Henry Blacker

Male1852–17 April 1894

Brief Life History of Henry

When Henry Blacker was born in 1852, in Clutton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Blacker, was 31 and his mother, Martha Evans, was 26. He married Sarah Ann Brown on 25 December 1872, in Llanhilleth, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Aberystruth, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom for about 30 years. He died on 17 April 1894, at the age of 42.

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Henry Blacker
Sarah Ann Brown
Marriage: 25 December 1872
Annie Blacker
William Blacker

Sources (10)

  • Henry Plucker in household of George Plucker, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Henry Blacker, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Henry Blacker, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1872Llanhilleth, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (5)

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 2

    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    1867 · Great Reform Act of 1867

    Age 15

    The Great Reform Act of 1867 gave males the right to vote. This also helped to form the Welsh Liberal Party. It was the second of three reforms that would take place.

    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

    Age 28

    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Blacker, a minor placename in Crigglestone in Sandal (Yorkshire), meaning ‘black marsh’ from Old English blæc ‘black’ + Old Norse kjarr ‘marsh’.

    English: occupational name from Middle English blakere, blakkere, the meaning of which is disputed. It may be a derivative of Middle English blaken ‘to blacken’ (from Old English blæc ‘black’). The nature of the occupation is unclear, but it may have involved making black ink or dyeing cloth black. It is also speculated to derive from an unrecorded Middle English blaken, a hypothetical side form of blechen, from Old English blǣcan ‘to whiten’.

    German (Bläcker): probably from Middle Low German black ‘black ink’, hence an occupational name for an ink maker.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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