Patrick - How many ways to spell Blakeney? The information I have seems to agree with yours regarding a William Bleakney/Blakeney (b.1715) in Ireland, moved his family to South Carolina including sons David and Chambers and daughters Elizabeth, Sarah & Mary. David & Chambers left S.C. in 1782 aboard ship for Halifax, Canada. David left Halifax with his family in the spring of 1783 for New Brunswick, was listed in Saint John N.B. in 1784 and in the Salisbury Parish of N.B. in 1786. In 1787 he received a land grant for 793 acres on the north bank of the Petitcodiac River in the immediate area of what is now the Town of Petitcodiac N.B. Now some more spelling. My Mother was Dora BLAKNEY (b.1898), and we go back to James E Blakney (b.1866), Samuel BLEAKNEY (b.1811), William Bleakney (b.1772) and then guess who? David Bleakney (b.1745), son of old William (B.1715). My name is Ramsay. Just a Blakeney in disguise. Actually Patrick, I don't have a lot on this, but would like to find out more about what happened to David and Chamber's parents and siblings back in S.C.