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BLAND family, Leeds, West Yorkshire

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John

John Report 21 Mar 2013 11:05

HELP!! I am trying to trace my late mother's cousins, one who married an American and the other for whom I have no info.
My maternal grandmother's older sister, EMILY BLACKSHAW (born 1871 - Holbeck, Leeds) married NOAH BLAND, (born 1868 - Londonthorpe, Grantham, Lincolnshire). They married in Hunslet, Leeds, West Yorkshire, Q2 of 1891.
They had 2 children that I know of: CLIFFORD BLAND, born 1897 and EDITH, EMILY BLAND born 1899. They appear in the 1901 Census living in Wigton, Leeds.
I cannot trace any of them in the 1911 Census, and so I don't know if there were further children but it's for these cousins that I'm seeking info.
I have no marriage record for either child. My late mother wrote to a cousin named EDITH who lived in Hollywood, Florida USA from about 1925 to around 1980. I don't know if it's the same Edith (i.e. Bland) as I don't know her maiden name. Her husband was in the US armed forces (possibly a marine or a sailor) and he had the distinctive name of WILLIAM RANDOLPH CHURCHILL. I think I have traced both their deaths which are recorded as: EDITH CHURCHILL born 7th April 1899, died 27th February 1981, Broward, Florida, age 82. WILLIAM RANDOLPH CHURCHILL, born 10th January 1898, died 30th March 1976, Broward, Florida, age 78. This ties in with my childhood recollections of my Mum's cousin.
But here's a mystery I cannot solve: I don't know where they married - England no trace; USA however - there's a record on Family Search website William R Churchill b.1898 married Edith B. HATCH and lists her parents as HARRY and EMILY BLAND (?!) Was Noah Bland known as Harry perhaps? Was Edith married before to a Mr Hatch, or did she have a name change. No trace of this possible previous marriage either! If someone can point me in the right direction I'd be very grateful.

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 21 Mar 2013 11:16

Welcome to the boards John,


West Yorkshire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1935
about Noah Bland
Name: Noah Bland (Bachelor) Mechanic
Birth Year: abt 1867
Age: 24
Marriage or Bann Date: 18 May 1891
Parish: Hunslet Moor, St Peter
Father's Name: Joseph Bland (Builder)
Spouse's Name: Emily Blackshaw (Spinster)
Spouse's Father's Name: John Blackshaw (Slater)
Witnesses: Tom Bland and Anne Wood.




UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960
about Noah Bland
Name: Noah Bland
Gender: Male
Age: 35
Birth Date: abt 1868
Departure Date: 4 Jun 1903
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Destination Port: Quebec, Canada
Ship Name: Ionian
Search Ship Database: Search the 'Ionian' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Shipping Line: Allan Line
Master: John Brown

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 21 Mar 2013 11:33

Clifford is a male aged 6 on the image..........It seems the discription is referring to Lily.


UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960
about Clifford Bland
Name: Clifford Bland
Gender: Female
Age: Infant
Birth Date: abt 1903
Departure Date: 12 Nov 1903
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Destination Port: Halifax, Canada
Ship Name: Pretorian
Search Ship Database: Search the 'Pretorian' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Shipping Line: Allan Line
Master: J M Johnston

Travelling with......

Mrs E Bland (Wife) age 32
Edith Bland age 4
Lilly Bland ...Infant

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 21 Mar 2013 11:47

West Yorkshire, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1910
about Lilly Elizabeth Bland
Name: Lilly Elizabeth Bland
Parish: Moor Allerton, St John
Baptism Date: 11 Nov 1903
Father's Name: Noah Bland (Mechanic)
Mother's Name: Emily Bland
Abode: Brandon Terrace, Slaid Hill, Moortown.

Which ties in with........



