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Athol Bruce Blaxland

Female 1894 - 1978  (83 years)



  • Name Athol Bruce Blaxland  [1, 2, 3
    Birth 29 May 1894  Lilleshall Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 4, 5, 6
    • birth reg 1Q1895
    Residence Mar 1901  Lilleshall Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Residence Apr 1911  Holy Cross Rectory, Shrewsbury Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Marriage 30 Nov 1920  Holy Cross Abbey, Shrewsbury Find all individuals with events at this location
    Francis Vaughan Simpkinson,   b. 02 May 1889, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 May 1943, Melton Mowbray Hospital Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1923  Trinidad Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    • passengers on Harrison Lines "Ingoma" arr London 28 May 1923: Athol B Simpkinson, 29; Angela V Simpkinson, 1; emb Trinidad; 1st cl; resid BWI; UK addr Abbey Vicarage, Shrewsbury
    Residence 1924  2 Cottesmore Gardens, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    Residence abt 1925 - 1933  11 Langland Rd, Mumbles Find all individuals with events at this location   [9
    Residence 1936 - 1937  Severn Lodge, Tutshill Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    Residence Sep 1939  Vicarage, Old Dalby Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Residence Nov 1947  The Cross, Repton Find all individuals with events at this location   [10
    • Boarding house at Repton School
    Residence Jun 1949  The Cross, Repton Find all individuals with events at this location   [11
    Residence Mar 1950  The Cross, Repton Find all individuals with events at this location   [12
    Residence May 1952  The Cross, Repton Find all individuals with events at this location   [13
    Residence - 1977  Stalisfield Cottage, Temple Ewell Find all individuals with events at this location   [14
    Death 01 Jan 1978  Stalisfield Cottage, Temple Ewell Find all individuals with events at this location   [6, 14
    Probate 18 Apr 1979  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; 23,999  [14
    • Simpkinson, Athol Bruce of Stalisfield Cottage Temple
      Ewell Dover died 1 January 1970 Probate London 18 April 23999 [NPC]
    Person ID I1238  Tatham | Morris branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 17 Nov 2020 

    Father Bruce Blaxland,   b. abt Nov 1859, Canterbury Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Oct 1932, Bay Hotel, Falmouth Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Mother 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   [15, 16, 17
    • 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.
    Family ID F0770  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Francis Vaughan Simpkinson,   b. 02 May 1889, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 May 1943, Melton Mowbray Hospital Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Engagement 19 Oct 1920    [18
    • The marriage will take place in December between Francis Vaughan Simpkinson (late temp. Captain, R.E.), of 2, Cottesmore-gardens, Kensington, and Athol Bruce Blaxland, Abbey Vicarage, Shrewsbury [The Times, 19 Oct 1920]
    Marriage 30 Nov 1920  Holy Cross Abbey, Shrewsbury Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 19
    • Simpkinson : Blaxland. On the 30th Nov., at the Abbey Church. Shrewsbury, by the Vicar, father of the bride, Francis Vaughan Simpkinson, A.M.I.C.E., late Temporary Captain, R.E., only son of Mr. H. W. Simpkinson, C.B., and Mrs. Simpkinson, of 2, Cottesmore Gardens, Kensington, and Limpsfield, to Athol Bruce, elder daughter of the Rev. Bruce and Mrs. Blaxland, of the Abbey Vicarage, Shrewsbury. [The Times, 03 Dec 1920]
    Children 
    +1. Angela Vaughan Simpkinson,   b. 01 May 1922, Trinidad? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 2001, Stroud Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +2. Living
    +3. John Vaughan Simpkinson,   b. 08 Sep 1924, Limpsfield Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Sep 2011, Derby Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +4. Living
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F0765  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Atcham, 4Q1920.

    2. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Newport S, 1Q1895.

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      age 16 b Lilleshall

    4. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.
      age 6

    5. [S69] Register England & Wales 1939.

    6. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Dover, 1Q1978.
      b 29 May 1894

    7. [S12] Passenger Lists, Ingoma, 28 May 1923.

    8. [S25] Electoral Registers.

    9. [S17] Telephone Directories.

    10. [S05] The Times, marriage notice, 22 Nov 1947.
      dau Angela

    11. [S05] The Times, forthcoming marriages, 22 Jun 1949.
      dau Evelyn

    12. [S05] The Times, marriage notice, 04 Mar 1950.
      son John

    13. [S05] The Times, forthcoming marriages, 17 May 1952.
      dau Stella

    14. [S14] National Probate Calendar.

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

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

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

    18. [S05] The Times, forthcoming marriages, 19 Oct 1920.

    19. [S05] The Times, marriages, 03 Dec 1920.