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Percival Thomas BLISSETT
« on: Thursday 29 March 07 22:37 BST (UK) »
Hello,

Percival Thomas Blissett was living in Park Avenue, Dublin in 1939. He would have been in his sixties. Any information would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Marie.

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Re: Percival Thomas BLISSETT
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 11 April 07 15:00 BST (UK) »
What do you know about him already? Do you have his birth or marriage cert? Occupation? religion? Have you checked the Dublin directories around that time for information?

Kate
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Re: Percival Thomas BLISSETT
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 11 April 07 20:31 BST (UK) »
Was he Irish?

Free BMD has a birth for a Percival Thomas Blissett born 1873 Bristol and married 1905 Runcorn.

1881 has him at RG11; Piece: 2478; Folio: 26; Page: 18

1891 has him at RG12; Piece: 1965; Folio 62; Page 30

1901 - not sure of - there is a 'Percival Bliss Crew' same age and p o b

if that was him in 1901 he is an insurance agent and an engineers apprentice in 1891.

hope this helps- even if only to eliminate from the picture

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Re: Percival Thomas BLISSETT
« Reply #3 on: Monday 04 April 16 13:19 BST (UK) »
Hello Marie,
Appreciate it some time since you were inquiring about Percival Blissett. there was a Percival Blissett lived at 21 Park  Avenue in the Sandymount area of Dublin in 1911 census. He's  listed as 37 years of age and married to Elizabeth, no children. They were recorded as being English nationals. There is a good possibilty that they fostered a family of children who had lost their father from T.B. and their mother had mental issues. That family was called Knight and one of them Alfie has received some fame as the 9 year old boy who wrote to Lord Kitchener in 1914 requesting that he join the army as a despatch rider. The letter is on display in the Imperial War museum London. Needless to say he was turned down for enlisting.  The two sets of facts match  each other.
Hope this helps you belatedly with your enquiries.
Regards
John

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Re: Percival Thomas BLISSETT
« Reply #4 on: Monday 04 April 16 16:10 BST (UK) »
Dublin Register of Electors 1939 to 1964 does not list Blissett anywhere
http://databases.dublincity.ie/electoral/advanced.php

however there is a death in Galway 1937
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FTK1-LNP

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Re: Percival Thomas BLISSETT
« Reply #5 on: Monday 04 April 16 16:17 BST (UK) »
Probate of his will 1938
formerly of 21 Park Ave and late of 38 Park Ave
retired engineer,died 6th Sep 1937 granted to Charles W Blissett,chartered accountant
effects 2805
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he was married to Florence Mabel ?
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Dublin/Pembroke_East/Park_Avenue/42137/

marriage ?
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F3GR-L27

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Re: Percival Thomas BLISSETT
« Reply #6 on: Monday 04 April 16 18:20 BST (UK) »
around 1936 or 37 he had been threathened by the I R A  for blackguarding a man under him in Guinness's where he had worked as civil engineer he was warned to be out of country by December perhaps he fled to Galway  see OCR text
https://irishnewspapers.com/newspage/92667975/

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Re: Percival Thomas BLISSETT
« Reply #7 on: Monday 04 April 16 22:57 BST (UK) »


Thats  odd 38 Park Avenue is where  Alfie Knight lived before his father died.
From 1911 census;

Residents of a house 38.1 in Park Avenue (Pembroke East, Dublin)
Census Years1911DublinPembroke EastPark AvenueResidents of a house
Surname   Forename   Age   Sex   Relation to head   Religion
Knight   Alfred   35   Male   Head of Family   Church of Ireland
Knight   Elizabeth   29   Female   Wife   Church of Ireland
Knight   Alfred   6   Male   Son   Church of Ireland
Knight   Ursula   5   Female   Daughter   Church of Ireland
Knight   Charles Edward   2   Male   Son   Church of Ireland
Knight   James Francis   1   Male   Son   Church of Ireland
Healy   Mary   19   Female   Servant   Roman Catholic
When he wrote the letter in 1914 he was living at 21 Park Avenue
Google Alfie Knight and his letter comes up with address at 21 Park Avenue.

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Re: Percival Thomas BLISSETT
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 06 April 16 13:30 BST (UK) »
Apparently Elizabeth Knight was on the Electoral Roll 1913 at 21 Park Ave, crossed out beside it is written'' in immediate succession from dwellinghouse 38 Park Ave''.
No sign of Percival or no 38 Park Ave
http://databases.dublincity.ie/burgesses/search_new.php    1908 to 1915 Electoral Roll's