Preston Family
March 20, 2019 - 7:35:48 p.m.

Additional details on the Preston, Westfield and Kennet Families supplied by David, much appreciated, many thanks


Chaplin Family
February 9, 2019 - 4:46:39 p.m.

Many thanks to Patti for the correct details of parents for Elizabeth Manley Chaplin. 

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Blott and Brimson Family History

The Blott and Brimson family into which I was adopted in 1947 was all the family I knew until 2000. When I decided to look into the family tree on my natural side, an uncle said that he had done some work on his grandmother's side a few years before but had lost interest, would I like to carry it forward. He gave me scraps of paper, photos and some documents, so from this the current tree has developed. The Blott family originally came from the Huntingdonshire/Cambridge area before migrating to London.

My Gt Grandmother was a Sandford from Elsenham in Essex. The Blott family in early to mid 1800s were bakers by trade and the daughters seemed to carry on the tradition by marrying bakers. The Blott family later diversified into metal work and clerical occupations.

The Brimson family were agricultural labourers in and around Tiverton, Devon. Finally some of the sons moved in the 1860s to London and 1890s to Cardiff. My grandfather was a London bus driver ‎(picture in the gallery)‎ and other Brimsons became butchers and decorators.

The family tree traces the Blott name back to 17th century and the Brimson to early 18th.

I have researched lots of other names that have married into both families.The Bailey family from Etwall in Derbyshire is the latest line of investigation. It appears that this family of chemists, invented some marvellous medical appliances which can be viewed on the gallery. Francis Bailey emigrated to New Zealand about 1880 and started the Bailey tree there. I am still expanding the Bailey tree with the help of my New Zealand cousin Marie.

One of the Lewis family emigrated to Australia, circa 1900.

I still have masses to find with regard to this family, but I hope you find the information useful and the pictures entertaining.


Grateful thanks to the following members of the Blott, Brimson and related families in helping me with my research

Graham Page, Diane Rigden, Marion Jensen, Jill Riches, Marie Walker, Lucy Marshall, Liam Montgomery, Barbara Baxter, Brian Edwardes, Martin Spicer, Jill Banks, Linda Groark, Dean Malpass, Jeni Leprince, Diana Francis, Marjorie Eldred, Les Stewart, Duncan Monkhouse, Nick West, Geoff Swan, Peter Wartho, Sylvia Latham and Donna Royle.

November 20, 2016 - 3:18:33 p.m.
Blott and Brimson
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Olive Grace MasseyMassey,Olive GraceDecember 11, 19193100100Birth
George Howell JonesJones,George HowellDecember 11, 19164103103Death
Leslie Alfred ColeCole,Leslie AlfredDecember 11, 19125107107Birth
Herbert William LacyLacy,Herbert WilliamDecember 11, 19126107107Birth
William OveryOvery,WilliamDecember 11, 18907129129Birth
Harry Victor BlottBlott,Harry VictorDecember 11, 18878132132Birth
Frank Douglas MortimerMortimer,Frank DouglasDecember 11, 18879132132Birth
Matthew HarbisonHarbison,MatthewDecember 11, 188410135135Death
Ruth Brodhurst-HillBrodhurst-Hill,RuthDecember 11, 188311136136Birth
Harry Wilford BaconBacon,Harry WilfordDecember 11, 187912140140Birth
Garce Adelina ChaplinChaplin,Garce AdelinaDecember 11, 186613153153Birth
Edward William “Edward” SwanSwan,Edward WilliamDecember 11, 184114178178Birth
James KenwayKenway,JamesDecember 11, 183315186186Death
Catherine BartlettBartlett,CatherineDecember 11, 183016189189Birth
Frederick TinsonTinson,FrederickDecember 11, 182117198198Birth
George SwanSwan,GeorgeDecember 11, 180318216216Birth
William Blott + Charlotte WrenchBlott,William + Wrench,CharlotteDecember 11, 182419195195Marriage
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