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This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about the surname Black and its variants. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect. Please contact the project leader, add categories to your profiles, add your questions to the bulletin board, add details of your name research, etc. My ancestor is James Chauncy Black, an Immigrant from Ulster province. He was born in 1771. Candy Black ( Black-4130 )

I've found another early Ireland Black profile Mary (Black) McCalmont This time she is from County Down, Ulster and born 1674. Unfortunately her parents are not known - just her husband and children !! Maria Maxwell

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Black of Stirlingshire and Ulster


  • Ulster Ancestry "In 1641, many Ulster Scots were killed by the Irish in the Rising, but we are not sure how many. We do not know how many people were in Ulster as many had fled to Scotland in the 1630's to avoid the Black Oath. In 1642, more Scots arrived to defend the survivors as part of Monroe's army. It founded the first Presbyterian Presbytery in Ireland. Before that, there was none. Though Presbyterian, not all these men were lowlanders. I have an ancestor who presumably arrived in 1642 in Monroe's army. He came from Kintyre and was a Lamont, though the surname of his descendants is BLACK. They settled into Antrim."

"This article is about the nine-county province of Ireland. For the constituent country of the UK, see Northern Ireland. For other uses, see Ulster (disambiguation). Ulster Irish: Ulaidh Ulster-Scots: Ulstèr

a. ^ The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency[2] for 2011 combined with the preliminary results of Census of Ireland 2011 for Ulster (part of).[3] Ulster (/ˈʌlstər/; Irish: Ulaidh pronounced [ˈul̪ˠəi] or Cúige Uladh pronounced [ˈkuːɟə ˈul̪ˠə], Ulster Scots: Ulstèr[4][5][6] or Ulster)[7][8][9] is a province in the north of the island of Ireland. In ancient Ireland, it was one of the fifths (Irish: cúige) ruled by a rí ruirech, or "king of over-kings". The definition of the province was fluid from early to medieval times. It took a definitive shape in the reign of King James I of England when all the counties of Ireland were eventually shired. This process of evolving conquest had been under way since the Norman invasion of Ireland, particularly as advanced by the Cambro-Norman magnates Hugh de Lacy and John de Courcy. Ulster was a central topic role in the parliamentary debates that eventually resulted in the Government of Ireland Act 1920. Under the terms of the Act, Ireland was divided into two territories, Southern Ireland and Northern Ireland, with the border passing through the province. "Southern Ireland" was to be all of Ireland except for "the parliamentary counties of Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry and Tyrone, and the parliamentary boroughs of Belfast and Londonderry [the city of Derry]" which were to constitute "Northern Ireland". The area of Northern Ireland was seen as the maximum area within which Ulster Protestants/unionists could be expected to have a safe majority, despite counties Fermanagh and Tyrone having slight Roman Catholic/Irish nationalist majorities. While these six counties and two parliamentary boroughs were all in the province of Ulster, three other counties of the province – Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan – were assigned to the Irish Free State. Ulster has no official function for local government purposes in either jurisdiction. However, for the purposes of ISO-3166-2, Ulster is used to refer to the three counties of Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan only, which are given country sub-division code "IE-U".[10] Please click on the link above for the rest of the article"

