Category Archives: Blanch

The last will and testament of Euphemia Dickson (1812 – 1827)

Via Ancestry I came across the 1827 will of Euphemia Dickson. She was the daughter of baker John Dickson of Greville Street, Holborn, and his wife Sarah Dickson née Rodbard. Born in 1812, Euphemia was only 15 years old when … Continue reading

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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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Radicals and reactionaries in my family tree

I’ve written about the political affiliations of some of my ancestors, over at my politics blog, Martin In The Margins.

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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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The parents and grandparents of James Blanch (1755 – 1840)

My great-great-great-great-grandfather James Blanch was born on 5th June, 1755 in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, the son of Thomas and Mary Blanch. A number of factors have led me to conclude that his father was Thomas Blanch, heel and patten maker in Bristol, … Continue reading

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The family of Thomas and Sarah Blanch

In my last post, I produced evidence that my great-great-great-great-grandfather James Blanch, who spent most of his life in London, was born in Bristol, the son of Quaker heel and patten maker Thomas Blanch. Not only that, I demonstrated that … Continue reading

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The Blanch brothers in Bristol and London

In the last few posts, I’ve been exploring the theory that my great-great-great-great-grandfather James Blanch, who lived in London for most of his life, was actually born in Gloucestershire. Until now, despite an increasing amount of evidence, there has been … Continue reading

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