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James William BlackettAge: 49 years18551905

James William Blackett
Given names
James William
Birth October 29, 1855 37 30
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Blackett
November 13, 1856 (Age 12 months)
Birth of a sisterAnnie Katharine Blackett
September 22, 1862 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterIsabel Mary Blackett
August 29, 1864 (Age 8 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherSarah Codling
November 1, 1874 (Age 19 years)
Death of a brotherJohn George Blackett
September 13, 1885 (Age 29 years)
Burial of a brotherJohn George Blackett
December 15, 1885 (Age 30 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Blackett
January 8, 1893 (Age 37 years)
Death of a motherMary Chrisp
February 4, 1905 (Age 49 years)
Death August 4, 1905 (Age 49 years)
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Marriage: February 19, 1851Kirk Leavington, Yorks.
13 months
elder brother
4 years
James William Blackett
Birth: October 29, 1855 37 30New Plymouth, New Zealand
Death: August 4, 1905Springs, Transvaal, South Africa
7 years
younger sister
Annie Katharine Blackett
Birth: September 22, 1862 43 37Nelson, New Zealand
Death: April 14, 1959Wellington, New Zealand
23 months
younger sister


Surveyor for New Zealand Government. In 1889 went to South America, working in engineering, railway construction and mining developments in the Argentine. Divisional Railway Engineer between Mombassa and Victoria Nyanza, East Africa 1895-1903, (where Mount Blackett, Rift Valley, Kenya is named after him). Then Divisional Surveyor for Central South African Railways.
Letters of Administration (Limited) granted 20 Jun 1906 to Lewis Gardner Thomson solicitor, attorney of Oliver Hiram Ellis.