  • Origin of Name History

As this surname is common throughout the British Isles, Scottish ancestry should not be presumed without additional evidence. Furthermore, as Black appears in many inextricably confused forms (Blacke, Blackie, Blaik, and Blake, etc.), the current spelling is often no guide to the proper pronunciation past or present, for in early Scots Latin charters the name even appears as "Niger". In the Highlands, Black is synonymous with the patronymics Macilduy, Macildowie, or MacGilledow, all of which derive from the Gaelic "Mac Gille dhuibh" (son of the black lad), and it is these Blacks who have been particularly associated with the Lamonts, MacGregors, and MacLeans. When the Lamonts and MacGregors became "broken" clans, both were forced to conceal their identity and many chose the names Black and Macilduy. The novelist, William Black, traced his descent from a branch of Clan Lamont who were driven from their home-lands under a leader called the "Black Priest". The exiles settled in Carnwath, Lanarkshire, and were later noted covenanters. Another lineage of Blacks were descended from the Blacks of Garvie, in Glendaruel, Argyll, where the head of this family was known as "Mac-'Ille-Dhuibh-mor-na-Garbha". The Macleans of Duart claim as septs only those Blacks/Macilduys who lived on the island of Gometra off the coast of Mull, from where many later moved to the Isle of Lismore. Members of the old family of Black of Wateridgemuir, Logie-Buchan, have been Burgesses of Aberdeen for almost 500 years. Amongst those whose scholarship has enhanced the study of the Scottish heritage we must include George Fraser Black, whose monumental work "The Surnames of Scotland" (pub.1946) has become the standard reference. Born in Stirlingshire, George later emigrated to the United States where he took a post as a librarian in the New York Public Library. His catalogue of Scottish works held therein may also be considered a masterpiece in librarianship. Clan affiliation will be determined by evidence of one's ancestral genealogical or geographical associations. There is no Black Tartan but because of the strong connections with the Lamont Clan the Lamont Tartan is recommended. Names associated with this clan Septs:

Black Blake Blacke Blackie Blaik Macilduy Macildowie MacGilledow "

Famous Black's

Claudia Black

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Claudia Black Claudia Black (8734836861).jpg Born Claudia Lee Black 11 October 1972 (age 44) Sydney, Australia Occupation Actress, voice actress Years active 1992–present Spouse(s) Jamie (m. 2004; div. 2013) Children 2 Claudia Lee Black (born 11 October 1972) is an Australian actress and voice actress, known for her portrayals of Aeryn Sun in the science fiction series Farscape and Vala Mal Doran in the science fiction series Stargate SG-1, as well as Sharon "Shazza" Montgomery in the film Pitch Black. She has also had several prominent roles in video games, such as Chloe Frazer in the Uncharted series, the witch Morrigan in Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age: Inquisition, Daro'Xen in Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3, and squadmate Samantha Byrne in Gears of War 3.[2] She also starred in the miniseries Containment.

Early life Black was born and raised in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She was educated at the Anglican Kambala School, in Sydney, NSW.[3] Black has lived, for extensive periods, in Australia, New Zealand, Spain, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States.[3] Her parents are Australian medical academics, Doctors Jules and Judy Black. Career Claudia has acted in Australia and New Zealand in television and movies. She portrayed an intersex woman named Jill Mayhew in the Australian television series Good Guys Bad Guys.[3] She also had a leading role in the New Zealand soap opera City Life playing the role of Greek lawyer Angela Kostapas.[3] Black gained international recognition for her role in Farscape, and was nominated for a Saturn Award in the Best Actress category in both 2001 and 2002, and won the award in 2005. She has appeared in the feature films Queen of the Damned and Pitch Black. After Farscape ended, Black appeared as Vala Mal Doran in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Prometheus Unbound"; her performance was popular with producers and fans alike, and she was invited to reprise her role in the show's ninth season when series regular Amanda Tapping went on maternity leave. Black returned to the series as a regular cast member for the tenth and final season, and also starred in Stargate: The Ark of Truth and Stargate: Continuum, films which wrapped up the series' story lines. Black co-starred with Ben Browder in both series. In 2004, she was voted "#7 Hottest Scifi Babe" by Scifi WorldNet. In the NBC TV show Life (2007), Black was cast in the supporting role of Jennifer Conover for the initial pilot.[4] Due to Black's second pregnancy, the part was recast and the role was given to the actress Jennifer Siebel when the series was bought by the TV network. NBC still used footage of Black, and none of Siebel, when promoting the TV series' debut. Popular at sci-fi conventions, Black showed her talent at singing and playing the guitar at the Farscape conventions, and in 2007 sang on the debut album of musician and fellow Farscape actor Paul Goddard.[3] Black has also appeared in theater. She once played Portia in a tour of the Merchant of Venice.[3] She has also had parts in Spotlight on Women, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Loose Ends and Pick Ups for the Belvoir street theatre; Little Women and The World Knot for the Bicentennial Opera.[3] Since 2007, Black has also been a prolific video game voice actress. She has gained particular attention for her work with BioWare's Dragon Age and Mass Effect series. Her son Odin Black voiced her Dragon Age character's son in Dragon Age: Inquisition. 17:37, 14 April 2017 (EDT)Black-4130 CLINT BLACK from his website:

