Ancestors of Adam and Emma Jackson


Frank Middleton BLUNDERFIELD [Parents]-B0476 was born 1 about Jun 1860 in Raveningham, Norfolk. Frank married 2 Mary Rebecca HOMES-H0492 about Feb 1888 in Watford, Hertfordshire.

Frank was counted in a census 3 08 Apr 1861 in Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk. He was counted in a census 02 Apr 1871 in School, Northgate, Beccles, Suffolk.

On the 5 May 1882, a Mr F M Blunderfield arrived in Melbourne, Australia aboard the 'Orient' from London. He was recorded as single and aged 26 (His true age would have been nearly 22 years).

On the 18 May 1882. Mr F M Blunderfield arrived in Rockhampton on board the 'Leichhardt' from Sydney.

British Army service records, however, show a Pte. F M Blunderfield, purchased a discharge from the Royal Horse Guards (The Blues) on the 30th Apr 1883. There is therefore a discrepancy with the record that shows him arriving in Australia on the 5th May 1882. It seems unlikely that he would have been able to travel to Australia whilst still in the Army

Police Gazette, New South Wales - 8 Sep 1886 p273
Announces that Frank M Blunderfield was appointed as a Probationary Constable #5228 on the 24 August 1886.

Police Gazette, New South Wales - 10 Nov 1886 p345
Charles Swan, charged on warrant with unlawfully assaulting William Harris, has been arrested by Constable Blunderfield, Sydney Police. Fined £5 and costs, or 3 months' imprisonment.

Police Gazette, New South Wales - 24 Nov 1886 p358
Announces that Frank M Blunderfield was appointed as an Ordinary Constable #5228 on the 1 November 1886.

Police Gazette, New South Wales - 25 Jan 1888 p28
Announces that Ordinary Constable #5228 Frank M Blunderfield resigned on the 9 December 1887.

He must have resigned so that he could return to England, for a while, as he married Mary Rebecca Homes in Watford during the first quarter of 1888.

Frank M Blunderfield is listed as a Cabin passenger on board the 'Cuzco' which left Plymouth on the 18 February 1888. He disembarked in Sydney, Australia on the 30th March 1888 but is curiously recorded as single, aged 27 and a Police Officer.

A Mrs M R Blunderfield, aged 38 (presumably Mary Rebecca) departed from England on the 16 March 1888 on board the 'Oroya'. Arriving in Sydney on the 29 April.

It is strange that they travelled separately, particularly so soon after getting married.

South African Newspaper - 30 Mar 1895
Mr. Powys, who has for a long time past agitated for the construction of the Umbilo tram line, picked the first piece of ground the other day at Durban. There was a fairly large concourse of people interested, including the Borough Engineer (Mr. Fletcher), Mr. Harvey (of the Tram Company), Mr. Hadfield, Mr. Blunderfield (Inspector Tram Company), and Mr. Jameson (Borough Engineer’s office). Town Councillors were conspicuous by their absence. The ceremony was commenced without much formality. After divesting himself of coat and hat, Mr. Powys wielded the pick with vigour, and soon had a good piece of the road broken up. Subsequently, he addressed a few remarks to the assembled spectators, and sketched out the history of the movement in favour of the tram line. The coolie gang immediately afterwards took possession of the road, and, by noon, had a large portion of the track broken up. The Engineer expects to have the work finished in two or three months. The cost is estimated at £3000, and the distance is upwards of three quarters of a mile.

In 1904, there is an item (102) on Page 228 of the Auditors Report for the Natal Treasury, which details a grant of £134-15s-0d paid to the widow of the late F M Blunderfield of the Natal Government Railway.

Mary Rebecca HOMES-H0492 was born 1 about 1850. Mary married 2 Frank Middleton BLUNDERFIELD-B0476 about Feb 1888 in Watford, Hertfordshire.


Charles Augustus BONHAM-B0631 was born about 1841 in Soho, London, Middlesex. Charles married 1 Mary Ann Martha BLUNDERFIELD-B0630 on 05 Dec 1868 in Holy Trinity Church, Islington, London, Middlesex.

Charles was counted in a census 03 Apr 1881 in 58, Spencer Road, Lambeth, London, Surrey.

Mary Ann Martha BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] [scrapbook]-B0630 was born 1 about Nov 1840 in Lambeth, London, Surrey. Mary married 2 Charles Augustus BONHAM-B0631 on 05 Dec 1868 in Holy Trinity Church, Islington, London, Middlesex.

