Friday, June 22, 2007

Monday, January 01, 2007

James BLOFELD 1785-1844

Relation - 3 x g grandfather
Birth - 22nd February 1785 (s01)
Baptized - 2nd May 1823, St Matthew Bethnal Green MDX with his three siblings Ann, William and George (s1)
Parents - Thomas and Mary
Spouse - Sarah MORRIS
Marriage - 11th August 1816, St Leonard Shoreditch MDX (S02).
7 children - James (2 x g grandfather) (1820-1903), Thomas (1821-1831), Sarah (1822-), Robert (1825-<1902),>1902), Charles (1832-1832) all baptized at St Botolph Bishopsgate LDN
Census - 1841 (S03)
Death - 28th September 1844 (S04)
Buried - St Botolph Bishopsgate on 7th October 1844 (S05)
Will - (S06)

Friday, December 01, 2000

Source 01 Baptism

Baptism date - 2 May 1823
Birth date - 15 Sep 1781, 12 Oct 1783, 22 Feb 1785, 29 Jul 1788
Parish - St Matthew, Bethnal Green, MDX
Name - Ann, William, James, George
Name of father - Thomas BLOFELD
Occupation of father - Cabinet Maker
Name of mother - Mary
Residence - Silver Street
Library/archive - LMA, microfilm PR
Photocopy obtained - yes
Notes - none

Monday, October 02, 2000

Source 02 Marriage

Marriage date – 11 Aug 1816
Parish – St Leonard, Shoreditch, MDX
Names – James BLOFELD and Sarah MORRIS
Groom’s condition - Bachelor
Groom’s parish - Otp
Bride’s condition - Spinster
Bride’s parish - Otp
Signed - Both
Witnesses –George S and James Sharp
Library/archive – original (hoover bag)
Notes - none

Thursday, August 03, 2000

Source 03 Census

Piece - HO107 723 14 14
Place - Bishopsgate LDN
Address - 52 Bishopsgate
Household - Name, sex, age, occupation, in/out county

1: James (BLOFIELD), M, 50, Baker, -, I
2: James (BLOFIELD), M, 21, Butcher, Yes
3: Sarah (BLOFIELD), F, 15, -, Yes
4: Robert (BLOFIELD), M, 15, -, No
5: Helen (BLOFIELD), F, 14, -, No
6: Elizabeth ?, Serv
7: James Brimstone, Serv
Copy - image;amp;dbid=8978&iid=MDXHO107_725_727-0139&fn=James&ln=Blefield&st=d&ssrc=&pid=7995521

Sunday, June 04, 2000

Source 04 Death

GRO reference – East London 2/163
Registration district – Saint Botolph, City of London
Date – 28 Sep 1844
Where died – 52 Bishopsgate
Name – James BLOFIELD
Sex – Male
Age – 66
Occupation – Pastry cook
Residence – n/a
Cause of death – Decease of the head 2 years
Informant – Emma GORDOLIER present at the death, 10 Artillery St, Bishopsgate
Notes – name is spelt with an i

Wednesday, April 05, 2000

Source 05 Burial

Burial date – 7 Oct 1844
Death date – n/a
Parish – St Botolph, Bishopsgate, LDN
Name – James BLOFELD
Age - 60
Residence - Bishopsgate
Library/archive – Guildhall Library, microfilm PR
Photocopy obtained - yes
Notes - none

Sunday, February 06, 2000

Source 06 Will and Testament

This is the last Will and Testament of me James Blofeld of No 52 Bishopgate Street Without in the City of London baker. In the first place I desire that all my just debts may be duly paid and satisfied. And I hereby devise and bequeath all my plate, linen, china, glass and household furniture and fixtures of every description and kind whatsoever and all my stock in trade and implements of every kind used in and about my said business and all other my property of what nature or kind soever and also all monies I may now have or that may at any time hereafter fall into my estate together with all monies in the Public Funds of Great Britain and all debts and all securities for money due and owing to me at the time of my decease unto my brother William Blofeld and my son James Blofeld their executors administrators and assigns in trust to dispose of and convert the same into money in such manner as may seem to them advisable and to divide the proceeds so converted into money as aforesaid unto between and amongst my five children James, Robert, Sarah, Helen and Rebecca share and share alike for their own sole and separate use and benefit. And I hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said brother William Blofeld, my brother George Blofeld and my son James Blofeld executors of this my Will and I hereby revoke all former Wills and declare this only to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I the said James Blofeld the testator have hereunto set my hand and seal the sixteenth day of August one thousand eight hundred and forty four. James Blofeld

Signed by the said James Blofeld the testator as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us being present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other subscribe our names as witnesses the words “my brother George Blofeld” being first interlined in the nineteenth line of this sheet. John Lloyd, 67 Bishopgate St, John Burden, Solicitor, 5 Buildings, Grays Inn

Transcribed from original copy of will

Library/archive - 'hoover bag'