CLINT BLACK IS BACK. THE MULTI-MILLION SELLING COUNTRY MEGA-STAR IS RELEASING ON PURPOSE, HIS FIRST FULL-LENGTH ALBUM OF NEW SONGS IN A DECADE AND HE'S DOING IT ON HIS OWN TERMS. “To me, it’s only a ‘comeback’ in that I’m putting out something new,” says the award-winning singer-songwriter. “As someone who has never stopped working, I don’t see me as having gone away, as I tour extensively, write and produce for television, films as well as other artists."

During his hiatus Black was courted by the majors (labels). All of them wanted him to sing other writers’ songs, but Black insisted on writing his own, as well as to being his own producer.

“I really don’t want to conform to what other people think I should be doing with my music,” he says, bearing no ill will to major music corporations. “Instead, I’ll take my chances just being me. So I ended up just walking away from those opportunities. Our journey took us to Thirty Tigers Records, where I really feel I can be myself.”

(Thirty Tigers also distributes music by such independent spirits as Marty Stuart, Shooter Jennings, Jason Isbell, Lucinda Williams, The Eli Young Band, Pat Green, Aaron Watson, The Avett Brothers, Chase Rice, Billy Joe Shaver, Sturgill Simpson, Bruce Robison, Jessi Colter, etc.)

Black’s On Purpose compiles a strikingly diverse group of his self-produced songs. His ballads “Only One Way to Live,” “Stay Gone,” “Breathing Air” and “The Last Day” have never cut deeper, while his spirited “Beer” and “Better and Worse” are among the most upbeat songs he has ever crafted. “Time For That,” “Doing It Now For Love” and “Summertime Song” are catchy examples of how groove-soaked his music can be.

The lilting “You Still Get to Me” marks Black’s third duet with his wife, actress Lisa Hartman Black. “Calling It News” is a wry, topical statement. “The Trouble” is colored by Australian slang.

These new songs continue a stellar career. To date, Clint Black has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and racked up 57 charted singles, 31 top-10 hits and 22 number-one smashes. Recordings such as “A Better Man,” “Killin’ Time,” “Like the Rain”, “When I Said I Do" and “Nothin’ But the Taillights” have led to honors from from the Country Music Association, The Academy of Country Music, The Grammys, and the American Music Awards, as well as membership in the cast of the Grand Ole Opry.

Raised in the suburbs of Houston, Texas, Clint Black is the youngest of four brothers. He began performing with brother, Kevin at the family’s backyard barbecues. After high school, he worked construction for a year and spent 10 years on the local nightclub circuit. He auditioned for a Nashville recording contract in 1988. The following year, he led a movement of young talent that transformed country music into a multi-million dollar industry in the 1990s.

“I don’t really feel like I was leading a change in country music,” he remarks. “It just felt like big success to me. I would hear things like, ‘So-and-so is going to record, and they’re using their own band because you did.’ Or, ‘So-and-so wants to write more of their own songs, because you did.’ But I don’t feel like I changed anything, other than contributing my work to the big picture. That’s my humble assessment of it. It’s hard to look at myself and see the impact I’ve had. I do know that my songs have touched a lot of people.”

He married fellow Houstonian, and actress Lisa Hartman in 1991, their daughter Lily Pearl was born in 2001, and the family subsequently relocated from Los Angeles to Nashville.

Black took on new challenges in addition to producing records, touring and writing songs by becoming an actor and a video director. He has founded several song publishing companies. He has been a musician recording and playing live with Kenny Loggins, Toto, Billy Joel, Jimmy Buffett and others. His vocal collaborators have included Martina McBride, Wynonna, Roy Rogers, The Pointer Sisters, Waylon Jennings, Bruce Hornsby, Eric Idle and Steve Wariner.. Among his songwriting partners have been Wariner, Merle Haggard, Michael McDonald, Marty Stuart, Bill Anderson and Jimmy Buffett.