Mary was counted in a census 07 Jun 1841 in Mitre Street, Lambeth, London, Surrey. She was counted in a census 08 Apr 1861 in 235a, Upper Street, Islington, Middlesex. She was counted in a census 03 Apr 1881 in 58, Spencer Road, Lambeth, London, Surrey.


William Ellis BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] [scrapbook]-B0437 was born 1 on 23 Aug 1858 in Loddon, Norfolk. He was baptised 2 on 13 Oct 1858 in the Wesleyan Chapel in Bungay, Suffolk. He died 3 on 23 Mar 1895 in Loddon, Norfolk. He was buried in Holy Trinity, Loddon, Norfolk. William married 4 Mary Louisa GOODRUM-G0412 about Aug 1893 in Great Yarmouth (RD), Norfolk.

William was counted in a census 5 08 Apr 1861 in The Street (Westside), Loddon, Norfolk. He was counted in a census 02 Apr 1871 in Gildengate Street, Norwich, Norfolk. He was counted in a census 03 Apr 1881 in Street, Loddon, Norfolk. He was counted in a census 05 Apr 1891 in Street, Dennington, Suffolk.

William made his Will on the 20th October 1894. It would seem that he was in good health at the time as he makes provision for any children that Mary Louise and he may have in the future - unusual though to make a Will at the age of 36. Sadly, he died (cause not known) on the 23rd March 1895 and his Will was proved at Norwich on the 19th April 1895.

Mary Louisa GOODRUM [scrapbook]-G0412 was born 1 about Feb 1865 in Seething, Norfolk. She died 2 on 25 Oct 1949 in Sheffield, Yorkshire. Mary married 3 William Ellis BLUNDERFIELD-B0437 about Aug 1893 in Great Yarmouth (RD), Norfolk.

Mary was counted in a census 31 Mar 1901 in Street, Loddon, Norfolk. She was counted in a census 02 Apr 1911 in The Street, Loddon, Norfolk. She had a will probated 21 Jan 1950 in London.

Other marriages:
CLARKE, William James

Mary Louisa inherited Bugdon House, Loddon in 1895 when her husband William Ellis Blunderfield died. She died at number 59, Bushey Road, Totley (near Sheffield) but was described as of Bugdon House, Loddon.

Probate was granted to her son Neville Victor Clarke, a Gas Engineering Draughtsman. Effects £77-6s-4d.

The bungalow in Bushey Road, was the home of her daughter May and husband Edward Rowbottom. The Electoral Registers show only May and Edward at that address in May 1945 but from October 1945 to 1949, Mary Louisa Blunderfield is also listed. So, aged around 80 years, she must have gone to live with her daughter.

Edward and May continued to live at that address. They are both listed in the Electoral Register in 1970 but only May in 1976.


Benjamin BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] 1-B0715 was born about Sep 1778 in Heckingham, Norfolk. He was baptised 2 on 06 Sep 1778 in the Church of Saint Gregory in Heckingham, Norfolk. He died 3 about Aug 1850 in Bermondsey, Surrey. Benjamin married 4, 5 Mary DYE-D0705 on 18 Feb 1807 in the Church of Saint Nicholas in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

Benjamin was counted in a census 6 07 Jun 1841 in Parkers Row, Bermondsey, Surrey.

In the London Land Tax Records, Benjamin Blunderfield is listed at the following properties.
1811 - Church Street, Southwark St John. (Proprietor was Lady West)
1813 - Crucifix Lane, Southwark St John. (Proprietor was Christ Hospital)
1814 - Church Street, Southwark St John. (Proprietor was the Gov't Grammar School)
1815 - Church Street, Southwark St John. (Proprietor was the Gov't Grammar School)

Benjamin is mentioned in the will of his father which was signed on the 4th June 1814.

Mary DYE-D0705 was born about 1785 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. She died 1 in Dec 1855 in Thorpe, Norfolk. She was buried 2 on 11 Dec 1855 in St Andrew's, Thorpe, Norfolk. Mary married 3, 4 Benjamin BLUNDERFIELD-B0715 on 18 Feb 1807 in the Church of Saint Nicholas in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

Mary was counted in a census 5 07 Jun 1841 in Parkers Row, Bermondsey, Surrey. She was counted in a census 30 Mar 1851 in Thorpe Road, Thorpe, Norfolk.

They had the following children.

