#36266, b. 1825, d. 20 December 1879
- Birth: Esther Steff was born in 1825 in Redgrave, Suffolk, England.
- Christening: She was christened on 14 August 1825 in St Mary's Church, Redgrave, Suffolk, England.1
- Marriage: She married Joseph Starling Blake, son of John Barnabas Blake and Harriet Garson, on Sunday, 6 July 1845 in Redgrave, England, when they were 20 years ~&~ 27 years, 6 months and 9 days old.1
- Marr Reg: The marriage of Esther and Joseph Starling Blake was registered in the quarter ended September 1845 in the Hartismere registration district.2
- Marriage of Daughter: Her child Emily Blake was married on 21 December 1871 in King Street Congragational Church, Portsea, Hampshire, England.3
- Marriage of Daughter: Her child Laura Blake was married in June 1872 in Registration District of, Fareham, Hampshire, England.
- Marriage of Son: Her child Alfred Starling Blake was married in September 1873.4
- Death: Esther died on 20 December 1879 in Portsea, Hampshire, England, aged 55. Most likely place for her death is Lewisham. The obiturary, where I got the date from, just confirms she was 'living' in Portsea, not that she died there. (Aged 54 years, worked back from recorded birth date).5
- Married Name: Her married name was Blake.
Children of Esther Steff and Joseph Starling Blake
- Harriet Blake b. 1847
- Alfred Starling Blake+ b. 1848, d. Mar 1892
- Emily Blake+ b. 1850
- Laura Blake+ b. 1852, d. Jun 1918
- Charles James Blake b. Sep 1853, d. Jun 1931
- Edward Parker Blake b. 1855, d. Mar 1903
- Kate Blake+ b. 1856, d. 1945
- Walter T Blake b. 1858
- Arthur William Blake+ b. 1861, d. Mar 1911
- Ernest John Blake+ b. 1863, d. 15 Apr 1941
- Winifred Blake b. Sep 1864
- Mark Pierson, "eMail from Mark Pierson," e-mail to Shirley Elrick, various, Although I haven't got her precise dob, Esther (née STEFF) was christened at Redgraveon 14 August 1825 [her parents: William & Mary (née DAVY)] and she married JSB there on 6 July 1845.
- Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Blake Joseph Starling Hartismere 13 639.
- British newspapers Nat Lib AU, Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle etc (Portsmouth, England), Saturday, December 30, 1871; Issue 4108.
- Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Nicholson Rhoda Sarah Alverstoke 2b 799.
- British newspapers Nat Lib AU, The Hampshire Advertiser (Southampton, England), Wednesday, December 31, 1879; pg. 2; Issue 3500. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II.