Valentine Harry Blake1

#70589, b. 29 January 1882, d. March 1949

Individual's Timeline

Birth29 January 1882Valentine Harry Blake1
Christening24 February 1882Valentine Harry Blake1
19391939Valentine Harry Blake
Death5 January 1949Valentine Harry Blake2
Death RegMarch 1949Valentine Harry Blake3

Primary events

  • Birth: Valentine Harry Blake was born on 29 January 1882 son of Henry, a Dr in Yarmouth for over 40 years, but who was born elsewhere (most likely Canada), and not (as far as I can tell) a relative of either of my BLAKE families. Henry died in 6 Regent Road in 1920, and is buried in Casiter plot E14.1
  • Christening: He was christened on 24 February 1882 in St Nicholas Church, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. Son of Harry and Lucy Agnes Mounsey.1
  • Death: Valentine died on 5 January 1949 in 6 Regent Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, Buried E 14, in Caister Cemetery (Aged 66 years, 11 months and 7 days, worked back from recorded birth date).2
  • Death Reg: Valentine's death was registered in the quarter ended in March 1949 in the Great Yarmouth registration district. (His age calculates to 67 years and 1 month).3

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Valentine was a physician and surgeon, living close to or in the Workhouse (later a general hospital).
  • Education: In 1890 Valentine Harry Blake was educated. Living at 25 South Quay. transferred to Bedford Modern School in 1896.

Census details

  • Valentine Harry Blake was listed in the 1939 Registration in UK. Married to Enid F (born 12th July 1901) and had children. Only 1 listed in 1939 was Thomas B V VLAKE born 29th July 1934.

Anecdote - Musings and Reasonings

Research note (complicated): The banns for the marriage between Henry BLAKE and Lucy Agnes MOUNSEY were read in Yarmouth 10th April 1881. The marriage was registered in Preston Lancashire in June qtr 1881.

The father quoted in the PR in Lancashire was Ethelbert Henry BLAKE.

Ethelbert Henry BLAKE married Jane Caroline HAY in Durham 25th October 1849.

Ethelbert, a surgeon in the army on the Isle of Wight in 1851, was born in Galway Ireland - so no connection to any of our BLAKE lines.

Valentine was married to Enid Flora and had a son Thomas b 1934. Enid died in 1997, and is buried in the same grave as her husband who died 50 years earlier.

Mother of Valentine was Lucy Agnes who died 1913 in regent Road, and is buried in the same grave as her husband Henry the Canadian.4,5,6


  1. Find my past web sites, online or, First name(s)      Valentine Harry
    Last name      Blake
    Sex      Male
    Birth year      1882
    Birth date      29 Jan 1882
    Baptism year      1882
    Baptism date      24 Feb 1882
    Father's first name(s)      Harry
    Mother's first name(s)      Lucy Agnes
    Parish      Great Yarmouth, St Nicholas with St Peter, St John, St Andrew, St James, St Paul & St Luke
    Diocese      Norwich
    County      Norfolk
    Country      England
    Archive      Norfolk Record Office
    Archive reference      PD 28/42
    Page      289
    Record set      Norfolk baptisms
    Category      Life Events (BDMs)
    Subcategory      Births & baptisms
    Collections from      United Kingdom.
  2. Website ( "Name:     Valentine Henry Blake
    Death Age:     66
    Birth Date:     abt 1883
    Death Date:     abt 1949
    Death Place:     6 Regent Road
    Burial Date:     12 Jan 1949
    Burial Place:     Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
    Cemetery Section:     E
    Grave Number:     14
    Interment Number:     9896
    Cemetery Notes:     Consecrated."
  3. Find my past web sites, online or, First name(s)      VALENTINE H
    Last name      BLAKE
    Gender      Unknown
    Birth day      -
    Birth month      -
    Birth year      1883
    Age      66
    Death quarter      1
    Death year      1949
    District      GREAT YARMOUTH
    County      Norfolk
    Volume      4B
    Page      518
    Country      England
    Record set      England & Wales deaths 1837-2007
    Category      Life Events (BDMs)
    Subcategory      Deaths & burials
    Collections from      United Kingdom.
  4. Find my past web sites, online or,
    First name(s)      HENRY
    Last name      BLAKE
    Marriage quarter      2
    Marriage year      1881
    Registration month      -
    MarriageFinder™      HENRY BLAKE married
    District      PRESTON
    District number      -
    County      Lancashire
    Country      England
    Volume      8E
    Page      751
    Record set      England & Wales marriages 1837-2008
    Category      Life Events (BDMs)
    Subcategory      Marriages & divorces
    Collections from      United Kingdom.
  5. Find my past web sites, online or, First name(s)      Henry
    Last name      Blake
    Name note      -
    Marriage year      1881
    Marriage date      28 Apr 1881
    Marriage place      Goosnargh
    Father's first name(s)      Ethelbert Henry
    Father's last name      Blake
    Spouse's first name(s)      Lucy Agnes
    Spouse's last name      Monnsey
    Spouse's age      0
    Spouse's father's first name(s)      Thomas
    Spouse's father's last name      Monnsey
    Residence      Goosnargh, Lancashire, England
    County      Lancashire
    Country      England
    Record set      England Marriages 1538-1973
    Category      Life Events (BDMs)
    Subcategory      Marriages & divorces
    Collections from      United Kingdom.
  6. Find my past web sites, online or, First name(s)      Ethelbert H
    Last name      Blake
    Relationship      -
    Marital status      Married
    Gender      Male
    Age      32
    Birth year      1819
    Occupation      Staff Assist Surgeon Army
    Birth place      Ireland
    Birth place as transcribed      Galway Ireland
    Birth town      -
    Birth county      -
    Street      -
    Town      -
    Parish      Carisbrooke
    City      -
    County      Hampshire
    Hamlet      -
    Parliamentary borough      -
    Municipal ward      -
    Registration district      Isle of Wight
    Archive reference      HO107
    Piece number      1663
    Folio      343
    Page      3
    Record set      1851 England, Wales & Scotland Census
    Category      Census, Land & Surveys
    Subcategory      Census
    Collections from      United Kingdom.