Descendants of Matthew Blackham
Generation No. 1
1. MATTHEW8 BLACKHAM
(AMBROSE7, JOSEPH6, AMBROSE5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1)
was born Abt. 1796 in Belper, Derbyshire, and died 10 Jun 1854 in Hobart
Tasmania Australia. He married (1) MATILDA STORER 17 Aug 1818 in Duffield,
daughter of GEORGE STORER and MARTHA RILEY. She was born 1793 in Crich
Derbyshire, and died 1822. He married (2) ALICE SIMPKINS 17 Oct 1827 in
Hobart Tasmania Australia. She was born 1795 in Wigan Lancashire.
He married (3) MARY JORDAN 26 Dec 1853 in St Georges Church, Battery Point
Hobart. She was born Abt. 1821 in Ireland, and died 08 Jan 1865 in Hobart
Notes for MATTHEW BLACKHAM:
Matthew was Baptised 25 December 1796 at St Peters Church, Belper
Gaolers Report been guilty of many Crimes
MATTHEW aged 25 years arrived on the hulk "Justitia" at Woolwich on the
17th September 1822 (Stealing Money)
I think a JOHN HARRISON born abt 1796 was also involved with MATHEW he was
also on the "Justitia" for Stealing
MATTHEW was bought before the Derbyshire Quarter Sessions in 16th July
1822 (Larcency) on charges of theft of 3 shillings worth of tools &
minerals, & two counts of theft of 7 shillings & sixpence worth of money
He was sentenced to 7 yrs Transportation to Tasmania Australia.He is
described as a Labourer of Crich.
MATHEW was sent out on the "Competitor" leaving on the 18th March 1823
arrived on the 3rd August 1823 Van Diemans Land The Master was William
Ascough, Surgeon George Clayton
Notes for MATILDA STORER:
MATILDA was Baptised on the 26th May 1793 at Crich Derbyshire
More About MATILDA STORER:
Burial: 28 Feb 1822, St Mary's Church, Crich, Derbyshire
Notes for ALICE SIMPKINS:
ALICE was a Convict arriving in Van Diemans Land Australia on the
10th February 1823 on board the "Lord Sidmouth" she was 28 years old.
ALICE was tried at Wigan Assises (Lancashire) January 1821 and was
sentenced to 7 years transportation. No details of offence or trial are
available. ALICE had at least 7 other convictions while in Van Diemans
land mostly for disobedience and absconding. Again tried Quarter September
1846 Hobart under the name ALICE BLACKHAM for stealing 1 lb of pork,
to be imprisoned in the House of Corrections for females and kept at
hard labour for 2 calender months. Approved Factory, vide Colonel
Secretary memo 25th April 1846.
Notes for MARY JORDAN:
MARY was a convict she was tried at Clare on the 27th February 1849
and was sentenced to 10 years for stealing a sheep with felonious intent.
Prosecutor JOHN McMAHON, Co Clare
Mary was married (Micheal Cooley) 28 years old. & a Housemaid
MARY left Dublin 26th June 1849 on board the "Australasia" arrived in
Tasmania 29th September 1849
Her description Height 4' 11 1/4" COMPLEXION sallow, frecked, dark HEAD
small, VISAGE oval, FOREHEAD high HAIR black, brown EYEBROWS black,
EYES light hazel, NOSE short MOUTH medium, CHIN medium . Her native
15th November 1853 MARY applied for permission to marry SAMUEL CUSHION
(Free), will be recommended if Cleryman is satisfied. MARY then applied
to marry MATHEW BLACKHAM (Free) approved 30th November they married 26th
December 1853 MARY applied for permission on the 11th July 1854 to
marry EDWARD KEELY (Waverley) 25th October 1854 MARY applied to marry
HENRY GALE (Stratheden) approved 15th November 1854 & married him on
the 11th December 1854 Witness's were John Glinlin & Bridget Welsh
Ticket of Leave was granted 2nd August 1853
Conditional Pardon was granted 2nd August 1853 Ref : CON 41/24
Recommended for Conditional Pardon 24th October 1854 Conditional Pardon
approved 7th October 1855 at Hobart
Certificate of Freedom collected 18th July 1862
24th November 1863 charged at 12.15pm at New Norfolk PO with being of
unsound state of mind, no residence, discharged 28th November at Hobart
5th March 1864 Admitted to New Norfolk Insane Asylum for Amentia, 50
year old labourers wife of Hobart
MARY & MATHEW were married by the Rev Dr Fry their witness's were
WILLIAM & ANNE (nee Behan) HICKS she was Mary's shipmate
MARY had a sister MARGARET who came out on the same ship as her she was
married to a MICHEAL COY who came out on the "London 2" which left Kingston
on the 20th December 1850 arriving on the 19th March 1851.
More About MARY JORDAN:
Cause of Death: Meningitis Disease of the Brain
Child of MATTHEW BLACKHAM and MATILDA STORER is:
i. GEORGE9 BLACKHAM, b. Abt. 1819.
Notes for GEORGE BLACKHAM:
GEORGE was Baptisted on the 8th March 1819 at St Peters Church, Belper
1861 GEORGE is living on a Boat on the Canals in Heage he is 42 years
old & unmarried
Children of MATTHEW BLACKHAM and ALICE SIMPKINS are:
ii. AMBROSE9 BLACKHAM, b. 12 Oct 1828, Hobart Tasmania.
Notes for AMBROSE BLACKHAM:
AMBROSE was Baptisted on the 14th December 1828 at Tasmania
iii. MARY ANN BLACKHAM, b. 1830, Hobart Tasmania.
Notes for MARY ANN BLACKHAM:
MARY ANN was Baptisted on the 8th August 1830 at Hobart,Tasmania
iv. WILLIAM BLACKHAM, b. 1832, Hobart Tasmania; d. 1878.
Notes for WILLIAM BLACKHAM:
WILLIAM was Baptisted on the 22nd July 1832 at Hobart,Tasmania
More About WILLIAM BLACKHAM:
Burial: 14 May 1878, Pauper area Section A Site Number 218,Cornelian
Bay Cemetery Hobart
v. JOHN BLACKHAM, b. 30 Jun 1834, Hobart Tasmania.
Notes for JOHN BLACKHAM:
JOHN was Baptisted on the 27th August 1834 at Melville Street, Baptist
vi. HARRIETT BLACKHAM, b. 22 Jul 1837, Hobart Tasmania; d. 03 Oct 1838,
Hobart Tasmania Australia.
Notes for HARRIETT BLACKHAM:
HARRIETT was Baptisted on the 3rd October 1838 at Melville Street,
Methodist Church, Hobart Tasmania
More About HARRIETT BLACKHAM:
Burial: 1838, Hobart Tasmania
vii. MARTHA BLACKHAM, b. 23 Mar 1839, Hobart Tasmania; d. 11 Jul 1841.
Notes for MARTHA BLACKHAM:
MARTHA was Baptisted on the 7th July 1839 at Hobart Tasmania