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James William BlackettAge: 49 years18551905

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