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Capt John Blackwell "the elder" b.1594 d.1657 of London and Mortlake, Citizen and Grocer to Charles 1. Son of John Blackwell of Watford. Married three times. Firstly in 1621 to Juliana who d. 1640. they had 10 childrens. Secondly in 1641 to Martha Smithby who died 1652. they had two children: Jonathan and Martha who m. ___Floyd. Thirdly in 1656 to Mary Rose having one daughter Elizabeth who m.___Bird.  Children by first wife Juliane follow:

From: Chris Pindar +44 1785 248131 <> via H-Albion

I have recently found an original list of the commissioned officers to the New Model Army as of 1645. This list contains a number of commissioners to the army, generally with the rank of Colonel. Does anyone know of a good starting point for research into these individuals, their individual roles and their histories ?

Chris Pindar

Date: Sat, 23 Nov 1996 15:41:55 -0500 (EST)
From: Mark Kishlansky <> via H-Albion

The starting point for research into the officers of the New Model Army is C.H. Firth and G. Davies, Regimental History of Cromwell's Army. The senior officer corps for 1645 is well known and there are a number of contemporary lists including those in the House of Lords Record Office and in the PRO. Ian Gentles of Glendon College, York University, Toronto, has spent his entire professional life studying this problem and is the current expert on officers names, ranks, and regimental history. A number of other scholars have also written about the New Model Army and its composition.

Mark Kishlansky, Harvard University

Blackwell Notebook - Table of Contents
Extracts from the work of Philip Blackwell(d.1976)