Herbert George Blake1

#1165, b. 17 September 1867, d. 25 February 1937

27 Clay Road, where Herbert was born

Individual's Timeline

Birth17 September 1867Herbert George Blake1,2,3
Death of Mother26 March 1879Rebecca Elizabeth Blake1,3
Marriage2 March 1891Herbert George Blake3
Marriage of DaughterJune 1917Edith Florence Blake1,4
Death of Father2 March 1921William Blake1,3
Marriage of Son26 December 1923Frederick George William 'Porky' Blake1,3
Marriage of SonDecember 1924Reginald Arthur Blake5,1
Marriage of DaughterDecember 1930May Grace Gertrude Laura Blake6,1
Death25 February 1937Herbert George Blake7

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

Census details

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: Result of a look up request for Norfolk Directories

    Quite a few BLAKES mentioned ranging from builders merchants to the likes of consuls, solicitors and surgeons.

    No Blake butchers in Yarmouth in 1916, there was a Samuel BLAKE, butcher, Mulbarton, Norwich, and in Yarmouth there was a Herbert George BLAKE who
    hired out apartments at 90 Nelson Road. (I'm not sure if that is where the apartments were, where he lived or both).

    In 1933 there is a Herbt. BLAKE listed as a butcher at 150 Nelson Road Central, Great Yarmouth. (That is close to the aforementioned apartments, is
    it the same person?). The previously mentioned Samuel was still listed as a butcher in Mulbarton.

    Hope this helps

    Bryan Barnard
    Colchester, England

  • Research note 02: May have witnessed a marriage between Frederick LARKE and Charlotte Anna SMITH (nee WEBB). The bride and groom were both widowed.10
Background information on Caister-on-sea, Norfolk, England, - It is a large and widely scattered parish 2 miles north of Yarmouth. The name comes from the Castle (or fort really) erected by the Romans. This fort was build around 200 ad and was used by the Roman troops for 200 years. The purpose of the fort is not easily understood now that the river and coast line have changed. The fort used to stand at the entrance of an estuary formed where the rivers Ant, Bure Yare and Waverney entered the sea. The estuary was navigable all the way to Norwich, which had a roman settlement named Caister-by-Norwich. 25 miles of water stood between it and Caister-on-sea (not called that then, but it should have been). The estuary silted up and it is where Yarmouth now stands.
* Caister Castle, which was moated and castellated, was built by Sir John Fastolff in 1432, who was born in Caister in 1378. The Castle was in ruins in 1865 (Kelly's Directory). It has been restored somewhat now and it houses a museum and a restaurant. The PASTON letters were written there.

Children of Herbert George Blake and Maria "Polly" Base


  1. Letter, Jean Eastoe to Shirley Elrick, 11/4/1999.
  2. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com
  3. Copies of original certificates and docs.
  4. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Name:      BLAKE, Edith F
    Registration District: Help      Yarmouth
    County:      Norfolk
    Year of Registration:      1917
    Quarter of Registration:      Apr-May-Jun
    Spouse's last name:      King
    Volume No: Help      4B
    Page No: Help      24.
  5. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Name:      Reginald A Blake
    Spouse Surname:      Stanton
    Date of Registration:      Oct-Nov-Dec 1924
    Registration district:      Yarmouth
    Registration county (inferred):      Norfolk
    Volume Number:      4b
    Page Number:      35.
  6. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Name:      May G L Blake
    Spouse Surname:      Warner
    Date of Registration:      Oct-Nov-Dec 1930
    Registration district:      Yarmouth
    Registration county (inferred):      Norfolk
    Volume Number:      4b
    Page Number:      37.
  7. Letter, Jean Eastoe to Shirley Elrick, 11/4/1999, vol 13 page 254.
  8. Kelly, 1908 Kelly's dir of Norfolk, Blake Herbert George. 70 Middle Market road, Great Yarmouth.
  9. British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920, online http://content.ancestry.co.uk then search military records.
  10. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Great Yarmouth
    Church     St Nicholas
    RegisterNumber     5
    MarriageDate     17 Jun 1890
    GroomForename     Frederick
    GroomSurname     LARKE
    GroomAge     33
    GroomCondition     Widower
    GroomOccupation     Engine Driver
    GroomAbode     Cobholm
    BrideForename     Charlotte Anna
    BrideSurname     SMITH
    BrideAge     37
    BrideCondition     Widow
    BrideAbode     Cobholm
    GroomFatherForename     Henry
    GroomFatherSurname     LARKE
    GroomFatherOccupation     Labourer
    BrideFatherForename     William
    BrideFatherSurname     WEBB
    BrideFatherOccupation     Labourer
    WitnessOneForename     Herbert G
    WitnessOneSurname     BLAKE
    WitnessTwoForename     Emma
    WitnessTwoSurname     HEWITT
    FileNumber     17954.