Over the years, I’ve collected many photographs from the older of my relatives. I’ve always borrowed them, scanned them as high a resolution as I can and then returned them. The most frustrating aspect though is not knowing who is in them nor when/where it was taken. This one is no exception – though it is my favourite by a long shot. And given time, it’s coming together.
In 1891 there were 54 Blacknell families living in London. This was about 26% of all the recorded Blacknell’s in the UK. London had the highest population of Blacknell families in 1891.
Nottinghamshire had the highest number of families as a proportion of its population.
Frederick Blacknell – my great-grandfather is in the 2nd row from the back, 3rd from the right.
I came across your Blacknell history recently, and have been overjoyed by the find.
I’d be happy for you to get in touch if I can be of any help.
About a year ago I found a reference by Jeff Winter who had been researching the Blacknalls on the Calverton Guestbook website.
After getting in touch and checking his research notes, he supplied me with some background which confirmed that his wife is my 5th cousin (assuming all the other links are correct of course).
My name is Owen Ivor Owen, born in Ruabon, Denbighshire – the son of Owen Thomas Owen and Sarah Ellen Davies. My father’s brother, Robert, married Ethel Blacknell whose father and brother, Ernest, used to visit us at our home in Ruabon.
There was also a Clara Davies (née Freer) who lived with her husband, Robert, and her father in Wynnstay Park in Ruabon.