  F i Mary BLUNDERFIELD-B0637 was born on 10 Feb 1808. She died about Feb 1871.
  M ii Benjamin Dye BLUNDERFIELD-B0632 was born on 20 Apr 1809. He died on 05 Dec 1889.
  M iii
Robert Joseph BLUNDERFIELD [scrapbook]-B0651 was born 1 on 10 Oct 1813 in Bermondsey, Surrey. He was baptised 2 on 07 Nov 1813 in Saint John Horseleydowns, Bermondsey, Surrey. He died in Jun 1816 in Bermondsey, Surrey. He was buried 3 on 27 Jun 1816 in Bermondsey, Surrey.

There is also a baptism record on the 29 Aug 1819 at St Saviour, Norwich for a Robert Joseph Blunderfield, son of Benjamin (a carpenter) and Mary. It does appear that the family moved back to Norwich for a while (since their son John Dye Blunderfield was also baptised in Norwich) but why baptise Robert Joseph twice? Perhaps the first one died and this was a different child. The baptism record doesn't state the age or date of birth.
  F iv Martha BLUNDERFIELD-B0633 was born on 31 May 1815.
  F v
Charlotte BLUNDERFIELD [scrapbook]-B0634 was born 1 on 23 Apr 1817. She was baptised 2 on 28 May 1817 in Saint John Horseleydowns, Bermondsey, Surrey. She died in Feb 1818. She was buried 3 on 19 Feb 1818 in Saint John Horseleydowns, Bermondsey, Surrey.
  M vi Robert Joseph BLUNDERFIELD-B0635 was born about Aug 1819. He died before Apr 1851.
  M vii
John Dye BLUNDERFIELD [scrapbook]-B0636 was born on 20 Apr 1821. He was baptised 1 on 13 May 1821 in Saint John de Sepulchre, Norwich, Norfolk. He died in Dec 1823 in Bermondsey, Surrey. He was buried 2 on 07 Dec 1823 in St Olaves, Bermondsey, Surrey.

It is strange that John was baptised in Norwich. Whilst his parents were from Norfolk and were married in Gt Yarmouth, they moved to London before 1809 and their 4 earlier children were baptised in Bermondsey, London. However, there appears to be only one Benjamin and Mary producing children around this time and Mary's surname was Dye, so the linking seems valid.

Benjamin Dye BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] [scrapbook]-B0632 was born on 20 Apr 1809 in Bermondsey, London, Surrey. He was baptised 1 on 31 Dec 1809 in Saint Olave, Southwark, Surrey. He died 2 on 05 Dec 1889 in Gravesend, Kent. He was buried 3 on 11 Dec 1889 in Municipal Cemetery, Gravesend, Kent. Benjamin married 4 Maria Ann PHILLIPS-P0603 on 23 Oct 1836 in St Olave, Southwark, Surrey.

Benjamin was counted in a census 5 07 Jun 1841 in Parkers Row, Bermondsey, Surrey. He was counted in a census 6 30 Mar 1851 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. He was counted in a census 08 Apr 1861 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. He was counted in a census 02 Apr 1871 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. He was counted in a census 03 Apr 1881 in 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent.

Other marriages:
THICK, Jane

It was reported in the West Kent Guardian, dated 8th September 1849, that Benjamin Dye Blunderfield was refused a Licence to run 'The Jolly Sailor' Public House situated at the corner of Union Street and Star Street.

By the time of the 1851 Census, however, he was Landlord of 'The King's Arms' public house at 58, Peppercroft Street, Milton.

Benjamin must have retired as the landlord soon after the 1881 census was taken, since the name of George Wady appears in the 1882 Post Office Directory as the landlord of The Kings Arms.

The Kings Arms was demolished in 1965.

Maria Ann PHILLIPS-P0603 was born about 1815 in Deptford, Kent. She died 1 on 25 Aug 1857 in Gravesend, Kent. She was buried 2 on 28 Aug 1857 in Municipal Cemetery, Gravesend, Kent. Maria married 3 Benjamin Dye BLUNDERFIELD-B0632 on 23 Oct 1836 in St Olave, Southwark, Surrey.

Maria was counted in a census 4 07 Jun 1841 in Parkers Row, Bermondsey, Surrey. She was counted in a census 5 30 Mar 1851 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent.

They had the following children.

