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Blackmore, William (c. 1764–1811)

William Blackmore/Blakemore (c.1764-1811) was a private in the New South Wales Corps when he arrived at Sydney in 1790 aboard the Surprize as part of the Second Fleet. He was granted 25 acres on the Hawkesbury River in July 1795 which was probably sold not long afterwards.

Blackmore (as Blakeman) married Martha Day, a widow, on 26 May 1799 at St Philip's Church, Sydney. Blackmore was described as aged 43 years 11 months, and was 5 feet 5 inches tall, with black hair and hazel eyes. He was discharged from the Corps when it returned to England in 1810 and enlisted in the 73rd Regiment. He was killed in a fall from a cart at Sydney on 10 January 1811; his age was given as 47.

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain’s Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), pp 161-62

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Alternative Names
  • Blakeman, William
  • Blakemore, William

c. 1764
Halesowen, Worcestershire, England


10 January 1811
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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