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Saturday 24 February 2024

Alfred Blazey and Margaret Jane Webb

St Peter's Church, St.Peter's Square, Hammersmith
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Alfred Blazey (b. 8 Oct 1869 in Drayton, Norfolk), second son of Samuel Blazey and Elizabeth Wiggins, married Margaret Jane Webb (b. 2 Feb 1877 in Battersea, London), daughter of Frederick Potter Webb and Alice Mary Allen, on 24 Feb 1901, at St Peter's Church, Black Lion LaneHammersmith. Witnesses were Frederick Potter Webb, bride's father and Eleanor Wood.

At the time of the 1901 census, Alfred Blazey (32) Unemployed, and wife Margaret (24) were living at 15, Standish Road, Hammersmith.

Then, on 1 Nov 1906, Alfred and Margaret Blazey embarked, in Liverpool, on the RMS Empress of Britain, bound for Quebec, Canada.

Alfred and Margaret Blazey next surface, on the 1911 Census of Canada, in Red DeerAlberta, described as settlers. That same year, they have a son, Frank Blazey, but since Canadian birth records are not available online, I can't go any further with that, nor currently, discover if they had other children.

Margaret Blazey (52) Housewife, sails, again (appears to have been travelling alone) from Liverpool to Quebec, this time on the SS Letitia, on 19 Oct 1929, giving 10 Piggot Street, Limehouse, London as her last address in the UK.

Alfred Blazey, Painter and Decorator, of 99 Barton Avenue, Toronto, died, aged 63, on 24 Aug 1933 and was buried, on 26 Aug 1933 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. Cause of death was given as Carcinoma of Stomach (Stomach cancer) with Endocarditis as a contributing factor. 

Margaret Blazey (née Webb) died on 27 Jun 1962, aged 85 and is also buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto (Plot P, Sec. 23, Lot 9).

The death notice in The Toronto Star the for their son Frank Blazey, mentions brothers, Art Reed, Creston, B.C. and Ernie Reed, Red Deer, Alberta, who are mysteries and and a cousin, Ernest Blazey (son of Frederick John Blazey and grandson of William Blazey, Alfred's father, Samuel's youngest brother.)

Memorial for Alfred Blazey and Margaret Jane Webb

PS: It really is a small world

Alfred Blazey's brother, Francis Blazey - both cousins of my paternal grandmother - had ended up in the very next street to where various members of my maternal grandfather's family had lived in London's East End, which was surprising enough given that - so we thought - the two sides of my family came from very different parts of the UK and Ireland. That Alfred's - my paternal grandmother's cousin - final address should be little more than a ten minute drive from where my maternal grandfather's grandfather, Dan Tompson, had lived and died only nine years earlier, is astonishing.