Blakeney, John

Blakeney, John

Male 1732 - 1832

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  • Born  Oct 1732  Thomastown, Limerick, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1790  St. Thomas, Cheraws, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  1800  Chesterfield County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  1810  Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  1820  Chesterfield County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  E31E8F94A9AF41EBB287B7AA0EE0A817EFA2 
    Died  8 Aug 1832  Hills Creek, Chesterfield, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Aft 8 Aug 1832  Blakeney Cemetery, Pageland, Chesterfield, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • John Blakeney, was born 1732 in Mount Blakeney, Limerick County, Ireland. He came to America about 1750. Purchased land, Aug 31, 1785, on Lynch's River in NW corner of Chesterfield Co., S.C., where he lived the remainder of his life.

      We call him Captain John for at least two reasons. First, because he was commissioned as a Captain in the S.C. Militia in 1775, serving with Colonel Lemuel Benton's Regiment and assigned to General Francis Marion's Brigade. On June 8, 1960, the Daughters of the American Revolution dedicated a handsome granite monument near his grave.

      Second, we call him Captain John to distinguish him from his son, John Blakeney, Jr. and his grandson, John Blakeney, III.

      Captain John Blakeney died Aug 8, 1832. He is buried in the family cemetery on the old homestead just north of Pageland, S.C. Tradition says he married in Ireland and his wife's name was "Peggy." There is a headstone in the aforementioned cemetery which says, Margaret Blakeney, wife of Captain John Blakeney.

      John Blakeney was elected Captain of Militia (South Carolina) and commissioned by the Provencial Congress to raise a company. Elected 16 Nov 1775, commission dtd 30 Nov 1775.  His company was part of Colonel Lemuel Benton's Regiment assigned to General Francis Marion's brigade.
    • "The name Blakeney is thought to have originally been suggestive of dark, or black, and may have been applied to one who had a swarthy complexion, black hair, lived in a black cave, or dark forest, or dyed black the skins with which he clothes himself, or led his adherents into battle protected by a black shiel, or carrying a black banner.  Whatever may have been the origin of the name there is evidence that it came from the North of Europe and was in existence in Normandy prior to the Norman invasion of England... Among those who received recognition (from William Duke of Normandy after the Battle of Hastings) was a Blakeney, or de Blakeney, who had settled in Norfolk, where the family was in possession of consideration landed property until the Sixteenth century, when the male ancestors of the Castle Blakeney and Mount Blakeney families went over to Ireland, as the greater portion of their property in Norfolk was inherited by a female."--- Edgar L. Rivers
    • John Blakeney, immigrant from Ireland, arrived in the colony of North Carolina about 1750, in Granville County.  There he witnessed the Will of John Lynch on August 31, 1753.  It is not known for sure when he relocated to Cheraw District, but on April 12, 1773, he became an overseer of the poor for St. David's Parish; in 1774, he was a member of the SC Congress; in 1775 he was elected Captain of Militia.  His company became a part of Benton's Reg., Marion's Brigade.  He also served as vestryman for St. David's in 1776.  He began obtaining land on Great Lynches Creek (Lynches River) in 1785, when he purchased 100 acres from James McManus.  Two months later he received a land grant of 300 acres.  He and his sons continued obtaining land grants and owned considerable property in the northwest section of what became Chesterfield County, SC.  Captain John was born cir 1732 and died 1832.  The known children of Captain John Blakeney are: Jane Blakeney, Mary Blakeney, Thomas Blakeney, John Blakeney Jr., Robert Blakeney, William Blakeney, James Blakeney, and Hugh Blakeney.  Source - http://www.pigggenealogy.com/blakeney.htm
    • Entry Monument Into Cemetery Grounds For Capt. John Blakeney, Esq.
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      Capt John Blakeney
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      Origin of the Blakeney Name
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      Capt. Blakeney's Revolutionary War Service
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      Capt. John Blakeney, Esq.
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      John Blakeney, Immigrant from Ireland
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    Person ID  I7891  Keith and Kay's
    Last Modified  27 Jan 2013 

    Father  Blakeney, Robert,   b. Feb 1709, Galway, Limerick, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1766, Galway, Limerick, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Ormsby, Sarah,   b. Oct 1715, Castle Blakeney, Roscommon, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1774, Castle Blakeney, Roscommon, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  C897944B4772463992A6CAE700B321376A22 
    Family ID  F5549  Group Sheet

    Family  Evans, Margaret 'Peggy',   b. 1732, Galway, Limerick, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1800, Pageland, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  EBD787DDE59642C8B858DBE6904050E17DF7 
    Children 
    >1. Blakeney, Thomas,   b. 1756, Granville, Abbeville, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1822, Montgomery, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Blakeney, John Jr.,   b. 14 Jan 1758, Bute, Granville, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1848, Chesterfield County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Blakeney, Robert,   b. 1760
    >4. Blakeney, William,   b. 1763, Chesterfield County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1808, Pageland, Chesterfield, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Blakeney, James,   b. 12 Nov 1765, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1819, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Blakeney, Jane,   b. 1766,   d. 1845
     7. Blakeney, Martha,   b. 1769
     8. Blakeney, Hugh,   b. 1774, Chesterfield County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1845, Fort Campell, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F5548  Group Sheet

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