May Grace Gertrude Laura Blake1

#1169, b. 12 May 1899, d. September 1969

Individual's Timeline

Birth12 May 1899May Grace Gertrude Laura Blake2
Christening30 May 1900May Grace Gertrude Laura Blake2,3
Marriage26 December 1923Frederick George William 'Porky' Blake1,4
Marr RegDecember 1930May Grace Gertrude Laura Blake5,1
Death of Father25 February 1937Herbert George Blake6
19391939May Grace Gertrude Laura Blake7
Death16 February 1955Maria Blake8
Probate23 February 1959Maria "Polly" Base
Death RegSeptember 1969May Grace Gertrude Laura Blake1,9

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Name Variation: She was also known as Gertrude Laura Blake.
  • Married Name: Her married name was Warner.1
  • Note: There were no children from this marriage.1

Census details

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: It may be worth finding details of the divorce. May and Cyril were married less than 1 year. Divorce for desertion took many years, so there must have been something specific, and a divorce hearing in a court, to get a divorce so quickly.

    Note added to after seeing 1939 rego - address was 69 Middle Market Road. He was a General Labourer. May is with him, and next door at 70 MIddle market Road is Maria BLAKE a widow (May's mother, my Great Grandmother). Note this is also very close to where May's brother Reg BLAKE was living.

    There could not have been a divorce back in 1931, if they are in the same house in 1939, saying they are married. ALSO I note that Cyril married for the 2nd time in 1969, which was the same year that May died. This makes me strongly suspect there was NO divorce, just a separation, and Cyril lived with 'another woman' until he was free to marry.

Family of May Grace Gertrude Laura Blake and Cyril Arthur Warner


  1. Letter, Jean Eastoe to Shirley Elrick, 11/4/1999.
  2. BDM, British Isles Vital Record CD, BLAKE, May Gertrude Laura     Christening
         Gender:     Female
         Birth Date:     12 May 1899     
         Christening Date:     30 May 1900     Recorded in:     Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
                   Collection:     St Nicholas
         Father:     Herbert George BLAKE
         Mother:     Maria
    Source:     FHL Film 1526329     Dates:     1890 - 1901.
  3. International Genealogical Index (IGI), England, Norfolk Parish Registers, 1538-1900
    Yarmouth St Nicholas
    Image 180.
  4. Copies of original certificates and docs.
  5. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, 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.
  6. Letter, Jean Eastoe to Shirley Elrick, 11/4/1999, vol 13 page 254.
  7. Find my past web sites, online or, Blake Household (1 Person) 70 Middle Market Road , Great Yarmouth C.B., Norfolk, England
    First name(s)      Last name(s)      DOB      Sex      Occupation      Marital status      Schedule      Schedule Sub Number      
         Marie      Blake      05 Mar 1871      Female      Unpaid Domestic Duties      Widowed      219      1      

    Ref: RG101/6496C/017/2 Letter Code: TOBV.
  8. Letter, Jean Eastoe to Shirley Elrick, 11/4/1999, I assume this came from a tombstone in Gt Yarmouth Churchyard.
  9. Website ( "England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006 about May Gertrude L Warner
    Name:      May Gertrude L Warner
    Birth Date:      May 1899
    Date of Registration:      Jul-Aug-Sep 1969
    Age at Death:      70
    Registration district:      Yarmouth
    Inferred County:      Norfolk
    Volume:      4b
    Page:      1267.