Benjamin Blackett of Stepney

William BlackettAge: 96 years17991895

William Blackett
Given names
Birth about 1799
Birth of a sisterCatherine Blackett
November 29, 1812 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a sisterDiana Blackett
March 3, 1816 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a son
John Blackett
1827 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
Martha Diana Blackett
1834 (Age 35 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Blackett
August 1835 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
William “Gunner Bill” Blackett
December 1840 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a daughter
Lillian Elizabeth Blackett
1842 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a son
Robert Blackett
July 26, 1844 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a son
James Daniel Blackett
June 1846 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a son
Joseph William Blackett
1847 (Age 48 years)
Marriage of a childJohn BlackettCharlotte DeCostView this family
June 19, 1847 (Age 48 years)

Birth of a daughter
Lucianna Blackett
August 11, 1848 (Age 49 years)
Christening of a daughterLucianna Blackett
August 5, 1849 (Age 50 years)
Marriage of a childGeorge (Batchilder) BatchelorMartha Diana BlackettView this family
October 18, 1856 (Age 57 years)
Marriage of a childJames Daniel BlackettMaria WiltView this family
February 28, 1865 (Age 66 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam “Gunner Bill” BlackettBridget PowerView this family
October 26, 1867 (Age 68 years)
Marriage of a childHugh WiltLucianna BlackettView this family
1872 (Age 73 years)
Marriage of a childRobert BlackettElizabeth HatcherView this family
January 27, 1873 (Age 74 years)
Marriage of a childJoseph LawlessLillian Elizabeth BlackettView this family
1878 (Age 79 years)

Marriage of a childJoseph William BlackettCatherine Jane or Ann CampbellView this family
January 14, 1880 (Age 81 years)
Death March 21, 1895 (Age 96 years)
Family with parents - View this family
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
Family with Sarah (Sally) Brown - View this family
8 years
7 years
2 years
3 years
23 months
19 months
19 months


Death notice dated 13 Apr 1895 shows age as 102, but this seems unlikely as his father, John, was presumably born shortly after his parents' marriage in 1777. Shown as William Blackett, farmer, aged 82, in 1881 census and William Blackett, aged 97, living with son William, in 1891 census. Probably the William Blackett shown as holding 55 acres of land in Lot 56 Prince Edward Island in 1861. (Separate entry shows family as: males 3 between 5 & 16 yrs., 2 between 45 & 60 yrs., females 1 between 5 & 16 yrs., 1 between 45 & 60 yrs. Totals 2 married, 5 unmarried.) William Blackett, farmer, Annandale included in Lovell's Prince Edward Island Directory 1871. Commissioned the boat "Success" in 1826. Will dated 12 Jan 1885 leaves eastern half of "the old homestead or the farm" to son Robert and western half to Robert if he pays $36 to his brother William. All personal property, cattle, horse, sheep, pigs, machinery, household furniture and every other property whatsoever to son William's wife Bridget Blackett. One half of land on Lot 55 consisting of twelve and one half acres to son Robert on condition he pays to his brother William the $36 mentioned above. If Robert does not live on the old homestead or farm then his share of the land on Lot 55 shall belong to William. Exors. John Swallow of Little River and Lauzon Batchelder.