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Joseph Williams Blakesley

Male 1808 - 1885  (77 years)



  • Name Joseph Williams Blakesley  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Birth 06 Mar 1808  38 Coleman St, London Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 4, 5, 9, 10
    • parents Jeremiah George & Elizabeth Blaksley.
    Baptism 22 Apr 1808  St Stephen, Coleman St, London Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Education 1819 - 1827  St Paul's School, Cheapside, London Find all individuals with events at this location   [11
    Education 1827 - 1830  Corpus Christi College, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location   [11
    Education 1830 - 1831  Trinity College, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location   [11
    Degree/Qualif. 1831  Cambridge University Find all individuals with events at this location ; BA  [11
    Occupation 1831 - 1845  Trinity College, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location ; Fellow & Tutor  [11
    Degree/Qualif. 1834  Cambridge University Find all individuals with events at this location ; MA  [11
    Ordination 1835  Priest, Church of England  [11
    Occupation Jun 1841  Clergyman  [2
    Residence Jun 1841  Trinity College, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Occupation 1845 - 1872  St Mary the Virgin, Ware Find all individuals with events at this location ; Vicar  [11
    Marriage 21 Aug 1845  Blything Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 11
    Margaret Wilson Holmes,   b. abt 1823, Bungay Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1880, Deanery, Lincoln Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Degree/Qualif. 05 Apr 1849  Cambridge University Find all individuals with events at this location ; BD  [11
    • DD per Curtis p. 29 but no evidence yet found
    Occupation Mar 1851  Vicar of Ware & Thundridge  [4
    Residence Mar 1851  Vicarage, Baldock St, Ware Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    • also resid, sister Eliza Williams Blakesley, proprietor of railroads
    Occupation Apr 1861  Vicar of Ware, BA  [5
    Residence Apr 1861  Vicarage, Baldock St, Ware Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Occupation Apr 1871  Vicar of Ware  [6
    Residence Apr 1871  Vicarage, Baldock St, Ware Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Occupation abt 1872 - 1885  Lincoln Find all individuals with events at this location ; Dean  [8, 11
    Occupation Apr 1881  Dean of Lincoln  [7
    Residence Apr 1881  23 Fopstone Rd, Earls Court Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    Death 18 Apr 1885  Deanery, Lincoln Find all individuals with events at this location   [9, 11, 12
    Burial 23 Apr 1885  St Mary Magdalene, Lincoln Find all individuals with events at this location   [11
    Probate 22 May 1885  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; 14,789 6s. 10d.  [12
    Notes 
    • Joseph Williams Blakesley. Adm. pens. at Corpus Christi, May 10, 1827. S. and h. of Jeremy George, actor. B. Mar. 6, 1808, at 38, Coleman Street, London. School, St Paul's. Matric. Michs. 1827; Scholar, 1827. Migrated (age 22) to Trinity, Mar. 22, 1830; Scholar, 1830; B.A. (21st Wrangler and 3rd Classic) 1831; Chancellor's medal; M.A. 1834; B.D. 1850. Fellow of Trinity, 1831; Tutor, 1839-45. President of the Union, 1829. Classical Examiner, University of London, 1850-63. A member of the "Apostles" Club. Adm. at the Inner Temple, Apr. 16, 1831, as "s. of Jeremiah George, deceased, late of Blackheath". Ord. deacon, 1833; priest (Carlisle, Litt. dim. from Ely) June 21, 1834. Select Preacher, 1840 and 1843. V. of Ware, Herts., 1845-72. Became widely known as the "Hertfordshire Incumbent", who contributed many letters to The Times on social questions. Canon of Canterbury, 1863-72. Proctor in Convocation. Dean of Lincoln, 1872-85. Master of the Mercers' Company, 1864; and a Governor of St Paul's School. An active member of the Committee for the revision of the translation of the New Testament. Edited Herodotus for the Bibliotheca Classica. Author, miscellaneous. Died Apr. 18, 1885, at the Deanery. Father of George H. (1864), William H. (1874), etc. [Cambridge University Alumni]
    • see Article in Dictionary of National Biography
    Person ID I2332  Tatham | Bloxham branch | Parent of spouse
    Last Modified 04 Feb 2013 

    Family Margaret Wilson Holmes,   b. abt 1823, Bungay Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1880, Deanery, Lincoln Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Marriage 21 Aug 1845  Blything Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 11
    Notes 
    • 7s & 4d [11]
    • resid Mar 1851: children George, 4; Thomas, 3; Margaret, 2; Philip, 6w; + sister Esther Williams Blakesley; + 6 serv.
    • resid Apr 1871: 10 children: George H, 24; Margaret, 22; Philip H, 20; John H, 18; William H, 15; Elizabeth, 14; Mary, 12; Alicia, 10; Arthur H, 7; Edmund H, 2; + 5 serv.
    Children 
     1. Thomas Holmes Blakesley,   b. 08 Jul 1847, Vicarage, Ware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1929, 7 Cromwell Crescent, Earl's Court Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 04 Feb 2013 
    Family ID F0562  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 06 Mar 1808 - 38 Coleman St, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 22 Apr 1808 - St Stephen, Coleman St, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1819 - 1827 - St Paul's School, Cheapside, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1827 - 1830 - Corpus Christi College, Cambridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1830 - 1831 - Trinity College, Cambridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - BA - 1831 - Cambridge University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Fellow & Tutor - 1831 - 1845 - Trinity College, Cambridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - MA - 1834 - Cambridge University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jun 1841 - Trinity College, Cambridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Vicar - 1845 - 1872 - St Mary the Virgin, Ware Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 21 Aug 1845 - Blything Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 21 Aug 1845 - Blything Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - BD - 05 Apr 1849 - Cambridge University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1851 - Vicarage, Baldock St, Ware Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1861 - Vicarage, Baldock St, Ware Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1871 - Vicarage, Baldock St, Ware Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Dean - abt 1872 - 1885 - Lincoln Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1881 - 23 Fopstone Rd, Earls Court Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 18 Apr 1885 - Deanery, Lincoln Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 23 Apr 1885 - St Mary Magdalene, Lincoln Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 14,789 6s. 10d. - 22 May 1885 - London Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St Stephen, Coleman St (IGI), 22 Apr 1808.

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1841.
      age abt 30 b not Cambridgeshire

    3. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Blything, 3Q1845.

    4. [S01] Census, UK, 1851.
      age 43

    5. [S01] Census, UK, 1861.
      age 58 b London

    6. [S01] Census, UK, 1871.
      age 63 b London

    7. [S01] Census, UK, 1881.
      age 73 b London

    8. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.

    9. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Lincoln, 2Q1885.
      age 77

    10. [S15] Cambridge University Alumni.

    11. [S21] Dictionary of National Biography.

    12. [S14] National Probate Calendar.