George Henry Blackett of New South Wales

Submitted by alkirtley on Thu, 11/21/2019 - 13:04

In Rookwood cemetery in Lidcombe, Sydney, New South Wales is the grave of George Henry Blacket (he seems to have dropped the 2nd “t” from his name), together with his wife, Sarah Elizabeth, and youngest son William. George Henry was born in 1867 in the Penrith district of New South Wales and was the son of James Blackett and Rachel (nee) Campbell, who emigrated from Scotland to Australia some time between 1849 and 1853. George Henry is believed to descend from Malcolm (Blakater) Blackett and Jennet Cairns, who married in St. Ninians, Stirling, Scotland in 1726. Malcolm was the son of Malcolm Blaketer, but the line back from that Malcolm is not known.

For a descendancy chart of Malcolm (Blakater) Blackett and Jennet Cairns please click here.