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Bruce Blaxland

Male abt 1859 - 1932  (~ 72 years)



  • Name Bruce Blaxland  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Birth abt Nov 1859  Canterbury Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 5, 6, 7
    Residence Nov 1859  Sun St, Canterbury Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Baptism 24 Nov 1859  St Alphege, Canterbury Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    • son of Alfred Deune & Charlotte Blaxland, Sun St, chemist
    Residence Apr 1861  13 Sun St, Canterbury Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    • with father Alfred D Blaxland, 26 b Sittingbourne, chemist, druggist & dentist; mother Charlotte, 31 b Bridge; + apprentice + serv
    Residence Apr 1871  Old Park, Northgate, Canterbury Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    • with parents Alfred D Blaxland, 35, farmer of woollens, and his wife Charlotte, 43, + sister Ada D, 8.
    Education 1879 - 1882  Oriel College, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location   [9
    • Blaxland, Rev. Bruce, 1s. Alfred Denne [Deune], of Canterbury, gent. Oriel Coll., matric. 15 Oct., 1879, aged 19; B.A. 1883, M.A. 1886. [Oxford University Alumni]
    Occupation Apr 1881  Undergraduate (Oxford)  [10
    Residence Apr 1881  East Ham Farm, Chilham Find all individuals with events at this location   [10
    • with parents Alfred D Blaxford, 48 b Sittingbourne, dentist & farmer of 300 acres; mother Charlotte, 53 b Bridge; sister Ada D, 18 b Canterbury; + 2 serv.
    Degree/Qualif. 1883  Oxford University Find all individuals with events at this location ; BA  [11
    • Modern History, 1st class
    Occupation 1884 - 1888  St Mary the Virgin, Eastry Find all individuals with events at this location ; Curate  [11
    Ordination 1885  Canterbury Find all individuals with events at this location ; Priest, Church of England  [11
    Degree/Qualif. 15 May 1886  Oxford University Find all individuals with events at this location ; MA  [9
    Occupation 1888 - 1890  St Peter & St Paul, Kettering Find all individuals with events at this location ; Curate  [11
    Occupation 1890 - 1891  St Andrew, Bebington Find all individuals with events at this location ; Curate  [11
    Occupation Aug 1890  Clerk in holy orders  [12
    Residence Aug 1890  Bebington Find all individuals with events at this location   [12
    Marriage 12 Aug 1890  St Mary the Virgin, Eastry Find all individuals with events at this location
    Constance Gordon Rae,   b. 22 Jul 1860, Walton House, Eastry Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1942, Vicarage, Old Dalby, Melton Mowbray Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Apr 1891  14 Bromborough Rd, Lower Bebington Find all individuals with events at this location   [13
    Occupation abt Jul 1891 - 1905  St Michael & All Angels, Lilleshall Find all individuals with events at this location ; Vicar  [11, 14
    Occupation Mar 1901  Clergyman (C of E)  [5
    Residence Mar 1901  Lilleshall Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Occupation 1905 -  Holy Cross Abbey, Shrewsbury Find all individuals with events at this location ; Vicar  [14
    Occupation Apr 1911  Holy Cross Abbey, Shrewsbury Find all individuals with events at this location ; Clergyman Established Church  [6
    Residence Apr 1911  Holy Cross Rectory, Shrewsbury Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    • called Abbey Vicarage on census form, Holy Cross Rectory on cover
    Occupation abt 1926 - 1927  St Peter, Ufton Nervet Find all individuals with events at this location ; Rector  [15
    Residence abt 1926 - 1927  Rectory, Ufton Nervet Find all individuals with events at this location   [15, 16
    Occupation abt 1930 - 1932  St Nicholas, Ringwould Find all individuals with events at this location ; Rector  [17, 18
    Residence 1932  7 Cloudesley Rd, St Leonards-on-Sea Find all individuals with events at this location   [19
    Death 08 Oct 1932  Bay Hotel, Falmouth Find all individuals with events at this location   [7, 17, 19
    • On Oct. 8, 1932, suddenly, at Bay Hotel, Falmouth, Bruce Blaxland [The Times, 11 Oct 1932]
    • On Oct. 8, 1932, after a few hours' illness, Rev. Bruce Blaxland, late Rector of Ringwould, Kent [The Times, 18 Oct 1932]
    Probate 24 Nov 1932  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; 545 12s. 9d.  [19
    • Blaxland the reverend Bruce of 7 Cloudesley-road St Leonards-on-Sea clerk died 8 October 1932 at the Bay Hotel Falmouth Cornwall Probate London 24 November to Constance Gordon Blaxland widow. Effects 545 12s. 9d. [NPC]
    Notes 
    • Blaxland, Bruce, Lilleshall Vicarage, Newport, Salop. -- Or. Coll. Ox; B.A. (1st cl. Mod. Hist.) 1882 [1883?], M.A. 1886. d 1884, p 1885 Cant. V. of Lilleshall, Dio. Lich, 1891. f C. of Eastry, Kent, 1884-88; Kettering 1888-90; C. of Bebington, Chesh. 1890-91. [Crockfords 1898]
    • Author of "The Struggle with Puritanism", Methuen, London, 1910
    • Wrote letter to the Times in 1932 about medieval pageantry
    Person ID I2889  Tatham | Morris branch | Parent of spouse
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2020 

