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BLOODS OF TAMWORTH
(c.1570 - 1646)
Our earliest known ‘Blood’ ancestor is Robert, who
a son, Richard, in Tamworth on 28 February 1629. He died on
THE CHILDREN OF
ROBERT (c.1570 - 1646)
Robert’s son Richard was born on 22 February 1629 in
and baptized there six days later. He married Johanna
19 August 1662, still in Tamworth. They had nine
John baptized in 1663, Robert in 1665, Thomas in 1667, Johanna born in
about 1670, Elizabeth baptized in 1672, Anne in 1674, Joseph born in
about 1676, Mary baptized in 1678 and Benjamin in 1682 (details
below). Richard was buried in Tamworth on 14 January 1705.
THE CHILDREN OF
RICHARD (1629 - 1705)
Richard’s first child, John,
was baptized in Tamworth on 21 July 1663. He had six
children: Sarah born in about 1697, Robert in about 1699, Richard
in about 1701, Anne in about 1703, John in about 1705 and Johanna in
about 1707 (details below). John died, still in Tamworth, in 1744.
Richard’s second child, Robert, was baptized at Tamworth on
20 January 1665, and was buried there on 19 June 1695.
Richard’s third child, Johanna, was born in about
married Benjamin Mitchell, by whom she had three children:
born in about 1703, Elizabeth in about 1705 and Mary in about 1707.
Richard’s fourth child, Thomas, was baptized in Tamworth on
April 1667. He had three children: Mary born in
Elizabeth in about 1695 and Thomas in about 1697.
Richard’s fifth child, Elizabeth, was baptized in Tamworth on
April 1672. On 4 March 1692 she married Enoch Mousley at
Tamworth. Elizabeth and Enoch had four children:
born in about 1695, John in about 1696, Benjamin in about 1696 and
Samuel in about 1701. Elizabeth was widowed at some point and
subsequently married a Mr Shepard; she herself was dead by
Richard’s sixth child, Anne, was baptized at Tamworth on 12
1674. She married William Secundus Harding, by whom she had two
children: Anne born in about 1701 and William in about 1703.
Richard’s seventh child, Joseph, was born in about
1676. Nothing further is known of him at present.
Richard’s eighth child, Mary, was baptized in Tamworth on 13
February 1679. On 14 November 1705 she married Arthur Alcock,
whom she had three children: Johanna born in about 1713, Anne
Richard’s ninth child, Benjamin, was baptized at Tamworth on
5 June 1682 and buried there on 2 June nine years later.
THE CHILDREN OF JOHN (1663 - 1744)
Most details of John’s children are still unclear, though it seems probably that he had six – Sarah born in about 1697, Robert in about 1699, Richard in about 1701, Anne in about 1703, John in about 1705 and Johanna in about 1707 .
Of these, I know most about John, who was born in Tamworth in about 1705. He married Catherine Rice, and had five children [details to follow here in due course]. He died, still in Tamworth, in 1774, being buried at St Editha’s on 20 March.
There are suggestions, eg at www.dolmetsch.com/Bebinfo.htm, that Robert
Blood (above) was the son of Edmund (1540-1588) of Makeney
House, Duffield, Derbyshire. That pedigree runs as follows:
Edmund Blood was born in 1540. He married Margaret (surname unknown),
and died in 1588. They had children: Edmund, born
Thomas, born in about 1659, William, born in about 1570 and Robert
(above, page 1). He died in 1588.
Edmund’s son Edmund was born
in 1568. He
had four sons: Edmund, born in about 1596 and died in
Neptune, born in about 1596; Thomas born in 1598;
William, born in 1600. He died in 1640.
Edmund’s son Neptune was
born in about 1596. He married Elizabeth Lone (or Love) and
children: Edmund born in 1639, Thomas in 1640, Peregrine,
and Henry. Elizabeth died in about 1644, aged about
twenty-two; Neptune became Dean of Kilfenora Cathedral and
Neptune’s son Edmund married Deborah Blood (see below) and
four children: Neptune, Thomas, Elizabeth Charlotte and
Edmund’s son Neptune married
and had three children: Edward Maghlin, Neptune and
Beatrice. He died in 1802 and Elizabeth in 1805.
Neptune’s son Edward
Maghlin married Frances Roche, who died in 1833; he died in
Neptune’s son Neptune married
who died in 1793; he died in 1822.
Edmund’s daughter Elizabeth
George Roche and had four children: Elizabeth, George
Charlotte and Henrietta. George died in 1836.
Edmund’s daughter Harriet
married a Mr
Neptune’s son Thomas was born in 1640. He married ?
and had children Thomas, Neptune, Edmund, Mark, William, Matthew born
in 1675, and Deborah.
Thomas’ son Thomas married
and had children William born in 1720, Thomas, Anthony, Anne, Edmund
and Mary Katherine. Thomas died on 12 July 1730 and Elizabeth
Thomas’ son William was
born in 1720. He married Ann Chadwick and had a son, William
1749. He died, “Old Will of Roxton, High Sheriff in
1750”, in 1791.
