Category Archives: Atkins

The Blanch family in 1818

Ancestry has just added some useful new records – from UK poll books and electoral registers between 1538 and 1893. Searching this archive for evidence of my Blanch ancestors, I came across this entry: This listing can be found under … Continue reading

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William Blanch senior and junior in Holborn: more Gloucestershire connections

It now seems certain that my great-great-great-great-grandfather James Blanch was born in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, in 1755, the son of Bristol patten maker Thomas Blanch and his wife Mary, and that he moved to London some time before 1779, when he … Continue reading

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James Blanch in Soho: a timeline

The online availability of Westminster parish records, together with the records searchable at other websites such as London Lives, now make it possible to construct a reasonably clear timeline for my great-great-great-great-grandfather, James Blanch. Below, I set out in chronological … Continue reading

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