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Edward Blake, William Blake, William Blakeney, William Blamires,
Pierce Blanchfield, John Blandy, John Briggs Blanshard, Joseph Edwin Bleechmore,


Edward Blake

Researched 25 Jul 2011 looking for family of Ernest Fleming Blake - but could not find his birth. Queensland birth in 1892 does not have his full name.

From on Sunday, 24 July, 2011
Dear Elizabeth, I Googled Edward Blake and came across your site.
In 1914 Australia's first submarine, AE1, went missing and has never been located along with the entire crew.
One crew member was Stoker Ernest Fleming BLAKE Service Number RAN 7876 DOB 05.03.1892 Native Birth Place Norman Park, Brisbane, Queensland Next of Kin Father – Mr Edward BLAKE, c/- Mrs Uhlmann, “Minniegne”, Brighton Terrace, Sandgate, Queensland. Martial Status Single
We are trying to locate any descendants or relatives of Ernest Blake. A memorial service with a plaque being laid will held on the 14th September, 2011 and we would love to contact as many family members as possible
I am sorry - I researched Edward Blake in Victoria, before moving to check Ernest after I could not find him born in Victoria.

Edward Blake aged 26 came Jan 1857 on the Kent with Sophia Blake aged 24. Also on the Kent are William Blake aged 80 and Elizabeth Blake aged 25 They lived first in Prahan, then moved about 1864 to Inglewood then in 1869 to Clunes
7 children 1. Richard Henry Blake 1859 #1374
2. Edward George Blake 1861 #6603 - 1862 #2648 lived 11 months
3. Edwin Blake 1862 #16840
4. Frederick Lewin Blake 1864 #22413
5. Alice Maud Blake 1869 #14450 - 1875 #981 lived 5 years
6. Clara Louisa Blake 1873 #1362
7. Edith Elizabeth Blake 1875 #21808
1. Richard Henry Blake 1859 #1374 wed 1887 #5682 to Louisa Gaskin 1864 #19383 dau of Sophia Phillips and George Gaskin and lived at Ararat
7 Children 1. Alice Sophia Blake 1889 #8888 - 1964 #24804 aged 75 wed Smart
2. Sydney Lewyn Blake 1891 #18754 - 1970 #7621 aged 78
3. Ada Louisa Blake 1893 #18524 - 1976 #25032 aged 83 wed Phin
4. Harold Blake 1895 #26018 - 1949 #4598 aged 52
5. Florence Blake 1899 #7281 - 1973 #14772 aged 74
6. Edith Maud Blake 1902 - 1893 #14401 aged 81, wed Carey
7. Doris Blake 1906 - 1978 #25594 aged 72 wed Goldsmith
3. Edwin Blake 1862 #16840 wed 1885 #3691 to Margaret Christine Schultz and lived at Bacchus Marsh
5 children 1. Percy Gilbert Blake 1889 #9069
2. Fredk Geo Blake 1890 #9289
3. Wm Hy Blake 1891 #29426 - 1960 #6561 aged 68
4. Olive May Blake 1895 #17535 - 1972 #25708 aged 77 wed Dillon
5. Hector Norman Blake 1899 #23708
6. Clara Louisa Blake 1873 #1362 wed 1892 #3989 to George Patrick Mcconville 1865 - 1932 #12235 aged 67, son of Elizabeth and Anthony Mcconville, and lived at Ararat
8 children 1. Hugh Mcconville 1893 #160 - 1923 #10019 aged 30
2. Clarence Edwd Mcconville 1894 #17139
3. Frank Cecil Mcconville 1896 #10110 - 1930 #15805 aged 34
4. Vivian George Mcconville 1898 #2005
5. Eric Mcconville 1899 #17218 - 1972 #21656 aged 72
6. Esmond Frederick Mcconville 1901 #7936 - 1969 #13428 aged 68
7. Edith Elizabeth Mcconville 1907 - 1975 #16296 aged 68, wed Brown
8. Leslie Mervin Mcconville 1909 - 1966 #11768 aged 57
7. Edith Elizabeth Blake 1875 #21808 wed 1896 #2703R to Mathew Jos Burke and lived at Ararat
1st child 1. Coral Valerie Burke 1898 #23522

