Ancestors of Adam and Emma Jackson


Benjamin SHARDELOW [scrapbook]-S0611 was born about 1808 in Norton Subcourse, Norfolk. He died 1 on 25 Feb 1863 in Thorpe St Andrew, Norfolk. Benjamin married 2, 3 Mary BLUNDERFIELD-B0637 on 27 Dec 1831 in St Olave, Southwark, Surrey.

Benjamin was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in Thorpe Road, Thorpe, Norfolk. He was described as Master Plumber employing 2 men.

At the time of the 1851 census, Benjamin had a younger unmarried sister Martha (b. abt 1815 in Norton) staying with him.

Mary BLUNDERFIELD [Parents]-B0637 was born 1 on 10 Feb 1808 in Southwark, Surrey. She was christened 1 on 24 Apr 1808 in Saint Olave, Southwark, Surrey. She died 2 about Feb 1871 in Blofield (RD), Norfolk. Mary married 1, 3 Benjamin SHARDELOW-S0611 on 27 Dec 1831 in St Olave, Southwark, Surrey.

Mary was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in Thorpe Road, Thorpe, Norfolk. She was described as .

They had the following children.

  M i
Benjamin SHARDELOW-S0519 was born about 1832 in Bermondsey, Surrey.

Benjamin was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in Thorpe Road, Thorpe, Norfolk. He was described as Plumber's Assistant.
  F ii
Mary Anne Rosa SHARDELOW-S0520 was born about Jan 1835 in Thorpe, Norfolk. She was christened 1 on 18 Jan 1835 in the Church of Saint Andrew in Thorpe, Norfolk.

Mary was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in Thorpe Road, Thorpe, Norfolk. She was described as Apprentice Dressmaker.
  F iii Martha SHARDELOW-S0518 was born about Apr 1836. She died on 28 Oct 1930.
  F iv Emma Hannah SHARDELOW-S0521 was born about Feb 1838. She died on 30 Nov 1909.
  F v
Clara Eliza SHARDELOW-S0522 was born on 15 Sep 1849 in Thorpe, Norfolk. She was christened 1 on 16 Oct 1849 in the Church of Saint Andrew in Thorpe, Norfolk.

Clara was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in Thorpe Road, Thorpe, Norfolk. She was described as .

Samuel BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-B0722 was born 2 on 28 Feb 1791 in Norwich, Norfolk. He was christened 2 on 29 Apr 1791 in Old Meeting House Independent, Norwich, Norfolk. He died 3 on 10 May 1849 in Heigham, Norwich, Norfolk from Diseased Prostate and Debility. He was buried 4 in Rosary Cemetery, Norwich. Samuel married 2, 5 Amelia SYKES-S0725 on 29 Jul 1823 in Guestwick, Norfolk.

Samuel was counted in a census on 07 Jun 1841 in Tooley Street, Norwich Saint Mary, Norfolk. He was described as Builder aged 50 years.

In the Norwich Directory of 1842, Samuel Blunderfield of Tooley Street, has several entries:
Alderman of Norwich
Director of Benevolent Association for the Relief of Decayed Tradesmen
Committee Member of The Bible Society
Builder & Carpenter

Referred to in the will of his father Samuel (B0815) dated 11 Apr 1823. Proven 2 Mar 1838

It is interesting to see that at the time of the 1841 Census, Samuel was alone in Norwich, whilst his wife and daughter are in London.

Samuel Blunderfield is listed in the following Norwich Poll Books and Electoral Registers (ie those entitled to vote)
1830 - a Builder of St Mary's Parish, Norwich
1832 - a Freeman of Norwich, Tooley Street, St Mary's Parish, Norwich

Amelia SYKES [scrapbook]-S0725 was born about 1798 in Guestwick, Norfolk. She died 1, 2 on 06 Nov 1859 in Newmarket Terrace, Heigham, Norwich, Norfolk. She was buried 3 in Rosary Cemetery, Norwich. Amelia married 4, 5 Samuel BLUNDERFIELD-B0722 on 29 Jul 1823 in Guestwick, Norfolk.

