In 1787 John Blackett married Mary Hutchinson in Ponteland, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland. At least five of their children were baptised there. Most of their descendants remained in the Newcastle area but their grandson John Blackett, a shoemaker, moved to the USA. John’s daughter Ann married Peter Ditchburn Sherwin in 1871/2 and many of their descendants were born in Pennsylvania.
At the baptism of his daughter Margaret in 1800 John is stated to be a mason, native of Cockfield, Co. Durham, but we have not yet been able to connect him to the other Cockfield Blacketts.
For a descendancy chart of John Blackett and Mary Hutchinson please click here.