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Doris Augustus BLACKWELL [1538]



      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 6 Aug 1895 - Kettering, Northamptonshire, England 951,952
    Christening: 25 Aug 1895 - Kettering, Northamptonshire, England 953,954
          Death: 1 Mar 1927 - Melbourne South, Vic, Australia 955,956
         Burial: 2 Mar 1927 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Parents
         Father: William BLACKWELL [1283] (1867-1953) 
         Mother: Ada Primrose DARLOW [1282] (1874-1942) 

Spouses and Children
1. *William Isaac Peter PETTMAN [1539] (1895 - 1953)
       Marriage: 10 Sep 1919 - Nar Nar Goon, Vic, Australia 957
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Claude Cedrick PETTMAN [1578] (1920-1974)
                2. Ralph William PETTMAN [1609] (1921-1921)
                3. Bernard Russell PETTMAN [1584] (1922-1999)
                4. Rex Clifford PETTMAN [1586] (1924-2000)
                5. Doris Joyce PETTMAN [1588] (1926-2003)

Notes
General:
Family story has it that Doris went out and arrived home later than expected. The house was locked up when she returned and she got a chill. The chill turned to pneumonia and Doris died.

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 1 March 1930 Page 13
PETTMAN.-In loving memory of Doris, dearly beloved, wife of William, and loving mother of Claude, Bernard, Rex, and Joyce, who passed away on March 1, 1927.
Just a memory fond and true,
To show, dear Doris, we think of you;
Not gone from memory, not gone from love.
But gone to a better home above,
-(Inserted by her loving husband and children.)

The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Tue 4 Mar 1930 Page 1 Family Notices
PETTMAN. - In loving memory of our dear daughter and sister, Doris, who died 1st March, 1927. Gone, but not forgotten. - Inserted by her loving parents and sister, Mr. and Mrs W. Blackwell and sister, Phyllis

The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Tue 3 Mar 1936 Page 1 Family Notices
PETTMAN (Blackwell). - In loving memory of our dear Doris, who died 1st March, 1927. Parted, but not forever.
- Inserted by mother, father, sisters and brothers
PETTMAN. - In loving memory of my dear sister, Doris, who passed away 1st March, 1927.
- Inserted by her loving brother, Bern.

The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Tue 1 Mar 1938 Page 1 Family Notices
PETTMAN (nee Blackwell) - In loving memory of my sister, Doris,, died March 1, 1927. Parted, but not for ever. - Vincent and Esther.

The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Wed 1 Mar 1939 Page 16 Family Notices
PETTMAN (nee Blackwell). - In : memory of our dear daughter and sister, Doris, died March 1, 1927., Ever remembered.
- By her mother and father, brothers and sister, Narnargoon, and Gilbert and Annie, Ormond. .

The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Sat 1 Mar 1941 Page 13 Family Notices
PETTMAN (nee Doris Blackwell). - In loving memory of our dear daughter and sister, Doris who passed away March 1, 1927. A silent thought brings many a tear. Of one we miss and love so dear. - Inserted by her loving parents, sisters and brothers. Bob, Annie, Gilbert, Paul, Eric. Phyllis
and Lil, Narnargoon.

picture Douglas Geoffrey Francis BLACKWELL [186]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: Douglas Lancelot BLACKWELL [242] (1905-1942) 908 
         Mother: Theadora MORGAN DAWES [241] (1906-1979) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Nancye June BONHAM [185]
       Children:
                1. Coral Janine BLACKWELL [2]
                2. Douglas Harold Maxwell BLACKWELL [1326] (1960-1988)
                3. Charmaine Louise BLACKWELL [1327]
                4. Linda Diane BLACKWELL [1330]
                5. Naomi Jeanette BLACKWELL [1336]


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Douglas Harold Maxwell BLACKWELL [1326]



      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 12 Mar 1960 - Warragul, Victoria, Australia 958
    Christening: 
          Death: 5 Dec 1988 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia 959
         Burial: 8 Dec 1988 - Bunyip, Vic, Australia 960

Events

Residence: 46 Garfield Road, 1960 To 1974, Garfield, Vic, Australia.

Residence: 4 Hunter Street, 1973 To 1987, Wonthaggi, Vic, Australia.

Residence: 7 Blackburn Road, 1977, Mooroolbark, Vic, Australia.

Occupation: Communications Engineer, 1985 To 1988.

Residence: 14 / 25 Royal Avenue, 1985 To 1988, Glenhuntly, Vic, Australia.

Residence: James Street, 1985, Glenhuntly, Vic, Australia.


Parents
         Father: Douglas Geoffrey Francis BLACKWELL [186] 
         Mother: Nancye June BONHAM [185] 
        Marriage This person had no known marriage and no known children
                 

Notes
General:
Douglas worked at various occupations on leaving school, including for Smith and Nephew at Wonthaggi and Containers Ltd at Dandenong. He gained employment as a communications technician installing radio equipment and towers for PG Wallace until late 1988. He was living in Glenhuntly, Victoria. He then got a position for another communications firm installing car telephones and the like. He had only been working at the job for two weeks and was on his way to work on his on his motorbike about 2kms from his home when he hit a speed hump in the road and was thrown into a fence. The accident occurred in Lyons Street, Glenhuntly at the edge of R M Lord Park or Koornang Park. Douglas sustained serious injuries and was transported to the Alfred Hospital where he remained in a critical condition for one month where he died as a result of his injuries. Douglas did not marry or have any children.

Douglas was the second child and only son of D. Geoff Blackwell and Nancye (Bonham). He lived at Garfield, Victoria, Australia, until he was 14 years old, when his family moved to Wonthaggi, Victoria, Australia. Douglas spent some time unemployed after he finished school, and later worked at Smith and Nephew in Wonthaggi and at Containers Limited, a packaging factory in Dandenong, driving from Wonthaggi to Dandenong daily. He moved to Glenhuntly in approximately 1985 where he had obtained a job working for P.G. Wallace and Co, a Prahran based company, who installed, serviced and maintained communications antennas. He worked all over Victoria installing these towers, but most of the work was carried out in the Melbourne area.

Douglas was an early adopter of computer technology and was adept at computer programming. He was also an amateur (ham) radio operator and enthusiast. He assisted in the early stages of organising and installing equipment for the formation of a local radio Station in the South Gippsland area, now known as 3MFM. He was undertaking a course in electronics at the Swinburne Institute of Technology.

The Rialto Towers (often The Rialto) is the second-tallest reinforced concrete building and the tallest office building in the southern hemisphere, when measured to its roof (several other skyscrapers in Australia are taller if their spires are included, as are some other structured in Australia such as communications masts and observation towers). The building is located at 525 Collins Street, in the western side of the central business district of Melbourne, Australia.

The Rialto Towers featured Melbourne's first skyscraper public observation deck which operated between 1994 and 31 December 2009 It was also the location of Melbourne's first Tower running event.

At the time of its completion it was the 23rd tallest building in the world and the 2nd tallest outside of the United States (behind First Canadian Place in Toronto, Canada). Construction of the Rialto Towers was completed in 1986.*(Wikipedia Feb 2012)

P G Wallace and Company installed the communications towers on the top of the Rialto building. Douglas, who was initially very unhappy working at height, soon got used to it, and would proudly recount the fact that he and his workmates used to fly paper aeroplanes from the roof of the Rialto building during its construction and the installation of the communications towers.

Douglas left this job with P.G. Wallace and Co in mid 1988 and commenced working for a company called Australnet Communications that installed car telephones that operated from Mount Waverley. This was an infant industry at the time.