Amelia was counted in a census on 07 Jun 1841 in Little Tower Hill, The Tower Hamlets, London. She was described as Independant. She was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in Newmarket Terrace, Heigham, Norwich, Norfolk. She was described as Proprietor of Houses.

Referred to in the will of her husband Samuel (B0722)

They had the following children.

  F i
Amelia Sykes BLUNDERFIELD-B0638 was born 1 on 08 Jun 1824 in Norwich, Norfolk. She was christened 1 on 29 Jul 1824 in Old Meeting House-Independent, Norwich, Norfolk. She died 1 on 11 Nov 1824 in Norwich, Norfolk.
  F ii Emily Sykes BLUNDERFIELD-B0639 was born on 29 Jul 1825. She died on 21 Oct 1893.

Robert Clifton FOREMAN 1-F0607 was born about 1822 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. He died 2 on 11 Jun 1865 in Brighton, Sussex. He was buried 3 in Rosary Cemetery, Norwich. Robert married 4, 5 Emily Sykes BLUNDERFIELD-B0639 on 08 May 1849 in Heigham, Norfolk.

Robert was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in Carlton Colville, Suffolk. He was described as Physician (Edinburgh).

Robert qualified as a Physician M.D., L.R.C.S. at Edinburgh in 1847.

At the time of his marriage, Robert was described as the Resident Physician at Park-House Asylum, Highgate.

Emily Sykes BLUNDERFIELD [Parents]-B0639 was born 1 on 29 Jul 1825 in Norwich, Norfolk. She was christened 1 on 24 Aug 1825 in Old Meeting House-Independent, Norwich, Norfolk. She died 2 on 21 Oct 1893 in Streatham, London. She was buried 3 in Rosary Cemetery, Norwich. Emily married 1, 4 Robert Clifton FOREMAN-F0607 on 08 May 1849 in Heigham, Norfolk.

Emily was counted in a census on 07 Jun 1841 in Little Tower Hill, The Tower Hamlets, London. She was described as . She was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in Carlton Colville, Suffolk. She was described as .

Referred to in the will of her father Samuel (B0722)
Emily was living in Brighton when Letters of Administration, following her mother's death, were granted in December 1859.

They had the following children.

  F i Ellen Mary Blunderfield FOREMAN-F0522 was born about Aug 1851. She died in 1914.
  M ii
Samuel Blunderfield FOREMAN 1-F0523 was born 2 about Feb 1854 in Mutford RD, Suffolk. He died 3, 4 on 16 Oct 1893 in Streatham, London from Pleuro-Pneumonia. He was buried 5 in Rosary Cemetery, Norwich.

Samuel did not marry.

Benjamin Charles BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] 1-B0520 was born 2 on 08 Feb 1844 in Loddon, Norfolk. He was christened 3 on 31 Mar 1844 in the Wesleyan Chapel in Bungay, Suffolk. He died 4 on 10 Aug 1907 in Adelaide, South Australia from being run over by a train. He was buried 5 on 12 Aug 1907 in West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia. Benjamin married Sarah Ann FLORANCE-F0521 on 01 Jun 1904 in Residence of Rev W A Potts, Adelaide, SA, Australia.

Benjamin was counted in a census 6 on 30 Mar 1851 in Hales Hall, Loddon, Norfolk. He was described as . He was counted in a census 7 on 08 Apr 1861 in Hales Hall, Loddon, Norfolk. He was described as . He was counted in a census 8 on 07 Apr 1871 in Yoxford Road, Kelsale, Suffolk. He was described as Farmer of 210 acres employing 7 labourers. He worked as an Advertising Agent on 07 Jan 1903 in Plympton, South Australia.

Other marriages:
FARROW, Mary Anne

In March 1880, Benjamin Charles Blunderfield, described as a Farmer of Gisleham in Suffolk, filed for Bankruptcy (see scrapbook for image). This was no doubt the reason for a 'fresh start' in another country.

