Maurice Hume Black

(16 December 1835 - 16 August 1899)
Hon. Maurice Hume Black
     Maurice Hume Black was born on 16 December 1835 in London, England. He was the son of Alexander & Marianne Jane Hume who married 19 August 1833 at St Pancras; Alex was a bookseller at the time of his son Burnley's baptism 9 Feb 1851 at St Pancras. Marianne died on the 29th January, at Hastings, England, Marianne, relict of the late Alexander Black, and niece of Joseph Hume, also mother of M. Hume Black, Coolgardle, West Australia. Her death was reported in The Queenslander 20 February, p. 393. He was christened on 16 March 1836 in St Paul Covent Garden, London.
     THere was an unclaimed letter to M Hume Black advertised 16 Dec 1853 in The South Australian register and again in May 1854.
     Maurice Hume Black married Maria Frederica Hunn Davies, daughter of Rev Thomas Davies and Mary Reddish, on 4 September 1861 in St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, Victoria. BLACK—DAVIES.—On the 4th inst., at St Paul's Church, Melbourne, by the Rev. S. L. Chase, M. Hume Black, to Maria Frederica Hume, youngest daughter of the late Rev. Thomas Davies, M.A., of Montego Bay, Jamaica.
     Maurice Hume Black lived at Eaglefield, Nebo, Queensland, 1868.
     Encouraged by McIlwraith's attitude to planters, Hume Black formed a syndicate in the belief ... investment for sugar lands.... strong protagonist for separation and the continuance of Kanaka labour ... [re mills at South Johnsotne, etc.
In April 1885, Hume Black MLA, the staunchest of sparationists, had addressed a meeting ...at Geraldton
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     Maurice was Secretary of Public Lands in Queensland, in 1888.
     Maurice Hume Black lived at 'The Cedars' Plantation, Mackay, Queensland. His horses were branded with an eagle on the shoulder, the cattle had an O with ---C through the centre.      
Maurice Hume Black was was a politician for Queensland. The Austrlaian Dictionary of Biography online states: Black, Maurice Hume (1835-1899), sugar-planter and politician, was born on 15 December 1835 in London, son of Alexander Black, bookseller, and his wife Marianne, née Hume. Although said to have been educated at St Paul's, he is not mentioned in the school roll which includes his brother. He emigrated to Australia in 1853 and followed pastoral pursuits in South Australia and the Riverina, where he is reputed to have invented a steam-driven machine for washing sheep. Certainly on 4 September 1861 in Melbourne he married Maria Frederica Hunn, youngest daughter of Rev. Thomas Davies of Montego Bay, Jamaica; they had two sons and five daughters.
In 1864 Black was attracted to Queensland, and three years later settled in the newly-opened Mackay district to try his hand at growing sugar. He founded a plantation known as the Cedars, and was soon a leading grower in Mackay, hospitable to his neighbours and generous even towards his Pacific Islanders. Early in 1881 he was elected to represent Mackay in the Queensland Legislative Assembly. From his family background he inherited an unusual variety of political traditions: his father was related to Adam Black, the Edinburgh publisher who was one of Gladstone's mainstays in Scotland; his mother was a niece of Joseph 'Orator' Hume, the radical reformer; and his wife's mother was a half-sister of George Canning. These were not his only claims to political notice. Mackay was prospering under a boom in sugar lands, and Black, like most of his constituents supported Sir Thomas McIlwraith's Conservative administration, with its toleration of non-European labour and its lavish public works policy. He soon established himself as a trenchant advocate of his district's needs and was re-elected in 1883 and 1888.
Black was a firm believer in the necessity for indentured Pacific Island labour in the sugar plantations, and one of his earliest tasks in parliament was the preparation of a statistical table arguing that the industry created jobs for white men as well as brown. When S. W. Griffith's ministry came to power in 1883 on a platform hostile to coloured labour, Black denounced them violently and became a leader of the movement for separating north Queensland into an autonomous colony. He spoke at length in support of J. M. Macrossan's motion for separation in 1886 and with another northern member, Isidor Lissner, went to England to lobby for separation in 1887. This did not prevent him from supporting, against most of his party, Griffith's proposals to establish government-financed central sugar-mills in the Mackay district, or from accepting office in McIlwraith's ministry in 1888. As minister for lands and agriculture he remained in office under McIlwraith's successor, B. D. Morehead. He authorized the important 1889 royal commission on the sugar industry, and sought to promote the diversification of tropical agriculture by founding government nurseries at Mackay and Kamerunga, near Cairns. He also successfully sponsored the establishment of travelling model dairies through which Queensland's numerous small farmers might be taught better husbandry. But his useful term of office ended when McIlwraith changed sides in 1890 and coalesced with Griffith, so bringing down the ministry of his former supporters. From that time Black was an embittered cross-bencher.
'Though he knew the alpha and omega of sugar-planting', wrote C. A. Bernays, 'he had not made a success of it, and this accounted largely for the bitterness, irony and sarcasm which dominated most of his speeches'. Because of his political activities, Black could not give his property the attention it demanded especially when prices were low, and by 1892, despite a fortunate speculation in Mount Morgan mining shares, his difficulties were pressing. The coalition government looked after him by creating a special post in the agent-general's office in London, with a salary of £1000 equal to a cabinet minister's. The duties were those of an immigration agent, concentrating especially on attracting farmers and small capitalists to Queensland. He held this post in 1893-94 before it was abolished. Accompanied by some of his family, the old politician then decided to try his fortunes on the Coolgardie goldfields, where he arrived in 1896 and set up as an attorney for mining companies. There he died on 16 August 1899 of cirrhosis of the liver and cardiac failure. Their symptoms might sufficiently explain the reduced circumstances of his later years; but even as a newcomer to Coolgardie Black apparently made himself well liked in the community, and was considered fit to be a justice of the peace. Inventive, enterprising, often disappointed but always buoyant, he was characteristic of many among his generation of colonial politicians who throve on prosperity but had little foresight for harder times.