In his younger years Douglas played the cornet in the Wonthaggi Citizens Band, and played competition table tennis at Wonthaggi. He also enjoyed archery. As a child and into adulthood he built and flew model planes, eventually branching out into radio controlled equipment including planes, cars and boats. He competitively raced radio controlled sailing boats on the Albert Park Lake in Melbourne.

As children, Douglas and his sisters learned to ride motorbikes, which were ridden at Garfield on Theadora Fenn's land which was about 6 acres. Eventually Douglas obtained his motorbike licence and rode his bike to work in Melbourne trying to save fuel costs. He had purchased a 125cc racing motorbike which he was preparing to race in 1989.

Douglas was on his way to work at his new job at Australnet Communications, where he had been working for only 2 weeks, when his motorcycle hit a speed hump in the road, only about 2 kms from his home in Glenhuntly. He lost control of the machine and was critically injured and taken to the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, where he remained in a critical condition for one month, but finally succumbed to his injuries on the 5th of December 1988.

Douglas did not marry or have any children but loved his nieces and nephews dearly. 961

picture Douglas Lancelot BLACKWELL [242]



      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 27 Apr 1905 - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England 504,962
    Christening: 4 Jun 1905 - Kettering, Northamptonshire, England 963
          Death: 13 Oct 1942 - Townsville, Qld, Australia 504,964
         Burial: 14 Oct 1942 - Townsville, Qld, Australia 504,965

Events

Occupation: Dredge operator.

Residence: Government Road (later called Garfield Road), Cir 1931-1942, Garfield, Vic, Australia.

Burial information: Townsville cemetery grave No 3 / 387 / F, Oct 1942, Townsville, Qld, Australia.


Parents
         Father: William BLACKWELL [1283] (1867-1953) 
         Mother: Ada Primrose DARLOW [1282] (1874-1942) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Theadora MORGAN DAWES [241] (1 Jan 1906 - 21 May 1979)
       Marriage: 1 May 1926 - Bunyip, Vic, Australia 504,967
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Gwendoline Pax Maud BLACKWELL [1610] (1926-1995)
                2. Pearl Gladys Doreen BLACKWELL [1611] (1929-2005)
                3. Douglas Geoffrey Francis BLACKWELL [186]
                4. Clifford Arthur Bernard BLACKWELL [1612]
                5. Alan Walter Gilbert BLACKWELL [1613]
                6. Beryl Edyth Ethel BLACKWELL [1614]
                7. Eve Lillith BLACKWELL [1615] (1943-2001)

Notes
General:
Christened at St Andrews Church, Kettering.

Douglas and his brother Paul married cousins, Theadora Morgan-Dawes and Alma Rose Dawes. Douglas and Dora lived in Dandenong for a short time after their marriage, but later moved to 52 Garfield Road, Garfield to the home of Dora's parents Alfred Dawes and the Morgan sisters to look after them in their old age. They probably had at least 2 children when they returned to Garfield, D. Geoff was born in the house at Garfield so they were certainly living in Garfield by 1933. Dora inherited the house at Garfield when her father died.

According to Douglas's brothers and those that knew him, he was a very intelligent man who was very good at fixing things and working things out. One of the Weatherhead's used to say that Douglas was the cleverest person he had ever met.

In 1937 Dora was expecting her 5th child and her health was not good. Douglas and Dora decided to hire a housekeeper in the short term to assist with domestic duties. They hired Cecilia Ryan, mother of the infamous Ronald Ryan (The last man hanged in the State of Victoria). Pearl Madden recounted a story of the time when Cecilia's Husband Jack came to the house at 52 Garfield Road, Garfield and knocked on the front door asking to talk to his wife. Mrs Ryan did not want to talk to her husband, but he forced his way into the house and, armed with a bread knife, chased Cecilia around the kitchen table trying to stab her and shouting abuse. Pearl Blackwell grabbed her 2 younger brothers, Cliff and D. Geoff and run to the bedroom where the children hid under the bed until the commotion died down. I am uncertain if the police were called or if Jack Ryan simply calmed down and left. Allan Blackwell was born in 25 September 1937 and it is thought that Mrs Ryan left Garfield sometime after that time.

Douglas was blinded in one eye following a childhood accident. He was a dragline/dredge operator and during WW2 he worked for the State Rivers and Water Supply Commission and lived and worked away from home a great deal of the time. He began work at the State Rivers in approximately 1935 and was employed for 1 1/2 years as Fireman on Steam Boilers and then as Operator in charge of Caterpillar Diesel Engine Excavator. In 1939 Douglas began a correspondence course with the "International Correspondence School (A/sia) Pty Ltd. The course was on Diesel engine maintenance and repair which he continued until his death in 1942. There are many "percentage Certificate"s for this course and the lowest mark he ever obtained was 96% which was on the first paper he completed.

In October 1940 Douglas was working at Wodonga, on the Hume Weir. He joined the Federated Engine Drivers and Firemen's Association of NSW and had been a member of that Union's Victorian Branch up until 12 October 1940. His last letter to Dora from Wodonga was dated December 5 1940. In March 1941, Mr F Honeychurch of the State Rivers and Water Supply Commission at Koo-Wee-Rup wrote to Douglas offering him a position as a second Machine operator. It is assumed that Douglas took up this offer as there is a letter dated 23 December 1941 from the SR & WSC, East Melbourne, Koo-Wee-Rup branch signed by the District Officer introducing Douglas to the Captain Superintendent of Training at the Flinders Naval Depot at Crib Point (now known as Cerberus) and another letter dated 1942 from the Department of Defence, Flinders Naval Depot in the form of a Pass in and out of the depot. There is a letter from Douglas to Dora from the Flinders Naval Base is dated Jan 10th (1942). His next letter is c/- the Country Roads Board and is almost certainly sent from Fulham where he worked for a time. His letters continue to say c/- CRB until May 11th, 1942, when the heading changes back to SR&WS, and the location changes to Sale. He was working on the sewerage system in the area. After the Sewerage was completed it is thought that Douglas worked on a project at the Sale RAAF Station as there is a Special Pass dated 6 July 1942 for the hours of 0730 -1800 hours daily for the purposes of working.

There are several references in Douglas's letters to Dora to Sid Black and his wife. Sid Black was a Power Shovel Driver who also worked for the State Rivers and in 1942 was living at 77 Stawell Street, Sale. Douglas sometimes stayed with Sid when he returned to Sale from home at Garfield and then went out the works camp at Sale the following day. Sid's wife sometimes forwarded Douglas's pay to Dora. It is thought Sid's wife's name was Sheila.

There is an enlistment record on the National Archives of Australia website for the Allied Works Council, Civil Construction Corps Register noting Douglas's enrolment to serve from 4 June 1942 as a Drag Line Operator. The records states that Douglas was 5 feet 6" tall and weighed 9 stone 5 lbs. It noted that he had a weak right eye and on 11 September 1942 was ex State Rivers Sale to Brisbane. Under the general remarks section it states 17/9/1942. Wire from Brisbane re destination (see file Maries) deceased see file ....eligible for 2 days service leave.

On the 3rd of September 1942 Douglas received a letter from the SR&WSC Melbourne advising that the Allied Works Council was considering sending operators from Machine No's 21 and 27 to North Queensland and asking if Douglas would be interested in travelling up to his machine. His reply is unknown, but his next letter to Dora dated September 13th is from Brisbane. He spent some time at the Allied Works Camp at Chernside in Brisbane.

He left Brisbane to travel to Townsville on the evening of 1 October 1942 and arrived in Townsville at lunchtime on the 3rd of October and were sent out to "The Black River Camp" about 12 miles out of Townsville on the 5th of October. When he arrived at the camp he decided to try to locate the machines he was supposed to be operating. He found the machines at the Main Roads Camp and was upset to find that they had any number of operators for the machines and felt that his trip to Townsville was a wasted one so he went and spoke to the Engineer. The engineer advised that he would have "them" (Douglas & Frederick Ernest Maries of Shepparton) sent back to Melbourne. Douglas's last letter to Dora from the Townsville camp was dated October 7 1942. His service number was CV26213.

