blackwell bap.1745 Mar.17, married Hannah Hall in
24 Jul 1769.
- Thomas Blackwell bap.1767 Mar.15 (spelled Blackall).
- Robert Blackwell bap.1768 Jun.15, buried 1769 Jul.30, age 1.
- William Blackwellbap.1770 Jul.8 , buried 1775 Dec.2 , age 5.
- Nanny Blackwell bap.1777 Feb.27 (of Windmill),
(?Ann m.John Needham(wid)1819 Oct.6 in Hope).
- Betty Blackwell
bap.1779 Aug.29 (of Windmill)(Elizabeth
Their children are all baptised in Tideswell.
- Hannah Blackwell bap 29 Mar 1770 in Tideswell
- Sarah Blackwell bap.1776 Apr. 7.
- Adam Blackwell bap.1778 Feb.22.
- Ann Blackwell bap 03 Feb 1780 in Tideswell
- Richard Blackwell bap.1781 Oct.28,m. 02 Jan 1816 Mary Cocker
Mary Blackwell bap.1784 Jan.15.
James Blackwell bap.1786 Feb.19.
Abraham Blackwell bap.1705 Jun.3 buried
He married (1732 May 11)
- maybe Hannah Blackwell b. 1816 m. 16 Dec 1834 Joseph Wilson
- maybe Edward Wilson b. 1835 d. 14 Aug 1908 m. 1860
Margaret Cottrell b.
1835 d. 1903. Moved to New Zealand. One son four daughters:
- Eleanor Wilson b. 20 Sep 1872 d. 1961
m. 1904 Courtney
b. 1872 d. 1947. 3 daughters:
- Gwendoline Eleanor Parks b. 09 Jul 1912 d. 12 May 1983
m. 12 Apr 1940 Ronald Charles Whitney b.
23 Oct 1910
d. 05 Mar 1966
- Dawn Anne Whitney b. 12 Nov 1940, m. 3 sons.
Alice Bagshaw (bap.1702 Oct.25) dau.of Peter
and Ann Bagshaw of Abney.
(all dates from the Hope Parish Register Manuscript).
- a.Mary Blackwell bap.1733 Jun.14.
- b.Ann Blackwell bap.1735 Jun.8, buried 1747/8 Jan.24.
- c.Peter Blackwell bap. 1737 Oct., married Mary Chapman.
Peter son of Abraham is recorded the the List of Apprentices and
Freeman in the History of Cutlers on Hallamshire - vol 2 as an
apprentice to William Webster, scissorsmith; his freedom granted in
They moved to Sheffield
and he was a scissorsmith.
Their children were baptised at Sheffield Cathedral.
d.Elizabeth Blackwell bap.1740 May.
John Blackwell bap.1708 Jun.24 .
- Betty Blackwell bap.1760 Jun.4.
- William Blackwell bap.1763 Mar.4 (indexed under Blacknell the
- Elizabeth Blackwell bur.1765 Apr.5 (prob. the twin to
- Hannah Blackwell bap.1765 Apr.7.
- Mary Blackwell bap.1767 Jun.8.
- Sarah Blackwell bap.1772 Apr.5.
- Thomas Blackwell bap.1774 May 8,
in Sheffield Cathedral. He was a silversmith and silverplater. His sonIsaac
married Ann Rose in Rotherham and moved with his son George
to Philadelphia Penn, New York, Connecticut, and finally Taunton
Isaac has over 100 known descendents in the USA, but only 17 male
with the surname Blackwell and only 10 of those alive today. (including
He married Elizabeth Cooper of Tideswell on 1729/30 Feb.27.
All his children are baptised in Eyam.
George Blackwell bap.1711 Dec.13, and apparently died young.
Maria Blackwell bap 1714/5 Mar.3.
Robert Blackwell bap.1718 Jun.8. He and
buried 1762 Jun.21.