     Maurice died on 16 August 1899 in Coolgardie, Western Australia, aged 63. On the 16th August, at his late residence, Lindsay-street, the Hon. M. Hume Black, late of Queensland, in his 64th year. The Catholic Press reported:
Hume Black. Another of the old school of Queensland politicians has passed away in Hume Black. Mr. Black got into financial difficulties a few years before the downfall of the M'll wraith gang, and he was sent off to England as an immigration lecturer at £1000 a year
and expenses. Whenever a politician gets into trouble in Queensland he is appointed an immigration lecturer. How long Mr. Black held that appointment no one knows or cares. He was forgotten, except at the Treasury, from whioh he drew the salary for a long time. Last week we were sur prised to see a telegram announcing his death at Coolgardie from dropsy, at the age of 64. Mr. Black belonged to a well-known Edinburgh family. His father was a mem ber of the publishing firm of that name, and his mother was a niece of Mr. Joseph Hume, for many years member for Montrose. Mr. Black was married to a niece of the great statesman, George Canning. For the greater part of his life he was engaged in pastoral enterprises throughout Australia. In Queensland he was managing partner of large properties in the South Kennedy and Peak Down districts Ho was ono of M*I1 wraith's strongest captains, and was a reserved, shrewd, and able politician. In two Ministeries he was Minister for Lands. That he passed his last days in Coolgardie is strong, evidonoe of the fact that the old squatting regime in Queensland is utterly broken up. Mr. Hodgkinson, another of M'Ilwraitn's ex-Ministers, is also in the West. Had Hume Black kept out of politics it is probable that he would have died a wealthy man
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Children of Maurice Hume Black and Maria Frederica Hunn Davies

Maurice Hume Black

(17 May 1878 - before 6 May 1915)
     Maurice Hume Black was born on 17 May 1878 in Queensland. BLACK - On the 17th ult, at The Cedars, Port Mackay, Queensland, the wife ot Maurice Hume Black of a son. He was the son of Maurice Hume Black and Maria Frederica Hunn Davies.
     Maurice Hume Black lived at New Zealand, 1906.
     Maurice died before 6 May 1915 in Napier, New Zealand. BLACK. - The result of a motor collision, Napier, NZ, Maurice Hume Black, youngest son of the late Hon. Maurice Hume Black, Legislative Assembly, and beloved brother of Mrs M. Wilson, 543 Victoria parade, East Melbourne, and Miss Hume Black, Scourfield Chambers, Collins street.