In 2004, he scaled the top of the charts by trading lines with Buffett, Alan Jackson, George Strait, Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney on the Hank Williams classic “Hey Good Looking.’” He contributed “The Great Mississippi Flood" to the 2005 post-Katrina charity album Hurricane Relief: Come Together Now. He released albums in 2004, 2005 and 2007. But his interest in releasing new music wained when his record label closed its doors in 2008.

“We had great success at Equity breaking Little Big Town as a platinum act, but after the group decided to leave us for a bigger company, Equity closed its doors. Since then, I had interest from major companies to sign deals, but declined”.

Clint Black has hardly been idle since then. He’s written and produced songs for Hasbro’s children’s shows, competed for his charity on Celebrity Apprentice, and in 2010 and 2012 starred in the films Flicka 2 and Flicka: Country Pride, the latter with his wife and daughter.

In 2013, the Cracker Barrel restaurant chain began marketing an album of Black’s hits, which continues to sell strongly and in early 2015, he collaborated with Joe Nichols on a Superstar Duets NBC-TV special for the Academy of Country Music.

In the past, Black has produced records for artists such as Buddy Jewell and Carolina Rain. Clint’s love of finding and recording new talent led to his latest venture, Chideo’s online “Clint Black Dream Recording Session Contest,” the winner of which will be produced by the star. The aim of this endeavor is to bring attention to and to raise funds to find a cure for Rett Syndrome, a neuro-disorder afflicting up to ten thousand children each year. He is the honorary chair for the International Rett Syndrome Foundation’s “Research to Reality: Funding Process,” and his 2015 contest has led to his own primetime TV special, highlighting the charity and the finalists.

“I love producing, and being in the studio. That joy drove the Chideo contest. About a year ago, I came up with the idea for the talent contest for their website and they figured out how they could make it work. As a way to give opportunity to new artists while bringing attention to this devastating disorder, it has far exceeded my greatest hopes. We never know which event will get us past the threshold of discovering a cure for Rett Syndrome, so we push hard for donations and opportunities like these!”

In the midst of this, Clint Black has been crafting On Purpose. During his years away from releasing records, he says he has accumulated a large backlog of songs. “For almost every album I have made, I had two or three albums worth of material written,” he comments. “I’ve always had an abundance of songs. probably 30 to choose from for the 10 that I would need to make the best album. For this one, I probably had more like 40 songs to narrow down.”

The new album is dedicated to his father, who died in late 2012.

“My dad was a huge country fan and is the first reason I listen to country music. He is probably the reason I’m a songwriter today. He was my introduction to "who’s behind the music". I grew up wanting to be the writer behind the song. That really all started with him.

“To him, country music was a sacred thing. From time to time, I imagine him out there just beyond the spotlight, listening. So I dedicate this album to him, wishing we could share one more release together but alas, the clock ran out. I’ll just live with the faith that somehow, he’s able to hear it.” 17:37, 14 April 2017 (EDT)Black-4130 17:37, 14 April 2017 (EDT) Bud Black, Baseball Manager of the Colorado Rockies

For the baseball player from the 1950s, see Bud Black (right-handed pitcher). Bud Black Budblack2.jpg Black with the San Diego Padres Colorado Rockies – No. 10 Pitcher / Manager Born: June 30, 1957 (age 59) San Mateo, California Batted: Left Threw: Left MLB debut September 5, 1981, for the Seattle Mariners Last MLB appearance July 9, 1995, for the Cleveland Indians MLB statistics Win–loss record 121–116 Earned run average 3.84 Strikeouts 1,039 Managerial record 653–714 Winning % .478 Teams As player Seattle Mariners (1981) Kansas City Royals (1982–1988) Cleveland Indians (1988–1990) Toronto Blue Jays (1990) San Francisco Giants (1991–1994) Cleveland Indians (1995) As manager San Diego Padres (2007–2015) Colorado Rockies (2017–present) As coach Anaheim Angels / Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2000–2006) Career highlights and awards 2× World Series champion (1985, 2002) NL Manager of the Year (2010) Harry Ralston "Bud" Black (born June 30, 1957) is an American former professional baseball player, coach, and current manager of the Colorado Rockies. He played in Major League Baseball as a pitcher from 1981 through 1995, most notably for the Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Indians. He coached the Anaheim Angels / Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim from 2000 through 2006, and managed the San Diego Padres from 2007 through 2015. He was named the National League Manager of the Year in 2010.

