5. Richard BLABER23,81,82,83 was born circa 1794 in Folkington, East Sussex, England.84,85 He was christened on 11 October 1795 in Folkington, East Sussex, England.23 Between 1841 and 1851 he was an Agricultural Labourer.86,87,88 Richard was also described as a Pauper in the 1851 census. Richard was described as blind in one eye in 1851.86 He died before 1861 at the age of 67.89
Richard BLABER and Eliza THORPE were married on 25 December 1821 in Jevington, East Sussex, England.84,90,91 Before her marriage to Richard, Eliza gave birth to a son on 8 September 1818 (name unknown). The father was a Luke Parris:
"Overseers of the poor: bastardy - ref. PAR406/33
FILE - Justices' order for payments by Luke Parris of Jevington, labourer, toward the cost of the son, born at Jevington on 8 Sep 1818, of Eliza Thorpe, now wife of Richard Blaber of Folkington, labourer - ref. PAR406/33/3 - date: 21 Aug 1822"
They84,90,91 lived at home in Folkington, East Sussex, England in 1841.87 They87 lived at Wootton in Folkington, East Sussex, England in 1851.86 Eliza THORPE was born about 1800 in Wilmington, East Sussex, England.84,92,93,94 In the 1851 census Eliza's place of birth is given as Jevington. She lived at Willingdon Street in Willingdon, East Sussex, England in 1861.89 Eliza was a widow at the 1861 census. She was lodging, along with her sister Theodosia Kenyon (73, widow) at the home of Phillis Catt (78, widow).
Richard BLABER-2667 and Eliza THORPE-5024 had the following children:
|Henry BLABER was born about 1829 in East Sussex, England.95,96 He lived at home in Folkington, East Sussex, England in 1841.95 He was a Policeman.97 Henry emigrated on 13 January 1855/6 to New South Wales, Australia.97 He arrived in Australia on board the 'Bangalore'. The ship was full of Policemen and their families. Could this mass emigration of the 'law' to NSW have anything to do with the 'gold'rush'?. Henry travelled alone. One record clearly gives the year as 1855, and another as 1856. As it was January it is more likely that the year was 1856 and the person stating 1855 did so by habit and forgot that the year had changed.|
|William BLABER was born about 1832 in Folkington, East Sussex, England.84,98,99 He lived at home in Folkington, East Sussex, England in 1841.95 He lived at Wootton in Folkington, East Sussex, England in 1851.86 In 1851 William was an Agricultural Labourer.86|
|Eleanor "Ellen" BLABER-6029.|