Ancestors of Adam and Emma Jackson


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 7 Jun 1841 in Tooley Street, Norwich Saint Mary, Norfolk.

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 6 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 7 Jun 1841 in Little Tower Hill, The Tower Hamlets, London. She was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in Newmarket Terrace, Heigham, Norwich, Norfolk.

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 8 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 8 May 1849 in Heigham, Norfolk.

Robert was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in Carlton Colville, Suffolk.

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 8 May 1849 in Heigham, Norfolk.

Emily was counted in a census on 7 Jun 1841 in Little Tower Hill, The Tower Hamlets, London. She was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in Carlton Colville, Suffolk.

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] [scrapbook] 1-B0520 was born 2 on 8 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 suicide, by throwing himself under a train. He was buried in Adelaide, South Australia. Benjamin married Sarah Ann FLORANCE-F0521 on 1 Jun 1904 in Residence of Rev W A Potts, Adelaide, SA, Australia.

Benjamin was counted in a census 5 on 30 Mar 1851 in Hales Hall, Loddon, Norfolk. He was counted in a census 6 on 8 Apr 1861 in Hales Hall, Loddon, Norfolk. He was counted in a census 7 on 7 Apr 1871 in Yoxford Road, Kelsale, Suffolk. He worked as an Advertising Agent on 7 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. It is possible that 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'.

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

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 on 26 Jan 1916 in Adelaide, South Australia. Sarah married Benjamin Charles BLUNDERFIELD-B0520 on 1 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 5 Apr 1891 in 98, St Leonard's Road, Kirkley, Lowestoft, Suffolk. She was counted in a census on 31 Mar 1901 in 10, Carlton Road, Kirkley, Lowestoft, Suffolk. She was counted in a census on 2 Apr 1911 in 10, Carlton Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk.

They had the following children.

  F i Jean E BOWTELL-B0254.

Samuel BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] [scrapbook] 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 7 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 7 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] [scrapbook] 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 8 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 8 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 9 Mar 1783 in Old Meeting House Independent, Norwich, Norfolk. He died 2, 3 on 13 May 1850 in Thurlton, Norfolk. He was buried 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 7 Jun 1841 in On the Link, Thurlton, Norfolk.

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 7 Jun 1841 in On the Link, Thurlton, Norfolk. She was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in Thurlton, Norfolk.

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) - Further details of Lydia's descendants and ancestors can be found at  http://www.dcpendleton.co.uk/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I6617&tree=Pendleton  (although freem account creation and login is required)

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 7 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 7 Jun 1841 in Letheringsett, Norfolk.

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 7 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 7 Jun 1841 in Letheringsett, Norfolk. She was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in Blakeney Road, Letheringsett, Norfolk.

They had the following children.

  F i
Mary Ann BLUNDERFIELD-B0653 was born about Sep 1804 in Topcroft, Norfolk. She was christened 1 on 1 Oct 1804 in Saint Margaret's, Topcroft, Norfolk. She died 2 on 8 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.

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 7 Jun 1841 in Letheringsett, Norfolk. She was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in Blakeney Road, Letheringsett, Norfolk.

They had the following children.

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

William James CLARKE-C0413 was born 1 on 12 Mar 1868 in Botesdale, Suffolk. He died on 6 Nov 1944 in Norwich Outer RD, Norfolk. He was buried in Holy Trinity, Loddon, Norfolk. William married Mary Louisa Wright GOODRUM-G0412.

William was counted in a census on 31 Mar 1901 in The Street, Loddon, Norfolk. He was counted in a census on 2 Apr 1911 in The Street, Loddon, Norfolk. He worked as Sadler.

Mary Louisa Wright GOODRUM [scrapbook]-G0412 was born 1, 2 on 9 Jan 1865 in Seething, Norfolk. She was christened on 12 Jul 1868 in Seething, Norfolk. She died 3 on 25 Oct 1949 in Sheffield, Yorkshire. Mary married William James CLARKE-C0413.

Mary was counted in a census on 2 Apr 1871 in Loddon Road, Mundham, Norfolk. She was counted in a census on 5 Apr 1891 in Street, Dennington, Suffolk. She was counted in a census on 31 Mar 1901 in Street, Loddon, Norfolk. She was counted in a census on 2 Apr 1911 in The Street, Loddon, Norfolk. Her will was probated on 21 Jan 1950 in London.

Other marriages:
BLUNDERFIELD, William Ellis

Mary Louisa was the daughter of the unmarried Sarah Goodrum. The father is believed to be James Wright an Agricultural Labourer also of Seething. This explains why her birth was registered with the name Mary Louisa Wright Goodrum. However, she was baptised in 1868 as Mary Louisa Goodrum and only her mother's name Sarah Goodrum was listed in the register (no mention of Wright). When the 1871 Census was taken, Mary Louisa, aged 6 was recorded as Louisa Goodrum and living with her father James and grandparents. At the age of 16, 1881, she is in service as a Housemaid with a farmer in Norton Subcourse but using the name Mary Louisa Wright. By 1891 she was working as the Housekeeper for William Ellis Blunderfield, a Grocer and Draper in Dennington, Suffolk and using the name Lucy Wright.

A couple of years later, in 1893, she married William Blunderfield and used the name Mary Louisa Goodrum. Sadly, William died in 1895 before they had any children. Mary Louisa inherited and moved into Bugdon House in Loddon - she was joined there by William James Clarke; they never married but had two children who were named Neville Victor Clarke Blunderfield and May Clarke Blunderfield. Curiously, when May's birth was registered, Mary Louisa gave her Maiden name as Wright.

In the 1939 Register, Mary is listed at High Street, Loddon as a Widow and living with William J Clarke a retired Sadler.

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.

They had the following children.

  M i
Neville Victor Clarke BLUNDERFIELD-B0356 was born 1 about Aug 1899 in Mettingham, Suffolk. He died 2 about May 1967 in Worthing RD, Sussex.

Neville was counted in a census on 31 Mar 1901 in Street, Loddon, Norfolk. He was counted in a census on 2 Apr 1911 in The Street, Loddon, Norfolk.

There is no record of marriage or death for Neville in the GRO indexes using the surname Blunderfield. When his mother died in 1949, probate was granted to Neville Victor Clarke. So at some point between 1911 and 1949, he adopted the surname of his father. There was one death record with this name and three marriage records.
  F ii May Clarke BLUNDERFIELD-B0382 was born on 19 Sep 1901. She died about Nov 1990.

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