William Robert Blake


From on Thursday, 28 July, 2011
Hi Elizabeth
I can't see any evidence of Ernest Fleming BLAKE being connected to my wife Kim's 3g grandfather William Robert BLAKE. William had a great grandson Ernest 'Jim' James BLAKE, but that's about the closest I come.
William (The Admiral) Robert BLAKE was born 1807 in London, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom and died 11 AUG 1896 in West Street, Clunes, Victoria, Australia
He wed 24 NOV 1851 in Parish of St James, Melbourne, Victoria, to Eliza WADE b: 9 NOV 1834 Off Cape of Good Hope on voyage to Tasmania, Australia and Christened 4 MAR 1835, dau of Selina and George Wade, in Parish of St John, Launceston, Cornwall, Tasmania, Australia.
Eliza's mother may be Selina Wade died in Melbourne 1851 #4985, aged 41, and buried from St James Church


South Aust records have arrival of William Blake arrived 1839-09-27 on Lady Lilford from Liverpool 1839-06-18

William Robert Blake 1807 - 1896 #9186 aged 89 son of William Robert Blake, wed 1851 #5797 to Eliza Wade 1833 - 1900 #7221 aged 66, dau of Selina and George Wade, and lived at Clunes
10 children 1. Selina Blake 16 Mar 1853 #25893 - 1928 #1177 aged 75 wed Horner, born at Moorabbin
2. Wm Robt Blake 18 Dec 1854 reg 1855 #863 - 1 Dec 1862 #8267 lived 8 years, born at Flemington
3. John Thomas Blake 1857 #15075 born at Clunes
4. Eliza Blake 1859 #14171
5. Anna Mary Blake 1861 #20717
6. William Robert Blake 1864 #1462 - 1934 #11299 aged 69
7. Edward Blake 1867 #1361
8. Mary Jane Blake 1869 #1413 - 1949 #968 aged 80
9. Charles Samuel Theodore Blake 1872 #7857 - 1876 #4842 lived 4 years
10. Thomas Blake 29 June 1875 #14775
1. Selina Blake 1853 #25893 - 1928 #1177 aged 75 born at Moorabbin, wed 1874 #3740 to John Liddle 1844 - 1876 #4854 aged 31, son of Sarah Robinson and John Liddle of Tees, John said from Stockton who appears to have come aged 25 in Sep 1870, on the Tararua and may be connected with fellow passenger William Liddle aged 40
Selina Liddle wed 1878 #2136 to Alexander Horner from Ayreshire, who came Feb 1858 aged 9 years, on the Red Jacket with his parents Patt Horner aged 45, and Margt Horner aged 35 and brother John Horner aged 10.
5 children 1. William Liddle 1875 #13102 - 1876 #4827 lived 1 year, died just before his father
2. Selina Merion Horner 1879 #1501
3. Agnes Eliza Horner 1880 #7607
4. Mary Alexandra Horner 1883 #1470
5. Annie Horner 1884 #23406
