Stock Exchange Blacketts

Submitted by alkirtley on Thu, 11/21/2019 - 18:13

James Douglas Blackett (1828-1912) and his brother William Richard Blackett (1833-1902) were both stock jobbers and members of The London Stock Exchange. (After the Stock Exchange’s “Big Bang” in 1986 jobbers became known as “market makers”.) Born in Wapping, London, they were two of the sons of John Anderson Blackett, a former publican born in the village of North Sunderland, close to the north-east coast of Northumberland, and were grandsons of James Blackett, a Trinity House agent born in neighbouring Bamburgh. This line of Bamburgh Blacketts can be traced back to John Blackett, baptised in Bamburgh in 1663, the son of Nicholas Blackett. (See Can You Help Us?).