Early life Black is a graduate of Mark Morris High School in Longview, Washington. Playing career[edit] College[edit] Black played two years at Lower Columbia College in Longview. For his junior and senior years, he played at San Diego State.[1] Professional[edit] Black pitched fifteen seasons in the majors, most notably for the Kansas City Royals, winning 121 games in his career and was part of the starting rotation for the Royals team that won the 1985 World Series. He also played professionally for the Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays and San Francisco Giants.[2] Black was the starting pitcher for the Royals during the famous George Brett pine tar incident, and was the pitcher who gave up Reggie Jackson's 500th career home run and Mike Piazza's first career home run. In between, Black pitched for the Leones del Caracas of the Venezuela Winter League and was a member of the 1982 Caribbean Series champion team. Coaching/Managerial career[edit] Anaheim Angels/Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim[edit] Black was the pitching coach of the Anaheim Angels/Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim from 2000-2006 under Manager Mike Scioscia. As the Angels pitching coach, Black won a World Series ring in 2002 against the San Francisco Giants. San Diego Padres[edit] In October 2006, Brian Sabean, general manager of the Giants, interviewed Black for the Giants' vacant managerial position.[3] After the position went to Padres manager Bruce Bochy, Black became a candidate for the Padres job, and was officially hired on November 8, 2006. Despite a last place finish for the Padres in 2008, Black returned to finish his contract in 2009. During the 2009 season, Black was given a contract extension for the 2010 season with a club option for 2011. During the 2010 season, the Padres gave Black another three-year extension through 2013, with club options in 2014 and 2015.[4] In 2010, Black presided over the worst collapse in Padres history when they went on a ten-game losing streak with a little over a month left in the season, went 12-16 in September and squandered a 6 1/2 game lead over the Giants for the NL West title. Black nonetheless was the winner of the 2010 National League Manager of the Year Award, edging Dusty Baker of the Cincinnati Reds in voting by a single point.[5] Black is only the third former full-time pitcher to win a Manager of the Year Award, joining Tommy Lasorda and Larry Dierker. On June 15, 2015, Black was fired after eight-plus seasons with the Padres after the team started 2015 at 32–33 and was six games behind in the National League West.[6] He finished with a record of 649 wins and 713 losses.[7] On October 28, 2015, The Washington Post reported that the Washington Nationals intended to hire Black as their new manager following the 2015 World Series, replacing fired manager Matt Williams.[8] However, it was later reported that he would not be getting the job.[9] Black turned down the Nationals offer, which he considered to be too low.[10] Return to Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim[edit] On November 25, 2015, it was announced that Black would be returning to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to serve as a special assistant to the new General Manager, Billy Eppler.[11] Black previously served as a pitching coach for the team from 2000-2006. Colorado Rockies[edit] On November 7, 2016, the Colorado Rockies announced they hired Black as their new manager.[12] On April 3, 2017, Black won on his Rockies debut, defeating the Milwaukee Brewers on Opening Day, notching his 650th win as a manager.[13] Managerial record[edit] As of April 7, 2017 Team From To Regular season record Postseason record W L Win % W L Win % San Diego Padres 2007 2015 649 713 .477 DNQ Colorado Rockies 2017 4 1 .800 Total 653 714 .478 0 0 – Reference:[7] Personal life[edit] Black was born to Canadian parents in Northern California. He has a wife, Nanette and two daughters. His wife is a pediatric ICU nurse. His older daughter attended Oregon State University and is currently an interior designer while his younger, a collegiate gymnast, graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in math and kinesiology in 2014 17:37, 14 April 2017 (EDT)17:37, 14 April 2017 (EDT)~ Sir James Black