- a.Hannah Blackwell bap.1731 Apr.30, buried 1731 May 1.
- b.Elizabeth Blackwell bap.1731/2 Mar.22.
- c.John Blackwell bap.1735 Dec.26.
- d.Martha Blackwell bap.1736/7 Jan.18.
- e.Rebecca Blackwellbap.1738/9 Feb. 2.
John apparently married secondly a Catherine ___, mother of the
- f. Mary Blackwell bap.1742 Oct.12.
- g.Edward Blackwell bap.1747/8 Feb.23.
- h.Catherine Blackwell bap.1753 Jan. 4.
- i. Elizabeth Blackwell bap.1757 Jul.28. (? perhaps m.Edward
Aug. 5 Eyam in Eyam Dale).
He married Elizabeth Morten in Eyam on 1745 Mar.1. They resided in
Great Hucklow .
Their children are all baptised in Hope. (this family has an old
to be included later.)
- a.John Blackwell bap.1746/7 Mar.18 married _____ Jackson.
A John son of Robert, Whittington, tan.,dec.; to John West, Storrs,c.
John, like his cousin Peter (my ancester), moved to Sheffield.
And both had sons named Thomas who became silversmiths.
- 1.Thomas Blackwell married Sarah Eyre who died in 1853 in
He was a silversmith in Sheffield. John Eyre Blackwell today of
is a descendent.
- 2.Robert Blackwell (info on this family from the
- 3.Joseph Blackwell
- 4.William Blackwell
- 5.Elizabeth Blackwell
- 6.Sarah Blackwell
- 7.John Blackwell married Annie Robson dau.of Mr.Robson of
- 8.Andrew Blackwell
- 9.Martha Blackwell
- 10.Mary Blackwell
- 11.Mary Ann Blackwell
- b.Isabelle Blackwell bap.1749 Apr.25
- c.Thomas Blackwell bap.1751 Apr.11
- d.Ann Blackwell bap.1753
- e.Robert Blackwell bap.1756 Mar.20
(Raymond John Blackwell reports thinks he is a descendant and reports
Robert Blackwell baptised Nov.15,1767 son of Robert and Elizabeth at
St.George-in-theEast Stepney an 11 year old boy. Is this a 2nd baptism
Robert Blackwell was in London as a water-gilder and returned to
Sheffield in 1820 to work in the silver business.
Robert Blackwell married Susanah Bonner on Dec.17th, 1782 at
f.William Blackwell bap.1758 Nov.23
g.Elizabeth Blackwell bap.1761 Oct.31, buried 1762 Sep.24, age
William Blackwell bap. 1721 married Mary
in Great Hucklow.
- Mary Jane Ophelia b. Nov.5.1783, bap.Nov.23,1793 at
St.Lukes, Old Street, Finsbury, London.
- William b. Feb.15,1785 in Rotherham.
- Joseph b.Apr.2, 1787 at Old Church Birmingham.
- Susannah b. Oct.6,1793 Old Church, Birmingham.
- Robert John b. Apr.17,1796 St. Clement Danes
Married Elizabeth Franklyn on Dec.21 1818 at St.Clement Danes,
He was a water-gilder in London but returned to Sheffield to be n the
Robert and Elizabeth are burning in Burngreave Cemetary in Sheffield.
8 Children - 7th child: John, married Mary-Ann Myers was great
grandfather of Ray.
- Thomas Valentine b. Feb.14,1798 , bap.Feb.26,1804 at
- James b.Apr.29, 1801.
- Anne Sarah b. Mar.4,1803, bap.Feb.26,1804 St. Clement
- Samuel b.1805, died June,26,1831.
- Mary Anne b.1812 died Nov.28,1859.
Raymond John Blackwell is interested in hearing from any of Robert and
Also I am hoping he will contact me with supporting documentation or
William (of Douce(next to Hucklow)) was buried 1799 Jun.29
George Blackwell bap. 1727 married Ann
on 1754 Nov.14 in Eyam. (the marriage was also noted in Hope.)
was buried 1786 Oct. 9, Ann was buried 1800 Jul. 2. Their children are
all baptised in Hope.
