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John Blakey 1814-1861

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Mark Report 15 Feb 2013 11:58

Please may i ask for help in searching for details for John Blakey 1814-1861.

Parents Robert 1790-1858 and Ann Coates 1792-1877.

John died 1861 in Augusta Twp, Grenville County, Ontario

Many Thanks


Potty Report 15 Feb 2013 12:01

Which country was he born in, please Mark?


Mark Report 15 Feb 2013 12:09

I am unsure of their english origins but several members of the family appear to be in Augusta Twp, Grenville County, Ontario

The parents married in Aysgarth, Yorkshire, England 21/11/1811 and the first child John was born 1814


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 15 Feb 2013 12:14



Upper Canada East Marriage Indexes

There is a link on the page to order a copy of the MC


Mark Report 15 Feb 2013 12:23

Thank you +++DetEcTive+++

I have used that site for the siblings but no others listed


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 15 Feb 2013 12:24

Do you have this if relevant???

1851 Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia about John Blakey

John Blakey
Gender: Male
Age: 39
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1813
Birthplace: England
Province: Canada West (Ontario)
District: Grenville County
District Number: 12
Sub-District: Prescott
Sub-District Number: 105

Supply Contractor born England. Religion C England
Mary Ann Blakey as above age 33
Ellenor Blakey b Canada age 12


Mark Report 15 Feb 2013 12:26

No i did not have that - thank you is Ellenor a daughter


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 15 Feb 2013 12:28

Same family

1861 Census of Canada about John Blakey
John Blakey
Gender: Male
Age: 48
Birth Year: 1813
Birthplace: England
Marital Status: Married
Home in 1861: Prescott, Grenville, Canada West
Religion: Church of England
Film Number: C-1026
Page Number: 39
Household Members:
John Blakey 48 a Merchant
Mary Blakey 46 Married
Ellina Blakey 20 Single


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 15 Feb 2013 12:35

Not sure if this is relevant - no dates or image

Canadian Genealogy Index, 1600s-1900s

Name: John Blakey
Event: Living
Province: Ontario
Place: Prescott Township

Source: 1848 Census for Johnstown District: Augusta, Edwardsburgh, South Gower, Oxford-on-the-Rideau, Wolford, Prescott, North Crosby, South Crosby, Elizabethtown; Microfilm #M5909, Provincial Archives of Ontario, Toronto.
Volume/Page: 17

Note: The province and county are associated with the location of the record source and in some cases may not be the same as the place where the event occured.


You might have to contact the Genealogical Research Library, Ontario, Canada to ask for details.

How much research have you done yourself, and have you had a good dig around on®ion=CANADA ?


Mark Report 15 Feb 2013 12:37

I have found all the siblings of John Blakey 1814 he was one of 6 just looking up possible marriages, buriels.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 15 Feb 2013 12:49

You can view a transcription of the 1852 Census of Canada East & West here

I think he might have been buried in Blue Church Cemetery, Augusta. At least a lot of Blakey people were!


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 15 Feb 2013 12:52


John Blakey
Birth: unknown
Death: Mar. 12, 1861

Family links:
Robert Blakey (____ - 1858)
Ann Blakey (____ - 1877)

Blue Church Cemetery
Ontario, Canada

Created by: anonymous
Record added: Jun 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72194057


There is a photo of a rather worn headstone


Mark Report 15 Feb 2013 12:56

Thank you - just sent an email to a lady on ancestry with some of the family listed on her tree


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 15 Feb 2013 13:02

Jolly good - hope she has new info for you.

Have you traced Eleanor forward.

A starter for 10 as I shouldn't be here

Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928
Eleanor Blakey
Birth Place: Prescott, Ontario
Age: 32
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1840
Father Name: John Blakey
Mother Name: Mary Ann Blakey
Spouse Name: William Fingland - a merchant
Spouse's Age: 37
Spouse Birth Year: abt 1835
Spouse Birth Place: Montreal, Quebec
Spouse Father Name: Thomas Fingland
Spouse Mother Name: Elizabeth Fingland
Marriage Date: 12 Jan 1872 (St James' Presbyterian Church, Prescott)
Marriage County or District: Leeds and Grenville

Witneses William Scott from Lake Superior and Amanda Stockdale of Ottawa


Mark Report 15 Feb 2013 13:06

Thank you i shall continue - searching for children to this couple much appreciated