Category Archives: Yalden

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 Cushees of Clerkenwell

A few months ago I mentioned that new information had cast doubts on our previous understanding of earlier generations of the Blanch family. I’m connected to this family through my maternal great-grandfather, Joseph Priestley Roe (1862 – 1947), who was … Continue reading

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