Edwardes Family
July 5, 2020 - 3:05:07 p.m.

New photos kindly supplied by Juliet, many thanks

Edwardes Family
June 29, 2020 - 2:36:01 p.m.

Additional details on the above family supplied by Juliet, much appreciated


Lacon & Freemantle Families
June 12, 2020 - 6:20:39 p.m.

Additional details on the above families supplied by Deborah, many thanks

Lacy Family
March 22, 2020 - 4:10:00 p.m.

New details about William and Isabella Lacy Family kindly sent by Ian in Somerset.

Link between Tolliss and Brimson trees with surname Leatham
February 16, 2020 - 10:38:39 a.m.
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. 

Bull Family
April 28, 2018 - 9:24:07 a.m.

Many thanks to Tim for correcting my spelling and advising where Edwin was buried. 

Newall Family
February 26, 2018 - 6:35:04 p.m.

Many thanks to Helen for additional details for this family

Carr Family
January 30, 2018 - 7:31:38 p.m.

A brother for Charlotte Elizabeth, many thanks to Brian Carr

Kurtz, Latter and Webb Families
January 23, 2018 - 10:54:04 a.m.

Additional details and families added courtesy of Sarah Bulling, many thanks

Daniell Family
February 14, 2017 - 11:36:30 a.m.

More details on the Daniell family thanks to Derek Mackenzie.

Pont Family
January 13, 2017 - 4:25:48 p.m.

Link between the Tolliss tree and Blott & Brimson tree with Daisy Hider nee Pont .1897-1941

Winter Family
December 8, 2016 - 11:14:31 a.m.

Many thanks to Kate in Australia for providing new details on the Winter Family.

Information required
October 7, 2016 - 9:21:16 a.m.

Looking for descendants of Richard Bingham McGuinness (1812-1866) for a New Zealand relative compiling a Family tree. Please contact me via my form if you have any information.

A certain amount is already shown on the Blott/Brimson tree. Need any new information before February 2017. Thank you

Looking for relatives
October 7, 2016 - 9:18:36 a.m.

Looking for relatives of either Horace James Pemberton or Herbert Francis Allen. Have been contacted by a gentleman that has a parasol owned by Izette Iris Southard and would like it to be reunited with the family. Any information please get in touch via the contact page. Many thanks. 

Family updates
March 3, 2015 - 9:33:26 p.m.

Looking for relatives or either Horace James Pemberton or Herbert Francis Allen. Have been contacted by a gentleman that has a parasol owned by Izette Iris Southard and would like it to be reunited with the family. Any information please get in touch via the contact page. Many thanks. Posted 6th October 2016

Looking for descendants of Richard Bingham McGuinness (1812-1866) for a New Zealand relative compiling a Family tree. Please contact me via my form if you have any information.

A certain amount is already shown on the Blott/Brimson tree.

New information on the Pocock and Preston Family, many thanks to Mark Preston.

Thanks to Simon Laughlin for corrections to my tree.

Additional information on the Sperry family thanks to David.

Extra details on the Lewis family in Western Australia, many thanks to Sue

New information on the Chaplin Family of Brazil thanks to Angelo

Extra information on the Gould Family of Australia, many thanks to Sylvia plus 2 Gould photos in the album

Photos now back via Flickr.

New details on the Chaplin family, many thanks to Maria in Brazil

Thanks to Tom Wells and Joyce Collins for additional details on the Warren and Goode families.

Thanks to Richard Davies for details on the Montaignac family.

New additions for the Lamprell and Swan families details sent by John Fredericks, many thanks.

Updating details for New Zealand residents from Papers Past the NZ archive website.

New details for the Short Family kindly supplied by Sally, many thanks

Link via the Maunder family direct with Brimson and Charlesworth/Berger family tree.

Link between the 2 trees Elizabeth Agnes King married Willoughby Methold Porter


Abbreviations, Definitions and Notes in the Family Tree
March 3, 2015 - 9:32:16 p.m.

Where I have in the Date eg Dec 1878 this means the birth, marriage or death was registered in that qtr. 
In the notes I put census information and other details. In the female notes you may also find witnesses names at the time of the marriage.
To protect from identity theft, you will be unable to see details of people who are less than 99 years old where I do not have an actual death date.


I subscribe to Ancestry and Findmypast, documents include birth, marriage, death certificates and wills and I have access to information from the British Library India records and Gale Newspaper Archives. I also visit local record offices and lots of churchyards. Plus lots of details sent to me by descendants of families listed on the website.

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.
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Marjorie Hutton Hart-DavisSeptember 23, 2020 - 12:39:13 p.m.jackie1600864753Hart-Davis,Marjorie Hutton
Henry Geoffrey GilbertsonSeptember 23, 2020 - 12:32:34 p.m.jackie1600864354Gilbertson,Henry Geoffrey
Herbert Gilbertson + Mary Adelaide DaniellSeptember 23, 2020 - 12:29:00 p.m.jackie1600864140Gilbertson,Herbert + Daniell,Mary Adelaide