According to the statement given by Benjamin's son, George Farrow Blunderfield, at the inquest into the Trawool Tragedy, he stated that he had gone to S Africa with his parents when he was 11 and that they lived there for 3 years. This means that they must have left England around 1882 and arrived in Australia around 1885. They initially lived in Plympton, SA.

Whilst his wife and children were living in Southwold at the time of the 1881 census, there is no trace of Benjamin anywhere in England. He had already gone out to South Africa.

On the 3rd of July 1880, the steamer 'Balmoral Castle', arrived in Cape Town, a passenger with the surnmame Blunderfield is listed as bound for Natal and continued to Durban a few days later, probably aboard the steamer 'Venice'.

His wife Mary Anne and their seven surviving children (Henrietta, Francis, George, Jessie, Alice, Beatric and Stephen) left Plymouth on the 13th May 1882 aboard the steamer 'German' and arrived Durban to join Benjamin, almost a month later, on the 12th June.

The family moved to Australia around 1885. Details of their journey have not yet been found.

In the South Australian Police Gazette index for 1895 there is the following entry:
Stealing in Dwellings, etc. Blunderfield, Benjamin C. page 70

There is a Mr B Blunderfield (aged 63) who described himself as a Dealer, departing Southampton on the 18th October 1902 aboard the steamer 'Galeka' bound for Cape Town. This was about a year after his first wife had died in Australia.

He must have returned to Australia though. In the South Australian Police Gazette index for 1904 there is the following entry:
Stealing in Dwellings, etc. Blunderfield, Benjamin C. page 91

ADELAIDE ADVERTISER - 1907, Monday 12th August
A RAILWAY FATALITY -  BODY IN A CATTLE PIT.
At 6.48 a.m. on Saturday the police were informed that the dead body of a man was lying in a cattle-pit near the Hilton railway station crossing. The unfortunate man had evidently been knocked down by a passing train. Constables Crowe and Brady at once proceeded to the scene with the police ambulance. Near the Hilton railway-station crossing they found the body of a man badly mutilated. It was cold and was lying under the line in the cattle pit on the south side of the Hilton railway line crossing. The body has been identified as that of Benjamin Charles Blunderfield, a former resident of Halifax Street, Adelaide. An inquest will be held to-day.

Sarah Ann FLORANCE-F0521 was born in 1849. She died 1, 2 on 26 Jan 1916 in Adelaide, South Australia. She was buried 3 on 28 Jan 1916 in West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia. Sarah married Benjamin Charles BLUNDERFIELD-B0520 on 01 Jun 1904 in Residence of Rev W A Potts, Adelaide, SA, Australia.

Sarah was the daughter of George Edward Florance and the widow of Thomas Townsend who she married around 1875.


Richard BOWTELL-B0355 was born 1 about Aug 1885 in Braintree, Essex. He died in Jun 1946 in Lowestoft, Suffolk. He was buried 2, 3 on 16 Jun 1946 in Kirkley Cemetery, Lowestoft, Suffolk. Richard married 4, 5 Lillie May BLUNDERFIELD-B0353 on 20 Sep 1915 in Kirkley, Suffolk.

Lillie May BLUNDERFIELD [Parents]-B0353 was born about Nov 1888 in Lowestoft, Suffolk. She died in Dec 1962 in Lowestoft, Suffolk. She was buried 1, 2 on 28 Dec 1962 in Kirkley Cemetery, Lowestoft, Suffolk. Lillie married 3, 4 Richard BOWTELL-B0355 on 20 Sep 1915 in Kirkley, Suffolk.

Lillie was counted in a census on 05 Apr 1891 in 98, St Leonard's Road, Kirkley, Lowestoft, Suffolk. She was described as . She was counted in a census on 31 Mar 1901 in 10, Carlton Road, Kirkley, Lowestoft, Suffolk. She was described as . She was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1911 in 10, Carlton Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk. She was described as Daughter, single, aged 22 years.