Sir James Whyte Black OM FRS FRSE FRCP (14 June 1924 – 22 March 2010[2]) was a Scottish pharmacologist. Black established a Veterinary Physiology department at the University of Glasgow, where he became interested in the effects of adrenaline on the human heart. He went to work for ICI Pharmaceuticals in 1958 and, while there, developed propranolol, a beta blocker used for the treatment of heart disease.[3] Black was also responsible for the development of cimetidine, a H2 receptor antagonist, a drug used to treat stomach ulcers. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1988 for work leading to the development of propranolol and cimetidine.[4][5]

Early life and education Black was born on 14 June 1924 in Uddingston, Lanarkshire, the fourth of five sons of a Baptist family which traced its origins to Balquhidder, Perthshire.[6] His father was a mining engineer.[6] He was brought up in Fife, educated at Beath High School, Cowdenbeath, and, at the age of 15, won a scholarship to the University of St Andrews.[6] His family had been too poor to send him to university and he had been persuaded to sit the St Andrews entrance exam by his maths teacher at Beath.[7] Until 1967, University College, Dundee was the site for all clinical medical activity for the University of St Andrews. He matriculated at University College (which eventually became the University of Dundee) in 1943 and graduated from University of St Andrews School of Medicine with an MB ChB in 1946.[8] During his time at St Andrews, Black lived in St Salvator's Hall. After graduating, he stayed at University College to join the physiology department as an assistant lecturer before taking a lecturer position at King Edward VIII College of Medicine in Singapore that subsequently became part of the University of Malaya.[8][9] Black had decided against a career as a medical practitioner as he objected to what he considered the insensitive treatment of patients at the time.[9] Career[edit] Black had large debts upon his graduation from university, so he took a teaching job in Singapore for three years, before moving to London in 1950[10] and then on to join the University of Glasgow (Veterinary School) where he established the Veterinary Physiology Department and developed an interest in the way adrenaline affects the human heart, particularly in those suffering from angina.[11] Having formulated a theory of an approach by which the effects of adrenaline might be annulled, he joined ICI Pharmaceuticals in 1958, remaining with the company until 1964, during which time he invented propranolol,[3] which later became the world's best-selling drug.[11] During this time Black pioneered a method of research whereby drug molecules were purposefully built instead of being synthesised first and then investigated for their potential medical uses.[9] The discovery of propranolol was hailed as the greatest breakthrough in the treatment of heart disease since the discovery of digitalis.[11] At the same time, Black was developing a similar method of inventing drugs for treatment of stomach ulcers, but ICI did not wish to pursue the idea so Black resigned in 1964 and joined Smith, Kline and French where he worked for nine years until 1973.[12] While there, Black developed his second major drug, cimetidine, which was launched under the brand name Tagamet in 1975 and soon outsold propranolol to become the world's largest-selling prescription drug.[11] Black was appointed professor, and head of department, of pharmacology at University College London in 1973 where he established a new undergraduate course in medicinal chemistry[6] but he became frustrated by the lack of funding for research and accepted the post of director of therapeutic research at the Wellcome Research Laboratories in 1978.[9] However he did not agree with his immediate boss there, Sir John Vane, and resigned in 1984.[9] Black then became Professor of Analytical Pharmacology at the Rayne Institute of King's College London medical school, where he remained until 1992.[9] He established the James Black Foundation in 1988 with funding from Johnson and Johnson and led a team of 25 scientists in drugs research, including work on gastrin inhibitors which can prevent some stomach cancers.[9] Black contributed to basic scientific and clinical knowledge in cardiology, both as a physician and as a basic scientist. His invention of propranolol, the beta adrenergic receptor antagonist that revolutionised the medical management of angina pectoris, is considered to be one of the most important contributions to clinical medicine and pharmacology of the 20th century.[13][14] Propranolol has been described as the greatest breakthrough in heart disease treatments since the 18th century discovery of digitalis and has benefited millions of people.[9] Black's method of research, his discoveries about adrenergic pharmacology, and his clarification of the mechanisms of cardiac action are all strengths of his work.