Ancestors of Adam and Emma Jackson


Leonard Arthur BLUNDERFIELD [Parents]-B03FL was born on 04 Aug 1889 in Cape Town, South Africa. He was baptized on 22 Nov 1889 in St Mark's Anglican Church. He died 1 in 1966 in Durban, South Africa. Leonard married Edith Winifred SAMPSON-S0348 on 27 Oct 1914 in Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Durban, South Africa.

Leonard and Edith made a trip to England in 1930. They arrived in Southampton on the 26th May 1930, travelling third class aboard the 'Caernarvon Castle'. Leonard stated his occupation as a Clerk with the Railway and said they would be staying at 7 (or71), Darrington Park Road, West Wimbledon, SW20. They departed for South Africa on the 25th July 1930 aboard the 'Balmoral Castle'. The passenger list recorded that they planned to leave the ship at Algoa Bay (Port Elizabeth) which is almost 1000km from where they lived in Durban.

In a 1950 Natal Street Directory, Leonard's address is stated as 488, Manning Road, Durban.

Edith Winifred SAMPSON-S0348 was born about 1891. She died 1 in 1946 in Durban, South Africa. Edith married Leonard Arthur BLUNDERFIELD-B03FL on 27 Oct 1914 in Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Durban, South Africa.

They had the following children.

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Mavis Joyce BLUNDERFIELD-B0285 was born on 28 Aug 1915 in Sea View, Durban, South Africa. She was baptized on 08 Oct 1915 in Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Durban, South Africa. She was buried 1 on 04 Jun 2004 in Christ Church, Pinetown, Durban, South Africa.

Frank Middleton BLUNDERFIELD [Parents]-B0476 was born about May 1860 in Raveningham, Norfolk. He was christened on 08 Jul 1860 in St Andrew's Church, Raveningham, Norfolk. He died 1 on 23 Jul 1903 in Durban, South Africa. Frank married Sophia Hope on 24 Jul 1888.

Frank was counted in a census on 08 Apr 1861 in Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk. He was described as Son aged 10 months. He was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in School, Northgate, Beccles, Suffolk. He was described as a Pupil aged 10 years.

Other marriages:
HOMES, Mary Rebecca

Sophia Hope died 1 in 1929 in Durban, South Africa. Sophia married Frank Middleton BLUNDERFIELD-B0476 on 24 Jul 1888.

They had the following children.

  M i Leonard Arthur BLUNDERFIELD-B03FL was born on 04 Aug 1889. He died in 1966.

John Albert BLUNDERFIELD [Parents]-B03EL was born before 1928. He died about 17 Apr 2005. He was buried 1 on 21 Apr 2005. John married 2 Gwendoline COOK-C0331 on 17 Nov 1951 in Fortitude Valley Methodist Church, Brisbane, Queensland.

ELECTORAL ROLLS:

John Albert appears in the following Electoral Roll
1949 - 10 Pedder Street, Breakfast Creek, Toombul, Lilley, QLD - Occ: Machinist
(a northern suburb of Brisbane)
So born before 1928

Gwendoline COOK-C0331.


Thomas Eric Godfrey GRIMSEY [scrapbook]-G0224 was born 1 on 04 Aug 1922 in Widecombe In The Moor, Devon. He died on 15 Sep 1992 in Bristol, Avon. Thomas married 2 Jane Cross BOGGIS-B0287 on 22 Jun 1946 in St Paul With St Clement, Bristol, Gloucestershire.

It looks as though Thomas was a Merchant Seaman, possibly taking part in the Atlantic convoys during WW2. He is listed in the manifest of the M.V. Georgie sailing from Liverpool to New York on the 15th March 1940. See Archive Folder G0224.

Jane Cross BOGGIS [Parents]-B0287.


Archie Gordon Duncan BLUNDERFIELD [Parents]-B0223.

Other marriages:
BAKER, Gloria Joan
COLBORNE, Christina Maureen Margaret

Carol.

They had the following children.

  M i Kevin BLUNDERFIELD-B0166.

George Edgar BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] 1, 2-B0230 was born on 09 Jul 1939 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He died on 19 Nov 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He was buried on 10 Dec 2018 in Burquitlam Funeral Home, Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada. George married Frayceane (YARDLEY) in 2016.

Other marriages:
JESTADT, Arlene

Obituary for George Edgar Blunderfield

On November 19th 2018, George Edgar Blunderfield passed away peacefully and without regret at the North Shore Hospice after a life well lived!

