Arthur William Blake

#36155, b. 8 August 1842, d. March 1922

Individual's Timeline

Birth8 August 1842Arthur William Blake
Marriage1866Arthur William Blake1
Death18 January 1913Ellen Louisa Blake
Death16 February 1922Arthur William Blake2
Death RegMarch 1922Arthur William Blake3
Probate19 December 1923Arthur William Blake

Primary events

  • Birth: Arthur William Blake was born on 8 August 1842 in South Town, Yarmouth, Norfolk, England.
  • Marriage: He married Ellen Louisa Ling in 1866 in Gorleston, Norfolk, England.1
  • (Widow) Death: In 1913, at the age of 70 years, 5 months and 10 days, Arthur was left a widower by the death of Ellen Louisa Blake.
  • Death: Arthur died on 16 February 1922 in Whittington, Shropshire, England, The date in the probate index is 16th Feb 1923? (Aged 79 years, 6 months and 8 days, worked back from recorded birth date).2
  • Death Reg: Arthur's death was registered in the quarter ended in March 1922 in the Oswestry registration district, from an ancestry tree. (His age calculates to 79 years and 6 months).3
  • Probate: His estate was probated on 19 December 1923. His executor was Ada Campbell FOULKES-JONES (wife of Edwain FOULKES-JONES). His effects were £255.

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Arthur was a ship builder from the firm of Mills and Blake.4

Census details

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: In 1866 Lovewell stated he was married and living in Yarmouth.5
  • Research note 02: On 9th Jan 1886, Arthur was made a Freeman of London in the Shipwright's Company.6

Child of Arthur William Blake and Ellen Louisa Ling


  1. The Foxearth and District Local History Society, Foxearth Archive, On the 8th August, at the parish church, Gorleston, Suffolk, by the Rev A.D. CAMPBELL, M.A., late minister of Gorleston,
    assisted by the Rev J. P. BRITTON, of Brightlingsea, Essex, Arthur William BLAKE, of Southtown, Great Yarmouth, to Ellen
    Louise, second daughter of James LING, of Gorleston.…
  2. Website ( "Pierson Family Tree - Owner: tellugohoward."
  3. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online,      Arthur W Blake
    Death Registration Month/Year:      1922
    Age at death (estimated):      79
    Registration district:      Oswestry
    Inferred County:      Shropshire
    Volume:      6a
    Page:      1065.
  4. John OWEN and Mark PIERSON, 15th August 1866, Arthur is a shipbuilder (from Mills & Blake).
  5. John OWEN and Mark PIERSON, 15th August 1866, Lovewell's siblings were as follows - Arthur Wm. 24 married lives here.
  6. Website ( "Description:
    This database contains papers associated with application for "Freemen" status. Freeman are: a man who did not have to pay trade taxes and shared in the profits of his borough, a person free of feudal service who had served their apprenticeship and could trade in their own right, and anyone who was a member of a City Guild. Freemen admission papers often contain biographical details about the individual."