Ancestors of Adam and Emma Jackson


Benjamin BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] 1-B0715 was born about Sep 1778 in Heckingham, Norfolk. He was christened 2 on 06 Sep 1778 in the Church of Heckingham House of Industry, Norfolk. He died 3 about Aug 1850 in Bermondsey, Surrey. He was buried in St James's Church, 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 on 07 Jun 1841 in Parkers Row, Bermondsey, Surrey. He was described as Carpenter aged 60 to 65 years.

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 on 07 Jun 1841 in Parkers Row, Bermondsey, Surrey. She was described as aged 55 to 59 years. She was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in Thorpe Road, Thorpe, Norfolk. She was described as Mother in Law, aged 65 years, a Widow and an Annuitant.

They had the following children.

  F i Mary BLUNDERFIELD-B0637 was born on 10 Feb 1808. She died on 06 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-B0651 was born 1 on 10 Oct 1813 in Bermondsey, Surrey. He was christened 1 on 07 Nov 1813 in Saint John Horseleydowns, Bermondsey, Surrey. He died in Jun 1816 in Bermondsey, Surrey. He was buried 2 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-B0634 was born 1 on 23 Apr 1817. She was christened 1 on 28 May 1817 in Saint John Horseleydowns, Bermondsey, Surrey. She died in Feb 1818. She was buried 2 on 19 Feb 1818 in Saint John Horseleydowns, Bermondsey, Surrey.
  M vi Robert Joseph BLUNDERFIELD-B0635 was born on 06 Aug 1819. He died on 25 Jan 1847.
  M vii
John Dye BLUNDERFIELD-B0636 was born on 20 Apr 1821 in Norwich, Norfolk. He was christened 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]-B0632 was born on 20 Apr 1809 in Bermondsey, London, Surrey. He was christened on 31 Dec 1809 in Saint Olave, Southwark, Surrey. He died 1 on 05 Dec 1889 in Gravesend, Kent. He was buried 2 on 11 Dec 1889 in Municipal Cemetery, Gravesend, Kent. Benjamin married 3 Maria Ann PHILLIPS-P0603 on 23 Oct 1836 in St Olave, Southwark, Surrey.

Benjamin was counted in a census on 07 Jun 1841 in Parkers Row, Bermondsey, Surrey. He was described as Carpenter aged 30 to 34 years. He worked as a Carpenter in 1845 in 10, Parker's Row, Dockhead. He was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 40 years, working as a Licensed Victualler. He was counted in a census on 08 Apr 1861 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 50 years, working as a Licensed Victualler. He was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 61 years, working as a Victualler. He was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 72 years, working as a Licensed Victualler.

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 on 10 May 1814 in Deptford, Kent. She was christened on 05 Jun 1814 in St Mary's Church, Rotherhithe, 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 on 07 Jun 1841 in Parkers Row, Bermondsey, Surrey. She was described as aged 25 to 29 years. She was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. She was described as Wife aged 35 years.

They had the following children.

  F i Maria Ann BLUNDERFIELD-B0591 was born on 06 Sep 1838.
  M ii
Benjamin BLUNDERFIELD-B0592 was born 1 on 12 Sep 1840 in Bermondsey, London, Surrey. He was christened 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 on 07 Jun 1841 in Parkers Row, Bermondsey, Surrey. He was described as aged 9 months. He was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Son aged 10 years, a Scholar. He was counted in a census on 08 Apr 1861 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Son, unmarried, aged 20 years, working as a Carpenter (Aprrentice).
  F iii Susannah BLUNDERFIELD-B0593 was born about Jun 1843.
  M iv
William Henry BLUNDERFIELD-B0594 was born 1 about Jul 1845 in Milton, Gravesend, Kent. He was christened 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 on 30 Mar 1851 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Son aged 6 years, a Scholar.
  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 christened 2 on 01 May 1849 in Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Milton by Gravesend, Kent. She died 3, 4 on 06 Oct 1897 in County Asylum, Kent.

Rosa was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. She was described as Daughter aged 2 years. She was counted in a census on 08 Apr 1861 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. She was described as Daughter aged 12 years. She was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 2a Harmer Street, Milton, Kent. She was described as General Servant, unmarried, aged 21 years. She was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. She was described as Daughter, unmarried, aged 31 years, working as a General Domestic Servant.

On the 9th of February 1883, at the age of 33, Rosa was admitted into Oakwood Hospital near Maidstone in Kent. Oakwood was the Kent County Lunatic Asylum. She remained there until she died on the 6th of October 1897.
*** An image of this page in the Asylum Register can be seen in the Document Archive in Folder B0596 ***
  F vii Martha BLUNDERFIELD-B0597 was born about Aug 1852. She died on 03 Jun 1933.