George was born in Winnipeg Manitoba to Edgar and Elenore (McLaren) Blunderfield on July 9th 1939. He grew from humble beginnings in a large, loving family that knew the value of laughter. George was an active member of the CYO where he met his wife Arlene (Jestadt). Married in 1963, he moved to Kitchener, Ontario, received an advanced marketing degree from the University of Waterloo and had two children. George enjoyed bowling, golf, travelling and the Lion’s Club where his larger than life personality made him the highlight of Octoberfest events. Above all he was an adventurer and storyteller who loved to take his family on the road with camping trips across Canada and throughout the US.

George brought his infectious energy and integrity to a 20-year career with Benson & Hedges. He was an inspirational leader as he rose to become the National Sales Manager in Montreal. He would eventually return to Vancouver to fulfill his wife’s dream to open Arlene’s Interiors in 1984. Joined by their children, the business grew to 3 locations and was highly regarded for over 28 years, perhaps best known for treating everyone like family. George was respected for how he stood by Arlene during a long illness until her death in 2004. He successfully sold the family business in 2011 and retired, to enjoy time with his growing family and marriage to Frayceane (Yardley) in 2016. Upon learning of his diagnosis of Dementia and Melanoma in 2017, George openly shared his journey, while remaining hopeful and positive to the end.

Full of warmth and kindness, quick with a joke or a song, he knew how to live life well, to dance and laugh and to bring a smile to another, George will be sadly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him.

George is Predeceased by; his parents and his wife, Arlene, along with beloved siblings Fred, Anne, Monica and Margarite.

Survived by; his wife Frayceane, children Karen (Chris) and Russ (Debbie), Grandsons Christopher (Jesyca) and Alexander and great-grandchildren Hunter and Emma as well as sisters Ella May and Bernice. He will also be missed by his extended family including step daughters Laura, Lorna, Leslie & Lisa.

The family would like to thank the many nurses and doctors that cared for George at Lions Gate Hospital, Oncology department, Palliative care on the 4th & 7th floor, and the North Shore Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in George’s name to the Lion’s Gate Hospital Foundation or The Alzheimer’s Society.

Funeral followed by a reception to be held on Monday, December 10th at 10am at the Burquitlam Funeral Home.

Frayceane (YARDLEY).


William COOPER-C0404 was born about Dec 1836 in Ringwood, Hampshire. He was christened on 13 Jan 1837 in Ringwood, Hampshire. He died 1 on 13 Mar 1875 in Milton, Hampshire. William married Ellen Charlotte URRY-U0436 on 24 Sep 1868 in Gatcombe, Isle Of Wight, Hampshire.

William was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in Milton, Hampshire. He was described as a Farmer's Son, married, aged 34 years.

Ellen Charlotte URRY [Parents]-U0436 was born 1 on 12 Jul 1840 in Gatcombe, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. She was christened 1 on 11 Sep 1840 in Gatcombe Church, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. She died 2 on 06 Jan 1929 in Shanklin, Isle Of Wight, Hampshire. Ellen married William COOPER-C0404 on 24 Sep 1868 in Gatcombe, Isle Of Wight, Hampshire.

Ellen was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in Hill Farm, Gatcombe, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. She was described as a Farmer's Daughter aged 10 years, a Scholar at Home. She was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in Milton, Hampshire. She was described as Wife of Farmer's Son, aged 20 years.

Other marriages:
STROUD, Robert

They had the following children.

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John William COOPER-C0307 was born in 1870 in Milton, Hampshire. He died in 1959.

John was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in Milton, Hampshire. He was described as Grandson aged 1 year. He was counted in a census on 05 Apr 1891 in Hill Farm, Gatcombe, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. He was described as Nephew, unmarried aged 21 years.

William GROGAN-G0313 was born on 16 May 1878 in Blackburn, Lancashire. He died about Nov 1939 in Blackburn, Lancashire. William married Mary Ann HOGG-H0309 about Nov 1900 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

William was counted in a census on 31 Mar 1901 in 19, Hutchinson Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as married, aged 22 years and working as a Labourer in a Shipyard (this may have been the Coal Barges on the nearby Leeds-Liverpool Canal). He was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1911 in a Common Lodging House at Joiners Row, Grimshaw Park In Blackburn. He was described as Married, aged 33 years and a Coal Heaver in a coal yard. When the National Register was compiled on the 29th of September 1939, He was living at a Lodging House (possibly The Prince of Wales Inn), Grimshaw Park, Blackburn. He was described as married and working as a Coal Heaver on the Canal. Date of Birth was recorded as 16 May 1878.

