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NSW Birth 16433/1890 BLAND RHODA F - WILLIAM LOUISA M - HILLSTON * 4 Mar 1890


Looking for info on Rhoda's parents.


Narandera Argus & Riverina Advertiser – Tue 20Aug 1946 - Mrs. Louisa M. Bland
Mrs. Louisa Margaret Bland, who died at the advanced age of 85 years, lived in her Wyalong home for the past 50 years. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William McFadzean, she was born at Portland, Victoria. When she was a girl the family went to Hay, and later moved to Lake Cargelligo. In 1879 her marriage to the late Mr. William Bland, of Lake Cargelligo, took place 1879. Leaving Lake Cargelligo in 1896, the Bland family went to Wyalong to live. Mr. Bland died 16 years ago. Deceased leaves a family of six sons and two daughters. They are Charles (Rose Bay, formerly of Narandera), Norman (Temora), George (Wyalong), Archibald (Laurieton, North Coast, well known in Narandera), Neil (Lockhart), Stephen (Wyalong), Belle (Mrs. Locke, of Cabramatta), Rhoda (Mrs Sutherland, of Strathfield). She also leaves 41 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. The funeral was largely attended. The service was conducted by the Rev. G. H. Carr, and the interment was in the Methodist portion of the Wyalong cemetery.

Another Orbit for her
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/145137238?searchTerm=bland - mcfadzean&searchLimits=

Orbit for William Bland – The West Wyalong – Fri 29 Aug 1930


Name William Bland
Spouse Name Louisa M Mcfadzean
Marriage Date 1879
Marriage Place New South Wales
Registration Place Condobolin New South Wales
Registration Year 1879
Registration Number 3073

Name Louisa Margaret McFadzing
Birth Date Abt 1860
Birth Place Port, Victoria
Registration Year 1860
Registration Place Victoria, Australia
Father William McFadzing (b1835 KIlmanock Scotland – March 1916 NSW )
Mother Mary Hinkley (b 1838 Leicester Notts – Nov 1919 Taree NSW ) – married 1858 Condobolin NSW

Name William Bland
Death Date 1930
Death Place New South Wales
Father's Name Charles
Mother's Name Isrbella
Registration Year 1930
Registration Place Wyalong West New South Wales
Registration Number 13161
Thanks Val.

It looks like two different Bland families in my tree now.

Name William Bland
Death Date 1930
Death Place New South Wales
Father's Name Charles
Mother's Name Isrbella
Registration Year 1930
Registration Place Wyalong West New South Wales
Registration Number 13161

William’s parents – Mum
The Age – Wed 24 April 1912
BLAND – on 22 April 1912 at the residence of her daughter Darling street Echuca, Isabella Bland widow of the late Charles Bland and mother of Will (NSW ), Mrs Fall (Echuca ) Mrs Kendall, Mrs McDonald and Nell Bland, NZ, Dan South Africa, Thomas Shepperton, Mrs T W Ingram Healesville and the late Mrs Glen Shepparton. Age 78 years, Interred at Echuca.

His father
The Argus – Mon 1 April 1901 – Sudden Deaths
Charles Bland, a visitor from Shepparton was found dead in his bed at the Royal hotel King street. When the cook called to awaken him yesterday morning. Bland was known to have been suffering from heart disease
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Thanks Val.

Do we know where that Bland family came from. The other one was from Hessett, Suffolk.

Charles Bland 1824 Norfolk – 31 March 1901 Vic (son of Charles Bland 1791 – 1845 Norfolk & Elizabeth nee Christmas 1793 – 1840 Norfolk )

Family on 1841 census
Civil parish Gayton
Hundred Freebridge Lynn
County/Island Norfolk
Country England
Registration district Freebridge Lynn
Sub-registration district Gayton
Piece 768
Book 11
Folio 15
Page number 23

Vic Police Gazette 1865 – Charles Bland alias Dan is charged with deserting his family at Scarsdale on 9th instant, he is an Englishman, a sawyer, aged 41 about 5 ft 8 inches, high black hair mixed with grey, small brown whiskers, no moustache, sallow complexion, dark eyes, flat nose, scar on forehead from timber cuts and left little finger wanting. Wears brown cloth coat, moleskin trousers and drab felt hat. He is supposed to be at Bullarook or Gordon’s at some saw-mill. 20th Dec 1865

Charles Bland married Isabella Munro 1853 Vic reg 3192

Jane Anderson Bland 1859 Vic – married George Henry Kendall 1877 Vic – died 17 Aug 1926 Vic

Isabella Bland 1861 Vic – married – died ?

Elizabeth Bland 1864 Vic – died 1905 Vic – married John Glenn 1892 Vic

Helen Bland 1865 Vic – never married – died Aug 1946 NSW

Charles Bland 1867 Vic – 1942 Vic

Harriet Bland 1870 Vic – married 1890 Augustus Grigor McDonald @ Shepparton – died 4 May 1964 Invercargill NZ

Daniel Bland 1873 Vic - died South Africa ?

Thomas Bland 1875 Vic

Annie Belle Bland 1877 Vic – married 1907 Thomas William Ingram Vic – died 26 April 1953 Vic