Family History


These are the halfbrothers and sister of my great grandmother Bessie Wild.After Frederick Blackman's death his widow Sarah remarried John Wild.


Born; 1815 (chr 16/7/1815)

Father; John Blackman

Mother; Sarah died 1852

Baptised: 16/7/1815

Buried: 28/7/1853 from North lane. Harting

Married 4/8/1842 West Dean

Spouse; Sarah Lee, born Chilgrove.

1841: Frederick residing Up-Park. Occupation: agricultural labourer

1851 census: residing South harting. Occupation: publican

Children of Frederick & Sarah Blackman


Born; 1843 Harting

Father: Frederick Blackman

Mother: Sarah Lee

Baptised; 28/1/1844)

Buried; 8/4/1880 Harting

1861 census: groom living Uppark

1871 census: as Harry Blackman lodging with Alfred and Mary Glue in Harting, Occupation: groom..


Born; 1845 Harting

Father: Frederick Blackman

Mother: Sarah Lee

Baptised: 13/7/1845 Harting

Died: between 1891 and 1900 [no trace on Free BMD]

Married; 1871 in Grantham district

Spouse: Harriet Selby

Born: 1850, Genley, Lincoln.

Parents: Philip and Virtue Blackman

Died: 1912 Fulham district

Children: Virtue Blackman b 1873 Coulston (see Note 1)

Harriet Blackman b 1875 Lambeth (see note 2)

Patty Blackman b 1876 Lambeth

1861 census: porter for Charles Richardson tea dealer Queen St Portsmouth, with whom he was lodging

1881 census: beer retailer living Southwark. Emily Bickford 41 yrs, Richmond living with them.

1891 census: living Chiswick , Patty not with them, 1901 living Hammersmith .

1901 census: Harriet a widow living Hammersmith with Patty, son-in-law Christopher Cunnington, Virtue, granddaughters also George Knott boarder from Yorkshire, Bethan Hobert boarder from Australia & Martha Wells aged 12, shepherds bush. Christopher was a journeyman carpenter

Note 1: Virtue Blackman m 1896 Brentford district Christopher T Cunnington, b 1870 Gunby, Lincoln son of John & Mary Ann Cunnington. Children: Harriet V Cunnington b 1897 Hammersmith, Mary P Cunnington b 1900, Hammersmith

Note 2: Harriet Blackman m 1st Henry Wells b 1857 Marylebone died 1909 m 2nd ? Bailey. No trace of marriage 1911-1920. Step-children Nellie 12 Tinnee? 10, Albert 5, Linnie 3, all born Shepherds Bush.

1901 living Totness Terrace, Wembley.

In latter years lived Knoll Rise? St leonards, Sussex. 2nd husband lost his money in Japan. She nursed him. Put three daughters through nursing school in London

Children: Virtue Wells b 1901 Hendon district,, Albert Anthony b 1902 Hendon district Violet Bay Wells b 1903 Hendon district, Leonard Arthur b 1908 Hendon district Sheilagh b 1908 Hendon district (registered as Scheillah)



Born: 1847 Harting

Father: Frederick Blackman

Mother: Sarah Lee

Baptised: 1/8/1847 Harting



1881 census:  Inmate of Millbank Prison. Occupation: baker. Marital status: married


Born: 1849 Harting

Father: Frederick Blackman

Mother: Sarah Lee

Baptised: 22/4/1849 Harting

Died: 1913 Portsmouth

Married: 1871 lambeth district

Spouse: Mercy Martin

Born: 1848., Harting.

Died: 1915 Portsmouth

Parents: John & Ann Martin

Children: Flora Bessie Blackman b 1871 Harting, (see Note 6)

Edwin Cecil M Blackman b 1877 Harting, (see Note 1)

Ida Cecilia Blackmanb 1877 Harting,(see Note 2)

Leo Albert M Blackman b 1886 Portsmouth, (see Note 3)

Victor Charles Blackman b 1887 Portsmouth, (see Note 4)

Tom Arol Blackman b 1889 Portsmouth

Hilda May V Blackman b 1891. Portsmouth (see Note 5)

1871 census: he and mercy lodging with George & Ruth Chitty, working as a grocer.