Mena Charlotte Mary Black

(1866? - 10 August 1949)
     Mena Charlotte Mary Black was also known as Mena Charlotte Mary in records. Mena Charlotte Mary Black was also known as Mina Mary Charlotte in records. Mena Charlotte Mary Black was also known as Mina in records. She was born in 1866? In Williamstown, Victoria. She was described as the eldest daughter at her wedding and her death. She was the daughter of Maurice Hume Black and Maria Frederica Hunn Davies.
     Mena Charlotte Mary Black married John Alexander Selwyn Wilson on 20 May 1891 in All Saints, Brisbane, Queensland. WILSON-BLACK.On the 30th May, at All Saints Church, Brisbane, by the Rev. G. C Robinson, M.A., John Alexander Selwyn, fourth son of the late Lieutenant W. C. B. Wilson, to Mina Mary Charlotte, eldest daughter of the Hon. M. Hume Black, M.L.A.
2 days later the same paper reported:
WILSON-BLACK. On the 20th May, at All Saints Church, Brisbane, by the Rev.C. G. Robinson, M.A., John Alexander Selwyn, fourth son of the late W. C. B. Wilson, lieutenant of H.M. 73rd Regiment, to Mina Mary Charlotte, eldest daughter of the Hon. M. Hume Black, M.L.A
. Mena Charlotte Mary Black was an executor of John Alexander Selwyn Wilson's estate on 15 January 1904.
     Mena died on 10 August 1949 in Cheltenham, Victoria. WILSON.— On August 10th at Cheltenham, Victoria. Mina Wilson, eldest daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Maurice Hume Black and beloved sister of Helena Hume Black, Isabel Cowley, and the late Marion Hart. Her gravestone at Cheltenham cemetery states: Mina Charlotte Mary Wilson, died 10 August 1949.

Norma Marion Black

(18 May 1912 - 22 September 1981)
     Norma Marion Black married Ivan Francis Ellesmere Carter. Norma Marion Black was born on 18 May 1912 in Kaikohopu, Wanganui, New Zealand. She was the daughter of Richard Black and Robina Marian Lynch.
     Norma died on 22 September 1981 in New Zealand aged 69.

Child of Norma Marion Black and Ivan Francis Ellesmere Carter

Rachel Bogie Black

(13 July 1826 - 1919)
     Rachel Bogie Black was born on 13 July 1826 She was baptised on the 16th. She was the daughter of Roger Black, Procurator in Sheriff Courts, & Rachel Law in Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire.
     Rachel Bogie Black married Rev Cosmo MacPherson, son of Cosmo MacPherson and Margaret MacIntosh or Riach, on 13 November 1856 in Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire.
     Rachel Bogie Black appeared on the 1901 census in New Road Lochview, Milnathort, Orwell, Kinross-shire. Rachel B Macpherson, aged 73, born Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire, living on own means, with daughters Mary Macpherson 36 and Maud Macpherson 33..
     Rachel died in 1919 in Orwell, Kinross-shire.

Children of Rachel Bogie Black and Rev Cosmo MacPherson

Raleigh Adelbert Black

(circa 1880 - 1963)
     Raleigh Adelbert Black married Elsie Thorby Noakes, daughter of Edward Thorby Noakes and Agnes Noakes. Raleigh Adelbert Black was born circa 1880.
     Raleigh died in 1963 in Preston, Victoria, Australia.