1901 England Census
about Emily Bland
Name: Emily Bland
Age: 30
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1871
Relation: Wife
Spouse's Name: Noah Bland
Gender: Female
Where born: Leeds, Yorkshire, England

Civil parish: Wigton
Ecclesiastical parish: Moor Allerton St John
Town: Brandon
County/Island: Yorkshire
Country: England

Street Address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

Education:

Employment status: View image

Registration district: Wetherby
Sub-registration district: Wetherby
ED, institution, or vessel: 27
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 42
Piece: 4058
Folio: 72
Page Number: 9
Household Members: Name Age
Noah Bland 33
Emily Bland 30
Clifford Bland 3
Edith E Bland 1
Res: 3 Brandon Terrace.


West Yorkshire, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1910
about Edith Emily Bland
Name: Edith Emily Bland
Birth Date: 7 Apr 1899
Parish: Holbeck, St Luke
Baptism Date: 4 Apr 1900
Father's Name: Noah Bland (Engineering Mechanic)
Mother's Name: Emily Bland




Thelma

Thelma Report 21 Mar 2013 12:36

1910 US Census Transcription

First Name:Clifford
Last Name:Bland
Birth Year:1898
Age:12
Birth Place:England
Gender:Male
Marital Status:Single
Father's Birth Place:England
Mother's Birth Place:England
Race:White
Immigration Year:1906
City/Township:Woburn Ward 4
County:Middlesex
State:Massachusetts

Henry Bland 1868 42 England
Transcription
Image
Emily Bland 1872 38 England
Transcription
Image
Peter Bland 1899 11 England
Transcription
Image
Lilly Bland 1903 7 England
Transcription
Image
Charles Bland 1907 3 Massachusetts

Thelma

Thelma Report 21 Mar 2013 12:55

United States, World War One (WWI) Draft Registration Cards,1917-1918 Transcription

First Name:Clifford
Last Name:Bland
Place:Washington County, Maine, United States
Registration Date Year Range:1917
Gender:Male
Birth Date:15 Aug 1897
Birth Place:Leeds,England
Country Of Citizenship:England
Record set:World War I Draft Registration Cards
Nara Series:M1509
Digital Folder Number:5207070
Collections from:United States
Category:Military Service & Conflict
Record collection:First World War

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 21 Mar 2013 13:40

It's a bit odd because on the marriage record, it states that Noah's Father is Joseph Bland.........and yet on all the census records for Noah Bland born 1868 Londonthorpe, Lincolnshire, his Father appears to be William.

This is the 1871 census and Noah has a Brother Tom........A Tom Bland is a witness to Noah's Marriage......

1871 England Census
about Tom Bland
Name: Tom Bland
Age: 8
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1863
Relation: Son
Father's Name: William Bland
Mother's Name: Sarah Bland
Gender: Male
Where born: Londonthorpe, Lincolnshire, England
Civil parish: London Thorpe
Ecclesiastical parish: Londonthorpe and Manthorpe
Town: Londonthorpe
County/Island: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Registration district: Grantham
Sub-registration district: Grantham
ED, institution, or vessel: 28
Household schedule number: 39
Piece: 3363
Folio: 83
Page Number: 13
Household Members: Name Age
William Bland 45
Sarah Bland 37
Elizabeth Bland 11
Tom Bland 8
Clara Bland 5
Norah Bland 3
Willie Bland 10 Months


England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
about Noah Bland
Name: Noah Bland
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1868
Registration district: Grantham
Inferred County: Lincolnshire
Volume: 7a
Page: 459



England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
about Tom Bland
Name: Tom Bland
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1863
Registration district: Grantham
Inferred County: Lincolnshire
Volume: 7a
Page: 418
(2 children born, 1 living 1 had died)




PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 21 Mar 2013 14:12

1891 England Census
about Emily Blackshaw
Name: Emily Blackshaw
Age: 20
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1871
Relation: Daughter
Father's Name: John Blackshaw
Mother's Name: Mary Jane Blackshaw
Gender: Female
Where born: Leeds, Yorkshire, England

Civil parish: Hunslet
Ecclesiastical parish: Holbeck St Lukes
Town: Leeds
County/Island: Yorkshire
Country: England

Street Address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

Education:

Employment status: View image

Registration district: Hunslet
Sub-registration district: Hunslet
ED, institution, or vessel: 45
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 3666
Folio: 124
Page Number: 35
Household Members: Name Age
John Blackshaw 46 (Slaterer)
Mary Jane Blackshaw 42 Dublin Ireland
Emily Blackshaw 20
Fred Blackshaw 17
Arthur Blackshaw 8
Lilly Blackshaw 5
Albert Blackshaw 5
Walter Blackshaw 14
Res: 22 Cemetary Road.