William’s son William was born in 1749. Colonel
Blood was “Young Will of Roxton, High Sheriff in
1774”. He had a son, Bindon, in 1775, and died in
William’s son Bindon was born
Known as ‘The Vampire’, he was High Sheriff in
married three times and fathered sixteen children. He died in
Thomas’ son Thomas died in
July 1741; his daughter Anne married William Adams, who died
1748; his daughter Mary Katherine married Samuel Greene, who
on 25 April 1733 aged about sixty.
Thomas’ son Neptune married
Alice Scott and
died on 25 November 1744; his (Thomas’) son Edmund
Thomas’ son Mark had three
Neptune, who married ? O’Neill; Margaret who
Greene; and [name unknown] who married J
One of Mark’s children had a son, whose daughter Elizabeth
Deborah married George Blood (below). Mark died on 24
Thomas’ son William married ?
Gibbs and had a
son William who married Anne Blood (see below).
Thomas’ son Matthew was born
in 1675. He
married Elizabeth Lucas and had children John born in 1720, Matthew in
1730, George, Abigail and Hannah. He died on 29 September
and Elizabeth in 1780, aged more than a hundred.
Matthew’s son John was born
in 1720, married Elizabeth FitzGerald and had a son, Neptune.
Known as ‘Bacon Blood’ “for his fondness
which he accepted from tenants in lieu of rent”, he died on
son Neptune went by the nickname of ‘The Copper
because of the colour of his hair. He died in 1815.
“the grandfather of John Blood (1849-1912) and
Fitzgerald Blood (b.1853), and great-grandfather of Major General
Sir Bindon Blood (b.1842)”.
Matthew’s son Matthew was
born in 1730, married Caroline Roe. They had at least two
children: Frances (‘Fanny’), born in 1758
and died in
1785, and George, born in 1762. Caroline and the children
friends of Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797). Matthew died on
August 1794; Caroline died in 1805, aged about seventy-five.
Matthew’s son George was born in 1762. He married a
Elizabeth Deborah Blood (see above) and had several children, including
William born in 1805 and John Lloyd in 1814.. He was employed
the Associated Irish Mine Company as Secretary and Accountant
(1794-1812), and died in 1844.
George’s son William was born
He was Secretary of the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce between 1864 and
1884. He had at least three children, including George
born in 1845. He died in 1894.
William’s son George Edmund
was born in 1845. With Joseph & Francis Holman he was
director of ‘Blood, Holman & Company Ltd’,
Street, Bristol, Grain Brokers. He married Kate Eleanor Nolan
had three children: Maurice born in 1870, Frances Edith in
1871 and Bessie in 1873 (died in 1879).
died in 1897.
Edmund’s son Maurice was born in 1870. He married
Harriet Jones, and had three sons: John Neptune born in 1897,
Robert Bindon in 1901 (died in 1958), and Patrick Maurice, who died at
birth in 1912.
George’s son John Lloyd was
1814. Dying in 1894, he was great-grandfather of Wendy Lloyd
Blood, born in 1915.
Matthew’s daughter Abigail
married Robert Greene, who died in 1752, and then Joseph Adams, who
died in 1790; his daughter Hannah was married to John
and William Brampton.
Thomas’s daughter Deborah
married Edmund Blood
(see above) and had children Neptune, Thomas, Elizabeth Charlotte and
Neptune’s son Neptune married Isabella Pullen and had three
children: Samuel, George and Vesey. He died on 30
Neptune’s son Samuel married
Laura Verling and
had two children: William and Isabella, who married Thomas
Neptune’s son George had two
Richard and Anne, who married William Blood (see above).
Edmund’s son Thomas was
born in 1598. He had two sons: James, born in
Thomas, born in 1628. He died in 1645.
son James was born in 1605/6. He married Eleanor
and had a daughter, Mary, who married Simon Davis. Eleanor
on 1 August 1674 and James on 17 September 1683.
son Thomas was born in about 1624. He married Mary Holdcroft
had seven children: Thomas born in 1651, William, Holcroft,
in about 1656, Charles, Edmund, who died in 1679, Mary and
Elizabeth. The “notorious Colonel Thomas
Thomas’ son Thomas was born in
married Frances DeLafaye and had a son Edmund who married Jane (surname
unknown). He died in 1675.
Thomas’ son Holcroft was born
1656. He married Elizabeth (surname unknown) and then Dorothy
Cooke, with whom he had a son, also named Holcroft, who died in
1724. Brigadier-General Holcroft died on 19 August 1707.
Thomas’ daughter Mary married
a Mr Corbett and
his daughter Elizabeth married Edward Everard.
Edmund’s son William was
born in 1600. He married Margery Row and had a son, Edmund.
William’s son Edmund had six sons: William, John,
Edmund, Holcroft and Charles.
Edmund’s son William married
Mary Robins and
had three sons: Thomas, who died in 1767, Edmund and Richard,
born in 1736.
William’s son Richard was
born in 1736. He married Ruth Jones and died on 14 September
Edmund’s son John had two
sons, William and
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