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The Blunden's from 2 Clare Lane, Dublin
« on: Tuesday 25 November 14 21:09 GMT (UK) »
Forgive me now, I am new to this. My grandfather and grandmother Edward and Florence May Blunden lived at the above address when I was a child, we visited for holidays. I am interested in finding information regarding grandads siblings and his father's relatives and what became of them.
His father (my great grandfather) was Edward b. 1861. His mother( my great grand mother) was Jane Johnstone
His sister was Edea b. 1891
His brother was William Percival b.1884.
My great grandfather had a sister Caroline Jane b. 1868, a brother David Dale Osbourne b.1867, and a brother William Osbourne b. 1865
Is there anyone out there who can help please??? Many thanks




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Re: The Blunden's from 2 Clare Lane, Dublin
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 26 November 14 14:21 GMT (UK) »
Welcome and just to add some background for folk responding, is this Edward Blunden and Jane Johnstone with children William, Edward, Caroline, and Edea in 1901?

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Dublin/Mountjoy/Lr__Rutland_Street_/1327663/

And the children in 1911?

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Dublin/North_Dock/Common_Street/21652/

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Re: The Blunden's from 2 Clare Lane, Dublin
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 26 November 14 14:36 GMT (UK) »
 Ah, I see on the internet that you have quite an extensive tree with supporting documentation on the Ancestry website, can you tie down anything more specific that you need?

(Just trying to avoid the nugatory effort of folk on this website re-inventing the wheel for you, since you've clearly researched quite a bit. :) )

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Re: The Blunden's from 2 Clare Lane, Dublin
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 26 November 14 16:23 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Gaffy for replying. Yes my grandfather was the son Edward born in 1882. The family story is that Edward was about to emigrate to join his brother in America when he met my grandmother and so didn't go. The only brother that I can see this could be is William Percival but I can't find anything re where he went to, did he marry first what did he do for a living? My grandfather Edward was a Tent and Sailmaker - which would fit with them living in the North Dock area I would guess. How he and Florence came to live at 2 Clare Lane I don't know but we visited on several occasions from England on holiday  during the 50's, 60's and indeed my grandfather died in the late 60's whilst still living at this address although I can't find the death registration. Any information re William Percival would be appreciated.
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Viv


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Re: The Blunden's from 2 Clare Lane, Dublin
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 26 November 14 17:17 GMT (UK) »
Are you sure about the Percival bit?

William's 1884 baptism was as plain William Blunden.
http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/display-pdf.jsp?pdfName=d-277-2-11-034

There was a William Percival Blunden born in Dublin 1891 who became a senior civil servant.
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Re: The Blunden's from 2 Clare Lane, Dublin
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 26 November 14 20:03 GMT (UK) »
You could well be right, I came across the Percival when looking for a marriage, could only find one with Percival as a second name - this was back in the early days of searching. However, I still can't find find anything re this William - he was supposed to be in the USA, but I have found that some of the things I was told as a teenager have not panned out!! I suppose they all romanticised for us children.

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Re: The Blunden's from 2 Clare Lane, Dublin
« Reply #6 on: Monday 13 June 16 00:28 BST (UK) »
My grandfather was William Percival Blunden, but I am not sure if this is the person you are looking for. He died in about 1972, and his father was called John, I think. His father ran a cram school to enable people pass exams for the civil service.
They lived in Charleston Road as it is called now, in Ranelagh and before that I think in Stamer Street off the South Circular Road. Willie had a sister Frances who went to live in England and married someone called Kerr. He also had a brother John and a sisters called Jenny (birth name Camilla, I think) who never married and a sister Mary (later called May) who married someone called Derham.
My grandfather married Eileen Kelly who came from Ranelagh (family ran a pub and grocers) and they initially lived in Leeson Street and then moved to Terenure. They had 2 children, Niall and Ailis (called Peggy).
 

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Re: The Blunden's from 2 Clare Lane, Dublin
« Reply #7 on: Monday 20 June 16 19:44 BST (UK) »
Thank you Fiona for getting back to me. Unfortunately William Percival is not the William I am looking for. Good luck with  your search and thanks again for replying. Regards, Vivian