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Olive Arbuthnot (Blake)

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland
Death: September 12, 1953 (77)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Henry Arthur Blake GCMG and Edith Bernal-Osborne
Wife of John Bernard Arbuthnot
Mother of David George Arbuthnot and Patricia Evangeline Anne Byron
Sister of Lieut. Arthur Blake and Maurice Bernal Blake

Managed by: Kenneth Kwame Welsh, (C)
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About Olive Arbuthnot

Olive Blake was the daughter of Sir Henry Arthur Blake and Edith Osborne.1,3 She married Major John Bernard Arbuthnot, son of Colonel George Arbuthnot and Caroline Emma Nepean Aitchison, on 8 June 1903.1 She died on 12 September 1953.1


  • Irene Joan Grace Arbuthnot, David George Arbuthnot, Terence John Arbuthnot, Bernard Kieran Charles Arbuthnot, Richard Henry Myles Arbuthnot, Patricia Evangeline Anne Arbuthnot


From "The Girl in the Painting." Independent article by Patrick Cockburn Tuesday 28 June 2011:

" [my grandmother was] a formidable looking woman of whom I was somewhat frightened. ..."


  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 120. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S1438] Sir William Arbuthnot, "re: Arbuthnot and Duff Families," e-mail message to Darryl Lundy, 29 August 2005 to 19 October 2010. Hereinafter cited as "re: Arbuthnot and Duff Families."
  3. [S212] Obituaries, The Independent, London, U.K., 28 June 2011. Hereinafter cited as The Independent.


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Olive Arbuthnot's Timeline

November 5, 1875
Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland
April 7, 1905
Age 29
Age 38
September 12, 1953
Age 77