Garson James Blake1

#36129, b. 1839, d. 1921

Individual's Timeline

Birth1839Garson James Blake1
Birth RegMarch 1839Garson James Blake1
Marriage4 October 1866Garson James Blake2,3
Marr RegDecember 1866Garson James Blake2
Probate19 June 1878Garson Blake
DeathSeptember 1881Harriet Elizabeth Blake4
Probate8 March 1899Harriet Elizabeth Dixon
Marriage of DaughterSeptember 1906Marion Spear Blake5
Marriage of SonSeptember 1910Evan Stratton Blake6
Death1921Garson James Blake
Death RegMarch 1921Garson James Blake7

Primary events

  • Birth: Garson James Blake was born in 1839 in Gorleston, Norfolk, England.1
  • Birth Reg: Garson's birth was registered in the quarter ended in March 1839 in the Mutford, Gorleston registration district. Also from tartanmaggie's family tree on ancestry.1
  • Marriage: He married Harriet Elizabeth Dixon, daughter of Charles Dixon and Anna M W Speare, on Thursday, 4 October 1866 in Braintree, Essex, England, when they were 21 years ~&~ 27 years old.2,3
  • Marr Reg: The marriage of Garson and Harriet Elizabeth Dixon was registered in the quarter ended December 1866 in the Braintree registration district.2
  • (Admin_beneficiary_2) Probate: In 1878 Garson James Blake became one of the administrators named in the probate documents of Garson Blake; His effects were valued at under £3,000.
  • (Widow) Death: In 1881, at the age of 42 years, Garson was left a widower by the death of Harriet Elizabeth Blake.4
  • (Admin_beneficiary) Probate: In 1899 Garson James Blake became the administrator and/or the beneficiary named in the probate documents of Harriet Elizabeth Dixon; The Estate was valued at £648, and it was not actioned until 18 years after her death.
  • Marriage of Daughter: His child Marion Spear Blake was married in September 1906 in Registration District of, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England.5
  • Marriage of Son: His child Evan Stratton Blake was married in September 1910 in Great Yarmouth, England.6
  • Death: Garson died in 1921 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, (Aged 82 years, worked back from recorded birth date).
  • Death Reg: Garson's death was registered in the quarter ended in March 1921 in the Great Yarmouth registration district, aged 82. (His age calculates to 82 years).7

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Garson was a banker's clerk, and also a amateur vocalist. He appeared at the Sailor's Home in 1864 with J READ and GILES, singing What are the Wild Waves Saying.8
  • Directory: He was listed in a directory issued in 1910 as Builder's Merchants with a telephone number of Yarmouth 119. his address was North Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England.9

Census details

Some aspects of Garson James Blake's life. The words of What are the Wild Waves Saying, written by Joseph Conrad CARPENTER in 1853, are -

What are the wild waves saying,
Sister, the whole day long,
That ever amid our playing
I hear but their low, lone song?

Yes! but there's something greater
That speaks to the heart alone:
'T is the voice of the great Creator
Dwells in that mighty tone.

Quite appropriate for the Sailor's Home, I think.8

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: In 1866 Lovewell stated he was single and living in Yarmouth.10

Children of Garson James Blake and Harriet Elizabeth Dixon


  1. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, Blake      Garson James            Mutford &c      13     431.
  2. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, Baintree Essex Dec 1866 4a/703.
  3. British newspapers Nat Lib AU, The Bury and Norwich Post, and Suffolk Herald (Bury Saint Edmunds, England), Tuesday, October 09, 1866; pg. 6; Issue 4398. (442 words).
  4. Website ( "England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 about Harriet Elizabeth Blake
    Name:      Harriet Elizabeth Blake
    Probate Date:      8 Mar 1899
    Death Date:      9 Jul 1881
    Death Place:      Great Yarmouth
    Registry:      Norwich."
  5. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, GRIGGS      Ernest George            Yarmouth      4b     58.
  6. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, Platten      Elizabeth M            Yarmouth      4b     51.
  7. Find my past web sites, online or, Civil Registration event: Death
    Name:      BLAKE, Garson J
    Registration District: Help      Yarmouth
    County:      Norfolk
    Year of Registration:      1921
    Quarter of Registration:      Jan-Feb-Mar
    Age at death:      82
    Volume No:      4B
    Page No:      43.
  8. Wikipedia, What are the wild Waves saying? Refrain, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  9. Website ( "British Phone Books, 1880-1984 Record for Garson Blake
    1910 > Metropolitan / Midland / Southern / Western > page 1042."
  10. John OWEN and Mark PIERSON, 15th August 1866, Lovewell's siblings were as follows - Garson James 27 single lives here.