(Abt 1784-1861)


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  • Born: Abt 1784, Burwash, Sussex, England
  • Married: 12 Aug 1804, Burwash, Sussex, England 1
  • Died: Dec 1861, Waldron, Sussex, England
  • Buried: 7 Dec 1861, Hadlow Down, Sussex, England 2

   Research Notes:

There were two individuals called Thomas Blackford christened in St. Bartholomew Burwash at this time, one on 23 Dec 1783, son of Thomas and Elizabeth. and the other on 5 Sep 1784, son of Henry and Hannah. Whilst the latter is closer to Thomas's age given in the 1851 Census, neither the names Henry nor Hannah appear among Thomas's children or grandchildren.


1861 England Census:

Age given: 76 years
Birthplace given: Burwash, Sussex, England
Dwelling Place: Loo, Waldron, Sussex
Status: widower

Lodging with the family of George and Caroline Page.


Thomas Blackford died aged 77 years (burial record).

   Marriage Information:

Thomas married Rebekah WOODSELL, daughter of John WOODSELL and Sarah BARHAM, on 12 Aug 1804 in Burwash, Sussex, England 1. (Rebekah WOODSELL was christened on 18 Mar 1787 in Burwash, Sussex, England 3, died in Apr 1853 in Etchingham, Sussex, England and was buried on 29 Apr 1853 in Burwash St. Bartholomew, Sussex, England 4.)


1 England Marriages, 1538–1973, Batch # M14800-4.

2 England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910.

3 (International Genealogical Index (IGI)), Batch # C14800-4.

4 Burwash Parish Registers.

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