Ancestors of Adam and Emma Jackson


Benjamin William BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] [scrapbook]-B04EU was born 1 about May 1885 in Gravesend, Kent. He died 2 about Nov 1958 in Lambeth (RD), London. Benjamin married 3 Jean Alice SLOAN-S0447 on 2 Mar 1918 in All Saints, West Dulwich, London.

Benjamin was counted in a census on 5 Apr 1891 in The Russell Arms Hotel, 51 Clarence Street, Milton, Kent. He was counted in a census on 31 Mar 1901 in 1 Constitution Hill, Milton next Gravesend, Kent.

His birth, marriage and death were all registered as Benjamin W Blunderfield but in the 1891 and 1901 census he is recorded as William B Blunderfield.

Benjamin William Blunderfield appears in numerous crew lists for Ocean going passenger ships:

W Blunderfield born Gravesend, Deck Boy, aged 16 years. 'Ophir' London to Sydney arr. 8 May 1903
W Blunderfield born Gravesend, Ordinary Seaman, aged 17 years. 'Ophir' London to Sydney arr. 18 Dec 1903
Several voyages aboard the 'Oruba', between 1905 and 1908, including:
W Blunderfield born Kent, Ordinary Seaman, aged 19 years. 'Oruba' London to Sydney arr. 1 Dec 1905
W Blunderfield born Gravesend, Able Seaman, aged 21 years. 'Oruba' London to Sydney arr. 6 Sep 1907
W Blunderfield born Gravesend, Able Seaman, aged 21 years. 'Oruba' London to Sydney arr. 18 Apr 1908
W Blunderfield born Kent, Able Seaman, aged 22 years. 'Oruba' London to Sydney arr. 28 Nov 1908
B W Blunderfield born Gravesend, Able Seaman aged 28 years. 'Orama' London to Sydney arr. 2 July 1914

He is listed in the Register of Shipping and Seamen: Index of First World War Mercantile Marine Medals and the British War Medal. (BT351/1

Addresses (from the London Electoral Lists)
36, Tritton Rd, Norwood, Lambeth (1918 through to 1932)
The home of his wife's parents.
38, Tritton Rd, Norwood, Lambeth (1933 through to 1958)

UK Phone Directories
1957 BLUNDERFIELD B W
38, Tritton Rd, West Norwood, Gipsy Hill, Croydon, Surrey, SE21         Tel: Gipsy Hill 4199

Jean Alice SLOAN-S0447 was born 1 on 8 Sep 1893 in Poplar (RD), London. She died 2 about May 1972 in Camberwell (RD), London. Jean married 3 Benjamin William BLUNDERFIELD-B04EU on 2 Mar 1918 in All Saints, West Dulwich, London.

They had the following children.

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William James BLUNDERFIELD [scrapbook]-B0397 was born 1 on 21 Jun 1919 in Lambeth (RD), London. He died 2 in Jul 1988 in Camberwell (RD), London.

In 1940, William James Blunderfield appears in a list of Naval Ratings, travelling in Tourist Class aboard the merchant ship 'Capetown Castle' which arrived in Southampton on the 22 Mar 1940, from Durban via Cape Town. His proposed address was given as 38, Tritton Road, SE21.

Between 1942 and 1955, William seems to have followed in his father's footsteps and joined the merchant navy. He appears on several crew manifests for ocean liners. He was employed as a cook and served on a number of ships including the S S Aquitania (See scrapbook for image)

Addresses (from the London Electoral Lists)
38 Tritton Rd, Norwood (1949 through to 1961)

UK Telephone Direcories
1971-84 BLUNDERFIELD W J
38, Tritton Rd, West Norwood, Gipsy Hill, Croydon, Surrey, SE21 Tel: 01-670-4199
  F ii Constance A BLUNDERFIELD-B0398.
  F iii Jean Ethel BLUNDERFIELD-B0399 was born on 12 Oct 1921. She died on 12 Dec 2001.

James E WOOD-W0421. James married 1 May Florence BLUNDERFIELD-B04EZ about Feb 1916 in Strood (RD), Kent.

May Florence BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] [scrapbook]-B04EZ was born 1 on 26 Jul 1894 in Milton, Kent. She was christened 2 on 29 Aug 1894 in Christ Church, Milton, Kent. May married 3 James E WOOD-W0421 about Feb 1916 in Strood (RD), Kent.

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


Henry RUNCIEMAN-R0457. Henry married 1 Olive BLUNDERFIELD-B04EW about Nov 1915 in Gravesend, Kent.

Olive BLUNDERFIELD [Parents]-B04EW was born 1 about Aug 1888 in Gravesend, Kent. Olive married 2 Henry RUNCIEMAN-R0457 about Nov 1915 in Gravesend, Kent.

Olive was counted in a census on 5 Apr 1891 in The Russell Arms Hotel, 51 Clarence Street, Milton, Kent. She was counted in a census on 31 Mar 1901 in 11 Brunswick Retreat, Milton next Gravesend, Kent. She was counted in a census on 2 Apr 1911 in 35, Berrylands Road, Surbiton, Surrey.


John CLARKE-C0416 was born about 1887. John married 1, 2 Mary Ann Jane BLUNDERFIELD-B04ER on 1 Oct 1918 in Christ Church, Milton by Gravesend, Kent.

At the time of his marriage, John was serving as a Soldier.

Mary Ann Jane BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] [scrapbook]-B04ER was born 1 on 29 Feb 1888 in Milton, Gravesend, Kent. She was christened 2 on 1 Apr 1888 in Christ Church, Milton by Gravesend, Kent. Mary married 3, 4 John CLARKE-C0416 on 1 Oct 1918 in Christ Church, Milton by Gravesend, Kent.

