John Garson Blake1

#36123, b. 23 July 1809, d. December 1888

Individual's Timeline

Birth23 July 1809John Garson Blake1
Christening1 August 1809John Garson Blake1
Marr RegMarch 1845John Garson Blake2
Marriage of SonMarch 1867John William Blake3
Marriage of DaughterSeptember 1873Maria Louisa Blake
Marriage of Son23 August 1876George Blake4
Marriage of DaughterSeptember 1877Alice Blake5
Marriage of SonSeptember 1881Frederick Blake6
Marriage of SonDecember 1882Henry Blake7
Death2 October 1888John Garson Blake
Probate21 November 1888John Garson Blake8
Death RegDecember 1888John Garson Blake9

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: John was a draper. In 1860 he was a director of the Gosport Waterworks Company, as was a Thomas Naish BLAKE (See CD for details)

    In 1853 he was appointed an Oversee-er by the Bench of Magistrates in Hampshire. He was also a deacon of the Congregational Church for many years before he died.11,12
  • Residence: In 1841 John Garson lived in Diss, Norfolk, England. Further confirmation that there was a link between the Drapery in Diss and the one in Yarmouth in that John Garson BLAKE posted a letter to his father in Yarmouth enclosing a pair of lace cuffs. Said letter was stolen and was tendered in a court case, as reported in the Times - Thursday, Apr 01, 1841; pg. 5; Issue 17633; col F. See exhibit.
  • Residence: In 1853 John Garson lived in 106 High Street, Gosport, Hampshire, England.13

Census details

Voter Enrolements

  • John Garson Blake was enrolled to vote in 1868 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. Lived in Hampshire, owned 3 Ely Place, Great Yarmouth occupied by John BLAKE. Lived in Hampshire, owned 3 Ely Place, Great Yarmouth occupied by John BLAKE.14

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: Now here we have a tantalising situation. In 1841 John Garson, Joseph Starling and Rebecca BLAKE were all living in Diss. John says in some later census that he was born there. They are not with their parents, and it is very possible they had a housekeeper and 3 other servants.
    The other BLAKE family in our tree was also from Diss??? William BLAKE the miller was born in 1837 in Diss, but by 1841 was living in Poringland..
  • Research note 02: Stated by Lovewell as being alive in 1866 and the number of children (6) is confirmed.15

Children of John Garson Blake and Louisa Maria Moore

Citations

  1. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Great Yarmouth
    Church     St Nicholas
    RegisterNumber     
    DateOfBirth     23 Jul 1809
    BaptismDate     01 Aug 1809
    Forename     John Garson
    Sex     M
    FatherForename     John
    MotherForename     Harriot
    FatherSurname     BLAKE
    MotherSurname     GARSON
    Abode     
    FatherOccupation     
    Notes     Private
    FileNumber     4309.
  2. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Moore      Louisa Maria            Depwade      13     79.
  3. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Blake      John William            Portsea I.     AND Collins      Emma Julia            Portsea I.      2b     598.
  4. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, Publication:Bury and Norwich Post

    Publication date:Tuesday 29 August 1876.
  5. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Alice Blake
    Year of Registration:      1877
    Quarter of Registration:      Jul-Aug-Sep
    District:      Alverstoke
    County:      Hampshire
    Volume:      2b
    Page:      862.
  6. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, LAPTHORN      Jane Eliza            Alverstoke      2b     1002.
  7. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, Civil Registration event: Marriage

    Name:      BLAKE, Henry
    Registration district:      Southampton
    County:      Hampshire
    Year of registration:      1888
    Quarter of registration:      Jul-Aug-Sep
    Spouse's last name:      Not available before 1912
    Volume no:      2C
    Page no:      55

    MarriageFinder: Henry Blake married one of the following people:

    HOUNSOM, Eliza Elizabeth

    MITCHELL, Jessie.
  8. Website Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1861-1941 (http://search.ancestry.com.au) "John Garson Blake
    Probate Date:      21 Nov 1888
    Death Date:      2 Oct 1888
    Death Place:      Southampton, Hampshire, England
    Registry:      Principal Registry."
  9. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com,      John Garson Blake
    Estimated birth year:      abt 1809
    Year of Registration:      1888
    Quarter of Registration:      Oct-Nov-Dec
    Age at Death:      79
    District:      Alverstoke
    County:      Hampshire
    Volume:      2b
    Page:      323.
  10. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, Publication:Devizes and Wiltshire Gazette

    Publication date:Thursday 11 October 1888.
  11. British newspapers Nat Lib AU, Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle etc (Portsmouth, England), Saturday, April 2, 1853; Issue 2791.
  12. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, Publication:Hampshire Telegraph

    Publication date:Saturday 03 March 1860

    Thomas Naish BLAKE, a brewer, was the son of James BLAKE and mary NAISH born in 1827. He had a brother Samuel who was born in 1811, and was still unmarried in 1861. He died in 1906, aged 79. His probate says he left £298,437 (so the brewery must have been a good one). His executors were Fanny BLAKE, his widow who was 27 years younger than him, William John LANGFORD, a major in the Royal Marines, and Thomas RAWLINS an accountant.

    Looking further, Thomas and Fanny (nee LEAHY) were married in Chelsea in June qtr 1880. This marriage is on Ancestry, showing that it took place in Trinity Church 10th April 1880. Thomas was 53 at the time of the marriage - his father is James, also a brewer who was already dead. Fanny's father was Theophilus LEAHY an artist (also already dead). I cannot see James (father of Thomas) anywhere in my database, so it is possible Thomas Naish BLAKE was not related to John Garson BLAKE. A pity really as other notes in the newspaper say that Thomas BLAKE, of Cowes, was Her Majesty's Brewer!! In 1888, Thomas Naish and Samuel Turner BLAKE applied for as additional off licence for rooms at 35 and 40 in the Prudential Buildings, Commercial Road, Landport. licence



    I think Thomas may have been the grandson of Thomas BLAKE, brewer, who died in West Cowes in 1862, aged 85. This Thomas left only £1,500, with an executor named Samuel BLAKE, a nephew, so possibly not?
  13. British newspapers Nat Lib AU, Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle etc (Portsmouth, England), Saturday, November 26, 1853; Issue 2824.
  14. International Genealogical Index (IGI), England, Norfolk Register of Electors, 1844-1952
    Norfolk
    Northern division
    1868-1869
    Image 118.
  15. John OWEN and Mark PIERSON, 15th August 1866, Harriet's children are as follows - 1 John Garson Blake - living 6 children.
  16. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Blake      Alice            Alverstoke      7     20.
  17. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Blake      Maria Louisa            Alverstoke      2b     379.
  18. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Blake      Frederick            Alverstoke      2b     451.