Where is the Blacknell family from?

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.

  • London – 54 families
  • Nottinghamshire – 26 families
  • Northamptonshire – 14 families
  • Essex – 10 families

By Paul Blacknell

I’ve been researching my genealogy since 1988 when I started interviewing my eldest relatives. Although my primary focus has leant towards the Blacknells (and spelling variants), I've also uncovered many Quigleys, Freers & Colhouns. So far my family history can be traced back to 1730 in Calverton, Nottinghamshire.

One reply on “Where is the Blacknell family from?”

I am a Blacknell and my family have lived in Seaham for a long time. Joseph Blacknell came to Seaham with Lord Byron as a horse trainer. Many of the Blacknell family are buried close to the Byron family in Hucknall, Nottingham. Seaham Hall, where Byron came after his marriage to Isabella, is now a spa.

I frequently walk along the same cliffs Lord Byron did and to get to the sea I walk down Lord Byron’s wall

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