- a.Elizabeth Blackwell bap.1745/6 Mar.27, (prob.buried 1760
- b.Jossua Blackwell bap.1747 married Mary _____ resided in Hope.
- Elizabeth Blackwell bap.1771 Jan.4.
- William Blackwell bap.1773 Feb.23, buried 1774 Apr. 5, age 1.
- George Blackwell bap. 1775 Apr.27. Note a George son of
William in Dronfield,h.; to Joseph Rogers kgr.;7,1798
- c.Hannah Blackwell bap.1749 Oct.26.
- d.Phoebe Blackwell bap.1751 Sep.12.
- e.George Blackwell bap.1754 May 16.
- f.Mary Blackwell bap.1756 Aug.30.
- g.Ann Blackwell bap.1758 (record says of Dawse(near Hucklow)).
- h.Peggy Blackwell bap.1760 Dec.26.
I'd like to thank F.M.Barrell who transcribed, and G.F.Eglesfield &
C.V.Appleton who typed and indexed all the Hope Parish Registers to
This tremendous 6 volume manuscript was donated to the Society of
in London in 1970. This type of work is great help to the genealogist.
It enabled me to do in 2 days what might have taken 2 weeks to do
- a.Hannah Blackwell bap.1755 Nov.13, buried 1760 Feb.24, age 4.
- b.John Blackwell bap.1762 Feb.19, buried 1764 Oct.30, age 2.
Note Isaac and Sarah Blackwell are recorded to have an infant
Frederick died Sept3, 1845 bured May 11.
and an infant Elizabeth died Sept 9, 1849 age 17 months of Cholera they
are of Jericho St and he is a Cutler.
William Blackwell age 74 a tailor died July 20 1856. he was of 32
Sycamore Street. Minister was John Steele.
Mary Blackwell age 64 spinster died Dec.23,1856, she was of Hoyle St.
Mary Blackwell age 61 widow of James died Sept.30,1849 of Asiatic
Cholera, she was of Nursery St.
Jane Blackwell age 35 of West Bar died Feb.13,1849 of intoxication and
William Blackwell married Sept. 1840 Sheffield
Elizabeth m. Dec.1840 Sheffield
Henry m. Dec.1840 Rotherham
Thomas m.Dec.1840 Sheffield
William b.Sept 1840 Sheffield
William b. Jun 1840 Sheffield
Alfred Blackwell b. Dec.1840 Sheffield
Alfred b. Mar. 1872 Sheffield
John Vincent Blackwell b. June 1872 Sheffield
Robert John Blackwell b.Sept1844 Sheffield
Robert John Blackwell b. Apr.17,1796 St. Clement Danes
Married Elizabeth Franklyn on Dec.21 1818 at St.Clement Danes,
8 Children - 7th child: John Blackwell b. 1840, married Mary-Ann Myers
John Blackwell b. 1840, married Mary-Ann Myers was great
grandfather of Ray.
John and Mary-Ann lived at 162 City Road , Sheffield
Note at http://www.gencem.org/burialrecords/records.php
- 2.Harriet worked in the export packing dept. of Thomas Firth
- Grace also worked at Thomas Firth; like Harriet and Rose never
married and lived with father
- Rose Ethel Blackwell, youngest, trained as a singer, never
married, stayed at home to care for father.
- 8.Robert Blackwell - wax modeler and silver designer for Walker
& Halls and Mappin & Webb.
- Alfred Thomas Blackwell 1879-1968
- Robert John Blackwell 1910-1983
- Raymond Blackwell
- Dorothy Blackwell m. ___Lister.