Mary was counted in a census on 5 Apr 1891 in 17 John Street, Milton, Gravesend, Kent. She was counted in a census 5 on 31 Mar 1901 in 140 Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent. She was counted in a census on 2 Apr 1911 in 2, Constitution Crescent, Gravesend, Kent.


Edward ALCOTT 1-A0420 was born about 1859 in Yorkshire. He died 2 on 19 Aug 1918. Edward married 3 Annie Ellen BLUNDERFIELD-B0428 about 1895.

Edward was counted in a census on 31 Mar 1901 in Palewell Lodge, East Sheen Mortlake, Surrey. He was counted in a census on 22 Apr 1910 in 65 Irving Place, Manhattan, New York.

On the birth certificate of his daughter Isabella in Mortlake 1899, Edward's occupation is stated to be a Timber Merchant and in the 1901 census as a Landowner in the USA. There are numerous entries for Edward Alcott in passenger lists to North America (presumably to buy timber), sometimes he was accompanied by Annie. Both Elvie Herd (E41) and I have searched extensively for a marriage but to no avail, so it seems possible that they married in America during one of these trips.

Annie Ellen BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] [scrapbook]-B0428 was born 1 on 28 Feb 1870 in Sisland, Norfolk. She was christened 2 on 27 Mar 1870 in the Church of Saint Mary in Sisland, Norfolk. She died 3 on 3 Feb 1962 in Warrenton, Virginia, USA. She was buried in Sudley Cemetery, Manassas, Virginia, USA. Annie married 4 Edward ALCOTT-A0420 about 1895.

Annie was counted in a census 5 on 2 Apr 1871 in Sisland, Norfolk. She was counted in a census 6 on 3 Apr 1881 in Sisland, Norfolk. She was counted in a census on 5 Apr 1891 in White House, Sisland, Norfolk. She was counted in a census on 31 Mar 1901 in Palewell Lodge, East Sheen Mortlake, Surrey. She was counted in a census on 22 Apr 1910 in 65 Irving Place, Manhattan, New York.

Annie and her husband went to live in New York, where they made and spent two fortunes. Edward was in timber/lumber brokering and supplied much of the timber used during  the construction of the streets of New York City during the change over to pavement (sealed roads) because of the automobile. This was his first fortune - which somehow was lost. However, he went onto mass another fortune, as a timber mill proprietor in Virginia.

Both Edward and Annie Ellen are residents of New York City in the 1910 US census.

Annie Ellen Alcott is listed as a widow and a block mill proprietor and resident of Manassas in Prince William County Virginia in the 1920 census. After Edward died she mismanaged the business and lost everything.

Annie lived in the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City for 23 years in the early part of the last century. Many very wealthy Easterners had permanent homes in the hotel…..but they had to be extremely wealthy!

Anne's brother, Percy Page, spent many years not speaking to Anne. She was widowed for many years living in the USA without the wealth her youth had afforded her. She fell on hard times and had borrowed heavily from family members. Percy was promised a swift payback, but after years of empty promises, he ceased to talk to her or of her for many years.

They were reunited at some point, because there are pictures of the two of them when they were elderly.

Block Factory - Manassas, Va., The following is from the 31 Mar 1916 Manassas Journal -“Block Factory
Burned, A well known and well established local industry destroyed by fire. The building was the property
of Abram Conner and the machinery was the property of Edward Alcott of New York. At the time of the
fire, Mr. A. L. Bridwell was the on site manager.

Evans, J. R. General Store - Buckhall, Va., The very best white oak firewood $2.50 per cord. This is your chance
to stock up for the winter. Manager Edward Alcott, 29 Jun 1916 M.D.

They had the following children.

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Isabella Nora ALCOTT [scrapbook] 1-A0311 was born 2 on 10 Apr 1899 in Palewell Lodge, Mortlake, Surrey. She died 3 about Aug 1899 in Richmond (RD), Surrey.

Neil William KENNY-KX001.

Melanie Lisa SANTOS [Parents]-SX004.

Other marriages:
WILLEY, Damon


Gerald F BRANTOM-B0255.

Jean E BOWTELL [Parents]-B0254.


Gerald E CARTER-C0312.

Mary Daphne BOGGIS [Parents]-B03EB was born 1 on 7 Nov 1906 in Southwold, Suffolk. She died in Jul 1999 in Suffolk. Mary married 2 Gerald E CARTER-C0312 about Nov 1934 in Mutford (RD), Suffolk.

Mary was counted in a census on 2 Apr 1911 in 23, Market Place, Southwold, Suffolk.


Victor Harry BOGGIS [Parents]-B0320 was born about 1896 in Lowestoft, Suffolk. Victor married 1 Violet Elsie PRETTY-P0306 about Aug 1926 in Mutford (RD), Suffolk.

Victor was counted in a census 2 on 31 Mar 1901 in 23, Market Place, Southwold, Suffolk.

Violet Elsie PRETTY-P0306 was born 1 in 1898 in Lowestoft, Suffolk. Violet married 2 Victor Harry BOGGIS-B0320 about Aug 1926 in Mutford (RD), Suffolk.


Clement Charles BOGGIS [Parents] 1-B0321 was born on 3 Feb 1899 in Southwold, Suffolk. He died in Mar 1991 in Suffolk. Clement married 2 Marjorie Laura SAWYER-S0335 about Nov 1923 in Blything (RD), Suffolk.

Clement was counted in a census 3 on 31 Mar 1901 in 23, Market Place, Southwold, Suffolk.

Marjorie Laura SAWYER-S0335 was born 1 on 24 Jun 1902 in Wrentham, Suffolk. She died in Apr 2000 in Suffolk. Marjorie married 2 Clement Charles BOGGIS-B0321 about Nov 1923 in Blything (RD), Suffolk.

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