1881 census: grocer living Abercrombie PH, Portsea. A grocer. Catherine Harrington 15 from Dartmoor a servant.

1891 census: living Kingston district of Portsmouth.

1901 census: 110 St Mary’s Rd. occupation: grocer’s assistant., William Harvey 68 Cornwall a boarder. 1901 all children astill living with them.

Note 1: Edwin BlackmanMarried Portsmouth 1906 either Emily Ann Denham or Annie Eliza Rowe. 1901 census: Tramway assistant

Note 2: ida Cecilia BlackmanMarried 1903 Portsmouth either James Mulligan or Alfred Osgood. 1901 census: dressmaker working from home

Note 3: Married 1909 Portsmouth Laura Gertrude Thomas. Children (all born Portsmouth) Norman C T 1911; Philip A L 1913 died 1916; Lawrence R S 1916 died 1917; Nina C I 1918; Bertl Y P 1920; Hazel M 1924

Note 4: Victor Charles Blackman married 1915 Portsmouth Martha Wells. Children: Olive Blackman b 1919 Portsmouth; Anthony Blackman b 1923 Portsmouth

Note 5: Hilda May V Blackman married 1922 Portsmouth William H Davies

Note 6: Flora Bessie Blackman died 1905 Portsmouth


Born: 1851 Harting

Father: Frederick Blackman

Mother: Sarah Lee

Baptised: 20/4/1851

Married: 1870

Spouse; James Hannington

Born: 1838 Wokingham, Berks.

Died: 1893 Wokingham

Parents; Mary

Children: Emily S Hannington b 1872 Brighton (see Note 2)

James William Hannington b 1873 Wokingham (see Note 3)

Frederick Richard Hannington b 1875 Wokingham (see Note 4)

Alice Louisa b 1878 Wokingham (see Note 6)

Alfred Arthur Hannington b 1880 Wokingham (see Note 5)

Florence Selina Hannington b 1881 Wokingham

Charles Frederick hannington b 1883 Wokingham (note 1)

.1851 census: called Ann.

1881 census: Residing mays Cottages, Wokingham. Occupation: general labourer

1891 census: residing London Rd, Wokingham. Alice, Alfred, Florence, Frederick at home


Note 1: Charles Frederick b 1883 Wokingham baptised 12/12/1883 Wokingham;registered Frederick Charles, 1891 census Frederick

Note 2; Emily Sarah Hannington m 1896 in Godstone district Edgar Richards b 1872 Tilsey, Surrey son of Stephen & Harriet Richards Children; Eleanor Richards b 1897.

1891 census; Emily a maid in probably an institution in reading.

1901 census: living Hookwood Park, Lmpfield. Edgar a cowman, Lodger Frank tatchell 38 with them.


Note 3: James William Hannington.married 1894 Wokingham district Henrietta Phillips born 1869 Hurst Berks. She died 1916 Wokingham.

He remarried 26/12/1867 Mary Ann Claridge . She was born 1880 Bracknell daughter of James & Ada Fletcher. and married first 1898 Albert Henry Claridge b 1870 Silchester hants died 1917 Rawalpindi. They had at least two children Agnes b 1900 and Edward William b 1908. Marriage to James witnessed by Alfred and Elizabeth Seaward?)

Children: Florence Beatrice Hannington born Easthampton 1895 died 1918 Wokingham district..

1891 census: Lodger with the Hussey family at 4 South Place, Peach St, Wokingham. It would appear that Emma Hussey was Henrietta’s mother, having married as Emma Philips William Mileham in 1869 (died 1871) and Henry Hussey in 1872 as Emma Mileham. Henrietta was away in service in 1891.She is on census and BMD registers as Philips, Mileham, Hussey and Hannington!)1901 census: residing Castle or Easlke St Wokingham. Brother Frederick 18 living with them. James a bricklayers labourer. Frederick a brick hand?

Note 4: Frederick Richard Hannington died 1877

Note 5: Alfred Arthur Hannington b 1877 m Hannah b 1878 Peckham

Children: Anthony Hannington b 1896; Arhtur Hannington b 1899

1901: residence 58 Parkstone Rd, Camberwell. Occupatiob: stablema, groom

Note 6; Alice Louisa Hannington possibly married Wokingham 1895 Richard Cotterel