Richard Black

(February 1844 - 18 May 1928)
     Richard Black was born in February 1844 in Bootle, Cumberland or Lancashire, England.
     Richard Black married Jane Eliza Sargeant, daughter of John Jeffrey Sargeant and Sarah Jane Norris, on 1 January 1879 in St Luke's, Christchurch, New Zealand. Her marriage was witnessed by John Serjeant, ironmonger of Christchurch, Joseph Serjeant Telegraphist, Hiurunin??, Mary Sophia Milsom and Annie Ball. John & Joseph are presumably her father & brother. At her father's death in June 1897 she was 40. Richard was a farmer.
     Richard died on 18 May 1928 in New Zealand aged 84.

Children of Richard Black and Jane Eliza Sargeant

Richard Black

(5 January 1883 - 19 January 1963)
     Richard Black was born on 5 January 1883 in Kaikohopu, Wanganui, New Zealand. He was the son of Richard Black and Jane Eliza Sargeant.
     Richard Black married Robina Marian Lynch on 29 June 1911 in St Paul's, Kaikohopu, Wanganui, New Zealand.
     His will was proved in 1963 at Hamilton.
     Richard died on 19 January 1963 in New Zealand aged 80.

Children of Richard Black and Robina Marian Lynch

Richard Gillies Black

(9 July 1913 - 16 November 1963)
     Richard Gillies Black was born on 9 July 1913 in Kaikohopu, Wanganui, New Zealand. He was the son of Richard Black and Robina Marian Lynch.
     Richard Gillies Black married Hazel Thelma Winks on 29 May 1935 in New Zealand.
     His will was proved in 1963 at Hamilton.
     Richard died on 16 November 1963 in New Zealand aged 50.

Roland Black

(1924? - 2001?)
     Roland Black was also known as Geoffrey Roland in records. He was born in 1924? In New Zealand. He was the son of Egbert John Black and Jean Melville Galbraith.
     Roland died in 2001? In Auckland, New Zealand.

Sarah Jane Black

(5 February 1894 - 7 August 1983)
     Sarah Jane Black was born on 5 February 1894 in Wanganui, New Zealand. She was the daughter of Richard Black and Jane Eliza Sargeant.
     Sarah Jane Black married Francis Lawrence Howell on 7 September 1938 in New Zealand.
     Sarah died on 7 August 1983 in New Zealand aged 89.

Thomas Black

     Thomas Black married Elizabeth Popplewell on 6 October 1818 in Owston Ferry, Lincolnshire.

Walter Frederick Black

(1865 - 1926)
     Walter Frederick Black was born in 1865 in Williamstown, Victoria. He was the son of Maurice Hume Black and Maria Frederica Hunn Davies.
     Walter Frederick Black lived at Western Australia, 1906.
     Walter died in 1926 in East Melbourne, Victoria.

William John Francis Black

(5 December 1926 - 2002)
     William John Francis Black was born on 5 December 1926 in New Zealand. He was the son of Alfred Joseph Black and Vera Greacen.
     William John Francis Black married Marie Evelyn Rosenberg.
     William died in 2002 in New Zealand.

William Sergeant Black

(22 April 1880 - 1955)
     William Sergeant Black was also known as William Sarjeant in records. He was born on 22 April 1880 in New Zealand. He was the son of Richard Black and Jane Eliza Sargeant.
     William died in 1955 in New Zealand.

Ann Blackbourn

(before 1730 - )
     Ann Blackbourn was born before 1730 in Suffolk, England.
     Various messuages, cottages and closes. Including messuage on Overstreet, cottage called the Shepherds House, Kings messuage and 3 inclosures near Thurston Great Green and messuage near the Great Green. Some of the property held of the manor of Netherhall in Pakenham.
Evidences of title for purchase of messuage on Overstreet and various closes by John Stedman of Thurston, farmer from George Cocksedge of Shimpling, farmer, 13 Dec 1774. Includes Marriage settlement: William Cocksedge of Thurston, yeoman and Anne Blackborne of Thurston, spinster, 1744.
     Ann Blackbourn and William Cocksedge obtained a marriage licence on 31 December 1744 in Sudbury, Suffolk.
     Ann Blackbourn married William Cocksedge on 1 June 1745 in Thurston, Suffolk.