4. Eliza Blake 1859 #14171 wed 1886 #3949 to Robert Pierepoint Pinner from Lincolnshire, who came Sep 1870 aged 39, on the Colonial Empire with Mary Pinner aged 40, Harry Pinner aged 14 and Kate Pinner aged 11
Robert Pierrepont Pinner wed Jul-Sep 1854 to Mary Buttery in Grantham district that spans the boundaries of the counties of Leicestershire and Lincolnshire Mary Pinner died at Clunes 1884 #4019 aged 53, dau of Ann Stills and William Buttry
3 children 1. Harry Pinner Oct-Dec 1855 in Marlebone,
2. Kate Pinner Oct-Dec 1858 - 1872 #677 aged 13, dau of Mary Buttery and Robert Pinner of London, birth registered in St James Westminster and it is in the county of Middlesex
3. Alfred Pinner 1889 #16875 - 1975 #7847 aged 86, child of Eliza, born in St Kilda,
1. Harry Pinner Oct-Dec 1855 in Marlebone, wed 1881 #72 to Anne Cotton 1856 #12668 dau of Margaret Kelly and Benjamin Cotton born at Buninyong, Vic. Benjn Cotton aged 35 came Feb 1852, on the Charlotte Jane then wed Margaret Kiley/Kelly.
3 children 1. Mary Pinner 1881 #21191
2. Harriet Pinner 1884 #14242
3. Annie Victoria Pinner 1886 #21487 - 1887 #13680 lived 1 year
3. Alfred Pinner 1889 #16875 - 1975 #7847 aged 86, wed c1910 to Elizabeth Ann Hellyer 1888 #18869 - 1962 #8234 aged 73, dau of Cathren/Catherine Scott wed 1884 #854 to George Hellyear from Plymouth
1st child 1. Norman Pierpoint Pinner 1911 - 1974 #10906 aged 63
4. Anna Mary Blake 1861 #20717, wed 1884 #78 to Charles Podger came aged 2 of Clunes
5. William Robert Blake 1864 #1462 - 1934 #11299 aged 69, wed 1886 #6419 to Emma Dally born in Ballarat, lived at Clunes
6 children 1. William Bennett Blake 1887 #9850
2. Emily May Blake 1889 #20216
3. Olive Blake 1891 - 1892 #1279 lived 13 months
4. Fred James Blake 1895 #2260
5. Arthur Ernest Blake 1896 #18752
6. Stanley Victor Blake 1898 #17723
6. Edward Blake 1867 #1361 wed 1899 #4667 to Bridit Francis Myra Agnes Slattery
1 child 1. Wina Blake 1900 #17884
Mary Jane Blake 1869 #1413 - 1949 #968 aged 80, wed 1889 #1324 to John Edward Pearce and lived at ST Kilda
8 children 1. Ernest Theodore Pearce 1889 #26657
2. Rosa Mary Pearce 1891 #37416 - 1953 #14497 aged 62, wed Cornell
3. John Edward Pearce 1893 #26806 - 1893 #12210 lived 8 days
4. Jno Stanley Pearce 1894 #33269 - 1970 #27822 aged 76
5. Twin Leslie Alf Pearce 1897 #14737 - 1897 #14809 lived 1 month
6. Twin Merton Roy Pearce 1897 #14738 - 1897 #14815 lived 1 month
7. Irene Hette Pearce 1899 #22435
8. Albert Victor Pearce 1906 - 1965 #11845 aged 59

