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BLAXALL marriages New Zealand 1882 - 1928

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the known BLAXALL marriages New Zealand 1882 - 1928:

Norris BLAXALL (1835-1887) was born in Tolleshunt, Darcy, Essex, to James William BLAXALL (1804-1861) & Lucy ROYCE (1805-1841), who both died in Maldon, Essex. He married Martha SCOTT (1834-1910) in Victoria, Australia in 1859 and they moved to New Zealand in 1873. In December that year they were in Westport where Norris had a Bakery Business

Westport Times, 25 January 1876
... FOR SALE, with early possession, the BAKERY BUSINESS now carried on by the undersigned. Also premises in Bright and Wallabi street. Apply to Norris Blaxall
The Westport Times, 5 June 1877
... Some months ago a resident of the Mokihinui reported seeing there some birds of English breed, which had evidently come across the ranges from the Nelson side of the country. For a day or two past Mr Norris Blaxall has noticed, near his bakery in Bright street, a veritable English sparrow, a traveller from afar
about 1906
... Adam Gibson, Baker and Confectioner, Essex Bakery, Palmerston Street. Westport. This business was established by Mr Blaxall in the year 1875, and was acquired by its present owner in December, 1904. The premises are freehold, and measure 63 links by 144 links. The building is of wood and iron, and contains a shop, a residence, and a bakehouse
Grey River Argus, 26 Feb 1910
... Mrs Martha Scott Blaxall, mother of W. J. N. Blaxall, manager of the Bank of New South Wales and Messrs E. R. S,, F. E., and A. R. Blaxall, and Mrs A. D. G. Cumming and Mrs S. Falla, died at the residence of Mrs Cumming at Westport. Deceased was a native of Forebridge, Stafford, England and was 75 years of age. She arrived in Melbourne in 1852 with her father and came to Westport in 1873. Her husband pre-deceased her by 23 years

, is part of Newtown, Victoria and together Newtown and Chilwell were a municipality from 1858 to 1993 after which they were amalgamated with other municipalities to form the City of Greater Geelong in 1993. Chilwell Post Office opened on 1 April 1912 (closing in 1993). Queens Park is also the home ground for the Newtown and Chilwell Cricket Club, the most successful team in the Geelong Cricket Association in terms of senior premierships won. Chilwell has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Geelong Football League
CHILTERN, is a town in Victoria, located in the north east of the state between Wangaratta and Wodonga, in the Shire of Indigo, (about 350km from Geelong). The area of Chiltern was on the Wahgunyah cattle run and was known as Black Dog Creek. The township, named after the Chiltern Hills in England, was surveyed in 1853 but not established until gold discoveries in 1858-59 during the greater Victorian Gold Rush period. The Post Office opened on 1 September 1859
FYANSFORD, is a township on the western edge of Geelong, Victoria, named after Captain Foster Fyans who came to Geelong as a Police magistrate in October, 1837. It is located at the junction of the Barwon and Moorabool rivers. It is one of the earliest places of settlement in the Geelong region. Fyans established his police camp nearby where the Moorabool could be forded - giving the name Fyan's Ford

Geelong Advertiser, 29 May 1869 - ANOTHER SUDDEN DEATH - On Thursday afternoon between five and six o'clock, an old man named Glasscock was engaged in killing a pig for Mr Blaxall, the baker, in Fyans-street, Chilwell; he had just placed the carcase in water to scald it, when, without a moment's notice, he dropped down dead. Glasscock formerly followed the calling of a carter, and was an old resident in Chilwell.

NORRIS & MARTHA had 9 known children:
* 1860 - 1910 Lucy Maria Blaxall
* 1861 - 1959 Emily Martha Blaxall
* 1864 - 1945 William James Norris Blaxall
* 1866 - 1866 Florence Mary Blaxall (in Chilwell, Geelong, aged 3 months)
* 1867 - 1938 Edward Robert Scott Blaxall
* 1871 - 1871 Arthur Royce Blaxall (in Chilwell, Geelong, aged 4 months)
* 1872 - 1939 Frederick Ernest Blaxall (a Weigh Clerk in Westport in 1917)
* 1875 - 1876 Herbert Henry Blaxall (in Westport, NZ, aged 10 weeks)
* 1878 - 1955? Alfred Royce Blaxall (a Farmer, 24 Rintoul St, Westport in 1917)
NOTE Mary Florence (12 Aug 1866) & Arthur Royce (3 May 1871) Blaxall are buried together, COEO*X***X, Geelong Eastern Cemetery, 141 Ormond Road