[15] He was greatly involved in the synthesis of cimetidine, at the time a revolutionary drug for the treatment and prevention of peptic ulcers. Cimetidine was the first of a new class of drugs, the H2-receptor antagonists. Chancellor of the University of Dundee[edit] In 1980, Black's association with the University of Dundee was renewed when the institution recognised his many achievements by conferring him with the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws. In 1992 he accepted an offer to succeed the 16th Earl of Dalhousie as Chancellor of the University and was installed as Chancellor at the award ceremony held in Dundee Repertory Theatre on 29 April 1992. Appropriately the first degree he conferred was to Professor Robert Campbell Garry, who had been responsible for his original appointment at University College Dundee. Sir James remarked at this ceremony that by returning to Dundee he was "in a real sense, coming home".[8] As Chancellor, Sir James Black did much to promote the University of Dundee and was a popular figure within the University. He was awarded a second honorary degree, that of Doctor of Science, in 2005. He retired from his post the following year, and his association with the University of Dundee was marked with launching of the £20 million Sir James Black Centre. The centre, intended to promote interdisciplinary research in the life sciences, was opened by Sydney Brenner in 2006. Sir James Black himself visited the centre in October 2006 and was reportedly excited and pleased by what he saw.[8] A portrait of Black in his chancellor's robes, by Helene Train, is held as part of the University's fine art collection.[16] Honours and awards[edit] Black was made a Knight Bachelor on 10 February 1981 for services to medical research, receiving the honour from the Queen at Buckingham Palace.[11][17] On 26 May 2000 he was appointed to the Order of Merit, of which there are only 24 members at any one time, by Queen Elizabeth II.[18][19] Black was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 1976 and the same year he was awarded the Lasker award.[20] His certificate of election to the Royal Society reads: Has made outstanding contributions, based on fundamental considerations of receptor theory, to the development of new drugs of clinical importance. Introduced the first effective beta blockers and analysed their cardiovascular effects. These drugs have opened up new perspectives for the treatment of angina pectoris, cardiac irregularities and hypertension. More recently, in a concerted drive carried out with great vision, he has developed a new type of histamine antagonist capable of inhibiting gastric acid secretion induced by histamine or pentagastrin. Apart from its practical implications this work has considerable fundamental importance since it provided evidence for the existence of a new type of histamine receptor. This work has also provided experimental support for the hypothesis that endogenous histamine may be involved in the secretion of acid in the stomach.[1] In 1979, he was awarded the Artois-Baillet Latour Health Prize. In 1982 Black was awarded the Wolf Prize in Medicine.[9] and the year after the Scheele Award. He was awarded the 1988 Nobel Prize in Medicine along with Gertrude B. Elion and George H. Hitchings for their work on drug development.[21] In 1994 he received the Ellison-Cliffe Medal from the Royal Society of Medicine. Personal life[edit] Black met Hilary Joan Vaughan (1924–1986) at a ball at university in 1944 and the couple married in 1946 upon his graduation. He described her as the "mainspring" of his life until she died aged 61 in Surrey.[6][22] The couple had a daughter, Stephanie, born in 1951.[6] Black remarried in 1994, to Professor Rona MacKie.[9] Black was a very private man who was averse to publicity and was horrified to discover he had won the Nobel Prize.[9] Black died, aged 85, on the morning of 22 March 2010 after a long illness. His death was announced by the University of Dundee, where Black served as Chancellor from 1992 to 2006.[23] His funeral was held on 29 March at St. Columba's Church, London.[10] He is buried at the Ardclach cemetery, a parish established in 1655, near Nairn, Scotland. Upon hearing of Black's death, Professor Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dundee said Black "was a great scientist, but he was also a great man to know" while the BBC said he was "hailed as one of the great Scottish scientists of the 20th Century".[19] He was described by The Daily Telegraph as the man who earned the most for the pharmaceutical industry through his drug development, though he received little personal financial gain from his work.[9] In 2010 the Bute Medical School of the University of St Andrews, where Black had studied his initial degree in medicine, announced that an honorary 'Sir James Black Chair of Medicine' would be created. In September 2010 the first Chair of Medicine at the University was given to Professor Stephen H Gillespie MD, DSc, FRCP (Edin), FRC Path, who left his post as Professor of Medical Microbiology at UCL. Family history research has found him to be a third cousin once removed to David Tennant the actor. 17:37, 14 April 2017 (EDT)17:37, 14 April 2017 (EDT)Black-4130