William Blakeney

From: Harry King on Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2003

Dear Elizabeth,
I noticed on your web page a reference to a 'John James Blakney' 1895-1961
[Mary Jane Taylor and Stephen Kerrison's 5th child, Mary Rose Kerrison 5 Sep 1889 - 17 May 1982, married 20 May 1914 to John James Blakney 8 Aug 1895 - 13 Jan 1961 son of Elizabeth Rosendale and William Blakney]

In my line I have a Cyril Blakney, born in North Hobart in the early 1890's and his mother was Elizabeth Blakney. He served in WW1 and married my great aunt, Florence Alice King, in London before returning to Tasmania (around 1918). My Florence Alice was born in Stretford (Manchester) 20 May, 1897. My Florence Alice was in London only during WW1 (serving as a nurse there, tending to injured soldiers). I wonder if you might have any information on the Blakneys -- it is a rather unusual name. I do have a couple of pictures of my Cyril Blakney.
Sincere thanks, Harry King


William Blakeney aged 20 wed 13 Oct 1863 in Hobart Tasmania to Elizabeth Rossendell, aged 20, and lived in Hobart, Tasmania
11 Children 1. Emily Mary Blakeney 04 Sep 1864 son Cyril Blakney born 17 Oct 1890
2. Elizabeth Charlotte Blakeney 11 Sep 1866
3. Annie Jane Blakeney 20 Sep 1868
4. Jane Isabella Blakeney 06 Jan 1871
5. Ada May Blakney 26 Nov 1872 wed 24 May 1897 - Hobart, Tasmania to Joseph William De-Soza
6. Florence Blakeney 08 Jun 1875 wed 1897 - Hobart, Tasmania to Alfred Shone
7. William George Blakeney 26 Nov 1877
8. Linda Louisa Blakeney 07 Oct 1879
9. Esther Lilian Blakeney 1882
10. John James Blakeney 08 Aug 1885
11. Maude Eveline Blakeney 31 Dec 1887
10. John James Blakeney 08 Aug 1885 wed 20 May 1914 to Mary Rose Kerrison, daughters are Mena, Zena, June and Margaret

William Blamires

William Blamires wed 19 May 1836 at Greystoke, Cumberland, England to Mary Liddle
William Liddell Blamire Christening: 04 Oct 1846 at Kirkbampton, Cumberland, England son of Mary and William Blamire
William Edwin Henley aged 5, c1805 came Jan 1855 on the Medway with Mrs Elizh Henley aged 51, c1804 and Lavinia Henley aged 14, c1840

William Lizard Blamires wed 1862 #387 to Lavinia Henley

9 children 1. Elizabeth Blamires 1863 #11409
2. Alfred Henley Blamires 1865 #5842 - 1866 #1627 lived 1 years
3. Emma Bertha Blamires 1867 #2469 - 1871 #2355 lived 4 years
4. William George Blamires 1869 #10325 - 1878 #4696 lived 9 years
5. Henry Blamires 1871 #11879
6. John Edward Blamires 1873 #14722
7. Rowland Herbert Blamires 1875 #18397
8. Edger Percy Blamires 1878 #1697
9. Ernest Oswald Blamires 1881 #20292
7. Rowland Herbert Blamires 1875 #18397 wed 1903 #346 to Mary Elizth Robbins 1890 #62


Pierce Blanchfield

From Lamplough names -
Margaret Blanchfield: Daughter of Pierce and Julia (nee Comerford). Born Beaufort. Age 46. Resident Lamplough. Married Alex Walker 25/8/1903. R.C. (ADHS)
Pierce Blanchfield: Glh. Miner. Resident Lamplough. (1884/85 VIC Dir.) P. Blanchfield: Landholder, Lamplough, 15/11/1880.

Pierce Blanchfield aged 24 arrived in Sydney in 1851 on the Sarah and wed 1853 to Julia Cummerford.
They came south c1856 and lived at Raglan, Beaufort, Avoca.

9 Children 1. Richard Blanchfield 1857 #16827
2. Mary Blanchfield 1859 #3547
3. Ellen Blanchfield 1861 #15260 died WA 1899 aged 33, see Thompson web site
4. Julia Blanchfield 1862 #23107
5. Bridget Blanchfield 1864 #17526
6. Catherine Blanchfield 1864 #17527
7. Theresa Blanchfield 1867 #5909
8. Cecilia Blanchfield 1868 #20919
9. Alice Blanchfield 1871 #6663
1. Richard Blanchfield 1857 #16827 wed 1883 #2335 to Catherine Mckinley
4 Children 1. Richard Garret Blanchfield 1884 #10031
2. Hugh Blanchfield 1885 #21988 - 1886 #687 lived 8 months
3. Annie Blanchfield 1887 #1498
6. Teresa Mary/Cecelia Blanchfield wed c1894 to Robert Daglish 1864 #13024 and lived at Newport

