People

Notable people in Blackfen’s history include:

CRONIN, John (1901-1986), Bexley councillor and Mayor

HEASLIP, Michael (c1857-1931), of Blackfen Farm (east)

HOLT, Vesey Weston (c1825-1881), banker, of Queenswood House

HOLT, Sir Vesey George Mackenzie (1854-1923), banker, of Queenswood House

    See: Who’s Who of Blackfen

JONES, Robert Owen (c1791-1861), of Blackfen Farm (west)

KIRKLAND, Sir John (1796-1871), owner of Queens Wood.

    See: Sir John Kirkland of Queens Wood, Sir John Kirkland at Beckenham Place, and Pickpockets at the Club

LEECH, Charles Richard (1870-1952), house developer

    See: C. R. Leech ends his days in Brighton, and Leechoft in Blackfen, Swanley and Wallington

MARTEL, Brig-Gen. Sir Charles Philip (1861-1945), of Queenswood House

    See: Who’s Who of Blackfen

MARTEL, Lt-Gen. Sir Giffard Le Quesne (1889-1958), of Queenswood House

    See: Lt-Gen. Sir Giffard Martel, KCB, KBE, DSO, MC

    See: Who’s Who of Blackfen

NORTH, Gamble (1854-1921), tenant of Queens Wood

    See: Gamble North and the Avery Hill Winter Gardens

RANN, Mike, former High Commissioner of Australia to the UK

   See: Who’s Who of Blackfen

REYNOLDS, Florence Jannie (1897-1981), newsagent

    See: Shops

SILK, Rev. David, former Bishop of Ballarat

   See: Who’s Who of Blackfen

SLAUGHTER, Audrey, novelist and magazine editor

    See: Who’s Who of Blackfen

STAPLES, George (1791-1859), wood merchant and publican

    See: Pubs

WALLACE, George Douglas (Baron Wallace of Coslany) (1906-2003), politician

    See: Who’s Who of Blackfen

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