Category Archives: Blanch

The Blanch family of Bristol: another breakthrough?

In the previous post, I reported my discoveries about the Blanch family of Tewkesbury in the second half of the 18th century. In this post, I want to share my findings about the Blanch family living in Bristol during the … Continue reading

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The Blanch family in Tewkesbury

What do we know for certain about the family of James Blanch, who was born in Tewkesbury on 7 June 1755, and who I now believe was my 4 x great grandfather? We know from his birth note that James … Continue reading

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Who were the Hartlands?

When the birth of my 4 x great grandfather James Blanch, in Tewkesbury on ‘the seventh day of the sixth month 1755’, was recorded in the Register of the (Quaker) Monthly Meeting of Bristol and Somerset, the signatures of three … Continue reading

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The Millards of Tewkesbury

A key source in my discovery of the Gloucestershire origins of my great-great-great-great-grandfather, James Blanch, was the 1770 Quaker marriage certificate for Thomas Blanch and Sarah Millard. The certificate describes Thomas as a heel-maker in Bristol, son of another Thomas … Continue reading

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Thomas and Sarah Blanch in Holborn

As I suggested in my last post, my theory that my 4 x great grandfather James Blanch was the son of Thomas and Mary Blanch of Tewkesbury, still leaves a number of unanswered questions. One of them is why James … Continue reading

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The birth of James Blanch: a breakthrough?

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been researching a number of different families with the surname of Blanch, living in Westminster in the second half of the eighteenth century, in the hope of finding some link to my great-great-great-great-grandfather James … Continue reading

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Thomas Blanch, joiner, of St James, Westminster (died 1726)

Continuing with my exploration of the Blanch families of Westminster, in this post I discuss Thomas Blanch, a joiner who lived there in the first quarter of the eighteenth century. On 8 October 1726, in the thirteenth and final year … Continue reading

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