What's New

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An additional link to two UK Prime Ministers, Sir Robert Walpole and Spencer Perceval, has been added to their entries in Blackett family connections to Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom. Jun 2020

James Blackett/Blacketer/Blackadder of Stirling, Scotland has been added to Can You Help Us? Jun 2020

We had hoped by now to have reinstated at least some of the hundreds of images that were lost when the site crashed late last year but the Covid-19 lockdown has delayed this. However the tree is being added to all the time and several hundred additional names and details have been uploaded since the beginning of the year. May 2020

The connection by marriage to the Hollywood actor George Sanders has been added to Blacketts of stage and screen. May 2020 

The rebuilding of the site after the power outage at our former server company is continuing and all articles, the family trees and most links are now working. We have still, however, to locate and upload several hundred images, which were also lost. This will take some time. Dec 2019

An additional image (courtesy of Geoff Blackett) has been added to Beamish Hall in Blackett Properties. Oct 2019

The formerly separate trees of Thomas Blackett and Margaret Carter of Houghton-le-Spring and George Blackett of Greatham have now been linked through a later marriage to the Main Blackett Tree and form part of it. However, as the earliest Blackett in each tree has yet to be linked to the Main Tree (or any other) each tree still has its own entry (as above) in Can You Help Us?. Oct 2019

The family link between the Blacketts and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson (which is a blood link and not merely by marriage) has been added to Blackett Family Connections to Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom Sep 2019

A number of descendants of Robert William Blackett attended the funeral yesterday (17 Sep) of Elizabeth Hannah (‘Nancy’) Hetherington, nee Blackett, who died on 30 Aug 2019, just a few weeks before what would have been her 100th birthday. Nancy was a remarkable and well-liked and respected member of the family. She was buried at Lord Byron’s Walk Cemetery, Seaham, Co. Durham. Sep 2019

Two cuttings from newspapers regarding the engineering firm of R. Blackett Charlton Ltd. have been added to A Piping Hot Blackett (with thanks to Charlie MacCallam for supplying them). Sep 2019

Ian Stubbs’s photo collection of Blackett memorials and other images connected to the Blacketts has been added to Links. Jun 2019