Edmund Blake1

#37258, b. 25 June 1812, d. 31 January 1883

Individual's Timeline

Birth25 June 1812Edmund Blake1,2
Christening7 July 1812Edmund Blake2
Marriage11 February 1835Edmund Blake3
Death of FatherAugust 1857John Blake
Marriage of Daughter2 May 1868Mary Jane Blake4
Marriage of SonSeptember 1868Joseph Sewell Blake5
Death of Mother6 April 1869Sophia Read6,7
Marriage of Daughter11 May 1870Margaret Alice Blake8
Marriage of SonDecember 1874Ernest Edward Blake
Marriage of SonDecember 1877Edgar Frederick Blake9
Death31 January 1883Edmund Blake1
Probate10 April 1883Edmund Blake10

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Edmund was a Reverend according to the Norfolk Dir. He was living at the Rectory in Bramerton. His headstone says he was the rector of the parish for 45 years and his wife Mary Hobart died just 5 months after him.

Census details

Some aspects of Edmund Blake's life. Edmund was educated at Gonville and Caius College. He graduated was admitted in 1831, graduated BA in 1835 and MA 1838. He was ordained a Deacon in 1835 and a priest in 1836. He was the Rector of Bramerton 1838-1883.

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: Edmund married Mary in Poringland. Other lines of BLAKEs are connected to Poringland, and this marriage 'may' be a connecting point between the 2 lines. I cannot find the original marriage certificate, but I am sure I saw it on the family search site, and I have confirmed that other researchers also record Poringland as the place of marriage. A search could be made for the license. On Family Search the parish of Poringland is not in the PR, and the catalogue says they are in the Archdeacons Transcripts. I have 'refound' the transcripts on Family Search and NO MARRAIGES are transcribed for Poringland Great or LIttle in 1835. I can say that the curate for Great Poringland was Frederick George GOODWIN. Maybe there was a tie between the 2 parsons? Also Edmund and Mary's first child was christened in Happisburgh, which is about 20 miles away from Poringland.

    The biographical History of Gonville and Caius College, says that Joseph SEWELL, Mary Hobart SEWELL's father, was from Poringland..
  • Research note 02: There is a vague mention in the NRO catalogue (see source details) that SEWELL and BLAKE were trustees in regards to an estate in Hockering in 1800-1819. Further investigations show that there was a firm of Lawyers named SEWELL, BLAKE & Co. who were around at least for the period 1811-1821, dealing with the TRAFFORD family for Wroxham Hall and the FELLOWES family of Shotesham.

    John BLAKE and Joseph SEWELL were also trustees for John SPURRELL who was a farmer in Bassingham. Saif John SPURRELL was the newphew of, the executor of, James FLAXMAN in 1812.11,12