Douglas was in his tent at the Bohle River Civil Construction Corps Camp on the evening of the 9th of October 1942. He and his tent mate Frederick Ernest Maries were to leave the camp to return to Melbourne on the 10th of October. At around 6pm on the 9th, a blast went off from the nearby quarry. Maries was standing at the door of the tent watching the blasting and talking to Douglas about it, and when he did not receive a response from Douglas he (Maries) turned around and saw Douglas lying on his stretcher with a wound to his head. He got help and an ambulance took Douglas to the Townsville General Hospital, but he died from his injuries at around 4.30 am on the 13th of October 1942.

The Bohle River Civil Construction Corps Camp where Douglas was staying was in close proximity to a quarry where blasting was undertaken on a regular basis. It appears that for some time there had been problems with stones from the blasting flying into the camp area and the powder monkey had reduced the charge to try to stop this happening, and discussions had also been held on moving the camp. According to the "powder monkey", Mr Arthur Hill, the camp and quarry were only about 150 yards apart as the crow flies. The powder monkey allowed 15 minutes prior to lighting the fuse and word of mouth and a whistle sounding was used as a warning of the impending blast. The police officer who attended the scene, Arthur Vincent Moylan advised that the tent in which Douglas was located was about 300 yards from No 1 quarry. The stone that was picked up near the tent was weighed and found to be 2lbs 3 ozs. This is thought to be the stone that hit Douglas in the head and caused the holes in the tent.

Dora received a telegram notifying her of Douglas's death. A second telegram was said to have been sent requesting Dora's decision as to whether Douglas's body was to be shipped back to Victoria for burial or whether he should be buried in Townsville. Dora never received this telegram and consequently the authorities buried Douglas in an unmarked grave in the Townsville cemetery. The existence of this telegram is quite uncertain, particularly in view of the fact that McKimmins Undertakers of Townsville buried Douglas at the New Cemetery in West Townsville on the 14th of October, the day after he died. Mr James Henry Joseph Kelly, the Officer in charge of personnel of the Allied Works Camp in Townsville advised that he sent at least three separate telegrams, to the Police at Garfield, the Deputy Director of Personnel in Melbourne and the Assistant Director of Personnel in Brisbane.

Ironically, all of Douglas's brothers served during WW1 and WW2 and all survived, but Douglas who was in the Civil Construction Corp was killed.

Douglas is buried in the Belgian Gardens Cemetery in Townsville. Many years later, family friends, Hector and Jessie Elliot of Pakenham travelled to Townsville and Hector constructed a concrete headstone at Douglas's grave. Douglas's wife Dora was expecting her 7th child when he died. In 1963 Theadora Fenn (Blackwell) paid the Townsville Cemetery Trust to purchase the plot at the Townsville cemetery where Douglas was buried. She paid 10 pounds for the grave number 3, allotment 387, section F, and 2 pounds 2 shillings for the permit fee. This may have been to allow the headstone to be legally constructed, although this is uncertain.

Daily Mercury (Mackay, Qld. : 1906 - 1954) Wednesday 9 December 1942 Page 2
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/170330217
CCC FATALITY
Struck By Stone
BRISBANE, Tuesday. At the Coroner's inquest into the death of Douglas Blackwell, married, of Victoria, a member of the CCC, held this after noon, the evidence revealed that deceased on October 9 was sitting in a tent during blasting operations at a quarry 250 yards away. When a companion came into the tent later he found him lying In bed with head injuries. He was taken to hospital, where he died. Police investigations revealed a rent in the fly of the tent and it was apparent deceased had been struck by a piece of blue granite metal. The death certificate showed that death was due to cerebral lacerations and compound fracture.

Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1907 - 1954) Wed 9 Dec 1942 Page 2
A coroner's inquiry was held on Tuesday afternoon before Mr. R. H. Allen, Coroner, into the cause and manner of death of Douglas Blackwell, who died at the Townsville District Hospital on 13th. October from injuries received at a Townsville district camp on October 9 during blasting operations. The evidence showed that the deceased had been sitting on the side of his bed whilst blasting operations were being carried out 250 yards away. When a companion entered the tent, he found deceased lying on the bed, with extensive head injuries, and he was conveyed to the hospital. When the police made investigations they found a rent in the fly in the centre and three or four punctured holes in the tent itself. It was apparent that the deceased had been hit by a piece of blue granite metal. Deceased was a married man, from Victoria, and was employed by the C.C.C. A certificate showed death was due to cerebral lacerations, and a compound fracture of the skull. The inquiry, conducted by Sergeant Purtell, was adjourned to a later date, owing to the inability of one witness to attend.

Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1907 - 1954) View title info Wed 23 Dec 1942 Page 2
On Tuesday afternoon Mr. R. H Allen, Coroner, concluded the inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Douglas Blackwell at the Townsville District Hospital on October 13 last. Death was due to injuries received at a camp on October 9, during blasting operations, J. J. Kelly, of the Allied Works Council, gave evidence as to having taken a statement from F. Maries, at the time of the accident. In his statement, Maries stated he, with the deceased, arrived back from town on October 9 at about 5.45 p.m. and were relaxing in their tent. About 5.50, blasting operations were in progress, about 200 yards away. He got off his bed to have a look, and then called out to Blackwell to come and have a look. One blast had blown half the limbs off a tree. Blackwell did not come. Then he heard a thud, and, looking around, he saw the deceased on his bunk, with blood pouring from his ears. First aid was quickly available and the injured man was conveyed to the hospital The witness stated Maries was not available to give evidence. This concluded the inquiry, which was declared closed.

The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Sat 13 Oct 1945 Page 11 Family Notices

BLACKWELL. - In sad memory of our loved husband and father, Douglas Lancelot, who died October 13. 1942.- Inserted by his loving wife and children.
BLACKWELL.- In fond, remembrance of Douglas, who passed away October 13, 1942. Sadly missed by father and Phyllis. [Blackwell]
BLACKWELL. - In loving memory of Douglas. who passed away October 13, 1942.
Always remembered by his loving brother, Eric (A.I.F.) and Lil. [Blackwell]
BLACKWELL.- in loving memory of my dear . brother, Douglas, accidentally killed (Townsville) October 13, 1942. For ever In our thoughts. - Inserted by Ethel and Bill. Murrumbeena. [Jones]
BLACKWELL. - In memory of Douglas, who passed away at Townsville October 13. 1942. - Inserted by Bob and Rita. [Blackwell]

The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954) View title info Wed 21 Oct 1942 Page 12 SPRING VALE HAPPENINGS
DISTRICT FRIENDS of Mrs. W. Jones, of Spring Vale road, sympathise deeply with her in the death of her brother, Mr. D. Blackwell, of Garfield. Deceased was on an Allied Works Council job at Townsville, when he was fatally injured during blasting operations, a large fall of rock coming down on him.

The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Thu 13 Oct 1949 Page 2 Family Notices
BLACKWELL. In memory of Douglas, passed away October 13, 1942, at Townsville, Qld.
- Inserted by his brother, Bob, and his friend, Rita. 968,969,970,971,972,973,974,975,976,977,978

picture Dwayne Leonard BLACKWELL [1692]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: Wayne Maxwell BLACKWELL [1626] 
         Mother: Carol HARKER [1694] 


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Elsie BLACKWELL [5842]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: Dec Q 1903 - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Horace George BLACKWELL [1487] (1878-1941) 924 
         Mother: Annie SKINNER [5362] (Abt 1878-      ) 


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Emilia BLACKWELL [3774]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: Jason Lindsay BLACKWELL [1677] 
         Mother: 


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Emily BLACKWELL [1490]



      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: Jun Q 1869 - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England 452
    Christening: 
          Death: 1958 - Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England 979
         Burial: 

Events

Residence: possibly Town Yard, 1901, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England.