? Edward Robert Scott Blaxall
- born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia 1857, to Norris BLAXALL
- Edward was a Baker in Westport
- he married Jessie Jo Ann McLeod (1868-1920) in 1890
their known children:
* 1891 - 1959 Emily Blaxall
* 1893 - 1981 Norris Blaxall (was a Jeweller in Petone)
* 1895 - 1963 Madeline Ruby Blaxall
* 1897 - 1917 Edward Leslie 'Les' Blaxall
- 'Les' served in WWI as Private 49326 with the NZEF, 26th Reinforcements Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company, embarking from Wellington 9 June 1917. His next of kin was his mother Jessie Blaxall c/o Railway Bookstall, Palmerston North. Edward was KILLED IN ACTION in Ypres, Belgium 12 Oct 1917. At the Poelcapelle British Cemetery, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. On enlistment he was recorded as a Saddler of Dunedin
* 1904 - 1982 Richard 'Alfred' Blaxall
- Richard married Gwendolyn Madge PORTER (1898-1989), daughter of John Herbert PORTER (1873-1919) & Annie Kingston FASSNIDGE (1876-1940)
EDWARD died 10 March 1938 of Stomach Cancer aged 71
- he is buried Plot 181 - Block F at Orowaiti Cemetery, Westport
Evening Post, 4 November 1920 On the 3rd November, 1920, at her daughter's residence, 106 Clyde-quay, Wellington, after a prolonged illness, Jessie Blaxall, beloved mother of Norris, Alfred, Emily and Madeline Blaxall, in her 53nd year


? Emily Blaxall Blaxall (1891-1959)
- born 20 June 1891 in Westport
- daughter of Edward Robert Scott BLAXALL & Jessie Jo Ann McLEOD
- Emily married Alfred Thomas 'Alf' RIDSDALE (1890-1961) in 1914
Alfred was born in Oamaru, the 2nd of 12 known children of William Henry RIDSDALE & Alice Mary BRAIN
EMILY died 25 Oct 1959 aged 68
ALFRED died 2 Jan 1961 aged 73
- they are buried Plot 64, Block F at Orowaiti cemetery, Westport


? Emily Martha Blaxall (1861-1940)
- daughter of Norris BLAXALL and Martha SCOTT
- married Stephen FALLA (1858-1925) in 1882
- on July 12, 1882, at the residence of the bride's parents, Bright street, Westport, by the Rev P. R. Monro, Stephen, second son of the late George Falla, Westport, to Emily Martha, second daughter of Norris Blaxall, Westport
the known children of STEPHEN & EMILY:
* 1883 - Norris Stephen Falla
* 1884 - Ethel May Emily Falla
* 1886 - Jessie Harriet Emily Falla
* 1889 - George Stanley Falls
* 1891 - Florence Dolly Evelyn Falla
* 1893 - William Frederick Falla
* 1897 - Edith Lucy Falla
* 1904 - Arthur Alfred Edwin Falla
... written in 1906 - Mr. George Falla, formerly Stationmaster at Hokitika, was born in Sydney, Australia, but was educated in Nelson, New Zealand, and joined the railway department in the year 1879 at Westport. He took an active part in the Hokitika Horticultural and Poultry Societies, of which he was vice-president. He is not now (1906) a resident of Hokitika
... Robert Alexander Falla (1901-1979), son of George FALLA & Elizabeth KIRK, Shipping clerk, ornithologist, teacher, museum director


? Gordon William Blaxall (1903-1983)
- son of William James Norris BLAXALL & Edith Muriel JULIUS
- married Doris May ROWE (1900-?) in 1928
- lived in Lower Hutt, Palmerston North, Christchurch, Invercargill
Evening Post, 14 January 1929 On the 12th January, 1929, at "Kuhuwai", Lower Hutt, to Mr and Mrs Gordon Blaxall, Palmerston North - a son; both well
Evening Post, 25 January 1933 Mrs Gordon Blaxall, Invercargill, and her small daughter, are the guests of Mr and Mrs W. Blaxall, Eastbourne
Evening Post, 27 January 1936 Mrs Gordon Blaxall, Invercargill, and her small daughter, are the guests of Mrs W. Blaxall, Eastbourne
Evening Post, 24 January 1945 Mr and Mrs Gordon Blaxall and their two children, are spending the holidays at Day's Bay, Wellington, where they have taken Mr and Mrs Malcolm Barnett's house
Evening Post, 17 November 1945 Among the New Zealanders enjoying the Melbourne Cup at Flemington is Mr Gordon Blaxall