- 3.Jane Elizabeth Blackwell m. Albert Coley, 2 daughters
- 4.Emma Blackwell, housekeeper for Professional men. Lived with
- 5.Rose died young
- 6.Susannah Blackwell m. Rowland Thompson, she died and he married
her sister Florrie.
- 7.Mary Jane (Aunt Polly) m.Sam Fenton. resided at Green Road,
- 1.John Blackwell, eldest brother, has a son Robert of Blackpool
- Robert Blackwell of Blackpool and Sheffield, cousin of Raymond.
- 9.Lilly Blackwell, Mr. Peace's Housekeeper
- 10.Blanche Blackwell m. John Charles
- John Charles Travis cousin to Raymond.
a Robert John Blackwell died of the measles May 24 1846 bured May
28th age 20 months son of Robert and Elizabeth Blackwell of 62 Edward
St. Sheffield Robert was a Fiel Cutter.
Robert (Wirksworth,Ww) Hat dealer [Selling hat without stamp] fine:
£5.00 (Mundy fnc )
1778.1 BLACKWELL Davenport (Baslow, HP) N/s [RTO: 02] fine:£5.00
1787.1 BLACKWELL Davenport (Nether padley, HP) N/s [Selling ale sine
licence] fine: £20.00 +2/=costs (Barker j)
1787.3 BLACKWELL Davenport (Nether padley, Sc) Farmer [RTO:06] fine:
£10.00 (Rotherham s + hallowes b)
1822.4 BLACKWELL John (Ashford/water, HP) Shopkeeper [Weights] fine:
6/6d (Middleton & arkwright)
1793.3 BLACKWELL Ralph (Cromford, Ww) Servant [Poaching on a sunday]
1st offence (Gell p )
1823.3 BLACKWELL Richard (Winster, HP) Shopkeeper [Weights] fine:
5/=+6/6d (Arkwright & ashby)
1825.3 BLACKWELL Robert (N/s, ) N/s [Ill-treating horse] fine: 1/6d
(Shuttleworth & middleton)
1805.2 BLACKWELL Samuel (Eyam, HP) N/s [RTO:08] fine: 20/= (Jebb j)
1805.2 BLACKWELL W (Eyam, HP) N/s [RTO: 08] fine: 20/= (Jebb j)
1828.1 BLACKWALL Samuel
(Matlock, Ww) Labourer [Assault] Matlock (Smith sam (gamekeeper)
Matlock [All disputes settled]
1819.4 BLACKWELL George (Bakewell, HP) Labourer [Assault] N/s
(Carrington joseph (surgeon)) Bakewell [Sureties]
1821.1 BLACKWELL John (Blackwell, Sc) Labourer [Riot & assault
& theft: 01: ?] Bakewell (house) (Bradbury william
needham(cordwainer) Bakewell [Not preferred]
1829.2 BLACKWELL Joseph (Duffield, Ap) Labourer [Poaching] Shipton
(Mundy e.miller) Shipton [Transported 7 years]
1779.2 BLACKWELL Samuel (Dronfield, Sc) Labourer [Theft: 07: 10d] N/s
(Bromley thomas) N/s [All disputes settled]
1793.1 BLACKWELL Samuel (Charnock, Sc) Labourer [Theft: 07: 4/6d] N/s
(Hodgkinson wigley haywd.miller) Matlock [Gaol 2 months hard labour
wirksworth see 1090]
1828.1 BLACKWELL Samuel (Matlock, Ww) Labourer [Assault] Matlock (Smith
samuel(g/keeper) Matlock [All disputes settled]
1817.4 BLACKWELL William (Bakewell, HP) Labourer [Assault] N/s (Smith
william (innkeeper)) Bakewell [All disputes settled]
>Hello Dawn Scotting <pandora at kcbbs.gen.nz>
> I'm VERY interested in hearing about George Blackwell's
and anything else your know about Derbyshire and immigration from
to NZ. DCB Dec.31, 1996
Note Dawn no long believes this is the correct connection DCB 2008.