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

Benjamin was counted in a census on 07 Jun 1841 in Parkers Row, Bermondsey, Surrey. He was described as Carpenter aged 30 to 34 years. He worked as a Carpenter in 1845 in 10, Parker's Row, Dockhead. He was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 40 years, working as a Licensed Victualler. He was counted in a census on 08 Apr 1861 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 50 years, working as a Licensed Victualler. He was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 61 years, working as a Victualler. He was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 72 years, working as a Licensed Victualler.

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 Jan 1827 in Frimley, Surrey. She was christened on 18 Feb 1827 in St Peter's Church, Frimley, Surrey. She died 1 on 01 Mar 1902 in Gravesend Workhouse, Kent. She was buried on 08 Mar 1902 in Municipal Cemetery, Gravesend, Kent. Jane married 2, 3 Benjamin Dye BLUNDERFIELD-B0632 on 04 Mar 1859 in St Olave, Southwark, Surrey.

Jane was counted in a census on 08 Apr 1861 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. She was described as Wife aged 34 years. She was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. She was described as Wife aged 44 years. She was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. She was described as Wife aged 54 years. She was counted in a census on 05 Apr 1891 in 67 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. She was described as Head of family, a Widow aged 64 years. She was counted in a census on 31 Mar 1901 in 140 Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent. She was described as Mother, a Widow aged 74 years.

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 in Jun 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]-B0598 was born 1 on 09 Feb 1860 in Milton, Gravesend, Kent. He was christened 2 on 11 Mar 1860 in Christ Church, Milton by Gravesend, Kent. He died 3, 4 on 16 May 1924 in Gravesend, Kent. He was buried on 21 May 1924 in Municipal Cemetery, Gravesend, Kent. William married 5, 6 Emma MCLEOD-M0509 on 07 Oct 1882 in Christ Church, Milton by Gravesend, Kent.

William was counted in a census on 08 Apr 1861 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Son aged 1 year. He was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Son aged 11 years. He was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Son, unmarried, aged 21 years, working as a Carpenter. He was counted in a census on 05 Apr 1891 in 17 John Street, Milton, Gravesend, Kent. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 31 years, working as a Carpenter and Joiner. He was counted in a census on 31 Mar 1901 in 140 Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 41 years, working as a Carpenter. He was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1911 in 16, Cambrian Grove, Gravesend, Kent. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 51 years, working as a Foreman Carpenter in a Brewery.

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-M0509 was born on 03 May 1862 in Gravesend, Kent. She was christened on 20 Jul 1862 in Milton, Nr Gravesend, Kent. She died 1, 2 on 08 Aug 1927 in North Kent Hospital, Gravesend, Kent. She was buried on 11 Aug 1927 in Municipal Cemetery, Gravesend, Kent. Emma married 3, 4 William BLUNDERFIELD-B0598 on 07 Oct 1882 in Christ Church, Milton by Gravesend, Kent.

Emma was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 18, Clound Street, Milton, Gravesend, Kent. She was described as Daughter aged 9 years. She was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in 18, Clound Street, Milton, Gravesend, Kent. She was described as Daughter, unmarried, aged 18 years, working as a Dressmaker. She was counted in a census on 05 Apr 1891 in 17 John Street, Milton, Gravesend, Kent. She was described as Wife aged 28 years. She was counted in a census on 31 Mar 1901 in 140 Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent. She was described as Wife aged 39 years. She was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1911 in 16, Cambrian Grove, Gravesend, Kent. She was described as Wife aged 48 years. Present marriage 27 years and given birth to 5 children of which 4 were still living.

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 christened 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]-B0599 was born 1 on 15 Jul 1861 in Milton, Gravesend, Kent. He was christened 2 on 26 Apr 1868 in Christ Church, Milton, Gravesend, Kent. He died 3 in Jun 1913 in Milton, Gravesend, Kent. He was buried on 17 Jun 1913 in Municipal Cemetery, Gravesend, 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 on 02 Apr 1871 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Son aged 9 years. He was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Son, unmarried, aged 19 years, working as a Gas Fitter. He was counted in a census on 05 Apr 1891 in The Russell Arms Hotel, 51 Clarence Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 28 years, working as a Licensed Victualler. He was counted in a census on 31 Mar 1901 in 11 Brunswick Retreat, Milton next Gravesend, Kent. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 39 years, working as a Carpenter's Labourer. He was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1911 in 4, New Street, Gravesend, Kent. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 50 years, working as a House Painter for Brewery.

