Blackler family page
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Origins of surname
There is a village called Blackler in Devonshire which may have given rise to this surname, but its meaning in old English is 'one who lives by the dense alder wood', so it could have its origins elsewhere.
The name was introduced to Jersey by Edward Blackler in about 1819. He was married to Mary Youlton in Plymouth in 1812. Their first two children were born in Plymouth and six more were born and baptised in St Helier. Edward came from Littlehampton in Devon and Mary from St Mewan in Cornwall.
These wills created by members of the Blackler family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Jeremiah Blackler of St Helier, - 20 December 1886, D/Y/A/46
- Mary Blackler, née Swatridge, of 15 Colomberie, St Helier, widow, - 9 June 1898, D/Y/A/57