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Blanch Wroughton (Norris)

Birthplace: Hawley, Hampshire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: December 28, 1862 (49)
Berkshire, England (United Kingdom)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John William Norris and Louisa Norris
Wife of Philip Wroughton
Mother of Emma Louisa Toulmin; Philip Wroughton; Blanche C. Wroughton and Mary Anne Bonham
Sister of Ellen Dumbleton; Louisa Vincent; Juliet Norris; Barbarina Bonham; Mary Frances Henry and 2 others

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About Blanch Wroughton

Blanch Norris was born a twin, her sister was Lady Caroline Young.

She married Philip Wroughton (1805-1862) on 22 Apr 1841 at Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England

Philip was living at Ibstone House, Buckinghamshire, when he inherited Woolley Park, Wantage, Berkshire. 'He and the six children rode in cavalcade to take possession of their new home. The mama followed by road, sobbing all the way, for she was leaving her own part of the country.’ (Carbery, Lady M. Happy world: The story of a Victorian childhood, 1941.)

"After John II died in 1848, Hughenden Manor was sold to Disraeli, following a lengthy and acrimonious exchange of lawyers' letters, for £ 35,000. Disraeli hadn't got the money, and after trying in vain to get the house and complete the payments later, he eventually had to borrow it. Dizzy, as a young man, had courted Blanch, John II’s fifth daughter, but her father 'sent the young man packing,' looking on him as a penniless adventurer. A great-grand-daughter told me that Blanch and 'Dizzy', when young, used to go riding together, and put their spare pennies in a hollow tree 'against a rainy day'. After Blanch died at the age of ninety, in 1903, her daughter found bundles of letters from Disraeli and she burnt the lot." (Ursula Norris 1966) [1]


  1. Family History of the Norris family from Hughenden, by Ursula Norris, (1966), "Charles Norris, Tenby Artist, and his Family". Cylchgrawn Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru (The National Library of Wales Journal). 14 (4): 489–496. Dictionary of Welsh Biography - National Library of Wales
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Blanch Wroughton's Timeline

January 16, 1813
Hawley, Hampshire, England (United Kingdom)
Ibstone, Buckinghamshire, England (United Kingdom)
April 6, 1846
Ibstone, Buckinghamshire, England (United Kingdom)
December 28, 1862
Age 49
Berkshire, England (United Kingdom)