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 on 05 Apr 1891 in The Russell Arms Hotel, 51 Clarence Street, Milton, Kent. She was described as Wife aged 25 years. She was counted in a census on 31 Mar 1901 in 11 Brunswick Retreat, Milton next Gravesend, Kent. She was described as Wife aged 36 years. She was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1911 in 4, New Street, Gravesend, Kent. She was described as Wife aged 47 years. Married for 26 years and given birth to 13 children of whom 9 are still living.

Other marriages:
WHEELER, Richard

On the 1911 Census form, Rosetta has stated that she had had 13 children born alive to her marriage with Robert Blunderfield of which 4 had died. This is puzzling, 2 of the deaths are known but there are no unaccounted for Blunderfield births or deaths during that period. It could be that she had two stillborn babies - whilst the births did not need to be registered at that time, a Death Certificate was required in order to bury a stillborn child.

They had the following children.

  M i Benjamin William BLUNDERFIELD-B04EU was born on 20 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. She died on 07 Oct 1966.
  F v Violet Elizabeth BLUNDERFIELD-B04EY was born about Oct 1891.
  M vi
Robert James BLUNDERFIELD-B04GU was born 1 on 10 Apr 1893 in Milton, Kent. He was christened 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-B04FA was born 1 on 18 Sep 1895 in Milton, Kent. He was christened 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 on 31 Mar 1901 in 11 Brunswick Retreat, Milton next Gravesend, Kent. He was described as Son aged 5 years. He was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1911 in 4, New Street, Gravesend, Kent. He was described as Son aged 16 years, working as a Baker's Assistant.

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-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 on 27 Apr 1902. She died about Nov 1978.

Charles BLUNDERFIELD [Parents]-B05EA was born 1 on 14 Feb 1863 in Milton, Gravesend, Kent. He was christened 2 on 26 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 on 02 Apr 1871 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Son aged 8 years. He was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Son aged 18 years, working as a Blacksmith. He was counted in a census on 05 Apr 1891 in 67 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Son, unmarried, aged 25 years, working as a Blacksmith. He was counted in a census on 31 Mar 1901 in 22, Peppercroft Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 38 years, working as a Blacksmith. He was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1911 in 22, Peppercroft Street, Gravesend, Kent. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 48 years, working as a Blacksmith with the Gravesend and Milton Gas Company. When the National Register was compiled on the 29th of September 1939, He was living at 22, Peppercroft Street, Gravesend, Kent. He was described as married and a Retired Blacksmith. Date of Birth was recorded as 14 Feb 1863.

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 on 01 Jan 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 on 31 Mar 1901 in 22 Peppercroft Street, Milton, Kent. She was described as Wife aged 28 years. She was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1911 in 22 Peppercroft Street, Gravesend, Kent. She was described as Wife aged 38 years. Married for 18 years and given birth to 7 children, of which 5 were still living. When the National Register was compiled on the 29th of September 1939, She was living at 22 Peppercroft Street, Gravesend, Kent. She was described as carrying out Unpaid Domestic Duties. Date of Birth was recorded as 01 Jan 1873.

They had the following children.

  M i
Charles Benjamin Dye BLUNDERFIELD-B04GT was born 1 on 18 Apr 1893 in Milton, Kent. He was christened 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-B04FZ was born 1 on 01 Feb 1903 in Milton, Kent. She was christened 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 on 02 Apr 1911 in 22 Peppercroft Street, Gravesend, Kent. She was described as at School aged 8 years.

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-B04GV was born 1 on 08 Jul 1905 in Milton, Kent. He was christened 2 on 24 Aug 1905 in Christ Church, Milton, Kent. He died 3 in Mar 1907 in Milton, Kent. He was buried on 23 Mar 1907 in Municipal Cemetery, Gravesend, Kent.
  F vii
Doris BLUNDERFIELD-B04GA was born 1 on 03 Feb 1908 in Milton, Kent. She was christened 2 on 23 Apr 1908 in Christ Church, Milton, Kent. She died 3 on 14 Jun 1980 in Gravesend, Kent.

When the National Register was compiled on the 29th of September 1939, Doris was living at 22, Peppercroft Street, Gravesend, Kent. She was described as unmarried and carrying out Unpaid Domestic Duties. Date of Birth was recorded as 03 Feb 1908.
  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 Jun 1843 in Milton, Gravesend, Kent. She was christened 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 on 30 Mar 1851 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. She was described as Daughter aged 8 years, a Scholar. She was counted in a census on 08 Apr 1861 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. She was described as Daughter, unmarried, aged 18 years. She was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. She was described as Daughter, unmarried, aged 27 years, working as a Victualler's Apprentice. She was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in 2 Sutties Alley, Gravesend, Kent. She was described as Head of family, married, aged 31 years, working as a Charwoman.

