James Blake

#47100, b. 6 October 1809, d. 28 June 1888

Individual's Timeline

Christening6 October 1809James Blake1
Marriage2 April 1831James Blake2
Death28 October 1836Mary Blake3
Marriage19 February 1837James Blake
Death12 June 1843Mary Blake
Marriage1 June 1846James Blake4
Death1 October 1851Mary Blake5
Marriage15 October 1852James Blake6
Marriage of SonMarch 1864Benjamin Blake
Death12 February 1865Elizabeth Blake
Marriage30 October 1865James Blake7
Death of Father4 February 1866William Blake
Death25 May 1870Hannah Blake
Death of Mother28 September 1870Mary Blake8
Death28 June 1888James Blake

Primary events

  • Christening: James Blake was christened on 6 October 1809 in St Remigius Church, Hethersett, Norfolk, England.1
  • Marriage: He married Mary Lyce on Saturday, 2 April 1831 in Hethersett, England, when they were 21 years, 5 months and 27 days ~&~ 30 years old. Both single. Witnessed by Harriet BLAKE and James HORSTEAD. James and Mary were illiterate, as was James HORSTEAD, but Harriet signed the register. This same Harriet married James Horstead 6 weeks later, with this marriage in turn being witnessed by James and Mary BLAKE.2
  • (Widow) Death: In 1836, at the age of 27 years and 22 days, James was left a widower by the death of Mary Blake; aged 35.3
  • Marriage: James Blake married Mary Roxby on Sunday, 19 February 1837 in Hethersett, England, when they were 25 years ~&~ 27 years, 4 months and 13 days old. James was a widower and Mary was a spinster. Witnessed by Sarah HARVEY. James, Mary and Sarah were illiterate, and marked the register.
  • (Widow) Death: In 1843, at the age of 33 years, 8 months and 6 days, James was left a widower by the death of Mary Blake; aged 31.
  • Marriage: James Blake married Mary Thompson on Monday, 1 June 1846 in Hethersett, England, when they were 46 years ~&~ 36 years, 7 months and 26 days old. James was a widower and Mary was single. Witnessed by Benjamin BLAKE.4
  • (Widow) Death: In 1851, at the age of 41 years, 11 months and 25 days, James was left a widower by the death of Mary Blake; aged 51.5
  • Marriage: James Blake married Elizabeth Dobbs, daughter of Anthony Dobbs, on Friday, 15 October 1852 in Hethersett, England. Bride and groom both widowed. Witnessed by Rebecca COLDHAM (nee BLAKE).6
  • Marriage of Son: His child Benjamin Blake was married in March 1864 in Registration District of, Camberwell, Greater London, England.
  • (Widow) Death: In 1865, at the age of 55 years, 4 months and 6 days, James was left a widower by the death of Elizabeth Blake; aged 68.
  • Marriage: James Blake married Hannah Elvin on Monday, 30 October 1865 in Hethersett, England, when they were 52 years ~&~ 56 years and 24 days old.7
  • Death of Father: His father William Blake died on 4 February 1866 in Hethersett, Norfolk, England.
  • (Widow) Death: In 1870, at the age of 60 years, 7 months and 19 days, James was left a widower by the death of Hannah Blake; no age given in the PR but it shows as 55 in the GRO index.
  • Death of Mother: His mother Mary Blake died on 28 September 1870 in Wattlefield, Wymondham, Norfolk, England.8
  • Death: James died on 28 June 1888 in Hethersett, England, aged 80 (Aged 78 years, 8 months and 22 days, worked back from recorded birth date).
  • Burial: He was buried on 4 July 1888 in St Remigius Churchyard, Hethersett, Norfolk, England.9