Hi David, whew! It's taken me nearly all day to add all those
to my family tree, I think I've done my wrist in! I haven't had time to
list my side of things and send it to you but I will I promise.
my branch comes down through the female side a little later on through
Adam the eldest son of John and Anna Cowper so the Blackwell name is
carried on after that, at least not in my family.
I'm about to visit your homepage again to see what else I can find,
this is really exciting! I can fill in a couple of holes in The
of Great Hucklow for you, do you want the full list of names, dates etc
even after the Blackwell name stops in my branch? Did you get ANY of
information from the Derbyshire IGI fiche at all or is from the parish
registers ONLY? Funnily enough I had just found Adam and Sarah Swindel
at the library the same day I joined the Blackwell mailing list and
out about your homepage, at that stage I wasn't really sure if they
'mine' but when I saw your information I knew they were. Here's a hole
for you to fill in:-
f.George Blackwell bap 1745 Mar 17, married Hannah Hall in Tideswell
on 24 Jul 1769
You have them down as having five children, Sarah, Adam, Richard,
& James. I also have another two, if they aren't on your parish
does that mean they don't belong to George and Hannah? I found them on
the IGI fiche, they had the same parents names and were bap in
and the dates also fitted so I just presumed they were theirs, they
Well, I must away to bed once more, let me know if you want ALL my
such as it is, nothing as interesting as yours, and I'll type it up for
- Hannah Blackwell bap 29 Mar 1770 in Tideswell
- Ann Blackwell bap 03 Feb 1780 in Tideswell
Hi David, I didn't hear whether you wanted my whole tree or just the
Blackwell part of it but on checking I don't have any Blackwell's after
what you had anyway! Still I've typed it up and here it is for what
worth, at least you have another branch of the tree even though they
Blackwells. I'm really enjoying your homepage, it's a mine of
Adam Blackwell m Sarah Swindel 12 Nov 1730 in Tideswell, Derbyshire
(5) Richard b 1781 m Mary Cocker in 1816 in Winster, Derbyshire
- (7) George b 1745 m Hannah Hall in 1769 in Tideswell
- (5) Richard b 1781 m Mary Cocker in 1816 in Winster, Derbyshire
Their children are:
* I found these people in the 1881 census. Edward & Margaret Wilson
were in Salford, Lancashire with all of their children except Annie,
her staying/living with her mother's sister Grace Greatorex in
Lancashire, in the same house was Grace's son Joseph aged 27 b in
no husband Henry.
- * (a) Hannah b 1816 in Winster, m Joseph Wilson 1834 in
Their children are:
- * (A) Edward Wilson b 1835 in Winster, m Margaret Cottrell in
in 1860. He d in 1908 and she in 1903, both in Auckland, NZ. Their
- * (1) Joseph Wilson b 1860 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, m
Caroline La Roche
in Auckland. He died 1920, she d 1937. They had one son only: Walton
b 1891 d 1895 aged 3 years.
- * (2) Elizabeth (Lizzie) b 1862 in Birkenhead
- * (3) Annie b 1864 in B/head, d 1887 in Auckland
- * (4) Margaret b 1867 in B/head
- * (5) Eleanor b 1872 in B/head, m Courtney
d 1961, both in Auckland (see below)
- * (6) Mary (Polly) b 1873 in Heswell, Cheshire, d in 1956 in
- * (7) Jessie b 1875 in Pendleton, Lancashire, m Sidney Ernest
in 1901 d 1996 both in Auckland
- * (B) Hannah Wilson b 1842 in Winster.
- (C) Joseph Wilson b 1843 in Winster.
- * (D) William Wilson b 1845 in Winster, m Jane W ______ from
Wales, b 1847.
- (b) Mary b 1820 in Winster
- (c) Mary b 1822 in Winster
- * (d) Grace b 1825 in Winster, m Henry Greatorex in 1842 in
Derbyshire. They had two sons.