  F i Maria Ann BLUNDERFIELD-B0591 was born on 06 Sep 1838.
  M ii
Benjamin BLUNDERFIELD [scrapbook]-B0592 was born 1 on 12 Sep 1840 in Bermondsey, London, Surrey. He was baptised 2, 3 on 02 Oct 1840 in Saint Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey, London. He died 4, 5 on 29 Aug 1868 in Sheerness, Kent from drowning (see scrapbook for newspaper report). He was buried 6, 7 on 05 Sep 1868 in Isle of Sheppey Cemetery, Sheerness, Kent.

Benjamin was counted in a census 8 07 Jun 1841 in Parkers Row, Bermondsey, Surrey. He was counted in a census 9 30 Mar 1851 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. He was counted in a census 08 Apr 1861 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent.
  F iii Susannah BLUNDERFIELD-B0593 was born about 1843.
  M iv
William Henry BLUNDERFIELD-B0594 was born 1 about Jul 1845 in Milton, Gravesend, Kent. He was baptised 2 on 18 Jul 1845 in Christ Church, Milton, Gravesend, Kent. He died 3 in Jun 1855 in Milton, Gravesend, Kent. He was buried 4 on 24 Jun 1855 in Municipal Cemetery, Gravesend, Kent.

William was counted in a census 5 30 Mar 1851 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent.
  F v Mary Ann BLUNDERFIELD-B0595 was born about Apr 1847.
  F vi
Rosa BLUNDERFIELD-B0596 was born 1 about Apr 1849 in Milton, Gravesend, Kent. She was baptised 2 on 01 May 1849 in Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Milton by Gravesend, Kent. She died 3 about Nov 1897 in Maidstone (RD), Kent.

Rosa was counted in a census 4 30 Mar 1851 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. She was counted in a census 08 Apr 1861 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. She was counted in a census 02 Apr 1871 in 2a Harmer Street, Milton, Kent. She was counted in a census 03 Apr 1881 in 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent.
  F vii Martha BLUNDERFIELD-B0597 was born about Aug 1852. She died on 03 Jun 1933.

Benjamin Dye BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] [scrapbook]-B0632 was born on 20 Apr 1809 in Bermondsey, London, Surrey. He was baptised 1 on 31 Dec 1809 in Saint Olave, Southwark, Surrey. He died 2 on 05 Dec 1889 in Gravesend, Kent. He was buried 3 on 11 Dec 1889 in Municipal Cemetery, Gravesend, Kent. Benjamin married 4, 5 Jane THICK-T0620 on 04 Mar 1859 in St Olave, Southwark, Surrey.

Benjamin was counted in a census 6 07 Jun 1841 in Parkers Row, Bermondsey, Surrey. He was counted in a census 7 30 Mar 1851 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. He was counted in a census 08 Apr 1861 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. He was counted in a census 02 Apr 1871 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. He was counted in a census 03 Apr 1881 in 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent.

Other marriages:
PHILLIPS, Maria Ann

It was reported in the West Kent Guardian, dated 8th September 1849, that Benjamin Dye Blunderfield was refused a Licence to run 'The Jolly Sailor' Public House situated at the corner of Union Street and Star Street.

By the time of the 1851 Census, however, he was Landlord of 'The King's Arms' public house at 58, Peppercroft Street, Milton.

Benjamin must have retired as the landlord soon after the 1881 census was taken, since the name of George Wady appears in the 1882 Post Office Directory as the landlord of The Kings Arms.

The Kings Arms was demolished in 1965.

Jane THICK-T0620 was born about 1826 in Frimley, Surrey. She died 1 on 01 Mar 1902 in Gravesend RD, Kent. Jane married 2, 3 Benjamin Dye BLUNDERFIELD-B0632 on 04 Mar 1859 in St Olave, Southwark, Surrey.

Jane was counted in a census 08 Apr 1861 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. She was counted in a census 02 Apr 1871 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. She was counted in a census 03 Apr 1881 in 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. She was counted in a census 05 Apr 1891 in 67 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. She was counted in a census 4 31 Mar 1901 in 140 Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent.

They had the following children.

