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beccabb23

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Hi there,

Although I have been researching my family history for a couple of years (on and off) I am still a beginner!

I have been focusing on my Dad's paternal side as they are so mysterious and I do like a challenge.

My main hurdle is that my Grandad's father's name is not on his birth certificate and his mother (Sarah Alderson Bland) never married... or so I thought.

When she died she was buried in the local Inghamite church, where most of the records were ''lost''. I talked to a researcher at my local library and she told me that there was a link between my great Grandma and a Jonas Bland. She said it is possible she was married in the Inghamite church in secret so that is why there is no record. My main question is what do I do now? Is it an impossible quest to find anymore information?

I am at a total loss to what direction I can take my research?

I hope I have made sense I do tend to talk in riddles especially when I am typing.. sorry in advance!

Kind regards

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Burial: 15 Jan 1940 Wheatley Lane Inghamite, Fence In Pendle, Lancs.
Sarah Alderson Bland -
Age: 53 years
Abode: 35 Duke Street, Burnley
Grave: 95
Notes: Right of Burial to Wilfred Alderson Bland (son)
Section: 9
Buried by: H. Whittaker
Register: Burials Section 9-11 1911 - 2002, Page 266
Source: Original Parish Register


There are other Blands buried there.

1911 census as well will help.

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http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_bks&q=Inghamite+church+&fq=dt:bks

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Any of these your Sarah A Bland ?

If you need help we need more info.Name of Sarahs son and roughly when born.


Sarah Alderson Bland
England and Wales Census, 1911
birth:
Parish Of Maker, Yorkshire
residence:
1911
Burnley, Burnley, Lancashire, England
Sarah Alderson Bland
England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008
birth registration:
1886
Reeth, Yorkshire, England
Sarah A. Bland
Mother
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
spouse:
Thomas Bland
child:
Henry Bland

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Name:
Sarah A Bland
Birth Date:
abt 1885
Date of Registration:
Mar 1929
Age at Death:
44
Registration district:
Burnley
Inferred County:
Lancashire
Volume:
8e
Page:
411

I believe this is the 1886 Sarah born Muker Yorkshire.

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Births Sep Qtr 1925
Bland Wilfred A - Bland - Burnley 8e 303

There are others in Burnley and many more in Lancs.
 

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Deaths Mar Qtr 1940
Bland Sarah A 53 Burnley 8e 586

fits the burial.
 
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1891
Name:
John A Bland
Age:
31
Estimated birth year:
abt 1860
Relation:
Head
Spouse's Name:
Mary A Bland -c1862 Bishop Auckland, Durham, England
Gender:
Male
Where born:
Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, England
Civil Parish:
Muker

At the moment this is all guest work a I don't have a time scale

Ellie

Edit-Important data missed from census

Name:
Nathan Alderson
Age:
20
Estimated birth year:
abt 1871
Relation:
Brother
Gender:
Male
Where born:
Muker, Yorkshire, England
Civil Parish:
Muker
Ecclesiastical parish:
St Mary
Town:
East and West Stonesdale
County/Island:
Yorkshire
Country:
England
 
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Hi, thank you, sorry for the late reply I was at work. Always gets in the way.


All I know is she was born in 1886 in muker, Yorkshire. I have her parents names John and Mary. I believe she had 2 brothers.

I think your right she is buried in the inghamire church in Fence. I was also told that even though we all believe she died unmarried that she may have gotten married to a Jonas bland in the inghamite church as he was divorced but I can't find anything about him. There are no records I got this clue from a researcher at the library.

My main aim in all this is to find out if I have any living relatives from that side of my family . I am also on an impossible mission to find out who was my grandads father.

Thank you all for your help I wasn't being ignorant sorry again for the late reply. It's also hard to get my head round how to use a forum I'm totally new to this.

Wilfred A bland is my grandad he died about 20 years ago now.he didn't talk about his mum much to my dad so I'm kinda going off the little bit of info he game me which was Sarah's name
 

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Hi Ellie,

My grandad - Wilfred A Bland was born in 1925 he was 15 when Sarah died. He married Anne Greenwood and had my dad David W Bland.

What other details do I need? And where else can I look. I've looked in the directories and census .

I want to find this Jonas bland too but I have nothing to go on at all so I don't know what to do.
 

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Hi Becca,

Jonas Bland in 1911:

Name: Jonas Bland
Age in 1911: 24
Estimated birth year: abt 1887
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Burnley, Lancashire, England
Civil Parish: Burnley
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England
Street address: 27 Gresham Place Burnley
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Mechanical Stoker Labourer
Registration district: Burnley
Registration District Number: 472
Sub-registration district: West Ward
ED, institution, or vessel: 8
Piece: 24831
Household Members:
Name Age
Jonas Bland 24
Sarah Alice Bland 26
Elizabeth Bland 3

Interesting, his wife is Sarah A too

This looks like him in 1901:

Name: Jonas Bland
Age: 14
Estimated birth year: abt 1887
Relation to Head: Grandson
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Burnley, Lancashire, England
Civil Parish: Brighouse
Ecclesiastical parish: Brighouse St Martin
County/Island: Yorkshire
Country: England
Street address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

Education:

Employment status:

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Registration district: Halifax
Sub-registration district: Brighouse
ED, institution, or vessel: 19
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 4116
Folio: 137
Page Number: 31
Household schedule number: 193
Household Members:
Name Age
Elizabeth Bland 58
Jonas Bland 14
James Morley 26
Michael Fox 23
Frank Fox 21
James Conney 21


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Birth record :

Name: Jonas Blands
Registration Year: 1886
Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun
Registration district: Burnley
Inferred County: Lancashire
Volume: 8e
Page: 239

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If Sarah was not married when she had Wilfred, she might have asked for Poor Relief. Even in Wilfred's name there might be a poor relief. People were still asking for poor relief until the NHS was set up.


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