Census details

  • James was named first in the census taken on the night of 6th June 1841. Others in the house included Mary Roxby, William Blake, Benjamin Blake and Caroline Blake, but no relationships were recorded in this census. The address was Cann's Lane, Hethersett, Norfolk, England. He was aged 31 years.
  • In the census taken on the night of 30th March 1851, James was the head of the household. The address was Mill Road, Hethersett, Norfolk, England. His children Benjamin and Caroline were living with him, along with James' parents. Note however that Mary is named as Mother-in-law, so may be the mother of James deceased wife.
  • In the census taken on the night of 7th April 1861, James was the head of the household and Elizabeth was his wife. The address was Hethersett, England.
  • In the census taken on the night of 2nd April 1871, James was the head of the household. The address was Lynch Green, Hethersett, Norfolk, England. With Emma E BLAKE, his daughter-in-law - who has no status. Assume she was married to one of James' 2 sons..
  • In 1881 in Hethersett James Blake was included in the household of Robert and Sarah JACKSON. Robert is a steam threshing machine attendant. James is a widowed lodger.

Child of James Blake and Mary Lyce

Children of James Blake and Mary Roxby

Family of James Blake and Mary Thompson

Family of James Blake and Elizabeth Dobbs

Family of James Blake and Hannah Elvin

Citations

  1. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Hethersett
    Church     St Remigius At
    RegisterNumber     
    DateOfBirth     
    BaptismDate     06 Oct 1809
    Forename     James
    Sex     M
    FatherForename     William
    MotherForename     Mary
    FatherSurname     BLAKE
    MotherSurname     HARVEY
    Abode     
    FatherOccupation     
    Notes     
    FileNumber     7247.
  2. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Hethersett
    Church     St Remigius
    RegisterNumber     112
    MarriageDate     02 Apr 1831
    GroomForename     James
    GroomSurname     BLAKE
    GroomAge     
    GroomParish     St Remigius
    GroomCondition     Bachelor
    GroomOccupation     
    GroomAbode     Hetherset
    BrideForename     Mary
    BrideSurname     LYCE
    BrideAge     
    BrideParish     St Remigius
    BrideCondition     Spinster
    BrideOccupation     
    BrideAbode     Hetherset
    GroomFatherForename     
    GroomFatherSurname     
    GroomFatherOccupation     
    BrideFatherForename     
    BrideFatherSurname     
    BrideFatherOccupation     
    WitnessOneForename     James
    WitnessOneSurname     HORSTEAD
    WitnessTwoForename     Hannah
    WitnessTwoSurname     BLAKE
    Notes     Rector Jeremy Day
    FileNumber     7692.
  3. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Hethersett
    Church     St Remigius
    RegisterNumber     451
    BurialDate     02 Nov 1836
    Forename     Mary
    Relationship     
    Rel1MaleForename     
    Rel1FemaleForename     
    Rel1Surname     
    Surname     BLAKE
    Age     35
    Abode     Hetherset
    Notes     Rector J Day
    FileNumber     7691.
  4. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Hethersett
    Church     St Remigius
    RegisterNumber     81
    MarriageDate     01 Jun 1846
    GroomForename     James
    GroomSurname     BLAKE
    GroomAge     
    GroomParish     St Remigius
    GroomCondition     Widower
    GroomOccupation     Labourer
    GroomAbode     Hetherset
    BrideForename     Mary
    BrideSurname     THOMPSON
    BrideAge     
    BrideParish     St Remigius
    BrideCondition     Spinster
    BrideOccupation     
    BrideAbode     Hetherset
    GroomFatherForename     William
    GroomFatherSurname     BLAKE
    GroomFatherOccupation     Labourer
    BrideFatherForename     John
    BrideFatherSurname     THOMPSON
    BrideFatherOccupation     Labourer
    WitnessOneForename     William
    WitnessOneSurname     CURSON
    WitnessTwoForename     Benjamin
    WitnessTwoSurname     BLAKE
    Notes     Rector Jeremy Day