  M i William BLUNDERFIELD-B0598 was born on 09 Feb 1860. He died on 16 May 1924.
  M ii Robert BLUNDERFIELD-B0599 was born on 15 Jul 1861. He died about May 1913.
  M iii Charles BLUNDERFIELD-B05EA was born on 14 Feb 1863. He died about Aug 1954.
  M iv
Un-named BLUNDERFIELD-B05EB was born 1 in Mar 1865 in Milton, Gravesend, Kent. He died 2 in Mar 1865 in Milton, Gravesend, Kent. He was buried 3 on 10 Mar 1865 in Municipal Cemetery, Gravesend, Kent.
  M v James BLUNDERFIELD-B05EC was born on 07 Feb 1868. He died on 26 Oct 1932.
  F vi
Jane BLUNDERFIELD-B05EE was born 1 about May 1870 in Milton, Gravesend, Kent. She died 2 in Aug 1870 in Milton, Gravesend, Kent. She was buried 3 on 25 Aug 1870 in Municipal Cemetery, Gravesend, Kent.

William BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] [scrapbook]-B0598 was born 1 on 09 Feb 1860 in Milton, Gravesend, Kent. He was baptised 2 on 11 Mar 1860 in Holy Trinity, Milton by Gravesend, Kent. He died 3 on 16 May 1924 in Gravesend, Kent. William married 4, 5 Emma MCLEOD-M0509 on 07 Oct 1882 in Christ Church, Milton by Gravesend, Kent.

William was counted in a census 08 Apr 1861 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. He was counted in a census 02 Apr 1871 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. He was counted in a census 03 Apr 1881 in 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. He was counted in a census 05 Apr 1891 in 17 John Street, Milton, Gravesend, Kent. He was counted in a census 6 31 Mar 1901 in 140 Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent. He was counted in a census 02 Apr 1911 in 16, Cambrian Grove, Gravesend, Kent.

In November 1905, William Blunderfield, of 2, Sydney Villas, Cross Lane, Gravesend, a Foreman Carpenter at a Brewery, filed for bankruptcy.

In the army service records of his brother James, William is recorded as the next of kin and living at 16 Cambrian Grove, Gravesend in April 1915.

Emma MCLEOD [scrapbook]-M0509 was born about 1863 in Gravesend, Kent. She died 1 on 08 Aug 1927 in Gravesend, Kent. Emma married 2, 3 William BLUNDERFIELD-B0598 on 07 Oct 1882 in Christ Church, Milton by Gravesend, Kent.

Emma was counted in a census 05 Apr 1891 in 17 John Street, Milton, Gravesend, Kent. She was counted in a census 4 31 Mar 1901 in 140 Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent. She was counted in a census 02 Apr 1911 in 16, Cambrian Grove, Gravesend, Kent.

They had the following children.

  M i William Henry BLUNDERFIELD-B04EQ was born on 25 Jun 1883. He died after 1957.
  F ii Mabel Emma BLUNDERFIELD-B04EP was born on 26 Oct 1884.
  M iii
Benjamin John BLUNDERFIELD-B04EN was born 1 on 13 Oct 1886 in Milton, Gravesend, Kent. He was baptised 2 on 07 Nov 1886 in Christ Church, Milton, Gravesend, Kent. He died 3 in Jun 1888 in Milton, Gravesend, Kent. He was buried 4 on 06 Jun 1888 in Municipal Cemetery, Gravesend, Kent.
  F iv Mary Ann Jane BLUNDERFIELD-B04ER was born on 29 Feb 1888.
  F v Emma BLUNDERFIELD-B04ES was born on 19 Jan 1890.

Robert BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] [scrapbook]-B0599 was born 1 on 15 Jul 1861 in Milton, Gravesend, Kent. He was baptised 2 on 28 Apr 1868 in Christ Church, Milton, Gravesend, Kent. He died 3 about May 1913 in Gravesend (RD), Kent. Robert married 4, 5 Rosetta WARFORD-W0530 on 30 Mar 1885 in St George's Church, Gravesend, Kent.

Robert was counted in a census 02 Apr 1871 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. He was counted in a census 03 Apr 1881 in 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. He was counted in a census 05 Apr 1891 in The Russell Arms Hotel, 51 Clarence Street, Milton, Kent. He was counted in a census 31 Mar 1901 in 11 Brunswick Retreat, Milton next Gravesend, Kent.

Rosetta WARFORD-W0530 was born about 1864 in Gravesend, Kent. Rosetta married 1, 2 Robert BLUNDERFIELD-B0599 on 30 Mar 1885 in St George's Church, Gravesend, Kent.

Rosetta was counted in a census 05 Apr 1891 in The Russell Arms Hotel, 51 Clarence Street, Milton, Kent. She was counted in a census 31 Mar 1901 in 11 Brunswick Retreat, Milton next Gravesend, Kent.