? Lucy Maria Blaxall
- daughter of Norris BLAXALL and Martha SCOTT
- married Alexander David Gordon CUMMING in 1882
the known children of ALEXANDER & LUCY:
1883 - Lucy Lilian Gordon Cumming
written about 1906 ... Mr. Alexander David Gordon Cumming , Town Clerk of Westport, has filled that office since 1882. He was born in Nethermuir, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, in 1858, and came to New Zealand, landing at Lyttelton with his parents when only a year old. He opened the state school at Waimangaroa in 1877. In 1882 the position of town clerk to the Westport Borough Council became vacant, and he was the successful applicant. Mr Cumming was married, in 1882, to a daughter of Mr. Norris Blaxhall, of Westport, and has one daughter
Grey River Argus, 11 June 1910 The community have learnt with sincere sorrow of the death of Mrs Cumming, wife of Mr A. D. G. Cumming, Government Valuer, and for many years Town Clerk of Westport. Mrs Cumming had been in ill-health for some months past, but it was only within the past few days that her sickness took a dangerous turn. She passed away on Wednesday evening at the residence, Lyndhurst street. Mr Cumming and Miss Cumming have the sympathy of many friends in their bereavement. The deceased lady was a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs N. Blaxall and was born in 1859 at Geelong, Victoria. As a young girl she came to Westport, with her parents and had resided here ever since. Before her marriage Mrs Cumming was a teacher in the Westport State School, and numerous Westportians received the foundation of their education from her. She was an exceeding kind and charitable lady and will be greatly missed in many quarters


? Madeline Ruby Blaxall (1895-1963)
- daughter of Edward Robert Scott BLAXALL & Jessie Jo Ann McLEOD
- married Henry Martin CONNOR (1893-1961) in 1917
- 7th of 10 known children (9 sons) of George Warningham CONNOR (1850-1924 of Waterford, Ireland) & Maria NOKES (1861-1940)
- Henry Martin Connor's known siblings at this date:
* 1880 - 1946 George Connor (ashes at Karori)
* 1882 - William Connor
* 1884 - Walter Connor
* 1886 - 1886 John Connor
- aged 5 weeks, buried 12 Oct 1886, Plot 136 O, Bolton St with sister Isabella
* 1887 - 1887 Isabella Connor
- aged 3 months, buried 25 Oct 1887, Plot 136 O, Bolton St with brother John
* 1889 - Arthur Connor
* 1893 - 1961 Henry Martin Connor - 6th of 9 sons (& 1 daughter)
- buried 22 July 1961 Plot 37Z/1 at Karori, with Madeline
* 1895 - 1963 Richard Connor
- buried 30 Sep 1963, Plot 065, Block 002, Area Q at Kelvin Grove
* 1905 - 1970 Charles Connor (twin, born 17 Sep 1905)
- buried 7 Oct 1970, 31 U/5 SOLDIERS, Karori
* 1905 - 1992 Ernest Connor (twin, born 17 Sep 1905)
- cremated 11 May 1992 at Karori
8 Feb 1924 at his residence, 16 McGiffert street, Palmerston North, George Warningham Connor, brother of the late Captain John Connor, Harbourmaster of Greymouth. Funeral at Palmerston on Sunday, at 2 o'clock (West Coast papers please copy)... He was buried 10 Feb 1924, Plot 054, Block 032 at Terrace End
- George was a Bookseller in Palmerston North.
- His brother, Captain John Connor (1839-1913), was at Inangahua and districts. He went to sea as a young man and traded in many parts of the world before coming to New Zealand in 1858 & was Harbourmaster at Greymouth for at least 28 years (see photo). He died 20 September 1913 in Greymouth aged 74