William & Jane Wilson were living in 1 Heathfield Rd, Tranmere,
Cheshire, no children in the house but they had three servants (I
be so lucky!).
Joseph & Hannah were living in 6 Heathfield Rd, Cheshire and
is where I have a mystery! They had four grandchildren with them, all
in Birkenhead, they are:
I can't work out who they would have belonged to, whether they're all
the same family or different ones. Mary L would be too old to be
and Jane's, but Edward already has a Mary. I can't find Joseph in the
so far so they could be his, maybe he and his wife are dead but he
have been a bit young to have a daughter that age too.
- Mary L Wilson age 19
- William " age 15
- Louisa " age 12
- Henry " age 10
That only leaves Hannah, but she was unmarried and still living with
her parents at age 39, it's possible they are hers but not probable I
suppose some of them could have been Edward's but if they were they
come to NZ with the rest of the family, in fact I never even knew there
was a Margaret until now so maybe she stayed behind too.
Anyway, this is probably a whole lot more than you really wanted to
know. I have left out a lot at the beginning because it was just
up on what you already had. My grandmother was Eleanor Wilson who
Courtney Parks, they had three daughters and hundreds of grand and
doubt if you want to know them all as we aren't Blackwells
And Wilson is a devil of a name to try and trace too!!!
I have a homepage now and will be putting my family trees onto it as
soon as I've done them all. I have a link to your homepage on it, hope
that's okay with you? Mine is just a very basic one as I'm still
but I hope to make it a lot better as I go along. The address is:
http://www.kcbbs.gen.nz/users/pandora/pandora2.htm dead link.
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Hello Dawn (and Blackwell email list) Feb.28,1997
OK Dawn, I'll "kick" you [8-)] <- that is a "smilie)
Please kick me if I'm wrong here but it seems to me that the American
Blackwells don't see to go back further than before they arrived there,
why is this I wonder or am I way off beam here? Dawn Scotting
<pandora at kcbbs.gen.nz>
Feb. 27, 1997
Many Americans do go back further than when their ancestor(s)
but many more Americans are descendants of younger sons who go off to
lands, married, had children, and died before their children learned or
were interested in their history. Most people were just too busy
to be interested in their history.
Many county court houses and churches burned, especially in the
Books were too heavy to carry around and those that were carried
from meldew, wet, and rot.
Most people have many missing links, not just across the Atlantic
from county to county and state to state. Even people who stayed in
When records exist there can be questions because several people have
same name at the same time and location.
We can still question whether your Richard Blackwell of Winster
is the same as Richard Blackwell b.1781 son of George Blackwell of
Do you have any record of when or where YOUR Richard was born or his
While this link is likely, your documentation is VERY thin and it is
more of a guess than a fact. My own links and documentation are almost
as thin, but I have documented a group of related family moving from
north to the next village of Hope(Hucklow village) and later to
(Blackwell Close), not just individuals. This was difficult research
I spent 8 weeks in England searching. Few people can afford and know
to do this kind of searching.
My family history that my Blackwell ancestor came from Sheffield
1839 was almost lost. No one in my family ever asked my grandfather
our history. If it was not for a High School research project I would
have asked him where our Blackwell ancestor came from. He died before I
graduated from College, and that detail would have been lost forever. I
am certain that most family histories have been lost by this type of
Many people believe and practice what Henry Ford said: "History is
and the only important history is the history we make today." Actually
he was referring to the fact that most traditional history is the
of war and conflict, and that real history should focus on progress not
on conflict. Links to two my mother's four German grandparents have
lost because of this type of feeling.
I know I am preaching to the choir here on a genealogy list, but the
obvious lesson is that you have to interview all living relatives, as
as possible, and write down every detail and question, then distributed
your notes to everyone and make it clear that what you are passing
are notes, that need corrections and additions. You also need to get
friends to do the same.
Best Regards, and hoping people will find and correct all my
David C. Blackwell