Other marriages:
WHEELER, Richard

They had the following children.

  M i Benjamin William BLUNDERFIELD-B04EU was born about May 1885. He died about Nov 1958.
  F ii Rosetta BLUNDERFIELD-B04EV was born about Aug 1886.
  F iii Olive BLUNDERFIELD-B04EW was born about Aug 1888.
  F iv Ada Constance BLUNDERFIELD-B04EX was born about Aug 1890.
  F v Violet Elizabeth BLUNDERFIELD-B04EY was born about Nov 1891.
  M vi
Robert James BLUNDERFIELD [scrapbook]-B04GU was born 1 on 10 Apr 1893 in Milton, Kent. He was baptised 2 on 11 May 1893 in Christ Church, Milton, Kent. He died 3 in Aug 1893 in Milton, Kent. He was buried 4 on 05 Aug 1893 in Municipal Cemetery, Gravesend, Kent.
  F vii May Florence BLUNDERFIELD-B04EZ was born on 26 Jul 1894.
  M viii
Victor Charles BLUNDERFIELD [scrapbook]-B04FA was born 1 on 18 Sep 1895 in Milton, Kent. He was baptised 2 on 16 Oct 1895 in Christ Church, Milton, Kent. He died on 23 Aug 1918 in France from wounds in battle. He was buried 3 in Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Nord-Pas-de-Calais Region, France.

Victor was counted in a census 31 Mar 1901 in 11 Brunswick Retreat, Milton next Gravesend, Kent.

Presumably following in the footsteps of his older brother Benjamin, Victor appears as a Deck Boy, aged 17 years, born Gravesend, on the crew list of the 'Mamari' from London, via Melbourne, arriving in Sydney 19 Jun 1912. and again aged 18 aboard the 'Berrima' arriving in Sydney 31 Jul 1914.

Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919 Name: V. C. BLUNDERFIELD Regiment, Corps etc.: Corps of Royal Engineers Battalion etc.: Last name: Blunderfield First name(s): V. C. Initials: V C Birthplace: Enlisted: Gillingham, Kent Residence: Gravesend, Kent Rank: SPR. Number: 541632 Date died: 23 August 1918 How died: Died of wounds Theatre of war: France & Flanders Supplementary Notes: (527TH FIELD COY., R.E.).
  M ix
James BLUNDERFIELD [scrapbook]-B04GW was born 1 about Jul 1898 in Milton, Kent. He died 2 in Aug 1898 in Milton, Kent. He was buried 3 on 27 Aug 1898 in St Georges, Gravesend, Kent.
  F x Amy Dorothy BLUNDERFIELD-B04FB was born about Aug 1899.
  F xi Edith Lilian BLUNDERFIELD-B04GR was born about May 1902.

Charles BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] [scrapbook]-B05EA was born 1 on 14 Feb 1863 in Milton, Gravesend, Kent. He was baptised 2 on 28 Apr 1868 in Christ Church, Milton, Gravesend, Kent. He died 3 about Aug 1954 in Dartford (RD), Kent. Charles married 4, 5 Annie Elizabeth EARL-E0514 on 14 Jan 1893 in Church of Saint Peter and St Paul, Milton by Gravesend, Kent.

Charles was counted in a census 02 Apr 1871 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. He was counted in a census 03 Apr 1881 in 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. He was counted in a census 05 Apr 1891 in 67 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. He was counted in a census 31 Mar 1901 in 22 Peppercroft Street, Milton, Kent. He was counted in a census 02 Apr 1911 in 22 Peppercroft Street, Gravesend, Kent.

On the 29th November 1914, Charles, aged 50, enlisted in Gravesend as a Private in the Army. He was posted to the 265th Protection Company of the Royal Defence Corps and assigned the regimental number 40856 (the RDC was a full-time territorial unit largely comprised of older men or those who were perhaps unfit to serve overseas. Their duties were to guard important areas such as bridges, tunnels, railways and of course ports such as Gravesend). Within 2 weeks he was promoted to Sergeant, presumably because he had some military training and experience - his records show that he was reservist from the 1st Kent Volunteer Artillery, a 'part-time' Corps formed after a public meeting in 1859 because of the threat of invasion by the French. He was demobilised on the 15th February 1919 at Gravesend.

His home address  throughout this period was 22, Pepper Croft Street, Gravesend. His wife's name is given as Annie Elizabeth Blunderfield and his occupation was stated as a Blacksmith.