? Marjorie Hilder Blaxall
- daughter of William James Norris BLAXALL & Edith Muriel JULIUS
- married Eric LAWSON in 1924
- lived in Wellington
Evening Post, 8 June 1923
... The engagement is announced of Miss Marjorie Blaxall, daughter of Mr and Mrs W. J. N. Blaxall, of Oriental Bay, to Mr Eric Lawson, of Wellington
Evening Post, 15 February 1924
... A wedding in which much interest was taken, specially by the Boy Scouts of Wellington and those interested in the movement, was celebrated on Monday evening, when Miss Marjorie Blaxall, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs W. J. N. Blaxall, of Oriental Bay, Wellington, was married to Mr Eric Lawson, youngest son of Mrs Lawson, of Talavern terrace, Wellington. The ceremony took place at St mark's Church, the Rev T. H. B. Page officiating. The bride was given away by her father. She wore a handsome gown of white brocaded satin, draped and caught with orange blossom and silver leaves. Her long veil was whipped with silver thread and arranged with silver in mob cap fashion. Her shower bouquet was of white and pale mauve flowers, with streamers to match. The bridesmaids, Misses Kitty Blaxall and Enid Lawson, were in charming dainty frocks of white crepe de chine, wearing respectively pink and blue tulle veils with wreaths and blue rosebuds. Their shower bouquets were of pale pink flowers. Mr R. C. Ross was the best man, and Mr Gordon Blaxall was groomsman. As the bride and bridegroom left the church they were met by a guard of honour composed of Boy Scouts, who escorted them to the house of the bride's parents, where the wedding reception was held, and who cheered lustily. The bridegroom has been associated with the Boy Scouts as a scoutmaster, and has done good work in the movement altogether. The decorations at the house were carried out in pale pink and mauve, with very artistic effect, and a number of friends gathered to wish the bride and bridegroom the best of luck. Later Mr and Mrs Eric Lawson left for the South, the bride wearing a costume of dove grey cloth, and a hat to match, trimmed with lime coloured forget-me-nots


? Norris Blaxall
- son of Edward Robert Scott Blaxwell & Jessie McLEOD
- married Elizabeth Theodora LAURIE (1893-1926) in 1914
- daughter of Frederick Arthur LAURIE & Margaretta Annie JULIUS (1867-1956)
Margaretta was a sister of Edith Muriel who married William Blaxall (next)
Evening Post, 1 July 1926
... On the 1st July, 1926 at 23 Beach Street, Petone, Elizabeth Theodore, dearly beloved wife of Norris Blaxall, and daughter of Mr and Mrs F. A. Laurie, aged 32 years. Private interment
- Norris next married Ellen Mary GARTHWAITE (1891-1959) in 1927
- daughter of Edwin Newson GARTHWAITE & Mary Jane McINTOSH
written about 1897 Mr. Frederick Arthur Laurie, Leading Fitter in the Erecting Branch of the Eastown Workshops, was born in Richmond, Surrey, in 1862. He came with his parents to Auckland by the ?John Duncan? in 1869. Mr. Laurie served an apprenticeship of seven years at the Auckland Railway Workshops. After completing his time he had a trip to England, and on his return to the Colony he was engaged as a fitter at the Hillside Workshops, Dunedin, where he remained for over six years, when he was transferred to Eastown as leading fitter. Mr. Laurie is a member of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers. In 1890 he was married to a daughter of Mr. F. Julius, of Milton, settler, and has a daughter.


