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Saturday, 8 May 2021

John Blackett and Maria Thompson and William Kenward

Church of St John at Hackney
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © PAUL FARMER - geograph.org.uk/p/5660501

Maria Thompson, daughter of Solomon Thompson Jnr and Maria Willis, married John Blackett, at the Church of St John-at-Hackney, on 6 Oct 1833. (John Blackett's birthplace is given as Spitalfields and there's a potential baptism at St. Leonard's, Shoreditch ;on 15 Aug 1811, which, if correct, would make him the son of a Joseph and Frances Blackett.)

So far, I have only found records relating to two children:

  1. Maria Blackett b. 16 Mar 1834, bap. 29 Jun 1834 at St Mary's, Whitechapel
  2. Henry Blackett born 1847 (mentioned only on 1851 census)
In 1841, Maria Blackett (25) Dressmaker - no sign of John or any child - was staying with her brother Daniel, in Cransley, Northamptonshire. 

In 1851, John and Maria Blackett were living in Wellington Place, Back Road, St George in the East with: John Blackett (39), Butcher; Maria (38); Henry Blackett (4) and George Collins (24), Carpenter, Widower, Lodger; John Nursey (18) Lodger and John Grant (25) Lodger.

In 1861, at 4, Back Road, St George in the East, were John Blackett (49) Butcher; Maria (47); William Hill Adcock (21) Bookseller's Assistant, Visitor (Maria's brother Daniel's wife's brother's son); Benjamin Thompson (19) Bricklayer, Nephew (her brother Daniel's son) and Henry M Thompson (10), Sugar Maker, Nephew [don't yet know whose son he was].

Then, John Blackett died in 1866, in St George in the East, aged 54.

In 1871, Maria Blackett (56) Widowed, Coffee-Shop Keeper from Cransley, Northamptonshire was living in the area of the Leather Market, Bermondsey, with George S Taylor (12) Nephew from Stepney, Middlesex. (George Taylor b. 1858 D Quarter in MILE END OLD TOWN Volume 01C Page 507, with mother's maiden name THOMPSON. I have not yet been able to find corroborating records to identify his parents.)

In the 2nd quarter of 1871, Maria Blackett remarried to widower, William Kenward, in St. Olave Southwark.

In 1881, William Kenward (73) House Agent from Hartfield, Sussex, was living at 17, Douglas Street, St Paul Deptford, Greenwich with Maud Kenward (68) from Cranley (sic), Northamptonshire and George S Saville (22), Nephew, Schoolmaster, from Stepney. [Need to see the original record to see if Maud is a transcription error and how Taylor can possibly become Saville.]

Maria Kenward died, age estimated to 76, in Greenwich in 1888.

William Kenward died at 86, in Greenwich in 1893.

These pages are notes on work in progress, so expect changes as further research is done. Follow That Page can monitor changes.