It seems your Mother's other cousin...(Sister of Emily) is Lilly.

Edit: Ooops..... reading back your first post, i now relaise that Lilly is actually your Grandmother!!

I will leave the info i have posted now in case it's of any use to you.


West Yorkshire, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1910
about Lily Blackshaw
Name: Lily Blackshaw
Birth Date: 7 Jan 1885
Parish: Holbeck, St Luke
Baptism Date: 22 Oct 1890
Father's Name: John Blackshaw (Slater)
Mother's Name: Mary Jane Blackshaw

Baptised at the same time is .....

Brother Arthur born 5th Nov 1882
Brother Albert born J?? 7th 1885

Abode: 22 Cemetary Road.


PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 21 Mar 2013 14:20

1901 England Census
about Lily Blackshaw
Name: Lily Blackshaw
Age: 15
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1886
Relation: Daughter
Father's Name: John Blackshaw
Mother's Name: Mary J Blackshaw
Gender: Female
Where born: Hunslet Leeds, Yorkshire, England

Civil parish: Holbeck
Ecclesiastical parish: Beeston Hill St Luke
County/Island: Yorkshire
Country: England

Street Address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

Education:

Employment status: View image

Registration district: Holbeck
Sub-registration district: Holbeck
ED, institution, or vessel: 20
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 66
Piece: 4203
Folio: 9
Page Number: 10
Household Members: Name Age
John Blackshaw 52 (Slater)
Mary J Blackshaw 52 Dublin Ireland
Arthur Blackshaw 18
Lily Blackshaw 15
Albert Blackshaw 15


PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 21 Mar 2013 14:22

England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915
about Lily Blackshaw
Name: Lily Blackshaw
Spouse Name: James Heny Annal
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1909
Registration district: Leeds
Inferred County: Yorkshire West Riding
Volume Number: 9b
Page Number: 1004


Household transcription
1911 census

Person: ANNAL, Lily
Address: 29 Lumley Road Burley Leeds

ANNAL, James Henry Head Married M 29 1882 Letterpress Printer Yorkshire Leeds VIEW
ANNAL, Lily Wife Married2 years F 25 1886 Yorkshire Leeds VIEW
ANNAL, Eylyn Daughter F 0 (3 MONTHS) 1911 Yorkshire Leeds VIEW
RG number: RG14
Piece: 27072
Reference: RG14PN27072 RG78PN1549 RD500 SD4 ED19 SN18
Registration District: Leeds
Sub District: Kirkstall
Enumeration District: 19
Parish: Leeds
Address: 29 Lumley Road Burley Leeds
County: Yorkshire (West riding)



England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
about Evelyn Annal
Name: Evelyn Annal
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1911
Registration district: Leeds
Inferred County: Yorkshire West Riding
Volume: 9b
Page: 361



England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2006
about Evelyn Annal
Name: Evelyn Annal
Birth Date: abt 1911
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1965
Age at Death: 54
Registration district: Leeds
Inferred County: Yorkshire West Riding
Volume: 2c
Page: 170




There is only one infant death in leeds for the surname Annal between 1909 and 1911......

Births Sep 1909 (>99%)
ANNAL Sydney James Leeds 9b 467


Deaths Dec 1909 (>99%)
ANNAL Sidney James 0 Leeds 9b 309

3 more children..........