    FileNumber     7690.
  5. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Hethersett
    Church     St Remigius
    RegisterNumber     777
    BurialDate     06 Oct 1851
    Forename     Mary
    Relationship     
    Rel1MaleForename     
    Rel1FemaleForename     
    Rel1Surname     
    Surname     BLAKE
    Age     51
    Abode     Hetherset
    Notes     Rector J Day
    FileNumber     7691.
  6. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk, Norfolk
    Place     Hethersett
    Church     St Remigius
    RegisterNumber     135
    MarriageDate     15 Oct 1852
    GroomForename     James
    GroomSurname     BLAKE
    GroomAge     43
    GroomParish     St Remigius
    GroomCondition     Widower
    GroomOccupation     Labourer
    GroomAbode     Hetherset
    BrideForename     Elizabeth
    BrideSurname     OAKES
    BrideAge     46
    BrideParish     St Remigius
    BrideCondition     Widow
    BrideOccupation     
    BrideAbode     Hetherset
    GroomFatherForename     William
    GroomFatherSurname     BLAKE
    GroomFatherOccupation     Labourer
    BrideFatherForename     Anthony
    BrideFatherSurname     DOBBS
    BrideFatherOccupation     Labourer
    WitnessOneForename     Rebecca
    WitnessOneSurname     COLDHAM
    WitnessTwoForename     William
    WitnessTwoSurname     CURSON
    Notes     Rector Jeremy Day
    FileNumber     7690.
  7. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Hethersett
    Church     St Remigius
    RegisterNumber     262
    MarriageDate     30 Oct 1865
    GroomForename     James
    GroomSurname     BLAKE
    GroomAge     56
    GroomParish     St Remigius
    GroomCondition     Widower
    GroomOccupation     Labourer
    GroomAbode     Hethersett
    BrideForename     Hannah
    BrideSurname     ELVIN
    BrideAge     52
    BrideParish     St Remigius
    BrideCondition     Spinster
    BrideOccupation     Labourer
    BrideAbode     Hethersett
    GroomFatherForename     William
    GroomFatherSurname     BLAKE
    GroomFatherOccupation     Labourer
    BrideFatherForename     George
    BrideFatherSurname     FISH
    BrideFatherOccupation     Labourer
    WitnessOneForename     Robert
    WitnessOneSurname     MINNS
    WitnessTwoForename     Esther
    WitnessTwoSurname     MINNS
    Notes     Minister Wm. R. Collett
    FileNumber     7693.
  8. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,           Norfolk
    Place     Wymondham
    Church     Virgin Mary & Thomas a Becket
    RegisterNumber     1616
    BurialDate     03 Oct 1870
    Forename     Mary
    Relationship     
    Rel1MaleForename     
    Rel1FemaleForename     
    Rel1Surname     
    Surname     BLAKE
    Age     85
    Abode     Wattlefield Wymondham
    Notes     
    FileNumber     2212.
  9. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Hethersett
    Church     St Remigius
    RegisterNumber     11
    BurialDate     04 Jul 1888
    Forename     James
    Relationship     
    Rel1MaleForename     
    Rel1FemaleForename     
    Rel1Surname     
    Surname     BLAKE
    Age     80
    Abode     Hethersett
    Notes     
    FileNumber     3566.
  10. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk, Norfolk
    Place     Hethersett
    Church     St Remigius
    RegisterNumber     96
    DateOfBirth     08 Sep 1839
    BaptismDate     06 Oct 1839
    Forename     George
    Sex     M
    FatherForename     James
    MotherForename     Mary
    FatherSurname     BLAKE
    MotherSurname     ROXBY
    Abode     Hethersett
    FatherOccupation     Labourer
    Notes     
    FileNumber     3568.
  11. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Hethersett
    Church     St Remigius
    RegisterNumber     242
    DateOfBirth     10 Jun 1843
    BaptismDate     18 Jun 1843
    Forename     George
    Sex     M
    FatherForename     James
    MotherForename     Mary
    FatherSurname     BLAKE
    MotherSurname     ROXBY
    Abode     Hethersett
    FatherOccupation     Labourer
    Notes     
    FileNumber     3568.