Chester-le-Street Blacketts

Submitted by alkirtley on Thu, 11/21/2019 - 13:31

In 1605 Robert Blackett married Elizabeth Jackson in Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham. At the baptism of their daughter Isabell in 1606 Robert is shown as of Urpeth (a village a little north of Chester-le-Street). Between 1607 and 1614 four children of George Blackett, also described as of Urpeth, were baptised at Chester-le-Street. It seems likely therefore that Robert and George were brothers, though their parents have not been established. Some of George’s descendants remained in Chester-le-Street for several generations, though one branch, descending from George’s son Francis, eventually settled in Durham City.

For a descendancy chart of the unknown Blackett believed to be the father of Robert and George please click here.