Births Dec 1913 (>99%)
Annal John Blackshaw Wharfedale 9a 199

Births Dec 1915 (>99%)
ANNAL Winifred Blackshaw Wharfedale 9a 19_

Births Jun 1923 (>99%)
Annal Richard Blackshaw Wharfedale 9a 195





PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 21 Mar 2013 14:51

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2006
about Lily Annal
Name: Lily Annal
Birth Date: abt 1886
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1964
Age at Death: 78
Registration district: Wharfedale
Inferred County: Yorkshire West Riding
Volume: 2d
Page: 567

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 21 Mar 2013 15:43

England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005
about John Annal
Name: John Annal
Spouse Name: Janet Lumby
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1939
Registration district: Wharfedale
Inferred County: Yorkshire West Riding
Volume Number: 9a
Page Number: 388


England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2006
about John Annal
Name: John Annal
Birth Date: 28 Oct 1913
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1970
Age at Death: 56
Registration district: Wharfedale
Inferred County: Yorkshire West Riding
Volume: 2d
Page: 1685



England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005
about Winifred Annal
Name: Winifred Annal
Spouse Name: John W Pick
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1954
Registration district: Wharfedale
Inferred County: Yorkshire West Riding
Volume Number: 2d
Page Number: 1635


England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2006
about Winifred Pick
Name: Winifred Pick
Birth Date: 11 Nov 1915
Date of Registration: Jun 1992
Age at Death: 76
Registration district: Leeds
Inferred County: Yorkshire
Volume: 5
Page: 892


Marriages Sep 1948 (>99%)

Annal Richard Williams Leeds 2c 853
Annal Richard Roberts Leeds 2c 853
Roberts Mary E Annal Leeds 2c 853
WILLIAMS Mary E Annal Leeds 2c 853
(This indicates that Mary had been married before)


England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2006
about Richard Annal
Name: Richard Annal
Birth Date: abt 1923
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1955
Age at Death: 32
Registration district: Leeds
Inferred County: Yorkshire West Riding
Volume: 2c
Page: 281



West Yorkshire, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1985
about Richard Annal
Name: Richard Annal
Birth Year: abt 1923
Parish: Rawdon, St Peter
Burial Date: 7 May 1955
Burial Age: 32
Abode: 62? Markham Avenue, Rawdon.






PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 21 Mar 2013 16:10

Mary Jane is a widow in the 1911 census and living with her married son Arthur......


Household transcription
1911 census

Person: BLACKSHAW, Mary Jane
Address: 17a Braithwaite St Holbeck Leeds

BLACKSHAW, Arthur Head Married M 28 1883 Railway Goods Loader Hunslet Leeds VIEW
BLACKSHAW, Cathrine Winefred Wife Married7 years F 28 1883 Tailoress Trousers Finisher Wortley Leeds VIEW
BLACKSHAW, John Clifford Son M 7 1904 Holbeck Leeds VIEW
BLACKSHAW, Ernest Son M 1 1910 Holbeck Leeds VIEW
BLACKSHAW, Mary Jane Mother Widow F 62 1849 Nk VIEW
RG number: RG14
Piece: 27196
Reference: RG14PN27196 RG78PN1554 RD502 SD1 ED20 SN210
Registration District: Holbeck
Sub District: Holbeck
Enumeration District: 20
Parish: Holbeck
Address: 17a Braithwaite St Holbeck Leeds
County: Yorkshire (West riding)


England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837-1915
about John Blackshaw
Name: John Blackshaw
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1850
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1905
Age at Death: 55
Registration district: Hunslet
Inferred County: Yorkshire West Riding
Volume: 9b
Page: 181


According to the 1871 census, Mary Jane's maiden name is Seale...