Mary Ann HOGG-H0309 was born 1 on 05 Oct 1878 in Blackburn, Lancashire. She was christened on 09 Mar 1879 in Immanuel Church, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire. She died 2 about Nov 1943 in Blackburn, Lancashire. Mary married William GROGAN-G0313 about Nov 1900 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Mary was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in 10, Stone Bridge Terrace, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire. She was described as a Boarder aged 2 years (actually daughter of William, a Widower, who was also a Boarder). She was counted in a census on 05 Apr 1891 in 6, Cherry Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as Adopted, aged 12 years and a Scholar. She was counted in a census on 31 Mar 1901 in 19, Hutchinson Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as daughter-in-law, married aged 22 years and working as a Weaver in a Cotton Mill. She was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1911 in 10, Back Friday Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as a Boarder, married aged 32 years and working as a Weaver in a Cotton Mill. When the National Register was compiled on the 29th of September 1939, She was living at 10, Back Friday Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as married, carrying out Unpaid Domestic Duties. Date of Birth was recorded as 5 Oct 1873 (was in fact 1878).

Other marriages:
JACKSON, William

Mary Ann's mother, Margaret, died in November 1880 at the very young age of 23 years (during Childbirth?). Two years old Mary Ann was with her father in Oswaldtwistle when the 1881 Census was taken. In 1891, she is living with another family in Cherry Street, Blackburn and described as adopted.

It looks as though Mary Ann and William Grogan 'had to get married'. They married towards the end of 1900 and their son Stephen was born in January 1901. In March 1901, when the Census was taken, they were living with William's father in Hutchinson Street, which was in the Grimshaw Park district of Blackburn. The marriage was not a success and Mary Ann left William Grogan some time before 1906, when it is thought that her next child, Thomas, was fathered by William Jackson. Sadly, Thomas died within a few months. DNA testing has proven that William Jackson was definitely the father of her next child, who was baptised Thurston Jackson Grogan. It seems certain therefore that all of her subsequent children were with William Jackson.

Officially (ie Birth Registration and Baptism) all of the children had the surname Grogan.

When the 1911 Census was taken Mary Ann is living with William Jackson in Back Friday Street (close to Hutchinson Street), although she is described as a married Boarder, William as Head of the family and Single, and the two living children, Stephen and Thurston, as Sons of the Head. Mary Ann's father William is also Boarding at that address.

In 1911, William Grogan was living in a Registered Common Boarding House, also in the Grimshaw Park area, he declares that he is married (11 years) and, truthfully, says he has one child still living.

By the time the 1939 Register was compiled, Mary Ann and William Jackson are both shown as married but no marriage record has been found. The most likely reason for this is that Mary Ann and William Grogan did not divorce.

In 1939, William Grogan was still living in a lodging house in the Grimshaw Park and still stating that he was married.

They had the following children.

  M i
Stephen GROGAN-G0227 was born on 13 Dec 1900 in Blackburn, Lancashire. He died about Feb 1978 in Preston, Lancashire.

Stephen was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1911 in 10, Back Friday Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Son aged 10 (in fact he was not the son William Jackson, who was Head of Family). When the National Register was compiled on the 29th of September 1939, He was living at 31, Cowley Road, Preston, Lancashire. He was described as married working as a Grinder in Cardroom. Date of Birth was recorded as 13 Dec 1900.

Jesse Todd BLUNDERFIELD [Parents] 1-B0019 was born on 17 Dec 1975. He died 2 on 13 Mar 2018. Jesse was in a non-marital relationship with Rachel COUTTS-C0019.

Cheryl Bender gave me the birthdate of 17 Mar 1975, however, Jesse's Facebook page states 17 Dec (no year given).

Rachel COUTTS-C0019.

They had the following children.

  F i Ruby Arla Mae BLUNDERFIELD-BX016.

John RICHES [Parents] 1-R0613 was born on 15 Jun 1810 in Fritton, Norfolk. He was christened on 17 Jun 1810 in Fritton, Norfolk. John married Susan PLOW-P0610 on 06 May 1834 in Holy Trinity Church, Loddon, Norfolk.

Susan PLOW-P0610. Susan married John RICHES-R0613 on 06 May 1834 in Holy Trinity Church, Loddon, Norfolk.

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