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Maker of chronometers
1813 Born in Inveresk, Scotland, son of George Blackie, Watch maker, and his wife Elizabeth (nee Cuming).
1849 Chronometer maker, married Ellen Brown (born c. 1828) in Islington
1858 Made an auxiliary compensation to a balance for a chronometer which allowed him to win trials at Greenwich Observatory
1861 Chronometer maker, living in Clerkenwell, with his wife and 4 children
1881 Watchmaker-Finisher. Living in Islington, London, with 2 sons and 2 daughters
1884 Granted Freedom of the City of London 
1885 Died in Islington