Mary Ann Blake

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Mary Ann Blake (Suckling)

Birthplace: Steeple Bumpstead, Essex, England, United Kingdom
Death: 1920 (67-68)
New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Daughter of NN Suckling and Frances Elizabeth Deed
Wife of Charles Blake
Mother of Caroline Elizabeth Hart; Charles Richard Blake; William John Blake; Edward Blake; Jessie Susannah Cathcart and 1 other
Sister of John William Suckling
Half sister of Edward Ernest Deed; William Forster Deed; Francis Guylott Deed; Georgina Williams; Mark Simkin Deed and 1 other

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About Mary Ann Blake

Mary Ann Suckling was born in Steeple Bumpstead, Essex, England on 16 March 1852.

She was baptized in Steeple Bumpstead, Essex England, on 25 July 1858.

Her father was not documented and her mother was unmarried. She was baptized under her mothers maiden name of Turner.

She came to New Zealand in 1865 with her mother, step-father, brother and half brother, another half brother was born at sea in 1865 en route to New Zealand.

She was raised under the surname of Suckling (believed to be her paternal father's surname).

Mary Ann Suckling is acknowledged as a step-daughter in John Jackson Deed's probate file. She is also mentioned in the probate file of her mother Frances Elizabeth, but it does not reveal who her father was.

UK Baptism

  • County: Essex
  • Place: Steeple Bumpstead
  • Church name: St Mary the Virgin
  • Register type: Parish Register
  • Register entry number: 375
  • Baptism date: 25 Jul 1858
  • Birth date: 16 Mar 1852
  • Person forename: Mary Ann
  • Person sex: F
  • Mother forename: Elizabeth
  • Mother surname: TURNER
  • Register note: mother a Spinster

[NZH 9 May 1870] BLAKE - SUCKLING - In May 5th, at the residence of the bride;s stepfather, Waiuku, by the Rev, John Law, Charles Blake, of the Hutts, Wellington, to Mary Ann Suckling, lateof Steeple Bampstead, Essex, England.


  2. MARRIAGES., Auckland Star, Volume I, Issue 103, 9 May 1870
  3. MARRIAGES., Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXVI, Issue 3969, 12 May 1870
  4. MARRIAGES., New Zealand Herald, Volume VII, Issue 1990, 4 June 1870
  5. MARRIAGES., Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXVI, Issue 3989, 4 June 1870
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Mary Ann Blake's Timeline

March 16, 1852
Steeple Bumpstead, Essex, England, United Kingdom
July 25, 1858
Age 6
Steeple Bumpstead, Essex, England, United Kingdom
November 8, 1871
Waiuku, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
July 26, 1872
Drury, Auckland, New Zealand
April 1875
Waiuku, Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand
May 17, 1880
New Zealand
June 1891
New Zealand
Age 67
New Zealand