See also

Alfred BLACKHURST (1866-1942)



Name: Alfred BLACKHURST1
Father: William BLACKHURST (1826-1904)
Mother: Mary Ann SINFIELD (c. 1829-1908)
Leonard Raynor's: 1st cousin once-removed

Individual Events and Attributes

Birth Q4 1866 Woodplumpton, Lancashire1,2,3
Baptism 14 Dec 1866 St John, Preston, Lancashire4
Residence 14 Dec 1866 Catforth, Preston, Lancashire4
Census 2 Apr 1871 Woodplumpton Lodge, Woodplumpton, Lancashire1
Census 3 Apr 1881 Grimsargh Cottage, Grimsargh, Lancashire5
Census 5 Apr 1891 Grimsargh Cottage, Grimsargh, Lancashire6
Occupation 5 Apr 1891 articled clerk6,7
at his father William Blackhurst's solicitors practice
Occupation frm Apr 1894 to Nov 1939 solicitor4,7,8
Residence 5 Jun 1895 Grimsargh, Lancashire4
Retirement Nov 19397
as Principal of Blackhurst, Parker & Blackhurst Solicitors of Preston, Blackpool and Garstang
News Report 9 Nov 1939 Lancashire Daily Post7
The article sub-titled "Preston's Oldest Practising Solicitor" recounts a potted history of Alfred's life, career and achievements.

He enjoyed countryside sports such as fishing and shooting and gardening. He was Secretary and later Vice-President of the Garstang Agricultural Society and the Hon. Solicitor to the Goosnargh Agricultural Society.

A Freemason since 1895 he was a member of the Peace and Unity Lodge (314), Preston. Alfred was also a founder and Past Master of the Wyreside Lodge, Garstang and a founder of Scorton Lodge.

Alfred also held the position of Commandant of the Preston Special Constabulary.
Residence 7 May 1942 Breeze Hill, Cadley, Preston, Lancashire9
Death 7 May 1942 Breeze Hill, Cadley, Preston, Lancashire9,10
Funeral 12 May 1942 Broughton Parish Church, Broughton, Lancashire9,11
Value of Estate 16 Sep 1942 £4,184
Probate 16 Sep 1942 Liverpool, Lancashire


Spouse Beatrice BOYCE ( - )
Children Maud Mary BLACKHURST (1896- )
William BLACKHURST (1900- )
Alfred Bernard BLACKHURST (1904- )
Marriage Banns 12 May 1895 St Michael's, Grimsargh, Lancashire4
Marriage Banns 19 May 1895 St Michael's, Grimsargh, Lancashire4
Marriage Banns 26 May 1895 St Michael's, Grimsargh, Lancashire4
Marriage 5 Jun 1895 St Michael's, Grimsargh, Lancashire4,7,12


1Census 1871 Woodplumpton, Lancashire RG10-4218-68-12 BLACKHURST, William.
2Lancashire Birth Index (from July 1837).
3England & Wales Birth Index (from July 1837).
4Lancashire OnLine Parish Clerks Project.
5Census 1881 Grimsargh, Lancashire RG11-4245-154-9 BLACKHURST, William.
6Census 1891 Grimsargh, Lancashire RG12-3446-128-7 BLACKHURST, William.
7The Lancashire Daily Post - 9 November 1939 Page 5.
8The Lancashire Daily Post - 18 February 1904 Page 5.
9Lancashire Evening Post 08 May 1942 Page 3.
10England & Wales Death Index (from July 1837).
11Lancaster Guardian 15 May 1942 Page 5.
12Lancashire Marriage Index (from July 1837).