John Blandy

John Decimus Blandy wed 18 Apr 1837 to Sarah Dopson/Dobson at Hungerford, Berkshire, England
John Blandy aged 50 came Jul 1853 on the Agnes Blaikie with Sarah Blandy aged 35 with Mary Ann Blandy aged 13, Thomas Blandy aged 11, Arrabella Blandy aged 9, William Blandy aged 6 and Sarah Blandy aged 2
5 Children 1. Mary Ann Blandy aged 13, c1839
2. Thomas Blandy aged 11, c1841
3. Arrabella Blandy aged 9, Christening: 14 Jan 1844 at Inkpen, Berkshire, England
4. William Blandy aged 6, c1847
5. Sarah Blandy aged 2, c1851
1. Mary Ann Blandy aged 13, c1839, as Blumdy, wed 1862 #3693 to Duncan Mcarthur Nov 1833 - 15 Sep 1900 aged 66, son of Catherine Campbell and Duncan McArthur
Christopher McArthur aged 50 came Sep 1852 on the Marco Polo with Catherine McArthur aged 50, John McArthur aged 23, Duncan McArthur aged 20, James McArthur aged 18, Mary McArthur aged 15 and Hugh McArthur aged 11
6 Children 1. John Arthur McArthur 1863 #21056
2. Catherine McArthur 1866 #1577
3. Duncan McArthur 1869 #20774 - 1869 #8503 lived 1 month
4. Sarah Ann McArthur 1872 #632
5. Alexander McArthur 1878 #693
6. Mary Jane McArthur 1882 #674
2. Thomas Blandy 1839 - 1896 #8081 aged 57, from Upton Hampshire, UK, wed 1866 #248 to Ann Jones from Brecon, lived at St Kilda
5 Children 1. Emma Amelia Blandy 1866 #24267
2. William John Blandy 1869 #5411
3. Florence Ann Jane Blandy 1871 #16187 wed 1901 #6388 to Edward Williams
4. Fredk Thomas Blandy 1873 #23973
5. Sarah Elizabeth Blandy 1876 #6166 - 1900 #7435 aged 24
1. Emma Amelia Blandy wed 1886 #3537 to Henry/Harry Harvey born in Geelong, and lived at Williamstown
He is possibly Harry Harvey 1862 #2342 son of Sarah Prigmore and William Harvey, born at Newtown
7 Children 1. William Harvey 1887 #15959
2. Mabel Flor Ann Harvey 1889 #3592
3. Sarah Maud Elizth Harvey 1891 #3284
4. Fredk Chas Harvey 1892 #37570
5. Annie Marion Harvey 1894 #34007
6. Hilda Vic Harvey 1897 #15495
7. Elsie May Harvey 1900 #15371
6. Mabel Florence Ann Harvey 1889 #3592 - 1958 #62, aged 68, wed 1907 #4667 to Hugh John Auld 1878 #19997 - 1937 #9129 aged 59, 6 Children
3. Arabella Blandy registered Births Dec 1843 quarter at Hungerford District Vol 6 page 199, district spans the boundaries of the counties of Berkshire, Hampshire and Wiltshire
Arabella Blandy from Hungerford, wed 1868 #3771 to Frederick Charles Arnold and lived at St Kilda, 4 chn
4. William Blandy aged 6, c1847 wed 1873 #3938 to Elizth Philippa Pratt 1853 - 1899 #3771 aged 46, dau of Elizth Emerson and Wm Pratt, lived at St Kilda
9 Children 1. Elizabeth Philippa Blandy 1874 #26156
2. William Ceaser Blandy 1877 #5519
3. Sarah Edith Blandy 1878 #25876 - 15-Mar-61 wed Brown, died at Trentham
4. Rose Augusta Blandy 1881 #5844
5. Lilly Mary Blandy 1885 #6340
6. Ada Slyvia Blandy 1887 #15313
7. John Decimus Blandy 1888 #33664
8. Gladys Sybel Blandy 1890 #36855
9. Margt Teresa Blandy 1890 #26134
5. Sarah Blandy aged 2, c1851, wed 1870 #1470 to Edom Nicholson , lived at Richmond, Caulfield
4 Children 1. John Nicholson 1871 #16062
2. Edom William Nicholson 1876 #18525 - 1877 #4832 lived 8 months
3. Albert Nicholson 1884 #24929
4. Edom Fredk Nicholson 1891 #1829

John Briggs Blanshard

John Briggs Blanshard aged 21 came July 1874 on the Holmsdale from London wed 1876 #2219 to Barbara Ann McIntosh
3 Children 1. Edith Agnes Blanshard 1878 #2726
2. Martha Annie Blanshard 1880 #18864
3. Barbara Alice Blanshard 1883 #9406