They had the following children.

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

Susan was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in 2 Sutties Alley, Gravesend, Kent. She was described as Daughter aged 7 years, a Scholar.
  M ii
John William LAMBERD-L0414 was born about 1875 in Gravesend, Kent.

John was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in 2 Sutties Alley, Gravesend, Kent. He was described as Son aged 5 years, a Scholar.
  M iii
Alex T LAMBERD-L0415 was born about 1877 in Gravesend, Kent.

Alex was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in 2 Sutties Alley, Gravesend, Kent. He was described as Son aged 3 years.
  M iv
Walter R LAMBERD-L0416 was born about 1880 in Gravesend, Kent.

Walter was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in 2 Sutties Alley, Gravesend, Kent. He was described as Son aged 1 year.

Henry ALLEN-A0510 was born about 1840 in Shoreditch, Middlesex. Henry married 1, 2, 3 Maria Ann BLUNDERFIELD-B0591 on 11 Mar 1862 in the Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Milton by Gravesend, Kent.

Henry was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 67, Peppercroft Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 31 years, working as a Cabinet Maker. He was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in 178, Parrock Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 41 years, working as a Cabinet Maker. He was counted in a census on 05 Apr 1891 in 178, Parrock Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 51 years, working as a Cabinet Maker and Undertaker. He was counted in a census on 31 Mar 1901 in 178, Parrock Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 61 years, working as a Cabinet Maker and Undertaker.

In the 1901 census, Henry's widowed mother Martha is staying with them. She is aged 98 years and was born in Sutton Valance, Kent.

Maria Ann BLUNDERFIELD [Parents]-B0591 was born 1 on 06 Sep 1838 in Bermondsey, London, Surrey. She was christened 2, 3 on 26 Sep 1838 in Saint Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey, Surrey. Maria married 2, 4, 5 Henry ALLEN-A0510 on 11 Mar 1862 in the Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Milton by Gravesend, Kent.

Maria was counted in a census on 07 Jun 1841 in Parkers Row, Bermondsey, Surrey. She was described as aged 3 years. She was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. She was described as Daughter aged 12 years, a Scholar. She was counted in a census on 08 Apr 1861 in 25, Little Chapman Street, Tower Hamlets, Middlesex. She was described as a Bar-maid, unmarried aged 22 years. She was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 67, Peppercroft Street, Milton, Kent. She was described as Wife, aged 32 years. She was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in 178, Parrock Street, Milton, Kent. She was described as Wife, aged 42 years. She was counted in a census on 05 Apr 1891 in 178, Parrock Street, Milton, Kent. She was described as Wife, aged 52 years. She was counted in a census on 31 Mar 1901 in 178, Parrock Street, Milton, Kent. She was described as Wife, aged 62 years.

They had the following children.

  M i
John ALLEN-A0421 was born about 1864 in Milton, Kent.

John was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 67, Peppercroft Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Son aged 6 years, a Scholar. He was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in 178, Parrock Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Son aged 16 years, a Scholar. He was counted in a census on 05 Apr 1891 in 178, Parrock Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Son, unmarried, aged 25 years, working as a Cabinet Maker and Undertaker,.
  F ii
Maria A ALLEN-A0422 was born about 1866 in Milton, Kent.

Maria was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 67, Peppercroft Street, Milton, Kent. She was described as Daughter aged 4 years, a Scholar. She was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in 178, Parrock Street, Milton, Kent. She was described as Daughter aged 14 years, a Scholar. She was counted in a census on 05 Apr 1891 in 178, Parrock Street, Milton, Kent. She was described as Daughter, unmarried aged 23 years, working as a Music Teacher. She was counted in a census on 31 Mar 1901 in 178, Parrock Street, Milton, Kent. She was described as Daughter, unmarried aged 34 years, working as a Music Teacher.
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Benjamin ALLEN-A0423 was born about 1868 in Milton, Kent.

Benjamin was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 67, Peppercroft Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Son, aged 2 years. He was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in 178, Parrock Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Son aged 12 years, a Scholar.
  M iv
William ALLEN-A0424 was born about Jan 1871 in Milton, Kent.

William was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 67, Peppercroft Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Son, aged 3 months. He was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in 178, Parrock Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Son aged 10 years, a Scholar. He was counted in a census on 05 Apr 1891 in 178, Parrock Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Son aged 20 years, working as a Correspondence Clerk.
  M v
Walter ALLEN-A0426 was born about 1872 in Milton, Kent.

