Albert Blyth Cannell1

#50763, b. 21 January 1858, d. 4 November 1916

Received from Kathryn P May 2013

  • Father: Philip Blyth Cannell b. 1829, d. 6 Feb 1903
  • Mother: Emma Maria Blyth b. 1832, d. 23 May 1909

Individual's Timeline

Birth21 January 1858Albert Blyth Cannell2
Marriage1 August 1883Albert Blyth Cannell1
Marr RegSeptember 1883Albert Blyth Cannell1
Death23 March 1901Sophia Gent3
Death of Father6 February 1903Philip Blyth Cannell2
Death of Mother23 May 1909Emma Maria Blyth2
Marriage of Daughter1911Laura Elvina Cannell4
Death4 November 1916Albert Blyth Cannell2

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Albert was a game keeper, a commission agent in 1901, a dairyman in 1911, and a traveller in Cocoa by the time he died.
  • Name Variation: He was also known as Herbert Blyth Cannell.

Census details

  • He appeared on the census taken on the night of 7th April 1861, living in Church Street, Barford, Norfolk, England in the household of his parents, Philip Blyth Cannell and Emma Maria Blyth. He was 2 years old.
  • He appeared on the census taken on the night of 3rd April 1881, living in Church Lane, Barford, Norfolk, England in the household of his parents, Philip Blyth Cannell and Emma Maria Blyth. He was 22 years old.
  • In the census taken on the night of 31st March 1901, Albert Blyth was the head of the household and Elvina was his wife. The address was 14 Maidstone Road, Norwich, Norfolk, England. Their children Laura, Ethel, Albert and Percy were living with them.
  • In the census taken on the night of 2nd April 1911, Albert Blyth was the head of the household and Elvina was his wife. The address was 36 Rose Lane, Norwich, Norfolk, England Their children Laura and Percy were living with them, along with 5 male boarders, one a motor driver, and the others were working for Lever Brothers selling soap door to door.
Some aspects of Albert Blyth Cannell's life. There is a bit of a story about Laura’s birth in Cornwall. My father had been told that Laura’s parents went to Cornwall in order for her father, Albert Blyth Cannell, to take up a position as game keeper on the Basset Estate of Tehidy. The Bassets were a wealthy mining family. What we did not know was that Elvina and Albert went to Cornwall as an unmarried couple. Laura was born in a little farm cottage not far from a place called Hell’s Mouth near Camborne (it is very remote) and several months later her parents married in Falmouth. I ordered a copy of both Laura’s birth certificate and her parent’s marriage certificate. On the birth certificate Albert and Elvina are recorded as being married! No one will know for sure what happened but I suppose you have to assume that Elvina became pregnant by Albert and they disappeared to Cornwall where no one would know them, pretending to be married perhaps. Later they then married and then returned to Norwich to carry on with their lives. Kindly supplied by a great grand daughter of Laura's.2

Children of Albert Blyth Cannell and Elvina Gent

Citations

  1. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, CANNELL      Albert Blyth            Falmouth      5c     260.
  2. Kathryn Phillips, "Kathryn Phillips email," e-mail to Shirley Elrick, various.
  3. Certificate or Original Parish Reg Entry, Extract from original records, Copy held, thanks to Kathryn PHILLIPS.
  4. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, First name(s)      LAURA ELVINA
    Last name      PHILLIPS
    Gender      Female
    Birth day      23
    Birth month      4
    Birth year      1883
    Age      -
    Death quarter      2
    Death year      1972
    District      CAMBRIDGE
    County      Cambridgeshire
    Volume      4A
    Page      615
    Country      England
    Record set      England & Wales deaths 1837-2007
    Category      Life Events (BDMs)
    Subcategory      Deaths & burials
    Collections from      United Kingdom.