The Death of James and Elizabeth Blackman

My third great grandfather, James Blackman died before his wife Elizabeth Blackman but only by a short time. Theirs was quite a story.

The Sydney Herald
Friday 8 July 1842
Page 3 of 4

At the residence of Mr. William Blackman, Mudgee, Mr. James Blackman, senior, on the 6th day of May last, having attained a very advanced age, 83. Also, on the 2nd July, Elizabeth Blackman, wife of the above James Blackman, aged 71 years : leaving a family of ten children to deplore their loss.


  1. iam a decendant of thomas blackman and aboriginal woman who had 4 kids

  2. That makes us cousins. 🙂
    I am descended from James and Elizabeth’s child – Robert Blackman.
    I have a newspaper article on the topic on the page for Euphemia Blackman. I am sure there is another that talks about all the children. But I cannot find it at the moment.

  3. I noticed that you made mention of my great great grandmother. Elizabeth Winsper/Winsforth in your family research. (Her parents were noted as William Winsforth/Winsper and Mary Ann and her surname was simply noted (a black woman) I am trying to trace our aboriginal heritage.

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