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Boswell Carnegie Black, Donald Black, George Black, Matthew Black, William Black,
John Blackburn, Robert Blackburne, Thomas Blacker, Joseph Blackham,



Boswell Carnegie Black

Boswell Carnegie Black wed 1854 to Emma Andrews
5. Emma Andrews 1837 - 1885 #2010 aged 50 wed 1854 #602 to Boswell Carnegie Black c1827 - and lived at Prahan, Malmsbury or Taradale. They had 16 children including 3 sets of twins, over 24 years. Boswell Carnegie Black was born 15 Feb 1827 son of Margaret Malcolm and Peter Black, at Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, with a younger sister Catharine Sibella Black born 23 Sep 1828 at Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. His mother may be the girl christened at the same church, named Margaret Malcolm Female Christening: 04 Jun 1802 Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland daughter of Elizabeth Rennie and William Malcom
16 children 1. Twin Unnamed Female Black 1854 #5693
2. Twin Unnamed Female called Mary Ann Black 1854 #5694 - 1855 #59 and lived 20 days
3. James Peter Black 1856 #10613
4. Emma Black 1858 #13464
5. Ann Black 1861 #22662
6. Mary Jane Black 1863 #17699
7. Jemima Black 1865 #19026
8. Twin Esther Black 1867 #9204 - 1874 #1885 lived 6 years
9. Twin John Malcolm Black 1867 #9205
10. Charles Whitcombe Black 1868 #24372
11. Twin William Black 1870 #9717
12. Twin Richard Black 1870 #9718
13. William Napier Black 1871 #17428
14. Eliz Sybella Black 1874 #20177X1932
15. David Lodgie Black 1877 #3733 - 1877 #5441 lived 4 months
16. Catherine Ruth Black 1878 #17271
3. James Peter Black 1856 #10613 wed 1883 #1027 to Louisa Jane Ovens 1863 #8612 born at Carlton, and lived at Shepparton
4 children 1. George Thomas Black 1884 #5567
2. Emma Elizabeth Black 1885 #20268 - 1885 #9871 lived 8 weeks
3. Louisa Jane Black 1886 #29651
4. Mary Ellen Black 1888 #24661
4. Emma Black 1858 #13464 wed 1878 #1808 to James Robinson and lived at Toolamba
5 children 1. Mary Anne Robinson 1879 #12549
2. Elizabeth Jane Robinson 1881 #6038
3. Ruth Robinson 1883 #13019
4. Emma Robinson 1885 #22006
5. John Boswell Robinson 1888 #7214

Donald Black

Donald Black aged 26 came Dec 1854 on the James Mchenry may be the one who wed 1859 #4381 to Janet McInnes and lived at Hamilton
6 Children 1. Flora Black 1861 #3379
2. John Black 1863 #4037
3. Sarah Black 1864 #10780
4. Duncan Black 1865 #10725
5. Dugald Black 1867 #3958
6. Ann Black 1871 #2944
1. Flora Black 1861 #3379 - 1933 #14214 aged 72, wed 1899 #7423 to William Matthew Usher 1862 #20441 - 1931 #5215 aged 68

George Black


From on Monday, 12 October, 2009

George Black son of George Black and Agnes Johnstone - was born Nov. 16. 1838 Baptised Nov. 22. 1840. Middle son of Agnes and half brother to Jack son of Jack (John) Johnston, and Tom Moss George Black wed 04 June 1862 to Jessie Low Oswald at Auchterarder, in Perthshire (Aberuthven), Scotland It is unclear when the brothers also came to Victoria, possibly before 1869.