Charles's Army Service Records can be viewed in Folder B05EA in the 'JacksonTree Document Archive' (button on the Home Page).

Annie Elizabeth EARL-E0514 was born about 1873 in Gravesend, Kent. She died 1 about Aug 1948 in Chatham (RD), Kent. Annie married 2, 3 Charles BLUNDERFIELD-B05EA on 14 Jan 1893 in Church of Saint Peter and St Paul, Milton by Gravesend, Kent.

Annie was counted in a census 31 Mar 1901 in 22 Peppercroft Street, Milton, Kent. She was counted in a census 02 Apr 1911 in 22 Peppercroft Street, Gravesend, Kent.

They had the following children.

  M i
Charles Benjamin Dye BLUNDERFIELD [scrapbook]-B04GT was born 1 on 18 Apr 1893 in Milton, Kent. He was baptised 2 on 20 Aug 1893 in Christ Church, Milton, Kent. He died 3 in Jan 1901 in Milton, Kent. He was buried 4 on 08 Jan 1901 in Municipal Cemetery, Gravesend, Kent.
  M ii Thomas James BLUNDERFIELD-B04FC was born on 09 Oct 1896. He died on 05 Jul 1962.
  F iii Annie BLUNDERFIELD-B04FD was born on 22 Nov 1898.
  M iv Harry BLUNDERFIELD-B04FE was born on 18 Feb 1901. He died in Mar 1988.
  F v
Florence Jane BLUNDERFIELD [scrapbook]-B04FZ was born 1 on 01 Feb 1903 in Milton, Kent. She was baptised 2 on 25 Feb 1903 in Christchurch, Milton, Kent. She died 3 about Feb 1971 in Dartford (RD), Kent.

Florence was counted in a census 02 Apr 1911 in 22 Peppercroft Street, Gravesend, Kent.

Addresses (from the London Elecoral Lists)

26, Holland St. Kensington (1929, 1930) with Martha Jones Warner and Sarah Warner
49, St John's Rd, Putney, SW15 (1932)
8, Abingdon Gardens, Kensington (1933, 1934, 1936) with Martha Jones Warner
1, Pembroke Gardens, Kensington (1938) with the Cooke family
  M vi
Frederick BLUNDERFIELD [scrapbook]-B04GV was born 1 on 08 Jul 1905 in Milton, Kent. He was baptised 2 on 24 Aug 1905 in Christ Church, Milton, Kent. He died 3 about Feb 1907 in Milton, Kent.
  F vii
Doris BLUNDERFIELD [scrapbook]-B04GA was born 1 on 03 Feb 1908 in Milton, Kent. She was baptised 2 on 23 Apr 1908 in Christ Church, Milton, Kent. She died 3 on 14 Jun 1980 in Gravesend, Kent.
  M viii George BLUNDERFIELD-B04GE was born on 06 May 1914. He died about Feb 1971.

John William LAMBERD-L0522. John married 1 Susannah BLUNDERFIELD-B0593 about May 1872 in Gravesend (RD), Kent.

Susannah BLUNDERFIELD [Parents]-B0593 was born about 1843 in Milton, Gravesend, Kent. She was baptised 1 on 28 Jun 1843 in Saint George, Gravesend, Kent. Susannah married 2 John William LAMBERD-L0522 about May 1872 in Gravesend (RD), Kent.

Susannah was counted in a census 3 30 Mar 1851 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. She was counted in a census 08 Apr 1861 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. She was counted in a census 02 Apr 1871 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. She was counted in a census 03 Apr 1881 in 2 Sutties Alley, Gravesend, Kent.

They had the following children.

  F i
Susan R LAMBERD-L0413 was born about 1873 in Gravesend, Kent.

Susan was counted in a census 03 Apr 1881 in 2 Sutties Alley, Gravesend, Kent.
  M ii
John William LAMBERD-L0414 was born about 1875 in Gravesend, Kent.

John was counted in a census 03 Apr 1881 in 2 Sutties Alley, Gravesend, Kent.
  M iii
Alex T LAMBERD-L0415 was born about 1877 in Gravesend, Kent.

Alex was counted in a census 03 Apr 1881 in 2 Sutties Alley, Gravesend, Kent.
  M iv
Walter T LAMBERD-L0416 was born about 1880 in Gravesend, Kent.

Walter was counted in a census 03 Apr 1881 in 2 Sutties Alley, Gravesend, Kent.

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