Alexander Blacket

Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England

The Life of Alexander

When Alexander Blacket was born about 1738, in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, his father, Peter Blackett, was 27 and his mother, Susan Wood, was 26. He married Mary Shevil on 22 December 1763, in All Saints, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England. They were the parents of at least 12 sons and 2 daughters.

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Alexander Blacket
Mary Shevil
Marriage: 22 December 1763
Jane Blackett
John Blackett
John Blacket
Peter Blackett
Robert Blackett
Alexander Blackett
Alexander Blackett
Joseph Blacket
Ralph Blackett
Alexander Blackett
George Blackett
Benjamin Blackett
Thomas Blackett
Mary Blackett

Spouse & Children

22 December 1763
All Saints, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England


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World Events (4)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 14

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 16

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 32

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

Name Meaning

English:1. from a diminutive of Black . 2. nickname for a person with dark hair, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a dark headland, from Middle English blak(e) ‘black’ + heved ‘head’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Alexander Blackett Or Blackel Or Blacket, "England, Northumberland, Parish Registers, 1538-1950"
  • Alexander Blacket in entry for Ralph Blacket, "England, Northumberland, Parish Registers, 1538-1950"
  • Alexander Blacket in entry for Ralph, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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