Thomas was born to Joshua and Ann/Nanncy Highmore Blackburn. He was their oldest son and one of eight children.
He lived in Gilcrux, but sometime after his father died in 1864, he and his brother Joshua moved south to Rowrah, Arlecdon, near Whitehaven. Their mother went with them or joined them later. Another brother moved to Whitehaven. Thomas married Ann Richardson 30 Sep 1868 in Whitehaven, but settled in Rowrah. The couple had about eight children. However, the descendents are not sure that the boy and girl born after 1885, were fathered by Thomas.
There is not record of what happened to Thomas. He was a blacksmith up to 1871, but he does not appear in the 1881 census record in Cumbria. There was a son born in Apr 1881.
Joshua Blackburn (1802 - 1864)
Margaret Blackburn Robson (1834 - 1921)*
Thomas Blackburn (1839 - ____)
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: Details of death unknown
Created by: Judy
Record added: Aug 14, 2009
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