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Thomas Blewett1824

Name
Thomas Blewett
Given names
Thomas
Surname
Blewett
Birth about 1824 25 26
Source: OPC Database
Citation details: Marriages database http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/more-info/?t=marriages&id=1160998 : accessed 18 Sep 2015
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Note: Age probably rounded down to 15 in 1841 Census
Baptism September 12, 1824
Source: OPC Database
Citation details: Baptisms database http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/more-info/?t=baptisms&id=1410556 : accessed 19 Sep 2015
Text:

Day Month: 12-Sep Year: 1824 Parish Or Reg District: Paul Forename: Thomas Surname: BLEWET Sex: son Father Forename: James Mother Forename: Mary Residence: Mousehole Father Rank Profession: Fisherman

Economic Event 1825 (Age 12 months)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Rix dollar Dutch: Rijsksdaalder is converted into the British sterling
Birth of a sisterGrace Blewett
1827 (Age 3 years)
Citation details: Baptism: Grace BLEWETT (1827), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBPRS%2FB%2F950533521%2F1 : accessed 21 Sep 2020
Baptism of a sisterGrace Blewett
May 21, 1827 (Age 3 years)
Citation details: Baptism: Grace BLEWETT (1827), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBPRS%2FB%2F950533521%2F1 : accessed 21 Sep 2020
Text:

Father: James Blewett Mother: Mary Relationship: dau

Birth of a brotherRichard Blewett
calculated 1830 (Age 6 years)
Citation details: Baptism: Richard BLEWETT (1830), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBPRS%2FB%2F950533898%2F1 : accessed 21 Sep 2020
Baptism of a brotherRichard Blewett
August 22, 1830 (Age 6 years)
Citation details: Baptism: Richard BLEWETT (1830), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBPRS%2FB%2F950533898%2F1 : accessed 21 Sep 2020
Text:

Father: James Blewett Mother: Mary Relationship: son

Historical Event 1835 (Age 11 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony
Birth of a sisterMary “Polly” Blewett
about 1838 (Age 14 years)
Census June 6, 1841 (Age 17 years)
Town founded 1844 (Age 20 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Settlement of Victoria West is established
MarriageAnn Harvey MadronView this family
November 3, 1846 Husband: 22 years Wife: 21 years
Publication: database, FamilySearch
Citation details: (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NYVS-LV5 : accessed 1 June 2016), John Thomas Blewet, 04 Apr 1847; citing PAUL,CORNWALL,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 226,179.
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Source: OPC Database
Citation details: Marriages database http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/more-info/?t=marriages&id=1160998 : accessed 18 Sep 2015
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Baptism: John Thomas BLEWET (1847), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D8M7-RV4?cc=1769414&wc=3CBW-GP8%3A138123201%2C140206301%2C140211601 : 2 February 2018), Cornwall > Paul > Baptisms, 1844-1870 > image 31 of 189; Cornwall Records Office, Truro : accessed 21 Sep 2020
Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Marriage: Thomas BLEWET and Ann Harvey (1846), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D8M7-RZ1?cc=1769414&wc=3CB7-BZQ%3A138123201%2C140206301%2C140256701 : 2 February 2018), Cornwall > Paul > Marriages, 1837-1851 > image 171 of 505; Cornwall Records Office, Truro : accessed 21 Sep 2020
Occupation
fisherman
1846 (Age 22 years)

Source: OPC Database
Citation details: Marriages database http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/more-info/?t=marriages&id=1160998 : accessed 18 Sep 2015
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a son
#1
John Thomas Blewett
before April 4, 1847 (Age 23 years)
Publication: Record transcription
Baptism of a sonJohn Thomas Blewett
April 4, 1847 (Age 23 years)
Publication: database, FamilySearch
Citation details: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NYVS-LV5 : accessed 16 September 2015
Text:

John Thomas Blewet, 04 Apr 1847; citing PAUL,CORNWALL,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 226,179

Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Baptism: John Thomas BLEWET (1847), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D8M7-RV4?cc=1769414&wc=3CBW-GP8%3A138123201%2C140206301%2C140211601 : 2 February 2018), Cornwall > Paul > Baptisms, 1844-1870 > image 31 of 189; Cornwall Records Office, Truro : accessed 21 Sep 2020
Death of a motherMary Ely
March 24, 1857 (Age 33 years) Age: 59 years
Address: Mousehole, Paul
Publication: Record transcription
Citation details: Death: Mary BLEWETT (1857), Q1-Penzance-5C-236, https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=BMD%2FD%2F1857%2F1%2FAF%2F000243%2F039 : accessed 23 Sep 2020
Publication: Certified copies
Citation details: Death: Mary BLEWETT (1857), Q1-Penzance-5C-236, received 23 Sep 2020
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 33 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Citation details: http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
War from April 1861 to May 1865 (Age 37 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Citation details: http://goo.gl/ETtxkC
Note: American Civil War: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War
Economic Event 1865 (Age 41 years)
Source: Wikipedia
Note: Economic depression
Economic Event 1867 (Age 43 years)
Source: Wikipedia
Note: The Eureka Diamond was the first diamond discovered in South Africa. It weighed 21.25 carats (4.250 g), and was found by Erasmus Jacobs near Hopetown on the Orange River in 1867. The diamond, cut to a 10.73-carat (2.146 g) cushion-shaped brilliant, is currently on display at the Mine Museum in Kimberley. The discovery of diamonds in South Africa led to the Kimberley Diamond Rush, and marked the beginning of the Mineral Revolution
Marriage of a childJohn Thomas BlewettElizabeth “Bessie” BodinnarView this family
November 7, 1871 (Age 47 years)
Citation details: "England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2D21-K7F : accessed 26 December 2014), John Thomas Blewett, 1871; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” index, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, Penzance, Cornwall, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
Source: OPC Database
Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Lizzie C Blewett
1872 (Age 48 years)
Economic Event September 1873 (Age 49 years)
Source: Wikipedia
Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
Birth of a grandson
#2
James Bodinnar Blewett
between October 1873 and December 1873 (Age 49 years)
Death of a fatherJames Blewett
June 5, 1875 (Age 51 years) Age: 76 years
Citation details: Death: James BLEWETT (1875), Ed. June 9, https://search.findmypast.com/bna/ViewArticle?id=BL%2F0001617%2F18750609%2F096%2F0003 : accessed 21 Sep 2020
Text:

DEATH. BLEWETT - June 5, at Mousehole, Mr. James Blewett, fisherman, aged 76.

Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Olivia Agnes “Liv” Blewett
June 24, 1875 (Age 51 years)
Text:

BET OCT 1875 AND DEC 1875

Citation details: War register: Olivia A BLEWETT and Ida BLEWETT (1939), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=TNA/R39/6697/6697E/010/14 : accessed 20 Sep 2020
Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Ida Blewett
August 23, 1877 (Age 53 years)
Text:

ABT 1877

Citation details: War register: Olivia A BLEWETT and Ida BLEWETT (1939), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=TNA/R39/6697/6697E/010/14 : accessed 20 Sep 2020
Birth of a grandson
#5
Thomas Blewett
about October 1878 (Age 54 years)

Note: Census mentions 1 deceased child
Death of a grandsonThomas Blewett
June 25, 1879 (Age 55 years) Age: 9 months
Text:

Mentions 1 deceased child

Publication: Newspaper
Citation details: July 3, 1879, p8, http://search.findmypast.com/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2F0000331%2F18790703%2F108 : accessed 5 June 2016.
Birth of a grandson
#6
Thomas Blewett
January 16, 1881 (Age 57 years)
Text:

2 months old on 3 April 1881

War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 56 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: First Boer War
Economic Event 1881 (Age 57 years)
Source: Wikipedia
Note: In 1881 gold in the Barberton area was discovered by Tom McLachlan who found alluvial gold at Jamestown. However due to the location (the hot lowveld region was rife with malaria) no-one wanted to go there until Auguste Roberts (French Bob) discovered gold in Concession Creek in 20 June 1883. This discovery resulted in a gold rush to the area
Death of a sisterGrace Blewett
between January 1885 and March 1885 (Age 61 years) Age: 57 years
Publication: Record transcription
Citation details: Death: Grace BLEWETT (1885), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=BMD%2FD%2F1885%2F1%2FAZ%2F000038%2F222 : accessed 21 Sep 2020
Marriage of a siblingJames BlewettMary “Polly” BlewettView this family
October 26, 1886 (Age 62 years) Husband: 47 years Wife: 47 years
Citation details: Marriage: James BLEWETT and Polly BLEWETT (1886), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=R_848177425%2F2 : accessed 21 Sep 2020
Text:

