Frederic William Ratcliffe Blundell (c.1854 - d.)

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Birthplace: Preston, Lancashire, UK
Death: Died in Ashton, RI, USA
Cause of death: Prior to 1930 Census
Occupation: Cotton Weaver/Spinner
Managed by: Chuck Bury
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Immediate Family

About Frederic William Ratcliffe Blundell

B-i-L Robert and nephews Samuel and Henry passed through Ellis Island in 1903 with a destination given as Robert Hesketh's B-i-L Fred Blundell with an address given only as a PO Box in Ashton.

Church records in Ashton indicate at least one family of Blundell's and a child named Fred getting confirmed early in the 1900's,

UK 1881 Census provides:

Fred BLUNDELL Household

Male

Other Information:

Birth Year <1857>

Birthplace Preston, Lancashire, England

Age 24

Occupation Cotton Weaver

Marital Status M <Married>

Head of Household Elizabeth CHADWICK

Relation Lodger

Disability

Source Information:

Dwelling 20 Hilton St

Census Place Preston, Lancashire, England

Family History Library Film 1342011

Public Records Office Reference RG11

Piece / Folio 4226 / 87

Page Number 39

http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/Census/individual_record.asp...

That household also included his wife:

Ann BLUNDELL Household

Female

Other Information:

Birth Year <1857>

Birthplace Preston, Lancashire, England

Age 24

Occupation Cotton Weaver

Marital Status M <Married>

Head of Household Elizabeth CHADWICK

Relation Lodgers Wife

Disability

Source Information:

Dwelling 20 Hilton St

Census Place Preston, Lancashire, England

Family History Library Film 1342011

Public Records Office Reference RG11

Piece / Folio 4226 / 87

Page Number 39

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Ellis Island records do not have a Fred Blundell passing through, they do have a Wm. Blundell (single, age 28, cotton spinner) from Preston arriving on Aug.2 1902 to live with his cousin Jennie Floods in Fall River, MA.

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Robert Mills family tree confirms that Jane Hesketh was born Blundell, meaning Robert's B-i-L was Jane's Brother.

Full name based on FreeBMD index for birth of only Fred* Blundell in Preston in 1857

http://www2.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/information.pl?scan=1&r=26022775&d=bmd_1269334028

http://books.google.com/books?id=o_UCAAAAYAAJ

Blundell's in Providence Directory 1899:

226 Lockwood St

Blundell C Miss teacher b

Blundell Henry h

Blundell Mary A Miss h

Dean Herbert A stable h

230 Lockwood St

Claflin Clarence E h (there was a Claflin/Blundell marriage listed in Ashton, RI 9/7/1904 - could be btw Clarence and Miss C or Miss Mary?)

35 Clifford Street 2

Blundell H. & Co. machinists

325 Friendship St

Blundell Jno C Mr & Mrs h

Aparently named for father, in addition to

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Radcliffe

inventor of the "Power Loom"

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Fred Blundell's Timeline

1854
July 15, 1854
Preston, Lancashire, UK

1861 Census, living with Mother Alice, Jane, Alice at Grandparents (maternal?) on Porter St off Deepdale in Preston.
http://is.gd/c4qNE

Alice Blundle (b.1835)
Age at time of census 26
Place of birth Battle
Location at time of census Preston, Preston

Jane Blundle (b.1853)
Age at time of census 8
Place of birth Preston
Location at time of census Preston, Preston

Alice Blundle (b.1854)
Age at time of census 7
Place of birth Preston
Location at time of census Preston, Preston

Frederick Blundle (b.1858)
Age at time of census 3
Place of birth Preston
Location at time of census Preston, Preston

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1871 Census
Frederic Blundell (b.1858)
Age at time of census 13
Place of birth Lancashire
Location at time of census Preston, Preston

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1857
September 13, 1857
Age 3
Preston, UK

Name: Frederick William Radcliffe Blundell
Gender: Male
Baptism/Christening Date: 13 Sep 1857
Baptism/Christening Place: St. John's, Preston, Lancashire, England
Birth Date:
Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Alice Blundell
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C03685-8
System Origin: England-EASy
Source Film Number: 1278756
Reference Number: p 277 cn 2209
Collection: England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

1877
1877
Age 22
UK

LancashireBMD:
Surname Forename(s) Spouse's Surname Spouse's Forename(s) Year Church / Register Office Registers At Region Reference
BLUNDELL Frederick William CHADWICK Elizabeth 1877 Preston, St Mary Preston Lancashire 233/1/166
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FreeBMD:
Blundell Frederick William Preston 8e 783