Residence: 4 Town Yards, 1911, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England.


Parents
         Father: Alfred BLACKWELL [1295] (1840-1917) 
         Mother: Ann MILLER [1294] (1841-1923) 900 

Spouses and Children
1. *Samuel SHARMAN [1573] (Mar Q 1864 - Dec Q 1947)
       Marriage: 1887 - Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. William Henry SHARMAN [1574] (Cir 1889-1918)
                2. Edith May SHARMAN [3] (1891-      )
                3. Ralph Cyril SHARMAN [1575] (1895-1981)
                4. Samuel Sydney SHARMAN [1576] (1897-1976)
                5. Frederick Roberts SHARMAN [7595] (1900-1900)
                6. John Redvere Buller SHARMAN  980 [7594] (1900-1900)
                7. Kathleen Emily Alexandra SHARMAN [1577] (1904-2002)
                8. 3 SHARMAN [7596] (      -      )


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Emily Constance BLACKWELL [5967]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: Dec Q 1910 - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England 933
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Charles BLACKWELL [4429] (1883-1970) 
         Mother: Rosa CHAMBERLAIN [5965] (Abt 1884-1969) 917,933 


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Emma BLACKWELL [4428]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: Abt 1882 - Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England
    Christening: 28 May 1882 - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England 982
          Death: in , , Canada
         Burial: 

Events

Residence: 1891, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England.

Residence: 31 Mar 1901, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England.


Parents
         Father: Herbert Charles BLACKWELL [1483] (1860-1934) 
         Mother: Sarah KNIGHT [4427] (1863-1910) 916 

Spouses and Children
1. *William Henry BROMAGE [7558] (29 Dec 1882 -       ) 910 
       Marriage: 7 Aug 1906 - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England 910
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Clara May BROMAGE [10724] (1907-1998)
                2. Thomas BROMAGE [10725] (1909-1996)
                3. Marjorie Emma BROMAGE [10726] (1916-2010)

Notes
General:
http://www.rushdenheritage.co.uk/genealogy/registers/methcircuitm-1865-1915.html
Methodist Circuit Marriages Index 1865 - 1915
Key: B bachelor S spinster W widow(er) ** more information - see original L/R Licenced or by certificate from the Register
19 William Henry BROMAGE 23 B gas fitter 13 Brook Terrace Irthlingborough Thomas factory manager dec'd &
19 Emma BLACKWELL 24 S shoe fitter 88 High Street Higham Ferrers Herbert Charles shoe finisher R 07 Aug 1906

Emma and he husband Will Bromage were living in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1913 when her brother Arthur arrived from England. Emma and Will moved to Kingston, Ontario prior to the end of WW1. They then moved on to Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. They had three children. 917

picture Emma Maria BLACKWELL [1484]

      Sex: F
AKA: Maria Emma BLACK
Individual Information
     Birth Date: Jun Q 1862 - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England 925
    Christening: 8 Jun 1862 - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England 910
          Death: Dec Q 1938 - Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England
         Burial: 

Events

Residence: 1871, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England.

Residence: 1881, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England.

Residence: 31 Mar 1901, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England.


Parents
         Father: Charles BLACKWELL [1481] (Abt 1835-1866) 
         Mother: Elizabeth PARKER [1482] (Abt 1834-After 1911) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Herbert GLENN [6646] (Abt 1871 -       )
       Marriage: 1893 - Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England
         Status: 

Notes
General:
Christened as Black.

picture Emma Susanna BLACKWELL [1494]

      Sex: F
AKA: Emma Susanna BLACK
Individual Information
     Birth Date: Abt 1837 - Northampton, Northamptonshire, England 925
    Christening: 18 May 1837 - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England 910
          Death: 28 Jun 1857 - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England 983
         Burial: 1 Jul 1857 - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England 910,984

Events

Birth Registration: 1838, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England.


Parents
         Father: John BLACKWELL [1319] (Abt 1796-1870) 900 
         Mother: Ruth CLARKE [1318] (Abt 1798-1871) 

Notes
General:
Birth seems to be registered after christening. Christened under the surname Black. Buried as Black.

Ruth Blackwell was present at the death of Emma.

picture Eric William BLACKWELL [1551]



      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 14 Oct 1916 - Berwick, Vic, Australia 985
    Christening: 
          Death: 20 May 1990 - Pakenham, Vic, Australia
         Burial: 23 May 1990 - Pakenham, Vic, Australia

Events

Military: World War 2 service number VX132062.


Parents
         Father: William BLACKWELL [1283] (1867-1953) 
         Mother: Ada Primrose DARLOW [1282] (1874-1942) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Lilian May GORRIE [1552] (15 Jul 1913 - 31 Jul 1993)
       Marriage: 13 Apr 1938 - Balaclava, Vic, Australia 986,987
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Darryl William BLACKWELL [1616]
                2. Robert Eric BLACKWELL [1617] (1941-2015)
                3. Lance Douglas BLACKWELL [1618]
                4. Beverley Doris BLACKWELL [1619]
                5. Lindsay Alan BLACKWELL [1620]
                6. Lorraine May BLACKWELL [1621]
                7. Gail Olga BLACKWELL [1622]
                8. Kevin John BLACKWELL [1623]

Eric Blackwell

Eric served in The Australlian Army in WW2. His service number was VX132062. He
served 1300 days, 600 of which were overseas in New Guinea. He served in the 33rd
Australian Heavy AA Battery. He left Brisbane on the Anshun on 28 August 1942 and arrived
at Milne Bay, New Guinea on 6 September 1942. He returned to Australia via Townsville on
18 April 1944.

Retired PMG. lived Nar Nar Goon, Victoria, Australia.


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Ethel Violet BLACKWELL [1548]



      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 30 Jan 1903 - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England
    Christening: 16 Mar 1903 - Kettering, Northamptonshire, England
          Death: 29 Jul 1984 - Dandenong, Victoria, Australia 988
         Burial: 31 Jul 1984 - Springvale, Vic, Australia

Events

Residence: 47 Hemming Street, 1984, Dandenong, Victoria, Australia.


Parents
         Father: William BLACKWELL [1283] (1867-1953) 
         Mother: Ada Primrose DARLOW [1282] (1874-1942) 

Spouses and Children
1. *William James JONES [1549] (5 Oct 1901 - 23 Jan 1972)
       Marriage: 6 Aug 1924 - Dandenong, Victoria, Australia
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Desmond Vincent JONES [1605] (1924-1998)
                2. Ronald Gilbert JONES [1607] (1926-1997)

Notes
General:
Christened at St Andrews Church, Kettering.

