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Thomas Blackledge

Known Children

  1. William Blackledge

  2. Robert Blackledge

  3. Elizabeth Blackledge

  4. Thomas Blackledge

  5. Mary Blackledge


Thomas Blackledge identified himself as a tanner in his will. He served two terms in the colonial Pennsylvania legislature, 1756-1758, where he played a minor role. It is unclear if he was a Quaker, though his first wife and children were. It seems as if he may have never joined. In 1778 he signed an oath of allegience to Pennsylvania.

For a more detailed biography of Thomas Blackledge found in "Lawmaking and Legislators in Pennsylvania: A Biographical Dictionary", vol. 2, pp. 217-219.

For more information contact John Rush.

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