Posted by John Nichols on May 10, 2003 at 16:34:28 from 126.96.36.199 user Mcneacail.
In Reply to: Beckfoot posted by John Nichols on May 10, 2003 at 16:26:26:
The interesting thing about the name Blackett is like the Case of the Dog in the Night in Sherlock Holmes (if my memory serves correctly there was no dog is the answer)
The name is really not common at all. I did search using BTCOM and found only one Blackett in Carlise from that area of the country and then only about 20 in London.
The Blackett guy who was in the news in the late 20's early thirties had been a Navy guy during WW1. RB may have been in the navy? I had never considered that before.
My ohter thought is that the names Blackett and Turner may have come from School Chums of AR's. Do we have a list of the boys at the school when he was there?
I had never realized the Blackett name was rare as I have always grown up with it in the books.
Does the name Blackett come from a specific area in England?
I also noticed that there is a mention of Atkinsons on the current maps around Coniston?
Where is this famous Dundale if it exists? Or is it a false name again?
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