The Weekly Times 27 January 1917 page 37 FROM ENGLAND TO AUSTRALIA. Ethel Blackwell who lives at Nar-Nar- Goon, writes. - Dear Aunt Connie-since we have been in Australia we have been taking "The Weekly Times," and I enjoy reading the Childrens page very much. Before we came to Australia we lived in England. This is the first time I have written to you, and I hope I shall be accepted as one of your nieces. I will take for my subject "When we first came to Australia". When we left Kettering, which is the name of a place where we lived, we travelled to London by train, we then took a boat from the wharfs and sailed to Teneriffe, where we stayed for a few hours. We then went to Cape Town, where we stayed a day. We arrived at Melbourne on the 6th of October, after being on the water for five weeks. The first place we went to was Allambee, which is very hilly, and it seemed so quiet up in the country after being so used to a town like Melbourne. We now live at Nar-Nar-Goon, and are now quite used to the country. My father is a bootmaker. My age is 13 years 11 months. I will close, wishing the Young Folks page every success. Please may I write again? [Yes Ethel, I will have you for a niece and you may write again-Aunt Connie]

picture Eve Lillith BLACKWELL [1615]



      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 21 Jan 1943 - Bunyip, Vic, Australia 504,989
    Christening: 
          Death: 19 May 2001 - Warragul, Victoria, Australia 504
         Burial: 23 May 2001 - Bunyip, Vic, Australia 504,990

Events

Residence: Government Road, 1943-1965, Garfield, Vic, Australia.

Residence: 2 McDonald Street, 1965-2001, Warragul, Victoria, Australia.


Parents
         Father: Douglas Lancelot BLACKWELL [242] (1905-1942) 908 
         Mother: Theadora MORGAN DAWES [241] (1906-1979) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Colin Mathew JOHNSON [1660]
       Children:
                1. Gresham Michael Colin JOHNSON [1661]
                2. Genevieve Louise JOHNSON [1662]
                3. Penelope Sue JOHNSON [1663]


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Gail Olga BLACKWELL [1622]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: Eric William BLACKWELL [1551] (1916-1990) 927 
         Mother: Lilian May GORRIE [1552] (1913-1993) 

Spouses and Children
1. Uk [?] [3234] (       -       )
    Partnership: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Darren Anthony BLACKWELL [1680]

2. *Dennis Keith CROOK [1679]
       Children:
                1. Leanne Sharon CROOK [1681]
                2. Janet May CROOK [1682]


picture
George BLACKWELL [7557]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: Abt 1887 - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England 982
    Christening: 6 Mar 1887 - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England 982,991
          Death: 1891 - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England
         Burial: 27 Mar 1891 - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England 992

Events

Alt. Christening: 6 Mar 1887, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England.


Parents
         Father: Herbert Charles BLACKWELL [1483] (1860-1934) 
         Mother: Sarah KNIGHT [4427] (1863-1910) 916 


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Georgina BLACKWELL [7946]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: Christopher J BLACKWELL [7939] 
         Mother: Valerie OLIVER [7945] 


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Gertrude Kate BLACKWELL [1485]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: Dec Q 1869 - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England 924,925
    Christening: 19 Aug 1878 - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England 993
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Events

Residence: 14 Park Street, 1911, Minehead, Somerset, England.


Parents
         Father: Charles BLACKWELL [1481] (Abt 1835-1866) (Relationship: not biological )
         Mother: Elizabeth PARKER [1482] (Abt 1834-After 1911) 
         Father: UNKNOWN [12466] 
         Mother: Elizabeth PARKER [1482] (Abt 1834-After 1911) 


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Gilbert Darlow BLACKWELL [1540]



      Sex: M
AKA: Gilbert Angelo Darlow BLACKWELL
Individual Information
     Birth Date: 5 Aug 1896 - Kettering, Northamptonshire, England 994
    Christening: 23 Aug 1896 - Kettering, Northamptonshire, England 995
          Death: 26 Aug 1973 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia 996
      Cremation: 28 Aug 1973 - Springvale, Vic, Australia 997

Events

Military: World War 1 SERN 4137, 1914-1918.


Parents
         Father: William BLACKWELL [1283] (1867-1953) 
         Mother: Ada Primrose DARLOW [1282] (1874-1942) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Annie DAVIES [1541] (2 May 1896 - 1 Mar 1969)
       Marriage: 12 May 1919 - Kettering, Northamptonshire, England 999
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Constance Mavis BLACKWELL [1593] (1920-2012)
                2. Joan Margaret BLACKWELL [1595] (1929-2016)

2. Eva Mary REYNOLDS [1542] (21 Jun 1895 - 27 Feb 1973)
       Marriage: Abt 1972 - Ormond , Vic, Australia 1000
         Status: 

Notes
General:
Gilbert was baptised Gilbert Angelo Darlow Blackwell.

Gilbert enlisted in WW1 on 12th of July 1915 in the 6th Battalion 13th reinforcements. His SERN was 4137
He embarked from Australia on 29 December 1915 on the HMAT Demosthenes, He travelled to the Middle east and then on to France. He was taken on strength to the 6th Machine Gun Company and the 2nd which was redesignated the 1st Australian Machine Gun Battalion. He went to England on leave in September 1917. He was admitted to hospital several times for trench feet in 1918. After the war Gilbert returned to England and married Annie Davies of his old home town of Kettering. He returned to Australia on the Dunvegan Castle in July 1919 with his wife.

In August and September 1916 there are several newspaper articles that list Pte G D Blackwell of Nar-Nar-Goon as wounded.

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 30 July 1919 Page 9
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/4710983
--TROOPS RETURNING.
Victorians on S.S. Dunvegan Castle. The following Victorian soldiers, with their wives and families, are returning on the s.s. Dunvegan Castle, which left England on July 4:-
ACCOMPANIED BY WIFE.
J. Andrew, J. Armstrong, Cpl. A. T. J. Ash, J. T. Bent, J. H. C. Black, G.D.Blackwell,
.................
.

Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Sat 28 Mar 1931 Page 5 Coroner Finds Hazel Wilson Was Murdered by Some Unknown Person.
...................Gilbert D. Blackwell, coach-painter, of Leila Road, Ormond, said that while cycling along Oakleigh Road at 12.30 p.m. on January 10 he saw Frank Wilson and another man- Blackwell continued: "Frank Wilson said. 'My sister has not been home all night. We think there has been an accident as we have found her shoes and there are some marks on the road.' "Three or four minutes later. Frank Wilson returned to witness and said he had found his sister's body and asked him was he willing to go over to the place................................

probably "Pakenham Gazette Newspaper - Sept 5 1973
Death of Mr G D Blackwell
Mr Gilbert Darlow Blackwell who passed away in the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital on August 26th after suffering from poor health over the past 12 months, was an old Nar Nar Goon Resident.

He was the eldest son of the Late Mr. William Blackwell, who conducted a boot and repair shop in Mulcare Street, Nar Nar Goon for very many years.

Gilbert Blackwell was born at Kettering, Northamptonshire, In England in 1895, and migrated to Australia with his parents and brothers and sisters at the age of 15 years, arriving in Australia in 1910. [actually December 1911].

The family took up farming at Allambee in South Gippsland till 1912 and then moved to Nar Nar Goon, where Mr William Blackwell purchased the boot business.

Gilbert worked at various occupations (farm work etc.) around Nar Nar Goon until the out-break of war in 1914, when he enlisted in the A.I.F. and served with the 4th Vickers Machine Gun Battalion in France for the full period to the end of the War in 1918.

Whilst awaiting repatriation to come back to Australia, he spent leave in England and returned to the place of his birth, Kettering and married a former school pal. He brought his bride back to Australia in 1919 and took up residence at Ormond. He was engaged in the trade of coach painting and sign writing in which he was a top class tradesman, for many years and he took over the business of Grant Bros. body works, coach painting and sign writing in Station Street, Malvern, which he conducted successfully till he retired in 1965.

Whilst he resided in Ormond he and his wife were actively associated with sporting bodies.

His greatest love was his Church, and he was very active in the Church of Christ in North Road, Ormond, from 1922 till his death. He served in every conceivable way - Sunday School teacher, Bible classes, secretary, superintendent - he was indeed a very Christian man which was shown by the huge attendance at the Church service and the wonderful tributes paid him by the Minister.