George Black 16 Nov 1838 - 19 Nov 1918 aged 80, came Apr 1863 on the Clara with Jessie Lowe Oswald 1843 - 18 Nov 1918 aged 75 dau of William Oswald, and lived at Clunes then St Arnaud
6 Children 1. John Black 14 Aug 1862 born Auchterarder, Perth, Scotland, lived in Ouyen 1918
2. Helen Miller Black 1864 #14077
3. William Black 1868 #8205 lived in Swan Hill 1918
4. Joseph Black 1871 #8016 lived in Melb 1918
5. Jane Black 1874 #5596 - 1951 #20674 aged 76, wed Opie
6. Agnes Johnston Black 1875 #19651
1. Helen Mailer Black 1864 #14077 wed 1888 #1225 to Francis Brolly
4. Joseph Black 1871 #8016 wed Rosa Victoria Quennell 1871 #18945 dau of Mary Bruce and William Thomas Quennell born at Richmond, and lived in Melb 1918
6 Children 1. Agnes Olive Black (known as Olive) born 5/11/1896 in Surrey Hills,
2. George Black (b. 12/10/1901-d. 3/10/1988)
3. Ailsa Black
4. Jessie (?Jessica) Black
5. Edith Black
6. Ivon Black born 12/06/1917
5. Mary Jane Black 1874 #5596 - 1951 #20674 aged 76, wed 1898 #3393 to Thomas Opie 1871 - 1947 #22354 aged 76, son of Jeannie Robertson and Thomas Opie born in SA, and both died at Cohuna
3 Children 1. Ida May Opie 1901 #14474 to Jane Black at StArnaud
2. Allan Oswald Opie 1903 #28215 to Jeanie Black at Py Hill
3. Jessie Ailsa Opie 1909 #5808 to Jennie Black at Pyramid Hill


Matthew Black

Matthew Black and Margaret Grear (Green, Grier) came c1856 and lived at Mansfield. They appear to have come with son Thomas from Tandragre Armagh, Ireland, which may account for the varied spelling of Margaret's surname, and Matthew was born soon after arrival.
10 Children 1. Thomas Black c1855
2. Matthew Black c1857
3. Unnamed Female Black 1859 #20586 is Agnes Margaret
4. Unnamed Male Black 1861 #21976
5. Mary Jamieson Black 1863 #21477
6. George Black 1865 #16621
7. Ellen Matilda Black 1866 #22393
8. Greer Rolston Black 1868 #17572
9. David Hamilton Jamieson Black 1870 #9740
10. Henry Hill Goodw Black 1872 #10078
1. Thomas Black c1855 born in Tandragre Armagh and living at Mansfield, wed 1886 #5779 to Margaret Foote
1st child 1. Margaret Ellen Black 1887 #12678 lived 11 days
2. Matthew Black c1857 born in Mansfield wed 1878 #1559 to Sarah Lowden born in Melbourne, appears to be Sarah Loudn 1853 #17946 daughter of Sarah and John Louden baptised at St James C of E, Melbourne
5 children 1. Margaret Sarah Black 1879 #13076
2. Mathew Watson Black 1881 #6533 lived 44 months
3. John Joseph Black 1883 #9234
4. Mathew Watson Black 1885 #9818
5. Martha Ellen Black 1887 #18519
3. Joseph John Black 1883 #9234 born at Fitzroy, wed 1905 #4536 to Flor Mary Germaine 1880 #22053 and lived at Hamilton
1 child 1. Flor Ellen Black 1905 #26389
3. Agnes Margaret Black 1859 - 1882 #9208 aged 23, wed 1879 #3839 to Robert Withers 1855 - 1884 #12956 aged 29, son of Mary Trout and James Withers, and lived at Mansfield
2 children 1. Matthew James Jamieson Withers 1880 #17112
2. Robert Black Withers born 1882 and registered 1883 #3896 after his mother died
5. Mary Jamieson Black 1863 #21477 wed 1881 #3117 to Samuel Stephen Glass 1860 #2991 born at Newtown, Geelong, lived first at Mansfield then at Sale, 4 children


William Black

William Little Black wed 1872 #1368 to Diana Josephine McDougall born in London, and lived at Portland
6 children 1. Wm Fredk Black 1873 #11768
2. Florence Jane Black 1874 #11201
3. Minnie Josephine Black 1875 #25052
4. Arthur Percy Black 1878 #4492
5. Rachel Blanche Black 1879 #9197 - 1879 #4674 lived 3 months
6. Rose Ann Black 1881 #9372
7. Minnie Josephine Black wed 1899 #3472 to Albert Garratt Broadbent 1871 #2748