Walter was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in 178, Parrock Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Son aged 8 years, a Scholar. He was counted in a census on 05 Apr 1891 in 178, Parrock Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Son aged 18 years, working as an Assistant in Port Stores.
  F vi
Clara ALLEN-A0427 was born about 1874 in Milton, Kent.

Clara was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in 178, Parrock Street, Milton, Kent. She was described as Daughter aged 6 years, a Scholar. She was counted in a census on 05 Apr 1891 in 178, Parrock Street, Milton, Kent. She was described as Daughter aged 16 years.
  F vii
Ada E ALLEN-A0425 was born about 1877 in Milton, Kent.

Ada was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in 178, Parrock Street, Milton, Kent. She was described as Daughter, aged 3 years. She was counted in a census on 05 Apr 1891 in 178, Parrock Street, Milton, Kent. She was described as Daughter aged 13 years, a Scholar. She was counted in a census on 31 Mar 1901 in 178, Parrock Street, Milton, Kent. She was described as Daughter, unmarried, aged 23 years and working as a Sewing Machine Instructor.
  M viii
Ernest ALLEN-A0428 was born about 1880 in Milton, Kent.

Ernest was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in 178, Parrock Street, Milton, Kent. He was described as Son, aged 1 year.

Joseph Oliver WALKLING-W0531 was born on 10 Jul 1852 in Strood, Kent. He was christened 1 on 15 Aug 1852 in Swanscombe, Kent. He died 1 on 10 May 1923 in Wentworth, Ontario, Canada. He was buried 1 on 14 May 1923 in Wentworth, Ontario, Canada. Joseph married 2, 3 Martha BLUNDERFIELD-B0597 on 27 Dec 1880 in Saint John The Baptist, Hoxton, Middlesex.

Martha BLUNDERFIELD [Parents]-B0597 was born 1 about Aug 1852 in Gravesend, Kent. She was christened 2 on 03 Sep 1852 in Christ Church, Milton, Gravesend, Kent. She died on 03 Jun 1933 in Wentworth, Ontario, Canada. Martha married 3, 4 Joseph Oliver WALKLING-W0531 on 27 Dec 1880 in Saint John The Baptist, Hoxton, Middlesex.

Martha was counted in a census on 08 Apr 1861 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. She was described as Daughter aged 9 years. She was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 'The Kings Arms', 58 Pepper Croft Street, Milton, Kent. She was described as Daughter aged 18 years, working as a Victualler's Apprentice.


Robert Joseph BLUNDERFIELD [Parents]-B0635 was born on 06 Aug 1819 in Norwich, Norfolk. He was christened 1 on 29 Aug 1819 in St Saviour, Norwich, Norfolk. He died on 25 Jan 1847 in off Plymouth, Devon. Robert married 2 Mary Ann BROOKS-B0649 on 15 Dec 1846 in St Olave's Church, Southwark, Surrey.

Robert first went to sea as an Apprentice in 1834 at the age of 15 years. It was a long apprenticeship as he wasn't ticketed as a Seaman until 1845 aged 26 years. He was recorded as 2nd Mate for his first voyage of 1847 but sadly drowned off Plymouth on the 25th of January 1847.

Mary Ann BROOKS-B0649 was born 1 on 05 Jun 1822 in Bermondsey, Surrey. She was christened on 28 Jul 1822 in Southwark Wesleyan Chapel, Long Lane, Bermondsey, Surrey. Mary married 2 Robert Joseph BLUNDERFIELD-B0635 on 15 Dec 1846 in St Olave's Church, Southwark, Surrey.

Mary was counted in a census on 07 Jun 1841 in Fair Street, Southwark, Surrey. She was described as Aged 19 years. She was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in High Street, Stoke Newington, Middlesex. She was described as Wife's Sister, a Widow aged 28 years, working as a Hat Trimmer. She was counted in a census on 08 Apr 1861 in 5 Charles Street, Southwark, Surrey. She was described as a Widow, aged 38 years, working as a Teacher. She was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in 5, West Street, City of London. She was described as Wife aged 58 years, a Housekeeper. Whilst she is described as 'Wife', there is no Head of Family shown at this address

Other marriages:
HARRISS, William (Pea)

In the 1851 Census, Mary Ann is shown as a Widow and is staying with the family of her younger sister Sarah Elizabeth.

Marriage Notes:

On the original  marriage certificate in the St Olave  Parish Register, Robert's father is stated as Robert Joseph Blunderfield, a Carpenter. I am sure this is a mistake. The oocupation is correct. It's unlikely that the local registrar's copy or the GRO copy would be any different as they would have been transcribed from the church certificate..

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