James Webb BLACKMAN
James was born in Southward, London, England.
He married Lydia Arnold (born in Middlesex, England) in Victoria, Australia in 1893.
They had four sons, two born in Victotia, Australia, one in Auckland (died as an infant) & one in Masterton.
James was a gas fitter & commision agent in Auckland in the early 1900's. By 1911 he was a gas engineer in Masterton.
Lydia owned several properties in the Railway Block 4 in Levin from 1909 to 1922.