? William James Norris Blaxall
- son of Norris BLAXALL and Martha SCOTT
- born in Geelong, Victoria in 1864, died 1945
- served with the Bank of NSW, at Westport, Charleston, Hokitia, Kumara, Grymouth, Blenheim, Naseby & Feilding
- Founder of the Westport Gold Club
- good Tennis player and won a number of West Coast Championships
- he also won a number of rifle shooting contests on the Coast
- William married Edith Muriel JULIUS (1869-1951) in 1896
11 November 1896 A quiet but pretty wedding was celebrated in St John's Church this (Wednesday) afternoon, when the Rev T. B. MacLean united in the bonds of holy matrimony, Mr William Blaxall, of Westport and Miss Edith Julius, second daughter of Mr F. Julius of Dunedin. The bride, who wore a handsome diamond dress-ring, the gift of the bridegroom, was attired in a travelling dress of chocolate colored cloth, trimmed with heliotrope, and was given away by her brother-in-law, Mr F. Laurie. Miss Knapp, B.A., of Palmerston North and Miss Bessie Laurie, attended as bridesmaids, each wearing a handsome gold brooch, the gift of the bridegroom. Mr F. Bloxall officiated as best man. At the conclusion of the ceremony the party adjourned to the residence of Mr F. Laurie, where a large number of friends sat down to a sumptuous wedding breakfast at which the toast of the newly-wedded pair was given. Mr and Mrs Blaxall left by the afternoon train for New Plymouth en route for Westport, where the former is acting manager of the Bank of New South Wales
- Edith was the 2nd of 11 known children of Franz JULIUS & Margaret ROBERTSON & sister of Margaretta Annie Julius above
the 4 children of William & Edith:
* 1899 Franz Norris Blaxall, died aged 2
* 1900 Marjorie Hilder Blaxall married Eric Lawson in 1924
* 1903 William Gordon Blaxall married Doris May Rowe in 1928, lived Lower Hutt
* 1907 Kate Evelyn 'Kitty' Blaxall married Joseph Bower Black 7 October 1936 in Eastbourne. (She was first engaged to James Fullerton GAVIN in 1928. He married Ola Downes in 1933)
Feilding Star, 5 September 1913 Mr W. J. N. Blaxall, manager of the Bank of New South Wales, has accepted the honorary secretary ship of the Dr Barnardo Fund for Feilding, in succession to Mr Glasgow. A committee of 16 active workers will be associated with Mr Blaxall, in collecting the donations to this very deserving mission to London's neglectd children
Feilding Star, 10 February 1916 Major Falla, who received the D.S.O. from the King, is a cousin of Mr Blaxall, of the Bank of New South Wales, Feilding
- William retired to Eastbourne Wellington in 1918
Feilding Star, 3 May 1919 Mr W. J. N. Blaxall, who has been a popular figure in banking and social circles in Feilding during the past six years, has retired from the service of the Bank of New South Wales on a well-earned pension. Mr Blaxall entered the Bank's service 40 years ago and for 30 years had a large and varied experience on the goldfields of the West Coast of the South Island. He was transferred to Feilding from Westport and it is a coincidence that his successor in Feilding, Mr F. Fish, is also coming from Westport. Mr and Mrs Blaxall have been closely identified with the social, patriotic and other phases of Feilding's life, and have actively participated in the S.P.C.A. work and in the Barnado Homes funds. Their many friends will wish Mr and Mrs Blaxall a long and enjoyable life in their retirement. It is understood that they will live in Wellington
Evening Post, 12 March 1945
... BLAXALL - On March 11, 1945, at Eastbourne, William James Norris, loved husband of Edith Blaxall, Eastbourne. His Obituary

Mawhero Quay, Greymouth

see Captain John Connor above

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by ngairedith on 2013-01-23 08:43:54

Thank you to rob_rich for the message:

Subject: Blaxall family history
To: ngairedith
From: rob_rich1895
Date: 2013-01-23 07:38:00

As the great grand daughter of Edward Robert Scott Blaxall I was delighted to come upon your research. I'd been endeavouring to find out his date of death since I began my research last week. I imagined it to be years before 1938 but I checked with NZ records office and it turned out it's correct. This piece of info sheds light on a lot of family history.

by rob_rich1895 on 2013-01-25 08:33:27

Dear Ngaire,
There are a few minor mistakes on this page and I wonder if you'd mind correcting them. Blaxall is spelt 'all' not 'ell'. Emily Blaxall Ridsdale died in 1959 not 1951 as has been written in one place on this page. My great grand father's name was George Warningham NOt Warmingham
Pl rectify these errors.
Many thanks,

by rob_rich1895 on 2013-01-26 06:30:03

Dear Ngaire,
Thank you for rectifying errors. A few more points:My grand-mother's sister Emily Blaxall who married Alf Ridsdale was baptised as Emily Blaxall Blaxall to ensure that when she married the Blaxall name would remain. Sounds odd I know but people did things like that in those days. So could you list her as Emily Blaxall Blaxall as I'd like to see the family with their full names. She was 68 when she died not 67 as is written here. She was born 20 June 1891 and died late October 1959 , 25th or 27th, i think it was. I don't know Norris's second name but I'll find out. My uncle Edward Leslie Blaxall who was killed in action was always called Les not Edward so could you make a note that he was known by his middle name.
many thanks,