1871 England Census
about John Blackshaw
Name: John Blackshaw
Age: 21
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1850
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Mary Jane Blackshaw
Gender: Male
Where born: Darfield, Yorkshire, England
Civil parish: Leeds
Ecclesiastical parish: Christchurch
Town: Leeds
County/Island: Yorkshire
Country: England
Registration district: Leeds
Sub-registration district: South East Leeds
ED, institution, or vessel: 3
Household schedule number: 35
Piece: 4541
Folio: 46
Page Number: 7
Household Members: Name Age
John Blackshaw 21
Mary Jane Blackshaw 22 Ireland
Emily Blackshaw 3 Months
Arthur Seale 20 Ireland >>>> Brother In Law.(Ship Carpenter)




Thelma

Thelma Report 21 Mar 2013 18:49

The 1928 marriage for Edith is on Ancestry also an announcement in the New York Times.
Somebody will have access.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 21 Mar 2013 19:58

Thelma - what was the surname for Emily in 1928 and I'll take a look (I think i'm getting in a muddle with Ediths and Emilys!)

EDIT: - It's OK I found it

New Hampshire, Marriage Records Index, 1637-1947

Name: William R Churchill
Marriage Date: 8 Dec 1928
Event Type: Marriage
Marriage Place: Nashua, New Hampshire
Birth Date: abt 1898
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Father's Name: Havelock
Mother's Name: Ena Allen
Spouse Name: Edith B Hatch
Spouse Age: 29
Spouse Gender: Female
Spouse Father's Name: Harry Bland
Spouse Mother's Name: Emily
FHL Film Number: 2057761

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 21 Mar 2013 20:40

Eliz on arrival in Canada is actually Emily:

Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935
Name: Eliz Bland
Gender: Female
Age: 4
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1899
Date of Arrival: 21 Nov 1903
Vessel: Pretorian
Port of Arrival: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England and Moville, Ireland
Roll: T-497

Travelling with Mrs E (32), C (6) and L (1). They were from Yorkshire and headed to Sydney CB.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 21 Mar 2013 20:43

Noah's arrival:

Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935

Name: Roah Bland
Gender: Male
Age: 35
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1868
Date of Arrival: 13 Jun 1903
Vessel: Ionian
Port of Arrival: Montreal, Quebec
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England and Londonderry, Ireland
Roll: T-481

A mechanic, born Lincoln. Headed to Montreal.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 21 Mar 2013 21:00

In addition to Clifford's WW1 draft card (where his NOK is given as Emily Bland, 28 Webster Street, Boston) there is also this:

Name: Clifford Bland
Serial Number: 2803265
Birth Place: Leeds, England
Birth Date: 15 Aug 1897
Residence: Addison
Comment: Ind: Calais, Washington Co., Oct. 23/18. Private. Org: 17 Co Portland CAC to Nov. 11/18; Btry A 29 CAC to disch. Overseas service: None. Hon disch on demob: Feb. 3, 1919.

Roster of Maine in the Military Service of the U. S. and Allies in World War 1917-1919, Volumes I & II

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 21 Mar 2013 21:17

Hi Marie

I have probably confused things on here by posting info regarding Lily Blackshaw who i thought......on first reading the OP, was the cousin that John was seeking information about.

But after re-reading the OP...i realised that Lily was actually John's maternal Grandmother.

Sorry for the confusion.

John

John Report 21 Mar 2013 22:09

Thank you so much PricklyHolly, Marie Celeste/Thelma!! Clever U!
You have discovered I have another great aunt - Lilly Bland (two L's), To clearup the confusion: Emily Bland (nee Blackshaw) is the sister of my grandmother, Lily Annal (one L - nee Blackshaw). My mother is Winifred Pick (nee Annal) and I am John, Melvyn Pick.
I'm really impressed with your research. Mystery solved - of course they emigrated!! It has also jolted a memory from my childhood about relations in Canada and I recall reading letters from Edith sent to my Mum from Florida where she mentions Lilian and occasionally Norm - who I now realise was Randolph's brother.
It is now a complete mystery how Edith E Bland came to be Edith B Hatch! Was Edith married before she married W R Churchill? Perhaps the B stands for Bland and was mistaken for an unusual middle name when it was in fact a double-barreled surname? Who knows? They obviously moved from Canada to Boston USA. They ended up in Hollwood Florida for the last 20 or more years of their lives, and I think the address was Pierce Street if my memory is accurate.
Can you help me any more?