They had the following children.

  F i Jean E BOWTELL-B0254.

Samuel BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] 1-B0815 was born about Sep 1758 in Heckingham, Norfolk. He was christened 2 on 21 Sep 1758 in St Gregorys, Heckingham, Norfolk. He died 3 on 12 Sep 1834 in Norwich, Norfolk. Samuel married 4 Elizabeth BARNARD-B0816 on 07 Jun 1787 in Saint Augustine, Norwich, Norfolk.

Other marriages:
CLARK, Hannah

Samuel Blunderfield is listed in the following Norwich Poll Books and Electoral Registers (ie those entitled to vote)
1802, 1806, 1807  - a Carpenter of St Augustine's Parish, Norwich
1812, 1818 - a Carpenter of St Mary's Parish, Norwich
1824 - a Builder of St Clement's Parish, Norwich
1830 - a Gentleman of St Clement's Parish, Norwich
1832 - a Freeman of Norwich, residing at Old Meeting Ally, St Clement's Parish, Norwich

Elizabeth BARNARD-B0816 died 1 about Feb 1838 in Norwich, Norfolk. Elizabeth married 2 Samuel BLUNDERFIELD-B0815 on 07 Jun 1787 in Saint Augustine, Norwich, Norfolk.

Marriage Notes:

Marriage also recorded at St. Martin at Oak Church, Norwich

They had the following children.

  M i Samuel BLUNDERFIELD-B0722 was born on 28 Feb 1791. He died on 10 May 1849 from Diseased Prostate and Debility.

Samuel BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] 1-B0815 was born about Sep 1758 in Heckingham, Norfolk. He was christened 2 on 21 Sep 1758 in St Gregorys, Heckingham, Norfolk. He died 3 on 12 Sep 1834 in Norwich, Norfolk. Samuel married 4 Hannah CLARK-C0807 on 08 Jul 1781 in the Church of Saint Augustine in Norwich, Norfolk.

Other marriages:
BARNARD, Elizabeth

Samuel Blunderfield is listed in the following Norwich Poll Books and Electoral Registers (ie those entitled to vote)
1802, 1806, 1807  - a Carpenter of St Augustine's Parish, Norwich
1812, 1818 - a Carpenter of St Mary's Parish, Norwich
1824 - a Builder of St Clement's Parish, Norwich
1830 - a Gentleman of St Clement's Parish, Norwich
1832 - a Freeman of Norwich, residing at Old Meeting Ally, St Clement's Parish, Norwich

Hannah CLARK-C0807 died before 1787. Hannah married 1 Samuel BLUNDERFIELD-B0815 on 08 Jul 1781 in the Church of Saint Augustine in Norwich, Norfolk.

They had the following children.

  M i Clarke BLUNDERFIELD-B0742 was born on 14 Feb 1783. He died on 13 May 1850.

Clarke BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] [scrapbook]-B0742 was born 1 on 14 Feb 1783 in Norwich, Norfolk. He was christened 1 on 09 Mar 1783 in Old Meeting House Independent, Norwich, Norfolk. He died 2, 3 on 13 May 1850 in Thurlton, Norfolk. He was buried in May 1850 in All Saints, Thurlton, Norfolk. Clarke married 1, 4, 5 Hannah HUNTER-H0741 on 12 Apr 1819 in the Church of Saint Andrew and Saint Peter in Blofied, Norfolk.

Clarke was counted in a census on 07 Jun 1841 in On the Link, Thurlton, Norfolk. He was described as Independent Means.

Referred to in the will of his father Samuel (B0815) dated 11 Apr 1823. Proven 2 Mar 1838

Hannah HUNTER [scrapbook]-H0741 was born about Aug 1801 in Thurlton, Norfolk. She was christened 1 on 23 Aug 1801 in All Saints, Thurlton, Norfolk. She died 2, 3 on 20 Sep 1865 in Thurlton, Norfolk. She was buried in All Saints, Thurlton, Norfolk. Hannah married 4, 5, 6 Clarke BLUNDERFIELD-B0742 on 12 Apr 1819 in the Church of Saint Andrew and Saint Peter in Blofied, Norfolk.