by ngairedith on 2013-01-26 06:56:21

Emily's death date & burial details are already listed. I will adjust others

by rob_rich1895 on 2013-04-12 21:03:33

Dear Ngaire,
As i progress with my family research i've spotted one glaring inaccuracy and one minor one in your research. These inaccuracies are under Madeline Ruby Blaxall who married Henry Martin Connor. Henry was son of George Warningham Connor and Maria Nokes NOT Maria Voker as you state. This mistake is due to a misreading on the part of NZ BDM of the name Nokes. As the writing on these original documents is barely legible at times it is easy for this sort of thing to occur. When i was told this I immediately knew it was wrong and have made this known to that department. In Maria's case the copper plate 'N' was read as a 'V' and the barely legible 's' at the end was interpreted as an 'r'. This is wrong, wrong, wrong. I have Maria's birth records from Ballarat Victoria and until her marriage she was never other than NOKES, spelt in this manner.
As for Henry's birth order in the Connor family I would say he was the fifth of 8 known sons. Born in 1893 he had 3 younger brothers: Richard (known as Dick) who married Jean and produced son Warnham and then came twins Charlie and Ernie born 1904. There was a girl who either died at birth or in infancy but no-one in my family ever knew her name. The rest were definitely all boys. I base this info on father George Warningham's death certificate. He died 8/2/1924 and 8 sons and their respective ages are listed. I'm about to contact distant family members to find out a name to match the age given.
I would appreciate it if you could make these adjustments as giving Maria the wrong surname is going to considerably frustrate any other family members interested in their origins.
Many thanks,

by rob_rich1895 on 2013-04-13 04:02:52

Thank you for correcting my great grand mother, Maria's maiden name so promptly.

You have her birth date as 1861. I have the records of her birth from BDM Victoria and her birth date is stated as being 22 November 1860. She died on 12 April ,1940, making her 79 at time of death. I have the printout from BDM NZ which you can check if you don't believe me. So could you please alter that?
I'm impressed at the information you've managed to dig up on George W's sons and brothers. You state that george was born in Waterford. From what i was told as a child it was always Cork. I've tried to chase up his origins but haven't had any luck. There's scarcely any info as to his origins on his various documents and not knowing the parish makes things doubly difficult. Would you mind telling me how you found out the place of birth was Waterford? I'd much appreciate it if you would tell me as I've been limiting my search to Cork. It's good to have the details of his brother john, maybe his docs will give more precise info as to the part of Ireland where they were all born.
thanking you for your attention to detail.

by ngairedith on 2013-04-13 04:42:03

hi robyn,

I saw above that you had the twins born in 1904. As they were born in Sep 1905 which is closer to 1906, I presumed you had very little info on this family and decided to do a bit of quick research to help

In a quick research the birth dates are usually based loosely on age at death to give an idea of birth year but don't take into account the actual month unless further research is done. I know she died aged 79 in 1940 so taking one from the other gave me a rough birth year to work with

I do not have to see any documents to believe you as this is not my family and is written only to help you with yours, so treat all info as a help and a guide only

Cork is about 120km south of Waterford. John was definitely born in Waterford but of course it is possible George was born in Cork. Because I didn't know if you knew he was from Ireland it was a guide to the country of their origin
OR maybe they were both born same small town close to the border and records show either (depending who was recording the births on the day :)

only looong hours (years) of research sorts these small details out

good luck in your search

by rob_rich1895 on 2013-04-14 03:11:02

Dear Ngaire,
Sorry if i got the year of the twins birth wrong. 1904 has been engraved on my memory through the tales my mother told me but she may have got it wrong.
Many thanks for your reply,
rob_rich 1895

by tonkin on 2013-04-14 04:56:14

Greetings Ngairedith.

Edward Robert Scott BLAXALL was born in Geelong, Victoria in 1857. His parents were Norris BLAXALL and Martha SCOTT. Norris and Martha were married in Victoria in 1859 and had seven children.

Lucy Maria BLAXALL.
Born: 1860 Chilwell, Victoria.

Emily Martha BLAXALL.
Born: 1861 Chilwell, Victoria.

William James Morris BLAXALL.
Born: 1864 Chilwell, Victoria.

Florence Mary BLAXALL.
Born: 1866 Geelong, Victoria.
Died: 1866 Victoria, aged 03 months.

Edward Robert Scott BLAXALL.
Born: 1867 Geelong, Victoria.

Arthur Royce BLAXALL.
Born: 1871 Geelong, Victoria.
Died: 1871 Victoria, aged 04 months.
Death recorded as Arthur Boyce BLAXALL.