Father: James Blewett Spouse's father: John C Blewett

Publication: database with images, FamilySearch
Citation details: Marriage: James BLEWETT and Polly BLEWETT (1886), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77T6-NTR?cc=1769414&wc=3CBQ-2NB%3A138123201%2C140206301%2C140291001 : 28 October 2015), Cornwall > Paul > Marriages, 1884-1904 > image 25 of 249; Cornwall Records Office, Truro : accessed 21 Sep 2020
Epidemic February 1, 1901 (Age 77 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town
War from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (Age 75 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Second Boer War
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902 (Age 28 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: The South African Republic (Dutch: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, ZAR), often referred to as the Transvaal and sometimes as the Republic of Transvaal, was an independent and internationally recognised country in Southern Africa from 1852 to 1902.
Historical Event from 1854 to 1902 (Age 30 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: The Orange Free State (Dutch: Oranje-Vrijstaat, Afrikaans: Oranje-Vrystaat) was an independent Boer sovereign republic in southern Africa during the second half of the 19th century, and later a British colony and a province of the Union of South Africa. It is the historical precursor to the present-day Free State province
Economic Event 1886 (Age 62 years)
Source: Wikipedia
Note: Discovery of the Main Reef in Witwatersrand. Gold rushes to Pilgrim's Rest and Barberton were precursors to the biggest discovery of all, the Main Reef/Main Reef Leader on Gerhardus Oosthuizen's farm Langlaagte, Portion C, in 1886, the Witwatersrand Gold Rush and the subsequent rapid development of the gold field there, the biggest of them all.
Epidemic February 1904 (Age 80 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg
Epidemic 1906 (Age 82 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa
Historical Event May 31, 1910 (Age 86 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Union of South Africa established
Epidemic 1912 (Age 88 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Smallpox outbreaks: The outbreak of smallpox is reported in the Malay Location, Johannesburg and cases of smallpox are discovered in Durban
Death of a sisterMary “Polly” Blewett
between July 1913 and September 1913 (Age 89 years) Age: 73 years
Publication: Record transcription
Citation details: Death: Polly BLEWETT (1913), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=BMD%2FD%2F1913%2F3%2FAZ%2F000077%2F061 : accessed 21 Sep 2020
Marriage of a grandchildJames Bodinnar BlewettBeatrice WhitfordView this family
January 6, 1915 (Age 91 years) Husband: 40 years Wife: 26 years
Publication: database, FamilySearch
Citation details: Marriage: James Bodiner BLEWETT and Beatrice WHITFORD (1915), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91V-TS6S-B?cc=2727134 : 27 September 2019), > image 1 of 1; Citing NARS "Civil registration (marriages - coloureds), Transvaal and Swaziland, 1898-1927." The National Archives and Records Service of South Africa, Pretoria : accessed 20 Sep 2020
War from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (Age 90 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: World War I
Epidemic 1918 (Age 94 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Spanish flu: An estimated 500,000 people die from the Spanish flu epidemic in South Africa, the fifth hardest hit country in the world
Economic Event October 1929 (Age 105 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Citation details: http://goo.gl/MgHbRM
Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century
Death of a sonJohn Thomas Blewett
June 5, 1936 (Age 112 years)

Publication: Newspaper
Citation details: 1936, June 11, p11
Publication: Record transcription
Burial of a sonJohn Thomas Blewett
calculated June 7, 1936 (Age 112 years)
Address: Sheffield Road Cemetery, Paul, Cornwall
Publication: Newspaper
Citation details: 1936, June 11, p11
Funeral notice: John Thomas BLEWETT (1936)
Funeral notice: John Thomas BLEWETT (1936)

War from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (Age 115 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: World War II
Deathyes

  1. Generation 1
    1. Thomas Blewett, fisherman (in 1846), son of James Blewett and Mary Ely, was born about 1824 in Cornwall, England. He married Ann Harvey Madron, daughter of John Madron and Ann Harvey, on November 3, 1846 in Paul, Penzance, Cornwall, England. She was born calculated 1825.

      Children of Thomas Blewett and Ann Harvey Madron:

      1. John Thomas Blewett (18471936)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. John Thomas Blewett, fisherman (from 1891 to 1911), son of Thomas Blewett and Ann Harvey Madron, was born before April 4, 1847 in Mousehole, Cornwall, England and died on June 5, 1936. He married Elizabeth “Bessie” Bodinnar, daughter of James Trewavas Bodinar and Elizabeth Harvey Pentreath, on November 7, 1871 in Penzance, Cornwall, England. She was born about 1850 in Mousehole, Cornwall, England and died on May 1, 1918 in Paul, Penzance, Cornwall, England.

      Children of John Thomas Blewett and Elizabeth “Bessie” Bodinnar:

      1. Lizzie C Blewett (1872)
      2. James Bodinnar Blewett (18731955)
      3. Olivia Agnes “Liv” Blewett (18751962)
      4. Ida Blewett (1877)
      5. Thomas Blewett (18781879)
      6. Thomas Blewett (18811956)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. James Bodinnar Blewett, mason's apprentice (in 1891) and mason (in 1912), son of John Thomas Blewett and Elizabeth “Bessie” Bodinnar, was born between October 1873 and December 1873 in Mousehole, Cornwall, England and died about 1955. He married Beatrice Whitford on January 6, 1915 in Johannesburg, Gauteng. She was born calculated 1889 in Clunes, Victoria, Australia.

    2. Thomas Blewett, carpenter (in 1901) and timberman (in 1912), son of John Thomas Blewett and Elizabeth “Bessie” Bodinnar, was born on January 16, 1881 in Paul, Penzance, Cornwall, England and died in 1956 at the age of 74. He married Amelia Miriam Lovering, daughter of John Lovering and Mary Ann Winser.

      Children of Thomas Blewett and Amelia Miriam Lovering:

      1. John Thomas “Jack” Blewett (19141983)
      2. Private
      3. Richard Pentreath “Dick” Blewett (19261980)
      4. James Bodinar “Jimmy” Blewett (19301985)
      5. Private