Hannah was counted in a census on 07 Jun 1841 in On the Link, Thurlton, Norfolk. She was described as . She was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in Thurlton, Norfolk. She was described as Widow, aged 49 years, in Domestic Employment.

Other marriages:
HOLMES, Benjamin

Hannah was a daughter of Edward Hunter and Ann West. In addition to Hannah, they also had four other children:

Lydia (c1798)
John (bap.3 Aug 1806)
Frances (bap.23 Apr 1809)
Mary Ann (bap. 25 Aug 1811)

They had the following children.

  M i
Samuel BLUNDERFIELD [scrapbook]-B0640 was christened 1 on 12 Sep 1819 in All Saints, Thurlton, Norfolk. He died 2, 3 on 07 Aug 1849 in Thurlton, Norfolk from Inflamation of the brain. He was buried in All Saints, Thurlton, Norfolk.

Samuel BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] 1-B0723 was born about 1771 in Norfolk. He died 2 on 21 May 1846 in Letheringsett, Norfolk. He was buried 3 on 26 May 1846 in St Andrew's, Letheringsett, Norfolk. Samuel married 4, 5 Sarah Amelia JEX-J0716 on 25 Jul 1799 in Saint Margaret, Topcroft, Norfolk.

Samuel was counted in a census on 07 Jun 1841 in Letheringsett, Norfolk. He was described as Bailiff.

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

Until his date of birth is determined, there is uncertainty as to the mother.

Sarah Amelia JEX-J0716 was born about 1779 in Topcroft, Norfolk. She died 1, 2 on 07 Sep 1852 in Letheringsett, Norfolk. She was buried 3 on 12 Sep 1852 in St Andrew's, Letheringsett, Norfolk. Sarah married 4, 5 Samuel BLUNDERFIELD-B0723 on 25 Jul 1799 in Saint Margaret, Topcroft, Norfolk.

Sarah was counted in a census on 07 Jun 1841 in Letheringsett, Norfolk. She was described as . She was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in Blakeney Road, Letheringsett, Norfolk. She was described as Annuitant.

They had the following children.

  F i
Mary Ann BLUNDERFIELD-B0653 was born about Sep 1804 in Topcroft, Norfolk. She was christened 1 on 01 Oct 1804 in Saint Margaret's, Topcroft, Norfolk. She died 2 on 08 Jan 1814 in Heckingham, Norfolk. She was buried 3 on 13 Jan 1814 in St Gregorys, Heckingham, Norfolk.
  F ii Amelia BLUNDERFIELD-B0641 was born about Apr 1807.

Robert Barwick DACK-D0609 was born about 1805 in Wood Dalling, Norfolk. Robert married 1, 2 Amelia BLUNDERFIELD-B0641 on 11 Aug 1846 in St Andrew's, Letheringsett, Norfolk.

Robert was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in Blakeney Road, Letheringsett, Norfolk. He was described as Farming Bailiff, farming 250 acres, employing 11 labourers, 5 boys and 3 women.

Amelia BLUNDERFIELD [Parents]-B0641 was born about Apr 1807 in Ditchingham, Norfolk. She was christened 1 on 25 Apr 1807 in Saint Mary's, Ditchingham, Norfolk. Amelia married 2, 3 Robert Barwick DACK-D0609 on 11 Aug 1846 in St Andrew's, Letheringsett, Norfolk.

Amelia was counted in a census on 07 Jun 1841 in Letheringsett, Norfolk. She was described as . She was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in Blakeney Road, Letheringsett, Norfolk. She was described as .

They had the following children.

  M i Charles Blunderfield DACK-D0511 was born about 1848. He died about Aug 1919.

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