Marriages Sep 1877 (>99%)
Blundell Frederick William Preston 8e 783
Chadwick Elizabeth Preston 8e 783
Hindle Henry Preston 8e 783
Marsden Margaret Preston 8e 783

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Lancaster BMD births:
Birth Indexes
Surname Forename(s) Mother's Maiden Name Year Sub-District Registers At Region Ref#
BLUNDELL Frederick William CHADWICK 1881 Trinity Preston Lancashire TR/10/50

BLUNDELL Henrietta CHADWICK 1877 Preston Preston Lancashire PRES/240/62

BLUNDELL Henry CHADWICK 1878 Trinity Preston Lancashire TR/3/20

BLUNDELL Thomas CHADWICK 1880 Trinity Preston Lancashire TR/7/45

Death Indexes
Surname Forename(s) Age at Death Year Sub-District Registers At Region Ref#
BLUNDELL Henrietta 0 1877 Preston Preston Lancashire PRES/176/2

BLUNDELL Henry 0 1878 Trinity Preston Lancashire TR/2/38

BLUNDELL Thomas 0 1880 Trinity Preston Lancashire TR/5/62
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1885 RI Census

Name: Frederick Blundell
Event: Census
Event Date: 1885
Event Place: Providence Ward 10, Providence, Rhode Island
Gender: Male
Age: 28
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Estimated Birth Year: 1857
District Number: 102
Family Number: 110
Page:
Line Number: 14
Film Number: 953913
Digital Folder Number: 4539676
Image Number: 00031

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Name: Frederick Blundell
Event: Census
Event Date: 1885
Event Place: Providence Ward 10, Providence, Rhode Island
Gender: Male
Age: 28
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Estimated Birth Year: 1857
District Number: 102
Family Number: 110
Page:
Line Number: 14
Film Number: 953913
Digital Folder Number: 4539676
Image Number: 00031

Name: Elizabeth Blundell
Event: Census
Event Date: 1885
Event Place: Providence Ward 10, Providence, Rhode Island
Gender: Female
Age: 28
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Estimated Birth Year: 1857

Name: Frederick W Blundell
Event: Census
Event Date: 1885
Event Place: Providence Ward 10, Providence, Rhode Island
Gender: Male
Age: 3
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Estimated Birth Year: 1882

Name: Elizabeth A Blundell
Event: Census
Event Date: 1885
Event Place: Providence Ward 10, Providence, Rhode Island
Gender: Female
Age: 1
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Estimated Birth Year: 1884

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1900 Census - Frederick is listed at bottom of one page, the rest of the family on the next page:

Name: F W Blundell
Titles:
Residence: Cumberland town, Providence, Rhode Island
Birth Date: Jul 1854
Birthplace: England
Relationship to Head-of-Household: Self
Father Birthplace: England
Mother Birthplace: England
Race or Color (expanded): White
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 22
Estimated Marriage Year: 1878
Immigration Year: 1893
Enumeration District: 0124
Sheet Number and Letter: 5A
Household ID: 97
Reference Number: 50
GSU Film Number: 1241510
Image Number: 00772

Name: Elizabeth Blundell
Residence: Cumberland town, Providence, Rhode Island
Birth Date: Jul 1857
Birthplace: England
Relationship to Head-of-Household: Wife
Father Birthplace: England
Mother Birthplace: Wales
Race or Color (expanded): White
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 22
Estimated Marriage Year: 1878
Mother How Many Children: 11
Number Living Children: 5
Immigration Year: 1893
Enumeration District: 0124
Sheet Number and Letter: 5B
Household ID: 99
Reference Number: 51
GSU Film Number: 1241510
Image Number: 00773
Household Gender Age
Elizabeth Blundell F b. England Jul 1857
Julia F W Blundell F b. England Nov 1881
Elizabeth A Blundell F b. England Mar 1884
Bertha Blundell F b. England Aug 1887
Emily Blundell F b. England Jun 1891
Hilda Blundell F b. Mass. Oct 1896

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1905 RI Census:

Name: Elizabeth Blundell
Residence: Cumberland, E.D. 0141, Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 47
Gender: Female
Race or Color: White
Marital Status: Married
Birth Date: 01 Jul 1857
Birthplace: England
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Number of Family in the Order of Visitation: 427
Number in this Family: 6
Mother of how many children: 13
Number of these children living June 1, 1905: 5
Digital Folder Number: 4459731
Image Number: 00299
Film Number: 2079295
Household Gender Age
Elizabeth Blundell F
Emily Blundell F
Hilda Blundell F

