The Grave of William Blakeney, d.1664

For those of you who have delved deeply into the (assumed) ancestry of Captain John Blakeney in England, you more than likely have heard of Lieutenant William Blakeney; military man, great landowner in County Limerick, and the grandfather of General (Lord) William Blakeney.  He was also, if family lore is accurate, a direct ancestor of …

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Where Do We Go From Here?

As I delved back into some more online research recently, it didn't take long before reaching the point of frustration and discouragement that I've felt so many times before.  I really feel that there is no more in the way of documentation in regards to Capt. John Blakeney or his immediate family which we can …

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The Face of John “Jack” Blakeney, III

If you're like me, seeing the faces of people from long ago brings an instant connection, even more so than reading about their lives, or the times in which they lived.  There's just something about seeing someone "face to face" that transports them from their time directly into yours. I've said this before, but much …

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Will of John Blakeney, III – 1876

Locating an original will can be a goldmine of information, even if much of the information was already known but not sufficiently documented.  Often you will see family connections posted to online family trees, or elsewhere on the internet, that are taken at face value with no documentation attached to them.  Seeing family members listed …

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