Barbara Alice Blanshard 1878 #2726 wed 1907 #5554 to Edward Henry Furneaux 1883 #11346 - 1973 #25323 aged 90, 3 Children


Joseph Edwin Bleechmore

Using IGI, Joseph Edwin Bleechmore Birth: 05 DEC 1830 Christening: 19 AUG 1832 son of Mary Ann Walker and James Bleechmore at Saint Leonards, Shoreditch, London, England
From The ShipList, The barque Calphurnia, 671 tons (722 new tons), Captain James Nicholson, from London 1st December 1848 & Plymouth 10th December 1848, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 28th March 1849 . . passengers landed 2nd April 1849. Included in the government emigrants in the steerage, 113 male adults, 98 female adults, 43 male children & 40 female children, are three surnamed Bleechmore, Edward, James and Joseph Edwin aged 17, an Agr Labourer. Can not pinpoint Caroline Louise Rogers.
James Henry Bleachmore Birth: 10 DEC 1824 Christening: 09 JAN 1825 Saint Leonards, Shoreditch, London, England
Two other brothers William Thomas Bleechmore Birth: 20 DEC 1828 born at Spitalfields, London, England and Charles Bleechmore 22 both occupied as Footman, came on the barque Ascendant, 562 tons, Captain Robert Spencer, from London 10th August & Plymouth 18th August 1849, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 21st November 1849

Joseph Edwin Bleechmore 1829 - 10 Aug 1887 aged 58, aged 22 wed 14 Dec 1852 to Caroline Louisa Rogers 1836 - 1898-01-25 aged 62, aged 18, at Holy Trinity Church Adelaide, and lived at Auburn, South Australia

10 children 1. Edwin George Bleechmore 1853-11-20
2. Fred Auburn Bleechmore 1855-03-02 - 1911-01-17 aged 55
3. Arthur James Bleechmore 1856-11-04
4. Emily Augusta Bleechmore 1858-07-06
5. Fanny Louisa Bleechmore 1860-08-30
6. Charles Augustus Bleechmore 1862-06-14
7. George Thomas Bleechmore 1863-09-02
8. Robert Alfred Bleechmore 1866-01-06
9. Horace Edgar Bleechmore 1868-05-28
10. Stanley Herbert Bleechmore 1872-06-23
1. Edwin George Bleechmore 1853-11-20 aged 24 wed 29 Nov 1877 to Clarissa Gertrude Barkla aged 24 daughter of William Barkla at St John Church Auburn
3 children 1. Emily Gertrude Bleechmore 1878-10-06
2. Fanny Myrtle Bleechmore 1881-04-30
3. Willie Edwin Bleechmore 1883-09-21
2. Fred Auburn Bleechmore 1855-03-02 - 1911-01-17 aged 55, aged 28 wed 25 Dec 1883 to Charlotte Eliza Limbert 1861 - 1915-11-25 aged 54, aged 22 dau of John Limbert at Res of brides father Auburn
2 children 1. Horace Auburn Bleechmore 1885-01-29
2. Leslie Clare Bleechmore 1887-05-21
4. Emily Augusta Bleechmore 1858-07-06 aged 22 wed 25 Dec 1880 to Francis Henry Barkla aged 29 son of William Barkla at St John Church Auburn
5. Fanny Louisa Bleechmore 1860-08-30 aged 20 wed 26 July 1881 to Edwin Forrester aged 24, at St John Church Auburn
7. George Thomas Bleechmore 1863-09-02 aged 37 wed 23 Nov 1901 to Ethel Maud Hawke aged 27 dau of Henry Benny Hawke at Christ Church Kapunda
8. Robert Alfred Bleechmore 1866-01-06 aged 34 wed 10 Nov 1901 to Emily May Wallace aged 28 dau of Thomas William Wallace at St Paul Church Port Pirie
2 children 1. May Victoria Bleechmore 1902-09-15
2. Arthur Robert Wallace Bleechmore 1904-03-03



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