Henry Lord Blake1

#47188, b. June 1859, d. 1907

Individual's Timeline

Birth RegJune 1859Henry Lord Blake1
Marriage1896Henry Lord Blake
Death1907Henry Lord Blake

Primary events

  • Birth Reg: Henry's birth was registered in the quarter ended in June 1859 in the Great Yarmouth registration district.1
  • Marriage: He married Mary Cashman in 1896 in Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia. Based on newspaper reports of Henry's inquest. HOWEVER - a letter from the Rev, printed in the same paper 13th June, stated he did NOT marry the couple.
  • Death: Henry died in 1907 in Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia, (Aged 47 years, worked back from recorded birth date).

Secondary circumstances

  • Inquest: An inquest into the death of Henry Lord Blake was held at Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia, on 11 June 1907. The report reads : - Before T HALL. Henry died from a self inflicted would to the throat, whilst temporarily insane. The margin note says 'intemporance.2'
Some aspects of Henry Lord Blake's life. SUICIDE IN BED.

An inquest was held by tho coroner (Mr. T. Hall, J.P.) at tho Courthouse Ïosterday afternoon into the death of Henry Lord Blake, who cut his throat on June 6 and died in the Hospital yesterday morning.

Dr. Seabrook, resident surgeon at tho Broken Hill .and District Hospital, said deceased was admitted to the Hospital at about 9 o'clock on the morning of June 6 suffering from n incised wound on the throat about 6 in. long; he progressed favorably for the first two days, when symptoms of alcoholism appeared, and he became very rest- less; on thc morning of June 10 deceased had an apoplectic fit, and later, owing to his restlessness, the wound was torn open again ; he afterwards died suddenly of heart failure ; the primary causo of death was the wound on the throat.

Mary Blake, wife of deceased, said her maiden nomo was Cashman; on Wednesday night. June 5, she went to bod about 11 o clock ; deceased was sober, and had been in bed all of the previous day ; he had been drinking for about a fortnight; he did not complain that night, and at no time did he threaten to take his life ; he was a very quiet man; they had no quarrel; the next morning a Mrs. Plunkett called out to witness', and when she woke she found deceased beside her with the blood spurting out of his-throat; deceased had cut his thront with a table knife; witness was married to deceased at Broken Hill 11 years ago by tho Rev. E. J. Tuck.'

Tho coroner returned a verdict to the effect that deceased died from a wound on the throat, self inflicted.

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: Henry was with his parents 1861, 1871 and 1881 in Yarmouth. In 1881 he was employed as an engine fitter.

Family of Henry Lord Blake and Mary Cashman


  1. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, BLAKE      Henry Lord            Yarmouth      4b     10.
  2. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Coroners' Inquests, 1796-1942 about Henry Lood Blake
    Name:      Henry Lood Blake
    Inquest Date:      11 Jun 1907
    Inquest Location:      Broken Hill
    Death Place:      B' Hill
    Age:      47
    Estimated Birth Year:      abt 1860
    Birth Place:      Great Yarmouth, Esna England."