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Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Samuel Blazey and Elizabeth Wiggins

Buttercross in Witney, Oxfordshire
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Roger Davies - geograph.org.uk/p/2553846

Samuel Blazey (born 1836), second son of Francis Stephen Blazey and Hannah Minns, brother of Francis Robert Blazey and my 2x great-grandmother, Hannah Blazey, married Elizabeth Wiggins, in 1864, in Witney, Oxfordshire.

There's an Elizabeth Wiggins or Wiggens, born in Witney in the Q3 of 1837, who I believe this is and, if so, her mother's maiden name was also Wiggens, so, as Jane Austen might put it, she's someone's "natural daughter". 

Samuel and Elizabeth had four children: 
  1. Alice Hannah Blazey born 6 Feb 1865 in Witney, Oxfordshire, bap. 5 Jun 1878 at Holy Trinity church, Heigham, Norwich, Norfolk
  2. Francis Blazey, bap. 18 Oct 1867 in Drayton, Norfolk
  3. Alfred Blazey, born 8 Oct 1869, bap. 26 May 1870 in Drayton, Norfolk
  4. Elizabeth Eliza Blazey, born 8 Jan and bap. 8 Mar 1874, in Worcester
In 1861, Samuel had been living with his brother Francis at at 2, St Pauls Street, Blockhouse, Worcester. In 1871, it appears that Samuel Blazey (35), his wife (34) and son (3) were living in Oak Street, St Martin At Oak, Norwich.

Then Elizabeth Blazey, age estimated to 30, died, also in the 1st quarter of 1874 and was buried on 18 Jan 1874, at St. Paul's Parish, Worcester.

In 1881, the family was dispersed: Samuel Blazey, widowed, Fireman on Railway, was living at 3, Duke Street, Heigham, Norwich with his widowed mother. Son Alfred (11) was living with them. Alice Blazey (17) was a General Servant in the household of Joseph Clayden, Lodging house keeper at 16, Westbourne Place, St George Hanover Square; Francis (13), was living with his Aunt and Uncle, Joseph and Eliza Tiff (Samuel Blazey's sister Eliza) at 9, Union Terrace, Kensington, London, where he was Shop boy to greengrocer. While Elizabeth Eliza (7), was living with John and Hannah Versey, originally from Devon, in Worcester, where she was described as their Adopted Daughter.

But in 1891, Samuel (49) and his daughter, Elizabeth (17), are living with the widowed Hannah (78) at 19 Manchester Street, Norwich. In 1901, Samuel (57) is living there with just his mother, Hannah (90). Haven't found him since.