Mr Blackwell's wife predeceased him two years [actually five years] ago after a marriage lasting 50 years. He is survived by two married daughters - Mrs M Knee, of Ormond, and Mrs J MacMillan [sic] of Yarra Glen; sisters, Miss Phyllis Blackwell, Nar Nar Goon, Mrs E Jones, Dandenong, brothers Mr R Blackwell, Clayton, Mr P Blackwell, Dandenong, and Mr E Blackwell Nar Nar Goon.

Mr Blackwell always kept in touch with all the local doings and up to his illness, always came up to Nar Nar Goon at every opportunity. His passing will be a sad loss to all as he was always a cheery and happy gentleman."
1001

picture Giorgio BLACKWELL [3773]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: Jason Lindsay BLACKWELL [1677] 
         Mother: 


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Glen Matthew BLACKWELL [1693]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: Wayne Maxwell BLACKWELL [1626] 
         Mother: Carol HARKER [1694] 


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Gregory Alan BLACKWELL [1649]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: Alan Walter Gilbert BLACKWELL [1613] 
         Mother: Valerie KING [1648] 

Spouses and Children
1. *Lisa Frances RICHARDSON [1650]
       Children:
                1. Madeline Frances BLACKWELL [1651]
                2. Luke Gregory BLACKWELL [1652]


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Gwendoline Pax Maud BLACKWELL [1610]



      Sex: F
AKA: Pax BLACKWELL, Treena BLACKWELL, Pax TOWT, Treena TOWT
Individual Information
     Birth Date: 11 Nov 1926 - Garfield, Vic, Australia 504,1002
    Christening: 
          Death: 23 Sep 1995 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia 504
         Burial: 27 Sep 1995 - Springvale, Vic, Australia 504,1003

Events

Residence: 1949, Garfield, Vic, Australia.

Residence: 1954, Garfield, Vic, Australia.

Residence: 25 Frederick Street, 1963-1968, Dandenong, Victoria, Australia.

Residence: Marion Street, Abt 1970, Dandenong, Victoria, Australia.

Residence: 6 Princes Highway, 1972-1980, Beaconsfield, Vic, Australia.

Residence: 4 Sylvia Street, 1990-1995, Beaconsfield, Vic, Australia.

Obituary: Herald Sun Newspaper, 25 Oct 1995, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.


Parents
         Father: Douglas Lancelot BLACKWELL [242] (1905-1942) 908 
         Mother: Theadora MORGAN DAWES [241] (1906-1979) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Kenneth Paul TOWT [1638] (7 Mar 1925 - 18 Oct 1989)
       Marriage: 3 Aug 1946 - Garfield, Vic, Australia 1004
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Peter Kenneth TOWT [1639]
                2. David Douglas TOWT [1640] (1949-1961)

Notes
General:
Garfield and Bunyip Express
Wedding Bells

Towt - Blackwell
Fortune smiled and the sun shone for the wedding on Saturday of Pax, eldest daugther of the late Mr D Blackwell, and of Mrs Blackwell, of Garfield, and Kenneth, only son of Mr and Mrs P Towt of Bunyip.

The bride who was given away by her grandfather, Mr Blackwell, of Nar Nar Goon, wore a long-sleeved dress of fine french wool with three parallel rows of white embroidered flowers. Her extensive tulle veil was held with fresh flowers matching those that formed her bouquet and trail.

She was attended by Misses Pearl Blackwell and Angela Connelly, who were charmingly frocked in blue net the short veils being held with head-sprays of deep pink rose-buds, carnations and blue hyacinths. The bouquets matched the head-sprays and were finished with wide blue ribbon. Both wore pearls.

The best man and groomsman were Messrs Morris Lobb and Ian Forte respectively, and the service was taken by the Rev. N McLean, who later presided when the guests were entertained to a sumptious banquet in the Garfield Hall. The bridal party left for Warragul, where the wedding photos were taken in the studio of Mr Frank Prinn.

The many friends of the popular young couple wished them every hapiness for future years, when they wil make their home at North Bunyip.

...................................

Known as Pax. Pax and Ken lived in Dandenong, later moving to the Old Princes Highway at Beaconsfield. Ken died suddenly while mowing the lawns at their house on the old Princes Highway at Beaconsfield. Following his death, Pax moved to a smaller home in Beaconsfield and was later diagnosed with cancer. Her family nursed her at home until she was too ill when she was transferred to the Bethlehem Hospice.

Pax, her sister Eve, and cousin, Alma Rose Blackwell (nee Dawes), and Coral Jones spent many years doing extensive family tree research on the Blackwell Dawes and various other family trees.

Herald Sun Newspaper Melbourne 25 September 1995
TOWT (Blackwell) - Pax on Sept 23 1995 at Bethlehem Hospital. Eldest sister of Geoffrey, sister-in-law of Nancye, Aunt of Coral and Michael, Douglas (dec), Charmaine, Linda and Mark, and Naomi, great aunt of Michelle Tristan and Lachlan, Matthew, James, Marni, Cameron and Tess, Shen and Tay. No longer suffering. Will be sadly missed.

TOWT (Blackwell) - Pax on Sept 23 1985. Dearly loved sister of Beryl and sister-in-law of Don. Fond aunt of Belinda, Sheridan and Glenn. Dear Paxie, forever in our hears. Words can never express our loss.

TOWT - Pax (Trina) on Sept, 23 1995. Dearly loved sister of Eve, sister-in-law of Colin, loved aunt of Gresham, Genevieve and Penelope. Forever in our hearts.

TOWT - Pax Sept 23 1995. A dear sister and aunt. - Alan and Val, Greg, Lisa and Madeline, Andrew and Jolanda. Happy memories

TOWT - Pax loving friend of 46 uears of Lorna Boyd (Brown) and caring Auntie Pax of Rodney and Karen and their families. Will be sadly missed.


Herald Sun 26 September 1995
TOWT - Pax, on Sept 23 1995. Love sister of Pearl sister-in-law of Jim Madden, aunt of Michele, Christopher and Leonnie, great aunt of Phillip, Daniel, Lucinda, Savannah and Philippa. Heart felt thanks for the gracious support to the staff at Bethlehem.

TOWT (Blackwell) - Gwendoline (Pax) on Sept 23 1995. Much loved niece of Paul and Alma. Cousin of Barry, Bernadette, Dennis, Noeleen, Wayne and Carol. You will be loved and remembered. Sleeping peacefully.

TOWT - Pax Sept 23 1995. A special friend for many years. Memories are ours to keep. - Morrie, Marion and family.

picture Hannah Jasmine Tiberio BLACKWELL [1647]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: Clifford Arthur Bernard BLACKWELL [1612] 
         Mother: Hilda Tilar TIBERIO [1646] 


picture
Hannah Marie BLACKWELL [1766]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: Ricky James BLACKWELL [1666] 
         Mother: Mandy [?] [1765] (      -      ) 


picture
Harry BLACKWELL [1489]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: Abt 1866 - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England
    Christening: 10 Jun 1866 - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England 1005
          Death: Jun Q 1943 - Brixworth, Northamptonshire, England
         Burial: 

Events

Residence: 1871, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England.

Residence: 1881, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England.

Residence: 139 New Estate, 1891, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England.

Residence: Wharf Lane, 1901, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England.

Residence: 4 Kimbolton Road, 1911, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England.