    Family Constance Gordon Rae,   b. 22 Jul 1860, Walton House, Eastry Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1942, Vicarage, Old Dalby, Melton Mowbray Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Marriage 12 Aug 1890  St Mary the Virgin, Eastry Find all individuals with events at this location   [4, 12, 20
    • Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Eastry in the County of Kent:
      - Bruce Blaxland, 30, bachelor, clerk in holy orders, resid Bebington, father Alfred Deune Blaxland, librarian;
      - Constance Gordon Rae, 30, spinster, resid Eastry, father James Adam Rae, Lieut- Colonel, J.P.;
      - married by licence by J W Bliss, off. minist., Rector of Betteshanger;
      - in the presence of: A L Rae, J R Holmes [Vicar of Eastry], C Blaxland, A D Blaxland
    Notes 
    • resid Apr 1911: children John Bruce (19), Alan Bruce (18), Athol Bruce (16), Constance Bruce (15), Lionel Bruce (13) (5 ch in total) + 2 serv. House 12 rooms
    • Lionel Bruce Blaxland (1898-1976) was a WW1 flying ace, cricketer, schoolmaster and clergyman. He played first-class cricket intermittently for Derbyshire between 1925 and 1947. When a master at Repton, he coached Donald Bryce Carr, another Derbyshire player and the future England captain. He was the great-uncle of the Kent and Derbyshire player James Graham-Brown, writer of plays as Dougie Blaxland.
    Children 
    +1. Athol Bruce Blaxland,   b. 29 May 1894, Lilleshall Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jan 1978, Stalisfield Cottage, Temple Ewell Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F0770  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Canterbury, 4Q1859.

    2. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St Alphege, Canterbury, 24 Nov 1859.

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1871.
      age 11 b Canterbury

    4. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Eastry, 3Q1890.

    5. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.
      age 41

    6. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      age 51 b Canterbury

    7. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Falmouth, 4Q1932.
      age 72

    8. [S01] Census, UK, 1861.
      age 1 b Canterbury

    9. [S05] The Times, university intelligence, 17 May 1886.

    10. [S01] Census, UK, Apr 1881.
      age 21 b Canterbury

    11. [S16] Crockford's Clerical Directory, 1898.

    12. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, St Mary the Virgin, Eastry, 12 Aug 1890.

    13. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.
      age 31 b Canterbury

    14. [S16] Crockford's Clerical Directory, 1908.

    15. [S25] Electoral Registers.

    16. [S17] Telephone Directories.

    17. [S05] The Times, death notice, 18 Oct 1932.

    18. [S38] City & County Directories, Kelly's Kent Directory, 1930.

    19. [S14] National Probate Calendar.

    20. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      marr 20 yrs