Children of Edmund Blake and Mary Hobart Sewell

Citations

  1. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Bramerton
    Church     St Peter
    RegisterNumber     282
    BurialDate     04 Feb 1883
    Forename     Edmund
    Relationship     
    Rel1MaleForename     
    Rel1FemaleForename     
    Rel1Surname     
    Surname     BLAKE
    Age     70
    Abode     Bramerton
    Notes     Husband To 284 Son Of 173
    FileNumber     6052.
  2. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk, Norfolk
    Place     Norwich
    Church     St. Stephens
    RegisterNumber     16
    DateOfBirth     25 Jun 1812
    BaptismDate     07 Jul 1812
    Forename     Edmund
    Sex     M
    FatherForename     John
    MotherForename     Sophia
    FatherSurname     BLAKE
    MotherSurname     READ
    Abode     
    FatherOccupation     
    Notes     Privately. Spinster
    FileNumber     3510.
  3. Certificate or Original Parish Reg Entry, Extract from original records, downloaded.
  4. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Bramerton
    Church     St Peter
    RegisterNumber     62
    MarriageDate     02 May 1868
    GroomForename     Charles Cubitt
    GroomSurname     GOOCH
    GroomAge     
    GroomParish     
    GroomCondition     Bachelor
    GroomOccupation     Merchant
    GroomAbode     Westbourne Terrace Middlesex
    BrideForename     Mary Jane
    BrideSurname     BLAKE
    BrideAge     
    BrideParish     Bramerton
    BrideCondition     Spinster
    BrideOccupation     -
    BrideAbode     
    GroomFatherForename     Charles
    GroomFatherSurname     GOOCH
    GroomFatherOccupation     Merchant
    BrideFatherForename     Edmund
    BrideFatherSurname     BLAKE
    BrideFatherOccupation     Clerk In Holy Orders
    WitnessOneForename     *
    WitnessOneSurname     GOOCH
    WitnessTwoForename     Margaret A
    WitnessTwoSurname     BLAKE
    Notes     Witness 3: Chas. BLAKE. Both Of Full Age. By License.
    FileNumber     6491.
  5. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Blake      Joseph Sewell            Henstead      4b     309.
  6. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Bramerton
    Church     St Peter
    RegisterNumber     224
    BurialDate     13 Apr 1869
    Forename     Sophia
    Relationship     
    Rel1MaleForename     
    Rel1FemaleForename     
    Rel1Surname     
    Surname     BLAKE
    Age     85
    Abode     Bramerton
    Notes     Buried In Vault In Vestry Wife Of 173
    FileNumber     6052.
  7. British newspapers Nat Lib AU, BLAKE 6st Inst, at Bramerton Hall, Norwich, in her 85th year, the widow of John BLAKE
    Births, Deaths, Marriages and Obituaries .
    The Ipswich Journal (Ipswich, England), Saturday, April 10, 1869; Issue 6770.
  8. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk, Norfolk
    Place     Bramerton
    Church     St Peter
    RegisterNumber     66
    MarriageDate     11 May 1870
    GroomForename     William
    GroomSurname     COOPER
    GroomAge     
    GroomParish     Bishopsbourne
    GroomCondition     Bachelor
    GroomOccupation     Clerk In Holy Orders
    GroomAbode     
    BrideForename     Margaret Alice
    BrideSurname     BLAKE
    BrideAge     
    BrideParish     Bramerton
    BrideCondition     Spinster
    BrideOccupation     -
    BrideAbode     
    GroomFatherForename     Edward
    GroomFatherSurname     COOPER
    GroomFatherOccupation     Gentleman
    BrideFatherForename     Edmund
    BrideFatherSurname     BLAKE
    BrideFatherOccupation     Clerk In Holy Orders
    WitnessOneForename     Edmund
    WitnessOneSurname     KIMBER
    WitnessTwoForename     Ernest E.
    WitnessTwoSurname     BLAKE
    Notes     Other Witnesses: Louisa KIMBER; Joh Hy GOOCH. Both Of Full Age. After Banns
    FileNumber     6491Norfolk
    Place     Bramerton
    Church     St Peter
    RegisterNumber     66
    MarriageDate     11 May 1870
    GroomForename     William
    GroomSurname     COOPER
    GroomAge     
    GroomParish     Bishopsbourne
    GroomCondition     Bachelor
    GroomOccupation     Clerk In Holy Orders
    GroomAbode     
    BrideForename     Margaret Alice
    BrideSurname     BLAKE
    BrideAge     
    BrideParish     Bramerton
    BrideCondition     Spinster
    BrideOccupation     -
    BrideAbode     
    GroomFatherForename     Edward
    GroomFatherSurname     COOPER
    GroomFatherOccupation     Gentleman
    BrideFatherForename     Edmund
    BrideFatherSurname     BLAKE
    BrideFatherOccupation     Clerk In Holy Orders
    WitnessOneForename     Edmund
    WitnessOneSurname     KIMBER
    WitnessTwoForename     Ernest E.
    WitnessTwoSurname     BLAKE
    Notes     Other Witnesses: Louisa KIMBER; Joh Hy GOOCH. Both Of Full Age. After Banns
    FileNumber     6491.
  9. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Turner      Gertrude Mary            Lewisham      1d     1396.
  10. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 about Edmund Blake
    Name:      Edmund Blake
    Probate Date:      10 Apr 1883
    Death Date:      31 Jan 1883
    Death Place:      Norfolk, England
    Registry:      Principal Registry."
  11. Norfolk Records Office, online http://nrocat.norfolk.gov.uk, Berney of Hockering
    Title Deeds
    Morton
    CatalogueRef      BER 80, 686X4
    Title      Two third parts of the above estate: one conveyed by Henry Fanshawe to Charles Laton and Gardiner Chapman in 1815; the other mortgaged by Charles Randall to Charles Le Grys in 1800 and to John Gooch in 1812, and conveyed by the latter to Sewell and Blake as trustees in 1813.
    Date      1800-1819
    Level      Piece
    Repository      Norfolk Record Office
    Extent      1 bundle
    Access Status      Open
    CatalogueStatus      Catalogued
    ---------
    Berney of Hockering
    Family
    Elizabeth
    CatalogueRef      BER 439, 691X2
    Title      Letters, expressed in strong terms, from Mrs E. Berney to Francis &. Turner, solicitors, re Chancery suit undertaken against Messrs. Sewell and Blake and Mr Atkyns re their management of the estate as trustees or executors. She refers to Blake 'with his Shrugs, & his blackened visage' and to the farm houses as 'nearly heaps of ruins', 1819-1820. Also bill of costs in Berney vs Salmon, 1834-1836, and undated draft instructions re loan of £20,000 by Mrs Berney to T.T. Berney as security of the estate, giving its acreage and rental.
    Date      1819-1836
    Level      Piece
    Repository      Norfolk Record Office
    Extent      1 bundle
    Access Status      Open
    Physical Description      Unfit for production.
    CatalogueStatus      Catalogued.
  12. Misc web sites, online see Citation Detail, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cmtilbury/….