James William Boast Blake

#47480, b. June 1863, d. June 1921

Individual's Timeline

Birth RegJune 1863James William Boast Blake1
Marr Reg1888James William Boast Blake2
Death of Father13 September 1909Henry Blake3
Death RegMarch 1915Laura Annie Blake4
Death RegJune 1921James William Boast Blake5

Primary events

  • Birth Reg: James's birth was registered in the quarter ended in June 1863 in the Norwich registration district.1
  • Marr Reg: The marriage of James and Laura Annie Potter was registered in the quarter ended 1888 in the Norwich registration district.2
  • Death of Father: His father Henry Blake died on 13 September 1909.3
  • (Widow) Death Reg: By the death of Laura Annie Blake, James William Boast became a widower in the quarter ended March 1915. He was 51 years and 9 months at the time; aged 44.4
  • Death Reg: James's death was registered in the quarter ended in June 1921 in the Norwich registration district, aged 57. (His age calculates to 58 years).5
  • Death cause: Death was caused by suicide by coal gas poinoning. This comes from others on Ancestry and elsewhere.

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: James was a carpenter.

Census details

Child of James William Boast Blake and Laura Annie Potter


  1. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915 about James William Boast Blake
    Name:      James William Boast Blake
    Date of Registration:      Apr-May-Jun 1863
    Registration district:      Norwich
    Inferred County:      Norfolk
    Volume:      4b
    Page:      160."
  2. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, POTTER      Laura Annie            Norwich      4b     359.
  3. Bob Youngs, "eMail from Bob Youngs," e-mail to Shirley Elrick, various, 27/12/2012.
  4. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, Civil Registration event: Death
    Name:      BLAKE, Laura A
    Registration district:      Norwich
    County:      Norfolk
    Year of registration:      1915
    Quarter of registration:      Jan-Feb-Mar
    Age at death:      44
    Volume no:      4B
    Page no:      191.
  5. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006 about James W B Blake
    Name:      James W B Blake
    Birth Date:      abt 1864
    Date of Registration:      Apr-May-Jun 1921
    Age at Death:      57
    Registration district:      Norwich
    Inferred County:      Norfolk
    Volume:      4b
    Page:      142."