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Re: Alexander Blaikie-Alexander Cameron of Pictou, NS, relationship
Posted by: Sandy Mershon (ID *****3233) Date: October 22, 2002 at 18:29:17
In Reply to: Re: Alexander Blaikie-Alexander Cameron of Pictou, NS, relationship by Erik Beauchamp of 58

Yes, Charles Blaikie was the father of William. Heres's more of what I have:

Generation No. 1

JOHN BLAIKIE was born in Parish of Colyend, County of Kirkcudbright, Scotland, and died November 21, 1749. He married ANNE BLAIR December 20, 1731 in Colvend, Kirkcudbright, Scotland.
Children of JOHN BLAIKIE and ANNE BLAIR are:
***CHARLES (BLACKY)2 BLAIKIE I, b. 1738, Milnbank, Southwick Parish, Kirkcudbright, Scotland.

Generation No. 2

CHARLES (BLACKY)2 BLAIKIE I (JOHN1) was born 1738 in Milnbank, Southwick Parish, Kirkcudbright, Scotland. He married JANNET HERRIES 1767 in Kirkbean Parish, Colvend, Scotland. She was born 1738 in Kirkcudbright, Scotland, and died October 11, 1807 in West River (Durham), Pictou County, Nova Scotia.

***JOHN (BLACKY)3 BLAIKIE, b. May 01, 1768.

***WILLIAM (BLACKY) BLAIKIE, b. August 30, 1769, Parish of Kirbeare or Colsend, Scotland; d. September 04, 1851, Greenhill, Pictou County, Nova Scotia.

***JAMES (BLACKY) BLAIKIE, b. June 08, 1771; d. February 16, 1864.

***ANN (BLACKY) BLAIKIE, b. September 1773, Colvend, Kirkudbright, Scotland; d. November 16, 1854, Durham, Pictou County, Nova Scotia; m. ALEXANDER FRASER, 1792.

***RICHARD (BLACKY) BLAIKIE, b. 1776; d. November 18, 1816.

***CHARLES (BLACKY) BLAIKIE II, b. Abt. 1783, Pictou County, Nova Scotia; d. October 11, 1867, Upper Stewiacke, Colchester County Nova Scotia.

***ANDREW (BLACKY) BLAIKIE, b. 1784, Nova Scotia.



The Blacky family is a Scottish lowlander family from Southwestern Scotland. Charles Blacky I is recorded from Milnbank, Kirkcudbright, Scotland; he sailed from the port of Dumfries on a ship called the "Lovely Nelly." He was a farmer that migrated from Scotland for economic reasons in 1774.

The Lovely Nelly had been encouraged and sponsored by the British government under the leadership of two speculators John Smith and Wellwood Waugh of Lockerby in Dumfrieshire, Scotland. Its purpose was to settle St. John's Island (now Prince Edward Island). The ship landed in 1774 at Georgetown or Three Rivers. The passengers started a settlement but were overwhelmed with a plague of field mice which ate all the seed and crops; this type of plague apparently hit every seven years. They struggled there for 18 months where upon famine ensued; they were saved by some remaining French. They then moved to Pictou in Northern Nova Scotia.

"How had Pictou progressed since the landing of the HECTOR? In 1776 the tiny struggling settlement had been increased by some families from Dumphries - shire. These immigrants had been sent to Three Rivers, Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.) by one of the absentee proprietors who wanted to settle his lot. They sowed seed but even the potatoes in the ground were devoured by a plague of mice. The Scots would have starved except for food carried from a nearby French village. David Stewart was sent to Pictou in the spring of 1776 and returned with such a glowing report that 15 families immediately moved to Pictou. Charles Blaikie, William Clark, John MacLean, Anthony McLellan, Joseph Richard, William Smith, and David Stewart all settled on the West River of Pictou County. Robert Brydone, John Crockett, Robert Marshall and John Smith located on the Middle River of Pictou County. William Campbell, Anthony Campbell, Anthony Culton, Thomas Turnbull, and Welwood Waugh settled on the East River of Pictou County." (Page 50 of THE PICTOU BOOK by George MacLaren) The Hector Publishing Company, Ltd. 130 George Street, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. Published 1954.)

"Charles Blaikie to Janet Herries are both natives of the Parish of Kirbearn or if not of Colsend, the very South of Scotland. Married 1767, came to Prince Edward Island on the ship Lovely Nelly (1774-1775)." (Taken from notes written by Lilias Cameron Blaikie).

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