Parents
         Father: Alfred BLACKWELL [1295] (1840-1917) 
         Mother: Ann MILLER [1294] (1841-1923) 900 

Spouses and Children
1. *Ellen CRAXTON [1556] (Cir 1868 - Dec 1957) 452 
       Marriage: 1887 - , , England 110
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Henry Percival CRAXTON BLACKWELL  900 [1557] (1886-1968)
                2. Thomas Harold BLACKWELL  900 [1558] (1888-1956)


picture
Haydan James BLACKWELL [1770]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: David FAIRLESS [10153] 
         Mother: Narelle Kylie BLACKWELL [1691] 


picture
Heidi Louise BLACKWELL [7933]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: Matthew Francis William BLACKWELL [1328] 
         Mother: Amanda WILLIAMSON [5585] 


picture
Hepzibah BLACKWELL [7535]

      Sex: F
AKA: Hepzibah BLACK
Individual Information
     Birth Date: Abt 1831 910
    Christening: 16 Aug 1836 - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England 910
          Death: Aug 1836
         Burial: 25 Aug 1836 - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England 910,1006

Parents
         Father: John BLACKWELL [1319] (Abt 1796-1870) 900 
         Mother: Ruth CLARKE [1318] (Abt 1798-1871) 

Notes
General:
Christened under the surname Black, buried under the surname Black.

picture Herbert Charles BLACKWELL [1483]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: Jun Q 1860 - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England 925
    Christening: 19 Aug 1860 - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England 910
          Death: 1934 - Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England 1007
         Burial: 

Events

Residence: 1871, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England.

Residence: 1881, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England.

Residence: 1891, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England.

Residence: 31 Mar 1901, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England.

Residence: 88 High Street, 1911, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England.


Parents
         Father: Charles BLACKWELL [1481] (Abt 1835-1866) 
         Mother: Elizabeth PARKER [1482] (Abt 1834-After 1911) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Sarah KNIGHT [4427] (1863 - Jun Q 1910) 916 
       Marriage: Sep 1881 - Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England 925
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Emma BLACKWELL  981 [4428] (Abt 1882-      )
                2. Charles BLACKWELL [4429] (1883-1970)
                3. George BLACKWELL  910 [7557] (Abt 1887-1891)
                4. Annie BLACKWELL [4430] (1888-1969)
                5. Arthur BLACKWELL [4431] (1892-1969)

Notes
General:
Christened as Black.

picture Herbert Charles BLACKWELL [5966]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: Jun Q 1907 - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England 933
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Charles BLACKWELL [4429] (1883-1970) 
         Mother: Rosa CHAMBERLAIN [5965] (Abt 1884-1969) 917,933 


picture
Hilda Frances BLACKWELL [10720]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 10 Aug 1915 - Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada 917
    Christening: 
          Death: 18 May 1996 - , , Canada
         Burial: in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada 917

Parents
         Father: Arthur BLACKWELL [4431] (1892-1969) 
         Mother: Florence Patience LINE [10719] (1892-1983) 917 

Spouses and Children
1. *Peter ZYCHOWKA [10722] (       - Nov 1995) 917 
       Marriage: 6 Dec 1967 - , , Canada 917
         Status: 


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Horace George BLACKWELL [1487]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: Oct 1878 - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England 924,925
    Christening: 28 May 1882 - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England 1008
          Death: 23 Jul 1941 - Brixworth, Northamptonshire, England 925
         Burial: in Rushden, Northamptonshire, England 1009

Events

Residence: 1881, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England.

Residence: High Street, 1901, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England.

Residence: 21 Westfields, 1911, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England.


Parents
         Father: Charles BLACKWELL [1481] (Abt 1835-1866) (Relationship: not biological )
         Mother: Elizabeth PARKER [1482] (Abt 1834-After 1911) 
         Father: UNKNOWN [12466] 
         Mother: Elizabeth PARKER [1482] (Abt 1834-After 1911) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Annie SKINNER [5362] (Abt 1878 -       )
       Marriage: 26 Dec 1901 - Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England 925,1010
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Elsie BLACKWELL [5842] (1903-      )

Notes
General:
Horace was born in 1878, but his mother was said to be a widow at the 1871 census, her husband Charles having died in 1866. When he died Horace was living at 60 Harboro Road, Rushden. He died at the Northhampton County Hospital and his estate was valued at 234 6s. Probate was granted to his wife Annie in1941.

picture Horace Thomas BLACKWELL [6644]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1865 - Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England 1011
    Christening: 10 Jun 1866 - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England 982
          Death: Jan 1867 - Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England 1012
         Burial: 21 Jan 1867 - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England 982,1013

Events

Residence: Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England.


Parents
         Father: Charles BLACKWELL [1481] (Abt 1835-1866) 
         Mother: Elizabeth PARKER [1482] (Abt 1834-After 1911) 


picture
Hugh Vincent BLACKWELL [1546]



      Sex: M
AKA: Toby BLACKWELL
Individual Information
     Birth Date: 7 May 1901 - Kettering, Northamptonshire, England 1014
    Christening: 4 Aug 1901 - Kettering, Northamptonshire, England
          Death: 2 Aug 1970 - Pakenham, Vic, Australia 1015,1016
         Burial: 5 Aug 1970 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia 1017

Events

Residence: 1924, Nar Nar Goon, Vic, Australia.

Residence: 1931, Nar Nar Goon, Vic, Australia.


Parents
         Father: William BLACKWELL [1283] (1867-1953) 
         Mother: Ada Primrose DARLOW [1282] (1874-1942) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Esther Ruth PENDER [1547] (1894 - 9 Sep 1970)
       Marriage: 4 May 1929 - Warragul, Victoria, Australia 1018,1019
         Status: 

Notes
General:
Christened at St Andrews Anglican Church, Kettering.

picture Ian D BLACKWELL [7905]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: Barry Charles BLACKWELL [7901] (1942-2012) 110 
         Mother: Susan ABBOTT [7903] 


picture
Inez Beatrice BLACKWELL [1555]



      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 18 Jul 1891 - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England 1020
    Christening: 12 Jun 1892 - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England 1021,1022
          Death: 16 Apr 1979 - Ryde, NSW, Australia 1023,1024,1025
      Cremation: 18 Apr 1979 - Sydney, NSW, Australia

Events

Obituary: Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, 19 Apr 1979, Sydney, NSW, Australia.


Parents
         Father: William BLACKWELL [1283] (1867-1953) 
         Mother: Evangeline ADAMS [1296] (1867-1892) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Eric Wilfred WILLIAMS [4023] (Mar Q 1889 - 8 Jan 1928)
       Marriage: 2 Jun 1923 - Sydney, NSW, Australia 1026
         Status: 

Notes
General:
On arrival from England, Inez remained in Melbourne as there was no work at Allambee for her. She worked for a Church of England Minister at Malvern. She travelled to Nar Nar Goon from time to time to visit her family. Apparently, Inez's stepmother was very hard on her. One day whilst Inez was visiting her family at Nar Nar Goon, Inez and Ada Primrose had an argument and Inez left.

Inez returned home once and was greeted in an unfriendly manner on the doorstep by one of her half sisters and had an argument with her step mother. At this she turned on her heel and left. By the time her brother went after her, there was no sign of her and she never contacted her family again.

Despite exhaustive searching for details no trace or Inez had ever been found and the family thought it possible that Inez returned to England, however no-one knew for sure.

In January 2012 I decided to renew the search for Inez and found her in the electoral rolls in 1919 living at 10 Kent Street, Kew, Victoria. Her occupation was listed as confectioners assistant. I then found a marriage of an Inez B Blackwell to Eric W Williams in Sydney, NSW and decided to apply for the marriage certificate. I did a search of the electoral rolls and Inez Beatrice Williams lived at "Kianinni, Cornelia Street, Punchbowl from approximately 1931 although was unable to find that her husband Eric was living at the same address at any time from 1931 onwards. In 1943 her address was listed as 43 Cornelia Street Punchbowl and the address remains consistent until 1968. I searched deaths from 1968 and found the death of Inez Williams in 1979 in NSW and her parents are listed as William and Evangeline. So after all these years we have finally located the missing Inez. Inez husband died after only a few years of marriage and they had no children.

