William BLACKHURST (1826-1904)

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William BLACKHURST

Name: William BLACKHURST
Leonard Raynor's: great-aunt's husband

Individual Events and Attributes

Birth 1826 Preston, Lancashire
Baptism 14 Jul 1826 St John, Preston, Lancashire1
Residence 14 Jul 1826 Cannon Street, Preston, Lancashire1
Residence 7 May 1847 Fishergate Hill, Preston, Lancashire1
Occupation 7 May 1847 attorney1
Residence 15 Mar 1850 Great Avenham Street, Preston, Lancashire1
Occupation 15 Mar 1850 attorney's clerk1
Census 30 Mar 1851 2 Grimshaw Street, Preston, Lancashire2
Occupation 30 Mar 1851 attorney2
Residence 13 Feb 1852 Grimshaw Street, Preston, Lancashire1
Occupation 13 Feb 1852 solicitor1
Residence 23 Sep 1853 Grimshaw Street, Preston, Lancashire1
Occupation 23 Sep 1853 solicitor1
Residence 11 May 1855 Spring Cottage1
Occupation 11 May 1855 solicitor1
Residence 13 Mar 1857 Woodplumpton, Lancashire1
Occupation 13 Mar 1857 solicitor1
Residence 19 Nov 1858 Cottam, Lancashire1
Occupation 19 Nov 1858 solicitor1
Census 7 Apr 1861 Lea Lodge, Lea Ashton Ingol & Cottam, Preston, Lancashire3
Occupation 7 Apr 1861 solicitor3
Residence 27 Nov 1863 Fulwood Park, Lancashire1
Occupation 27 Nov 1863 solicitor1
Residence 14 Dec 1866 Catforth, Preston, Lancashire1
Occupation 14 Dec 1866 lawyer1
Residence 3 Jun 1870 Woodplumpton, Lancashire1
Occupation 3 Jun 1870 solicitor1
Census 2 Apr 1871 Woodplumpton Lodge, Woodplumpton, Lancashire4
Occupation 2 Apr 1871 solicitor4
Registered Death 22 Jun 1872 mother-in-law, Anne Sinfield5
Residence 22 Jun 1872 Woodplumpton Lodge, Woodplumpton, Lancashire5
Occupation 22 Jun 1872 solicitor5
Occupation 3 Apr 1881 solicitor6
Census 3 Apr 1881 Grimsargh Cottage, Grimsargh, Lancashire6
Occupation 5 Apr 1891 solicitor7
Census 5 Apr 1891 Grimsargh Cottage, Grimsargh, Lancashire7
Census 31 Mar 1901 Grimsargh Cottage, Grimsargh, Lancashire8
Occupation 31 Mar 1901 solicitor8
Death 17 Feb 1904 Grimsargh Cottage, Grimsargh, Lancashire9,10,11
Burial 22 Feb 1904 St Michael Parish Church, Grimsargh, Lancashire11

Marriage

Spouse Mary Ann SINFIELD (c. 1829-1908)
Children Dorothy BLACKHURST (1847-1940)
William BLACKHURST (1850- )
Thomas Alexander BLACKHURST (1852- )
Margaret Thompson BLACKHURST (1853- )
John BLACKHURST (1855- )
Mary Ann BLACKHURST (c. 1857- )
Edward Armstrong BLACKHURST (1858-1865)
Charles BLACKHURST (1863- )
Alfred BLACKHURST (1866-1942)
Emma Louisa BLACKHURST (1870- )
Unknown Son BLACKHURST ( - )
Marriage 14 Dec 1846 Gretna Green, Scotland12
As Mary Ann was only about 16/17 years old and William, 19/20 years old, we have to assume that either her mother or William's parents did not give parental consent for the marriage to take place. At this time, you had to be 21 before you could marry without parental consent. Presumably, this was why the couple eloped to Gretna Green as there, they could be married on the spot with the only requirements being having 2 witnesses and giving an assurance that they were free to marry.

Sources

1Lancashire OnLine Parish Clerks Project.
2Census 1851 Preston, Lancashire HO107-2265-214-60 BLACKHURST, William.
3Census 1861 Lea Ashton Ingol & Cottam, Preston, Lancashire RG9-3143-105-2 BLACKHURST, William.
4Census 1871 Woodplumpton, Lancashire RG10-4218-68-12 BLACKHURST, William.
5Death Certificate - SINFIELD, Ann (20-Jun-1872).
6Census 1881 Grimsargh, Lancashire RG11-4245-154-9 BLACKHURST, William.
7Census 1891 Grimsargh, Lancashire RG12-3446-128-7 BLACKHURST, William.
8Census 1901 Grimsargh, Lancashire RG13-3960-58-10 BLACKHURST, William.
9Lancashire Death Index (from July 1837).
10England & Wales Death Index (from July 1837).
11The Lancashire Daily Post - 18 February 1904 Page 5.
12The Preston Chronicle and Lancashire Advertiser - 19 December 1846 Page 5.