John Blackburn

John Blackburn wed 07 Jan 1855 to Jessie Turner at Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
The Marco Polo came Jan 1860 with John Blackburn 23, Mrs Blackburn 25, Jessie Blackburn 3 and John Infant

John Blackburn 1820 - 1898 #13840 aged 78 son of Margaret Wells and William Blackburn, came Jan 1860 on the Marco Polo with Jessie Turner 1828 - 1901 #4343 aged 68 dau of Jessie Gordon and John Turner and lived at Linton

8 Children 1. Jessie Blackburn 3, c1856
2. John Blackburn Infant, c1858
3. Sarah Blackburn 1860 #19676
4. Catherine Mclaughan Blackburn 1863 #21312 - 1934 #15089 aged 70
5. Mary Ann Blackburn 1866 #9154
6. William Blackburn 1868 #10114 died
7. Margaret Blackburn 1870 #16874
8. William Blackburn 1873 #10328
1. Jessie Blackburn wed 1876 #4509 to William Abbot Watson from Dundee, lived at Linton then Ballarat
2 Children 1. Jessie Gibson Watson 1877 #16784
2. Elizabeth Lindsay Watson 1879 #476
2. John Blackburn wed 1882 #3020 to Alice Harris
4 Children 1. Twin John Blackburn 1883 #350 - 1884 #159 lived 1 year
2. Twin William Blackburn 1883 #351
3. John Blackburn 1888 #8377
4. James Mclachlan Blackburn 1895 #9206
3. Sarah Turner Blackburn 1860 #19676 wed 1881 #2192 to John Pimblett 1858 #8500
4. Cath Mclachlan Blackburn 1863 #21312 - 1934 #15089 aged 70, wed 1882 #2336 to William Wilkie 1860 - 1933","16817 aged 73, son of Isabella Henderson and Andrew Wilkie, and lived at Skipton
7 Children 1. Andrew Henderson Wilkie 1883 #5494
2. Annie Robertson Wilkie 1884 #27821
3. William John Wilkie 1886 #15516
4. Bertie Wilkie 1889 #7542
5. James Mclachlan Wilkie 1891 #37107
6. Jessie Vera Wilkie 1896 #6757
7. David Wilkie 1901 #14347
5. Mary Ann Blackburn wed 1887 #847 to James Laughlin and lived at Ballarat
5 Children 1. James Laughlin 1887 #16630
2. Wm Jno Laughlin 1889 #9341
3. Williamina Laughlin 1891 #486
4. Albert Thomas Laughlin 1893 #623 - 1895 #252 lived 1 year
5. Lillian Mary Laughlin 1897 #519
7. Margaret Blackburn 1870 #16874 wed 1889 #6849 to Jos Hy Latimer 1864 #19006 and lived at Essendon, 3 Children
8. William Blackburn 1873 #10328 wed 1900 #413 to Elizth Howells
1st Child Wm Jno Howells 1900 #15992

Robert Blackburne


from on Monday, 6 December, 2010

Thank you
Mary Jane Magennis is my great, great aunt. Her brothers came to Benalla, James and William. James married Mary Jane Lamrock and they settled at Dookie. I am a Dookie descendant. Mary

Thankyou for the link to James Magennis


The Blackburn family, John Blackburn aged 24, Robt Blackburn aged 31, Mary Jane Blackburn aged 31, Joseph Blackburn aged 9, Margt Blackburn aged 7, Wm Blackburn aged 5, Elizth Blackburn aged 3 and Robt Blackburn infant, on the Cyclone, ship, 1198 tons, George Kerr master, from Liverpool 20 Dec 1856, came 25 March 1857 Cabin passengers Rev William Ross and Lady, Mrs Young with family ad servant, Capt J Beckers, Mr McPherson and 226 in the Steerage, GF Train &Co, Agents.

Robert Blackburne 1817 - 1900 #11695 aged 83, son of Unknown Miller and James Blackburne, came March 1857 with Mary Jane Magennis 1822 - 1891 #4892 aged 69, daughter of Margaret Auld and William Magunnis, lived at Benalla. Sons William and Joseph gave Monaghan as their birthplace when they wed.

