Peter Blackburn

1811 - 1870

Immediate descendant of a claimant or beneficiary

Biography

The son of John Blackburn (q.v.).

It is possible that this is the same Peter Blackburn as claimed on Jamaica, St Catherine, 42.

Peter Blackburn's parents were John (1756-1840) of Killearn (see separate entry for him) and Rebecca Leslie Gillies (1788-?). His brothers included Hugh Blackburn (1823–1909), professor of mathematics at Glasgow University, Robert Bogle Blackburn (1821–1875), advocate and later sheriff of Stirlingshire, and Colin Blackburn, Baron Blackburn of Killearn (1813–1896) who was a judge. It is worth noting that Colin Blackburn in his capacity as a judge of the queen's bench, issued a charge to grand jury in the Governor Eyre case in June 1868 which was in favour of Eyre’s execution of George William Gordon, a leading figure in the Jamaica rebellion of 1865. There is no evidence that Peter Blackburn, a liberal conservative, supported the Eyre Defence Fund.  

Sources

For Colin Blackburn, see Gareth H. Jones, ‘Blackburn, Colin, Baron Blackburn of Killearn (1813–1896)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004) http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/2510 [accessed 12/08/2012].

 


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish

Legacies Summary

Political (2)

Government
 
office →
Lord of the Treasury
1859 - 1859
MP
Conservative 
election →
Stirling Stirling
1855 - 1865

Relationships (1)

Son → Father