Blackmore family

Blackmore - DEV Beer. James (John in IGI) b. c.1762 married 7.12.1788 Elizabeth CROSS. There were two children William 1789 and James 1791. Elizabeth died in childbirth it appears and James remarried 6.1.1799 Mary WARE, daughter of John and Fanny Ware. Children to James and Mary were John 1799 died 6.12.1812 by accident, Thomas 1802 died 24.8.1803, Thomas 1804 died 20.3.1808, Samuel 1809 died 11.8.1811, Samuel 1812 died 27.11.1842 and John 1815.

John b. 9.12.1815 married 30.9.1837 Mary Ann DRIVER, eldest daughter of Robert Driver and Amelia WILLS, of Beer. John and Mary Ann's children were John James, Sarah Ann b. 1843 Stokeinteignhead, (married George MATTHEWS 1873), William R b. 1845 St Marychurch, Samuel G b. 1847 St Marychurch and Thomas H b. 1848 St Marychurch.

John James b. 20.2.1839, Beer, arrived in New Zealand pre 1865. In 1865 he went into partnership in a Brewery in Greymouth called Strike and Blackmore. In 1867 he returned to Combe Pafford, Devon to marry Emma TAYLOR b. 9.10.1843 in Bristol, daughter of William Taylor and Emma HALL. Children to John and Emma were Frank 1869, Norman 1871 (married Martha DUNCAN), Claude 1873 (married Johanna HAROLD), Eva 1874, Ada 1876, Dora 1878, Myra 1880 (married Adam WILSON) and Guy 1882 (died in infancy).

Eva b. 12.9.1874 married Ernest TOMKIES.