Children of Ann Blackbourn and William Cocksedge

Richard Blackbourne

     Richard Blackbourne married Jane Phillips, daughter of Capt Chichester Phillips and Sarah Handcock.

Children of Richard Blackbourne and Jane Phillips

Sarah Blackbourne

     Sarah Blackbourne was the daughter of Richard Blackbourne and Jane Phillips.
     Sarah Blackbourne married William Lloyd.

Child of Sarah Blackbourne and William Lloyd

Doris Blackburn

     The marriage of Doris Blackburn and Eldred Stancer, son of Eldred Stancer, was registered in St Paul, Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, in the 1927 quarter.

Child of Doris Blackburn and Eldred Stancer

Jane Blackburne

     Jane Blackburne was the daughter of Richard Blackbourne and Jane Phillips.
     Jane Blackburne married Robert Handcock, son of William Handcock and Susan/Sarah Warburton. See Burke's Landed gentry for further details on this line. She is also listed as Sarah, daughter of Richard Blackburne of Carrickenagh by Jane, daughter of Capt Chichester Phillips.

Child of Jane Blackburne and Robert Handcock

Joseph Ellis Blackledge

     Joseph Ellis Blackledge married Clara Annie Popplewell, daughter of George Popplewell and Sarah Ann Whiteley, on 25 October 1882.

Elizabeth Jane Blackmore

(1857 - 1940)
     Elizabeth Jane Blackmore was born in 1857.
     Elizabeth Jane Blackmore married Charles Dempster, son of Charles Dempster and Jane Russell, in 1876 in Victoria, Australia.
     Elizabeth died in 1940 in Sydney, Victoria.

Children of Elizabeth Jane Blackmore and Charles Dempster

Betterisa Blackstone

(18 April 1624 - 1 January 1702/3)
     Betterisa Blackstone was also known as Beatrix in records. Betterisa Blackstone was also known as Beatrice in records. She was christened on 18 April 1624 in Monks Fryston, Yorkshire. Bettrice Balkiston, daughter of Mr Marmaduke Blakiston.
     Betterisa Blackstone married Richard Ryther (of Thorner), son of Henry Ryther and Ann Clough, on 18 February 1650/51 in Ledsham, Yorkshire.
     Betterisa was buried on 1 January 1702/3 in St Mary, Swillington, Yorkshire. Beatrix Ryther buried the 1st day of January 1702.

Children of Betterisa Blackstone and Richard Ryther (of Thorner)

Ann Blackwell

     Ann Blackwell married Charles Trull, son of Laurence Trull and Sarah Jay, in 1750 in Costessey, Norfolk. Charles Trull, single man & Ann Blackwell, single woman, both of St Simons in ye city of Norwich were married. Aril 15 1750.
Despite the marriage to Elizabeth Gilbert in 1762 as a single man, I have not yet found another likely Charles..

Child of Ann Blackwell and Charles Trull

Jemima Blackwell

     Jemima Blackwell married George Grimwade, son of Mileson Grimwade and Jemima Palmer, on 30 April 1831 in Maldon, Essex, England.

Richard Blagge

     Richard Blagge married Sara Bullett, daughter of Robert Bullett and Catherine Unknown, in 1668 in Pettaugh, Suffolk.

Alison M Blair

(1 February 1905 - )
     Alison M Blair was born on 1 February 1905.
     Alison M Blair married Ian Mackay Hooper, son of Henry Brereton Hooper and Anna Maria Mackay, before 1930.

Hugh Blair

     Hugh Blair married Margaret Dunbar, daughter of Sir David Dunbar 1st baronet of Baldoon, in 1688.

Jane Blakeley Russell

     Jane Blakeley Russell married Col. George Henry Baker, son of James Henry Baker and Constance Maud Halahan. They had issue.

Unknown Blakeney

     Unknown Blakeney was born in Albert?, Galway, Ireland. Daughter of Colonel Blakeney..
     Unknown Blakeney married Samuel Handy, son of Samuel Handy and Jane or Joan Lowe, circa 1732. They had 2 children who died..