10 Children 1. Joseph Blackburne 1847 wed 1871 #31 to Bessie Crawford
2. Margt Blackburn 1849 aged 7
3. William Blackburne 1851 - 1912 #8600 aged 61 died at Benalla
4. Elizth Blackburn 1853 aged 3
5. Robt Blackburn 1855 infant
6. Unnamed Female Blackburne 1857 #17378
7. Rebecca Blackburne 1858 - 1861 #6001 aged 3 years
8. Mary Jane Blackburne 1861 - 1864 #326 aged 3 years
9. Rebecca Blackburne c1864 wed 1885 #3782 to John Vallender
10. George Blackburne 1867 #13133
1. Joseph Blackburne wed 1871 #31 to Bessie Crawford and lived at Benalla
8 Children 1. Ernest Aaron Blackburne 1871 #30624 registered in 1933, wed 1907 #1401 to Agnes Mcmillan
2. Unnamed Male Blackburne 1871 #21629
3. Edith Blackburne 1875 #7236 wed 1900 #5342 to Wm Edwd Garnham
4. Hugh Blackburne 1877 #697
5. Emily Blackburne 1878 #13564
6. Robert Blackburne 1882 #7092
7. George Blackburne 1884 #14681
8. Bessie Blackburne 1893 #9793
2. William Blackburne 1851 - 1912 #8600 aged 61 died at Benalla, wed 1874 #3296 to Ellen Miller and lived at Benalla
3 Children 1. Robert James Blackburne 1875 #7271
2. Ellen Sarah Blackburne 1884 #14668 wed 1912 #3859 to David Lewis
3. George Alexander Blackburne 1887 #26106 wed 1913 #4220 to Wfred Lucy Gordon
1. Robert James Blackburne 1875 #7271 wed 1899 #538 to Bertha Eliza Sherwill 1879 #13904 born at Benalla
6. Rebecca Blackburne c1864 wed 1885 #3782 to John Vallender and lived at Benalla, 2 Children to 1888
4. George Blackburne 1867 #13133 wed 1893 #1407 to Emily Maud Blyth
2 Children 1. Flor Louisa Blackburne 1894 #25402
2. Robt Geo Blackburne 1895 #33713

Thomas Blacker

Thomas Blacker wed 1864 #141 to widowed Mary Brown nee Dobson whose son James Brown aged 9 months died 1862 #8714 aged 9 months son of Mary Dobson and Thomas Brown. At least 3 called Thomas Brown died 1861 and 1862, Lived at Geelong, Batesford then Leigh Creek
14 Children 1. Joseph Blacker 1865 #2346
2. Thomas Blacker 1866 #8359 - 1887 #12323 aged 21 years died at Williamstown
3. Hannah Blacker 1867 #14951
4. Alfred Blacker 1868 #24215
5. Mary Blacker 1870 #13772
6. James Blacker 1872 #654
7. Charles Blacker 1873 #14488
8. Sarah Ann Blacker 1875 #10047
9. Margaret Blacker 1876 #17310
10. Elizabeth Blacker 1879 #3795
11. Sarah Anne Blacker 1880 #16958 - 1880 #7544 lived 16 days
12. Albert Blacker 1881 #24541
13. Harriet Blacker 1884 #18186
14. Amilie Jane Blacker 1886 #11527

1. Joseph Blacker 1865 #2346 wed 1887 to Stella Matilda Farrar
5 children 1. Thomas Charles Blacker 1888 #20845
2. Elsie May Blacker 1889 #31559
3. Jn Gladstone Blacker 1891 #256
4. Jas Dobson Blacker 1892 #867
5. Stella Amelia Blacker 1908 #614


Joseph Blackham

Joseph Blackham came c1870 with Caroline McKnight
3 Children 1. Caroline Blackham 1871 #4710
2. Jane Blackham 1873 #10485 - 1873 #7275 lived 5 months
3. John Blackham 1874 #17015

Caroline Blackham 1871 #4710 wed 11 Jun 1893 to Frederick James Furneaux


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