Frederick Ernest BLAXALL.
Born: 1872 Geelong, Victoria.

May be of interest to our BLAXALL researchers.


by ngairedith on 2013-04-14 05:06:40

gee, thanks Tonkin, I'm sure they will be very happy to get this

by rob_rich1895 on 2013-04-16 20:38:02

Dear Ngaire,

Sorry to be nit-picky again but the town in Victoria where many of the Blaxalls were born is Chiltern not Chilwell.
It's beneficial for me to have info re Florence mary and Arthur Royce. great that some one else is on the Blaxall case.

by tonkin on 2013-04-17 05:20:04

I'm not standing corrected.

The BLAXALL births given to ngairedith above came from the Victorian Birth Records and the birth places are recorded as Geelong and Chilwell.

May I ask where you obtained your information from rob rich1895?

by ngairedith on 2013-04-17 05:49:40

hi Tonkin,

the information was given her by an Expert Internet Researcher 3 months ago

by tonkin on 2013-04-17 06:11:04

Just had a look and the Expert Internet Researcher gave birth places as Chilwell ... not Chiltern.
I'm happy now.

The deaths for Florence and Arthur are also included in my BLAXALL comment above.

How do you become an expert?

by ngairedith on 2013-04-17 06:33:37

I have also found 2 more children born to Norris & Martha in Westport, New Zealand and will be updating the above journal shortly

by tonkin on 2013-04-17 06:34:48

For rob rich1895.


Name: Florence Mary BLAXALL.
Died: 1866 Victoria. (Death place not recorded)
Age: 03 months.
Father: Norris BLAXALL.
Mother: Martha SCOTT.
Ref: VDI #8082.


Arthur Boyce BLAXALL. (Boyce should have been Royce)
Died: 1871 Victoria. (Death place not recorded)
Age: 04 months.
Father: Norris Edward BLAXALL.
Mother: Martha SCOTT.
Ref: VDI #3920.

by janilye on 2013-04-17 08:35:25

The word should probably be experienced tonkin.
Blaxall had a bakery in Fyans Street, Chilwell in 1869

by ngairedith on 2013-04-17 10:04:23

Mary Florence Blaxall aged 3 months (service date 12 Aug 1866), & Arthur Royce Blaxall, aged 4 months (service date 3 May 1871) are buried together in location COEO*X***X, Geelong Eastern Cemetery, 141 Ormond Road, Geelong East Victoria

by wgtnfamiltyrees on 2013-07-08 00:07:04

I am from the Norris Blaxall(II)/Ellen Garthwaite line. rob rich 1895, was 'Les' who was killed during WWI, your uncle? He was my great uncle.
Very interesting information, thank you ngaireedith.


by jessie1961 on 2014-08-02 02:23:40

Hi Rob Rich 1895,

ERS Blaxall was my great grandfather
My great uncle Alfred told me the same reason for why Emily was named Blaxall, Blaxall!

I spent a few years tracing the family tree both in NZ and England

Your descendent was Madeline Ruby Blaxall?

My grandfather Norris named his first daughter after her I think (Laurie Madeline - Born 1914)


by rob_rich1895 on 2017-05-08 14:11:55

Hi Anne,

Yes, Madeline Ruby Blaxall was my grandmother. I remember your g'father Norris very well.
I assume you are Kevan's daughter, am I right?
Good luck with your research,

Rob Rich 1895

by rob_rich1895 on 2017-05-08 14:14:32

Hi Anne,

Yes, Madeline Ruby Blaxall was my grandmother. I remember your g'father Norris very well.
I assume you are Kevan's daughter, am I right?
Good luck with your research,

Rob Rich 1895

by jessie1961 on 2017-06-16 21:35:33

Yes, I am Kevan's eldest daughter
My granddad was the best granddad :)
I have very fond memories of him
his was a bit of a rebel in his younger life and only had 2 speeds with driving his V8 car, Fast and stopped!

I was able to photo copy from my dads sister((Margret Jessie)family photos of Emily, Madeline, Norris, Les and Alfred
I also have a copy of a wedding, it was either Emily or Madeline
My dads sister's 2nd name was (Laurie Madeline)after your grandmother

I stopped my research of the Blaxall's to focus on ERS's wife (Jessie McLeod) side of the family and on the fathers mothers side (Ellen Garthwaite)


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