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Thomas Blacklock

born 1778 and who immigrated from Ecclefechan, Scotland to Prince Edward Island in 1821. He died Feb 14, 1850 and is buried Murray Corner "Pioneer" Cemetery NE of Port Elgin, on Route 955 (Botsford Parish, N.B.)   Details below

married to Jennie HALL born 1790. She died Oct 6, 1867 and is buried Murray Corner "Pioneer" Cemetery NE of Port Elgin, on Route 955 (Botsford Parish, N.B.)

They had the following children:

  • William BLACKLOCK
    • William A. BLACKLOCK
    • Thomas BLACKLOCK
  • Thomas BLACKLOCK born Dec 15, 1815, note that during the 1901 census he was living with his niece Susan Robinson (nee Welch)
  • John BLACKLOCK (Thomas) born 1814 and died Mar 25, 1888, he is buried Murray Corner "Pioneer" Cemetery NE of Port Elgin, on Route 955 (Botsford Parish, N.B.), married Agnes SMITH, who was born 1816. She died Dec 21, 1894, and is buried Murray Corner "Pioneer" Cemetery NE of Port Elgin, on Route 955 (Botsford Parish, N.B.) - They had the following children:
    • J. Smith BLACKLOCK born Aug 24, 1854, buried Port Elgin Fernwood Cemetery (Port Elgin, Westmorland Parish, N.B.) 1854 - 1944
      • married to:

        Annie E MACLEOD who was born Nov 8, 1856 buried Port Elgin Fernwood Cemetery (Port Elgin, Westmorland Parish, N.B.) 1856 - 1936

        They had the following children:

        • John MacLeod BLACKLOCK born Aug 28, 1886 buried Port Elgin Fernwood Cemetery (Port Elgin, Westmorland Parish, N.B.) 1886 - 1932 married Maude Margaret CARTER on 27 Dec 1905. Maude died 11 Nov 1970 in Moncton
        • Murdoch T BLACKLOCK born Mar 12, 1992
    • Thomas Andrew BLACKLOCK (John, Thomas) born Jun 10, 1850,  buried Port Elgin Fernwood Cemetery (Port Elgin, Westmorland Parish, N.B.) 1850-1941
      • married to:

        Millicent May CLARKE born Feb 28, 1865  in PEI buried Port Elgin Fernwood Cemetery (Port Elgin, Westmorland Parish, N.B.) 1865-1945

        They had the following children:

        • Ella M A BLACKLOCK born Apr 7 1894
        • Marjory Agnes BLACKLOCK born 16 October 1896 Little Shemogue Westmorland, NB
        • Stella Belle BLACKLOCK (Thomas, John, Thomas) born 31 January 1900 Little Shemogue Westmorland, NB died 1 Dec 1992 - cremated married Herbert ROBINSON (cousin to first wife (Louise Robinson) of Rev. Silver Elmore HAYWARD) married Rev. Silver Elmore HAYWARD  7 October 1969
        • Bruce Ewen BLACKLOCK born 06 April 1904 Little Shemogue Westmorland, NB
  • Andrew BLACKLOCK
  • Jean BLACKLOCK born 1823 in Scotland, she died Apr 17, 1884, and is buried Murray Corner "Pioneer" Cemetery NE of Port Elgin, on Route 955 (Botsford Parish, N.B.) married E. A. WELCH

From A HISTORY AND STORY OF BOTSFORD (A Parish of Westmorland County, New Brunswick, Canada, with genealogical sketches of 68 families) by W. M. BURNS about 1933

 

Blacklock

The Blacklock families living at Little Shemogue are descendants of Thomas Blacklock, born in 1778 and who immigrated from Ecclefechan, Scotland to Prince Edward Island in 1821.  For a short time he taught School on the Island and then crossed over to New Brunswick.  On leaving the Island Province he came to Little Shemogue and took up the lot of land where Albert Blacklock now resides.  He went to Fredericton to receive the grant.  For a year or two he remained in Fredericton and taught school.  He returned to Shemogue in 1827 and built for himself a log house beside the river which flowed through his land. 

 

Before leaving Scotland in 1821 he had married Jennie Hall.  Returning to Scotland in 1833 for his family he brought them to New Brunswick the same year.  The vessel that brought the Blacklocks to New Brunswick in 1833 landed them at Richibucto, from which place they reached Little Shemogue in a small boat.  They made a landing at Johnston's Point and from there they followed the winding river until they reached the log cabin that Blacklock had built for his family.

 

Thomas Blacklock raised a family of four sons and two daughters.  The sons were William who settled on the homestead, Thomas and John who both settled at Little Shemogue, and Andrew.  One daughter, Jean married E. A. Welch who located on a farm near the Blacklocks on the road leading from Oulton's Corner to Chapman's.

 

Thomas A. Blacklock and J. Smith Blacklock of Little Shemogue, sons of the late John Blacklock are grandsons of the Thomas Blacklock who came from Scotland in 1821.  William A. Blacklock who settled on the Blacklock homestead and Thomas Blacklock who settled on the Murray Road were sons of William Blacklock.  The Blacklocks have always been very enterprising farmers and dealers in live stock.  A visit to their farms well repaid one for it was interesting to see their herds of fat cattle.  The name of Blacklock is an honored one in the community where they intensely interested themselves in those things which have to do with the best in the life of any country.  Their ideals went a long distance in establishing the type of character so common in the life of the Parish of Botsford.

 
1901 Census: Province/Territory: NB District Name: WESTMORLAND District Number: 24 Sub-district Name: Botsford Sub-district Number: a-5 Schedule: 1 Microfilm Reel Number: T-6445 Page: 18
Name of each person in family or household on 31st March, 1901. Sex. C
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ship to head of family or household.
Single, married, widowed or divorced. Month and date of birth. Year of birth. Age at last birthday.
Blacklock T A M   Head M Jun 10 1850 50
Blacklock Melicient M F   Wife M Feb 28 1865 36
Blacklock Ella M A F   Daughter S Apr 7 1894 6
Blacklock Marjorie Agnes F   Daughter S Oct 16 1896 4
Blacklock Stella B F   Daughter S Jan 30 1900 1
Herleigh James M   Servant S Nov 15 1870 20

 

1901 Census: Province/Territory: NB District Name: WESTMORLAND District Number: 24 Sub-district Name: Botsford Sub-district Number: a-5 Schedule: 1 Microfilm Reel Number: T-6445 Page: 18
Name of each person in family or household on 31st March, 1901. Sex. C
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l
o
u
r
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Relation-
ship to head of family or household.
Single, married, widowed or divorced. Month and date of birth. Year of birth. Age at last birthday.
Blacklock J Smith M   Head M Aug 24 1854 46
Blacklock Annie E F   Wife M Nov 8 1856 44
Blacklock John Mc M   Son S Aug 28 1886 14
Blacklock Murdoch T M   Son S Mar 12 1892 8

 

 

 
 
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