Name: Frederick W Blundell
Residence: Cumberland, E.D. 0141, Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Race or Color: White
Marital Status: Married
Birth Date: 15 Jul 1857
Birthplace: England
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Number of Family in the Order of Visitation: 427
Number in this Family: 6
Digital Folder Number: 4459492
Image Number: 01272
Film Number: 2079240
Household Gender Age
Frederick W Blundell M
Child Frederick W Blundell Junior M

(listed seperately because of typo in last name:)
Name: Bertha Blandell
Residence: Cumberland, E.D. 0141, Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Race or Color: White
Marital Status: Single
Birth Date: 29 Aug 1887

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1910 Census

Name: Frederick W Blundell
Birthplace: England
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Residence: Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island
Marital Status: Married
Race : White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1880
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
Family Number: 9
Page Number: 1
Household Gender Age
Frederick W Blundell M 52y
Spouse Elizabeth Blundell F 52y
Child Frederick W Blundell M 28y
Child Emily Blundell F 18y
Child Hilda Blundell F 13y

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1920 Census

Name: Elizabeth Blundell
Residence: Precinct 1 New Bedford Ward 1, Bristol, Massachusetts
Estimated Birth Year: 1858
Age: 62
Birthplace: England
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Gender: Female
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Birthplace:
Film Number: 1820685
Digital Folder Number: 4301081
Image Number: 00062
Sheet Number: 5
Household Gender Age
Elizabeth Blundell F 62y
Child Frederic M Blundell M 37y
Child Emely Howland F 29y
Robert Howland M 37y
Gladys Blundell F 7y

1881
November 2, 1881
Age 27
Preston, Lancashire, UK

1905 RI Census:

Name: Frederick W Blundell Junior
Residence: Cumberland, E.D. 0141, Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Race or Color: White
Marital Status: Single
Birth Date: 02 Nov 1881
Birthplace: England

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1930 Census - living with family of Bertha Blundell Brindle:

Name: Frederick W Blundell
Event: Census
Event Date: 1930
Event Place: Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island
Gender: Male
Age: 47
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Birthplace: England
Estimated Birth Year: 1883
Immigration Year: 1884
Relationship to Head of Household: Brother-in-law
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
Enumeration District Number: 0202
Family Number: 131
Sheet Number and Letter: 5B
Line Number: 96
NARA Publication: T626, roll 2171
Film Number: 2341905
Digital Folder Number: 4547300
Image Number: 00964
Household Gender Age
Alfred Brindle M 43
Bertha Brindle F 42
Harold Brindle M 18
Florence E Brindle F 16
Alfred R Brindle M 14
Frederick W Blundell M 47

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1935 RI Census

Name: Frederick W Blundell
Event: Census
Event Date: 1935
Event Place: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Residence: 5 Lawrence St, Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island
Street Address: 5 Lawrence St
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Head of Household - Number in Family:
Birth Date: 02 Nov 1882
Birthplace: England
Film Number: 1711476

1884
March 10, 1884
Age 29
Providence, RI, USA

record title: Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1878-1914
name: Elizabeth Alice Blundell
gender: Female
birth date: 10 Mar 1884
birthplace: Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
father's name: Frederick W.
mother's name: Elizabeth Chadwick
indexing project (batch) number: I02141-1
system origin: Rhode Island-EASy
source film number: 1845634

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Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1878-1914

Name: Elizabeth Alice Blundell
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 10 Mar 1884
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island
Father's Name: Frederick W.
Mother's Name: Elizabeth
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I02132-5
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
Source Film Number: 1822630
Reference Number: 235

1887
August 29, 1887
Age 33
Pawtucket, RI, USA

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/igi/family_group_record.asp?...
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Record title: Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1878-1914
name: Bertha Blundell
gender: Female
birth date: 29 Aug 1887
birthplace: Pawtucket, Rhode Island
father's name: Frederic W. Blundell
mother's name: Elizabeth
indexing project (batch) number: I02133-2
system origin: Rhode Island-EASy
source film number: 1822631

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Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1878-1914

Name: Bertha Blundell
Gender: Female
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 29 Aug 1887
Birthplace: Pawtucket, Providence, Rhode Island
Father's Name: Frederick W Blundell
Mother's Name: Elizabeth
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I09997-7
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
Source Film Number: 2047942
Reference Number: p 27