Nehemiah Blackistone

Nehemiah Blackistone[1]

Male Abt 1636 - 1693  (~ 57 years)

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  • Name Nehemiah Blackistone 
    Born Abt 1636  Newhall, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Dec 1693  St. Marys County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12962  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 4 Jul 2013 

    Father John Blackistone 
    Mother Susan Chambers 
    Family ID F3745  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Gerard,   b. 1636, Newhall, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1716, St. Marys County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [2
    Married 6 May 1669  St. Marys County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John Blackistone,   b. Abt 1670, St. Marys County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1724, St. Marys County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
     2. Rebecca Blackistone,   b. 1672,   d. 1715  (Age 43 years)
     3. Susanna Blackistone,   b. 1674
     4. Mary Blackistone,   b. 1680
     5. Ann Blackistone,   b. 1682
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2013 
    Family ID F3744  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1636 - Newhall, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 May 1669 - St. Marys County, MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Dec 1693 - St. Marys County, MD Link to Google Earth
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    River Springs
    River Springs
    As told by LInda Reno: On May 6, 1669, Elizabeth Gerard, daughter of Thomas, married Nehemiah Blackistone. As a wedding gift, Thomas Gerard gave the couple "Longworth Point", 300 ac. and "Dare's Neck", 100 ac. (today's Coltons Point and adjacent lands). The part of the property now known as "River Springs" contains 88 acres and is owned by Gordon and Gerard Blackistone Hughes, direct descendants of Nehemiah Blackistone and Elizabeth Gerard. Located there is the main residence, two cottages and a working farm.

    The original [current] house was built by George Blackistone in 1841 and contained large wings on either side. During the mid to late 1800s, his son, Dr. Richard Pinkney Blackistone, used the wings of rooms as lodging for patients.

    Then in the early 1900s, Robert Deminieu Blackistone Sr. converted the structure to a resort hotel with a riverside gazebo for dancing in the evenings. During the 1930s his children, Jane (Blackistone) Hughes and Robert Deminieu Blackistone, Jr., removed the wings and gazebo, and added a kitchen, three bathrooms, and a portico front porch, creating today's "River Springs", a private residence. (Information from the Southern Maryland Garden Tour, May 2012).

  • Sources 
    1. [S1089] Find A Grave [www.findagrave.com].
      Nehemiah Blakiston is the son of John Blakiston ans Susan Chambers. He married Elizabeth Gerard daughter of Thomas Gerard and Sussanna Snow.

      He was a Colonel. He came to America in 1668 as a free adult. In March 1678/9 he sued because of a false arrest. He stated he married May 6, 1669 to Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Gerard Esq. with the consent of her father. He was an attorney of the Provincial Court.

      He was commissioned Capt. of a troop of horse in St . Mary's Co Militia. On April 21 1691 he was appointed Chief Justice of the Provincial Court of Maryland and in the same year Speaker of the Assembly. He w as commissioned as Colonel abt. April 9 1692 as he was on Apr. 8 a Capt. and t hereafter a Col.He was living Aug 25 1693 but deceased by Dec. 11, 1693. Madame Elizabeth Blackiston was cited to administer on the estate of her late husband Col. Nehemiah Blackiston. She married second Ralph Rymer about 1696 and third Joshua Guibert of St. Mary's Co. Her will dated Dec. 15 1715 was proved O ct. 2,1716. His ancestry is given in British Roots of Maryland Families by Robert Barnes. I provided him this information. His biography is listed in the Biographies of the MD Legislature. With John Coode and Kenelm Cheseldine he was a prominent leader in the revolution of 1689 which overthrew Lord Baltimore's government. He became head of the interim government in 1690. Lengthy controversy over the settlement of his estate. In the book "Early Manor and Plantation Houses of Maryland" by H. Chandlee Forman, 1934, is the following: "Blackistone House or Longworth Point was built about 1684 by the Gardiners. It was the home of Nehemiah Blackistone when he was President of the Council in 1690."

    2. [S1336] Stacy Mims [Morethanjustacemetery.com], Stacy Mims [ssmims63@msn.com].