Alexander Henry Blayney

the New Zealand connection

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This is my own pedigree, obtained from memories and histories of living New Zealand Blayneys, confirmed by cemetry records and my own research. At present, I believe this is reasonably accurate, but the ancestors of Alexander are not as well defined, so I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has more information that might help or corrections/additions to our ancestors.

Alexander Henry BLAYNEY a.k.a. Henry Alexander BLAYNEY, Cabinet Maker, listed at Peel Road, Woodford, Essex in the 1881 British Census, born Set 1842 and living with his widowed mother Rebecca BLAYNEY b~1806 [129]. This may also explain one of the reasons for Alex's delay into matrimony (The only Rebecca BLAYNEY death recorded in FreeBDM was in 1889 in Watford, Hertfordshire [130] .

Alex's father was Thomas BLAYNEY (Blaney according to one LDS source), born 1796 in Finsbury, a Journeyman Tailor. He died in 1854 at Hackney Wick of Cholera. Alex's mother was Rebecca Lambert (Lambbert in the LDS source), born in 1804 at Bethnal Green, London and married on 15th October, 1823 at St Matthew, Bethnal Green [127]

According to Garry Blayney [142] Alex was not just a chairmaker but a landlord but he lost the houses in an economic depression

It is obvious from the dates of marriage (1893), Immigration (1893) and the birth of their first child, Frank on 14 May 1893 at Auckland, that the marriage and emigration were precipitated by Beckie Nichol's pregnancy. She would have been 28 and Alex 50 at the time ;-)


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Alex and Beckie are buried at Hillsborough Cemetery overlooking Auckland's 2nd harbour (the Manukau Harbour)

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Ancestors: see Thomas BLAYNEY & Rebecca LAMBERT of Bethnal Green, London


Alexander Blayney

Rebecca Blayney
1 Alexander Henry BLAYNEY b.Sep1842 (St Luke, London) A Chairmaker by trade, owning some houses in London which he lost in an economic down-turn [367] (presumably the Financial Panic and subsequent Depression of 1893). imm.1893; Occ. "settler", Farmer (Pt Chevalier) and was recorded as having 173 sheep in 1894, but zero in 1895 [862]. He then became a Carrier in Morningside, Auckland, where he owned land opposite the Railway Station which he divided between his sons: Frank got 30 Argyle St, while Thomas had 20 Argyle St plus a depot. d.11Sep1924 Auckland [123]; Will probated 18Sep1924 [122] + Rebecca (Beckie) NICHOLS b.Q1.1865 (Hackney, England); m.1893 (presumably onboard ship as no British or NZ BDM record exists); A Rebecca NICHOLS appears on the BDM record b.(Mar)1865 (Hackney) [1268] Emm in 1893 and on the 1893 NZ Electoral Roll living at Point Chevalier, Auckland [122] d.22Aug1948 (Auckland) age 83 [1144] (Brain tumour) Both Alexander and Beckie buried at

Frank & Ruby Blayney
Hillsborough Cemetery (Auckland) [123] (see above) Rebecca called her grandchildren princes [from Vi] 2 Francis (Frank) Alexander Thomas BLAYNEY b.15May1893 Pt Chevalier Auckland d.11Mar1983 [142], Masterton Hospital. Ashes interred Nov 1989 NZ Army (WWI) served 1914-1919 Self-employed, then employed truck driver (multiple driving offences documented). See Frank.html + Ruby Armstrong WESTON but preferred the surname WESTON-HURD after her step-father, Hurd)


Thomas Athol
b.29Dec1898 [1144]; m.11Oct1920 [1268]; d.4Nov1979, [ashes were interred 1989 with Francis [123]]; [Dau of Henry and Agnes Western] 3 Living BLAYNEY view family (?p/w problem) 2 Thomas Athol BLAYNEY b.22Mar1896 & d.17Nov1977 Oratia, Auckland Ashes bur.19Nov1977 (Waikumete Cem. Auck. - Cremation Lawn Old Row K2, Plot 12) (Self-employed carrier & coal merchant, see 1918 & 1919 photos) Didn't complete primary school NZ Army (WWI) served 1914-1918. m.31May1922 Wellington

Ms McLeod
Elsie's mum

Tom & Elsie
& Toomaths 1922

+ Hannah Mary (Elsie) TOOMATH b?15.Dec1898, Milton Otago (NZ) adopted daughter of E James TOOMATH b.1860 d.25Oct1934 and Alice Jane HOBBS b.1865 d.20Feb1934 both of Auckland but Elsie's birthmother was a McLEOD. Elsie nursed both her adopted parents for ten years at Argyl St, Morningside (where she met Thomas) but she was not included in the Toomath will. Thomas and Elsie retired to Piha, NZ where she died on 13Apr1967 Ashes bur.23Nov1967 (Waikumete Cem. Auck. - Cremation Lawn Old Row K2, Plot 12) 3 Noel James BLAYNEY b.23Dec1922 (Wellington) d.20Dec2004 (Waikanae). (Electrician, Civil Servant) [Biological s/o Elsie but not of Thomas, although adopted by him] + Irene Elinor HOBBS b.3Apr1921 (Wellington) m.19Mar1943, d.20Sep2005 4 Living BLAYNEYS view family (?p/w problem) 3 Living BLAYNEY view family (?p/w problem) 3 Living BLAYNEY view family (?p/w problem) + Myron Bertrand KELLY b.9Aug1923 (Delegate, NSW); d.4Jul2007 (NSW); Farmer 3 Ivan Thomas BLAYNEY b.1926 & d.1993 in Auckland (Carpenter) + Phyllis Muriel Emma POTTER b.8Mar1926 -Living 4 Living BLAYNEY view family (?p/w problem) 4 Living BLAYNEY view family (?p/w problem) 4 Keith Thomas BLAYNEY [me], living view family (?p/w problem) 4 Living BLAYNEY view family (?p/w problem) 4 Living BLAYNEY view family (?p/w problem) 3 Living BLAYNEY view family (?p/w problem) 3 Living BLAYNEY view family (?p/w problem)
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Tom BLAYNEY (1918)
WWI uniform

Tom's Argyl St
house, Morningside

Thomas BLAYNEY,carrier 1919


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