Marriage and death certificates arrived on 16 January 2012. The marriage certificate states that Eric was a Commercial Traveller who lived at Gordon, and that Inez normal occupation was home duties and she was living at Wentworth Falls at the time of the marriage. They were married at St James Church of England in Sydney and the witnesses to the marriage were William H Willington and W Willington.

Inez died in a nursing home at Aurolus Street, Ryde. Her marital status on the death certificate is given as widow, and she was cremated at the Northern Suburbs Crematorium in Sydney.

There was a death notice placed in The Sydney Morning Herald on 19 of April 1979 from her dearly loved friends, Shirley and Bill and nana to Jill and Sharon. The notice says she was privately cremated. I contacted the crematorium where Inez was said to have been cremated, but they could find no record of her cremation.

picture Janette Lea BLACKWELL [1688]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: Dennis Bruce BLACKWELL [1625] 
         Mother: Vivienne Janette MISTRETTA [1686] 

Spouses and Children
1. *Simon George SAVY [3235]


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Jason Lindsay BLACKWELL [1677]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: Lindsay Alan BLACKWELL [1620] 
         Mother: Joy Marie SHARP [1676] (1951-2020) 

Spouses and Children
       Children:
                1. Emilia BLACKWELL [3774]
                2. Giorgio BLACKWELL [3773]


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Jean M C BLACKWELL [7918]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 7 Dec 1914 - Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England 1027
    Christening: 
          Death: Mar Q 1983 - Kettering, Northamptonshire, England 1028
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Thomas Harold BLACKWELL [1558] (1888-1956) 900 
         Mother: Edith Brown SARGENT [5366] (1887-1964) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Charles UNDERWOOD [7919]
       Children:
                1. Robin C C UNDERWOOD [7931]


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Jenny BLACKWELL [3696]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: Robert Bernard BLACKWELL [1543] (1898-1989) 171,172 
         Mother: Eileen Rita DALRYMPLE [1544] (1916-      ) 


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Joan Margaret BLACKWELL [1595]



      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 7 Feb 1929 - Glenhuntly, Vic, Australia
    Christening: 
          Death: 10 Jun 2016 - Croydon, Vic, Australia 1029
      Cremation: 6 Jul 2016 - Lilydale, Vic, Australia

Events

Residence: 72 Leila Road, 1954, Carnegie, Vic, Australia.

Residence: 27 Sanday Street, 1968, Glen Waverley, Vic, Australia.

Residence: Yarraview Road, 1977, Yarra Glen, Vic, Australia.

Residence: Spring Lane, 1980, Coldstream, VIC, Australia.

Obituary: Herald Sun Newspaper, Jun 2016, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.


Parents
         Father: Gilbert Darlow BLACKWELL [1540] (1896-1973) 950 
         Mother: Annie DAVIES [1541] (1896-1969) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Gordon John David McMILLAN [1596] (2 Apr 1928 - 3 Feb 2015)
       Marriage: 21 Jan 1950 - Ormond , Vic, Australia 1030
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Dianne Margaret McMILLAN [1601]
                2. Pamela Kay McMILLAN [1603]


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Joanne Marie BLACKWELL [1667]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: Robert Eric BLACKWELL [1617] (1941-2015) 
         Mother: Maria Joanne VUGGS [1664] 

Spouses and Children
1. *Scott Anthony Luke GREEN [1767]
       Children:
                1. Zachary Robert GREEN [1768]


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Jocelyn E BLACKWELL [7904]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: Barry Charles BLACKWELL [7901] (1942-2012) 110 
         Mother: Susan ABBOTT [7903] 

Spouses and Children
1. *John R DICKENS [7916]
       Children:
                1. Richard John BLACKWELL [7908]
                2. Kerri Maureen DICKENS [7911]
                3. Aaron Ricky DICKENS WILSON [7912]
                4. Jordan Damon DICKENS WILSON [7913]


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John BLACKWELL [1319]

      Sex: M
AKA: John BLACK
Individual Information
     Birth Date: Abt 1796 - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England
    Christening: 
          Death: 1 Feb 1870 - Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England 1031,1032
         Burial: 5 Feb 1870 - Blessed Virgin Anglican, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England 1033,1034

Events

Residence: High Street, 1841, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England.

Residence: 6 Newland Street, 1851, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England.

Residence: 1861, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England.

Burial information: Blessed Virgin Anglican, 5 Feb 1870, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England.


Spouses and Children
1. *Ruth CLARKE [1318] (Abt 1798 - 9 Jul 1871)
       Marriage: 19 Aug 1817 - Wilby, Northamptonshire, England 1035
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Charlotte BLACKWELL  910 [7534] (1819-After 1891)
                2. Mary Ann BLACKWELL [1479] (Abt 1821-1880)
                3. Charles BLACKWELL  910 [7536] (Abt 1825-1826)
                4. Rebecca BLACKWELL [1480] (1830-1852)
                5. Hepzibah BLACKWELL  910 [7535] (Abt 1831-1836)
                6. Charles BLACKWELL [1481] (Abt 1835-1866)
                7. Emma Susanna BLACKWELL [1494] (Abt 1837-1857)
                8. Alfred BLACKWELL [1295] (1840-1917)

Notes
General:
John's birth is estimated to be about 1796. All records including death and censuses, indicate birth between 1792-1802. His occupation was shoemaker.

All the children of John and Ruth were christened under the surname of Black, which is why they had not been found. Jan Dabson supplied me with christening details from registers she has in her possession. I have since confirmed all the christening details supplied by Jan.

A Mary Fisher was in attendance at the death of John Blackwell.

John and Ruth's three adult children who died after compulsory registration was introduced, died of Tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection of the lungs and sometimes other parts of the body, and is spread by droplets in the coughs or sneezes of a person with the disease. Tuberculosis was known as 'consumption' in the 19th century and was a major cause of death in Britain at that time. The disease is still common where there is overcrowding, malnourishment and poor health care.

Tuberculosis, also known as "consumption," "phthisis," or the "white plague," was the cause of more deaths in industrialized countries than any other disease during the 19th and early 20th centuries. By the late 19th century, 70 to 90% of the urban populations of Europe and North America were infected with the TB bacillus, and about 80% of those individuals who developed active tuberculosis died of it.

For most of the 19th century, tuberculosis was thought to be a hereditary, constitutional disease rather than a contagious one. By the end of the 19th century, when infection rates in some cities were thought by public health officials to be nearly 100%, tuberculosis was also considered to be a sign of poverty or an inevitable outcome of the process of industrial civilization. About 40% of working-class deaths in cities were from tuberculosis.

Robert Koch's identification of the tuberculosis bacillus in 1882 helped to convince members of the medical and public-health communities that the disease was contagious. Preventing the spread of tuberculosis became the motivation for some of the first large-scale public health campaigns.

Mortality rates began declining in the late 19th century throughout Europe and the United States. Whether sanitary measures, sanatoria, improved nutrition, or larger epidemiological factors unrelated to human intervention were the cause of this decline remains undecided. http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/contagion/tuberculosis.html

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Higham Ferrers like this:

HIGHAM-FERRERS, a small town, a parish, a subdistrict, and a hundred in Northamptonshire. The town stands on a rocky height, near the river Nene and the Northhampton and Peterborough railway, 3 miles from the boundary with Beds, and 15 ENE of Northhampton. It was known, at Domesday, as Higham; and it took its after name from the Earls Ferrers, who were its lords. Its site has yielded relics which show it to have been probably occupied by the Romans; and is within 3 miles of the Roman station of Chester.

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