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John S Black 08/09/1805 - 05/19/1870 Kentucky Spouse: Sarah Taylor 1806 - 1892

Odd that these are locked because of a Presidential tie and the line ends here. Any hints welcome as to who beget these folks.

posted by Brett Ballard
I am researching my maternal 2nd great grandmother, Mary Ann (Black) McWilliams, who was born 30 Oct 1819 in either Ohio or Pennsylvania. She died 19 May 1872 while visiting her family in Vandalia, Jasper County, Iowa.

In her father's family bible, her father was named: Francis Morton Black. I believe he was first married to Sarah Fulton and had the following children: Susan Black (1817-1853), Mary Ann (Black) McWilliams (1819-1872), George Alexander Black (1822-1887)

and then married to Sarah Allison and had the following children: Capt. Eslie Powers Black (1824-1896), Lydia Ann Black (1828-1829), Sarah (Black) Rees (1831-1918), Samuel Fulton Black (1833-1912), Robert L. Black (1836-1901), William Allison Black (1840-1914)

I found the family living in Indiana and East Deer Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania and then moved to Camp, Polk, Iowa, and maybe to Oregon and finally St. Helena, Napa, California.

Morton Black is my brickwall and any information or leads would be greatly appreciated. I would like to confirm his wife or wives and learn about his parents and siblings as they were the family that immigrated from Ireland.

posted by Karen (Pedroli) Wibbenhorst
edited by Karen (Pedroli) Wibbenhorst
I am researching my paternal 2nd great grandfather, Alexander Black, born around 1797. He died in 1845 in Ripley County, Indiana, leaving five children including my 1st great-grandfather, Hugh Franklin Black, born (1826-1890). I believe Alexander's father was John Black, born in 1750 in Augusta, Virginia. Any leads would be greatly appreciated.
posted by Cheryll Black
Hi finally decided to try to research my maternal three times GGF Paul Black Paul Black (1772-1850) born in Ireland possibly County Antrim and moved to Kilsyth, Stirlingshire where my mum's family lived for generations. Anyone else interested in researching Black of Stirlingshire and Ulster please give me a shout and join in !! Wish me luck, Maria
posted by Maria Maxwell
Hi Maria. My research goes back to Ulster, but I haven't been able to get anything helpful out of Ireland records. I would love to see if we connect there. Private message me with the email you use on wikitree, and I can add you to this group where you can edit and add to notes. We can all add anything we find.
posted by Candy (Black) Cox
That's interesting that you mentioned him. I am all about anything NASCAR. lol I have often wondered about him. Ray is a common name in my Black's. Since he is living it is hard to find anything, although I have considered asking. :)
posted by Candy (Black) Cox
Stock car racer, Ray Black Jr. Born in Montgomery, Alabama. Check out his Web site. I haven't connected to him, maybe some of you have?

Connie Black Waite

posted by Connie (Black) Waite
Welcome Connie (Black) Waite :)
posted by Candy (Black) Cox
Thanks for your contribution! My understanding is the Black clan were a sub clan from the Lamont's. I Had recently learned some of this, and was very surprised :)
posted by Candy (Black) Cox
Hi Maria :) Glad to see you in here to see if we can find who belongs to who. I am still working hard to find my family before my Black came to the USA. Sorry I did not see this before now, but we bought a house on 7/1....the dust is starting to settle after nightmare repairs! Hope to get this study going and growing :)
posted by Candy (Black) Cox
Hi Candy, My maternal third great grandfather Paul Black was born 1772 in Ulster - perhaps Antrim. By 1805 he had moved to Kilsyth Scotland and married. He is the earliest Black ancestor I can find. Don't know anything about his family or any siblings or when he moved to Scotland. Antrim is a guess as he had a long term lodger who came from Antrim. He was Presbyterian Please keep him in mind just in case anyone comes across him in their research. My mothers' maiden name was Black.

Thanks Maria.

posted by Maria Maxwell