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William Blakeney (abt. 1715 - abt. 1779)

William Blakeney
Born about in Ballynahinch, County Down, Irelandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Cuffey Town Creek, Edgefield, South Carolinamap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Oct 2019
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William Blakeney migrated from Ireland to Charleston, South Carolina on 22 Dec 1767.
Flag of Charleston, South Carolina  on 22 Dec 1767

William was born 20 Sep 1715 in Ballynahinch, County Down, Ireland.

William arrived on 22 Dec 1767 in Charleston, South Carolina on ship Earl of Donegal [1]

William passed away about about 1779 in Cuffey Town Creek, Edgefield, South Carolina.


  • See online trees for possible sources and research leads[2]. There is a discrepancy in death dates.
  • This may be William Blakeney [3] and here[4].
  • Possible parents for William Blakeney are John Blakeney b. 1693 in Abbert, County Galway, Ireland and Grace Persse b. 1692 Roxborough, County Galway, Ireland


  1. (Paywall). U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Immigration record of William Blakely in Charleston, South Carolina. Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2012. Accessed 2020
  2. Family Search Tree Profile of William Blakeney. Accessed 2020
  3. United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
  4. "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783," database with images, FamilySearch William Blackeney, 31 Jul 1777; citing Military Service: 16 March 2018), Citing various published state rosters, United States; FHL microfilm 102229256.

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I’ve create a group specifically to discuss Blakney/Bleakney/Blakeney/Blakely genealogy here:
posted by Gerry Blakney

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