Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Maria ASHDOWNAge: 4817891837

Name
Maria ASHDOWN
Given names
Maria
Surname
ASHDOWN
Married name
Maria BLANCH
Married name
Maria BLANCHE
Birth about January 1789 48 36
Publication: Deborah Myers, 17 November 2007,
Citation details: Page 2
Note: Deborah Myers and Kevin Matthews has her being born at Ewhurst, Sussex.
Christening January 25, 1789
Publication: Copyright (c) 1980, 2002
Citation details: Ancestral File record AFN:19Q9-NF9
Birth of a brotherJames ASHDOWN
about 1792 (Age 3)

Publication: Copyright (c) 1980, 2002
Christening of a brotherJames ASHDOWN
September 16, 1792 (Age 3)
Publication: Copyright (c) 1980, 2002
MarriageEdward BLANCHEView this family
October 1, 1807 (Age 18)
Publication: Deborah Myers, 17 November 2007,
Publication: Sydney: W. Wood, 1988, viii, 524 p., [56] p. of plates : ill., ports.; 31 cm. ISBN 0731636058. Limited Edition - 100 copies.Produced to commemorate the Blanch Family Reunion held at Raymond Terrace, NSW, in October 1988 and the sesquicentenary of the arrival in Australia of Edward Blanch, November 1838.
Citation details: Page 5
Text:

Robert, his son, states that they were married in Rovenden. I think the weight of evidence is against this.

Birth of a son
#1
Robert BLANCH
April 19, 1808 (Age 19)
Publication: Deborah Myers, 17 November 2007,
Citation details: Page 2
Text:

Debra has Robert being born on 10 April.

Publication: Newspaper - Grafton - 1859 - 1889
Citation details: Saturday 24 October 1885, page 4
Blanch - Robert - Death Notice
Blanch - Robert - Death Notice

Note: Downloaded from Trove.

Christening of a sonRobert BLANCH
July 10, 1809 (Age 20)
Address: Saint Mary The Virgin
Birth of a son
#2
Thomas BLANCH
December 4, 1809 (Age 20)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 238
Christening of a sonThomas BLANCH
June 8, 1810 (Age 21)
Address: Church of Saint Mary the Virgin
Birth of a son
#3
James BLANCH
August 11, 1811 (Age 22)
Publication: Deborah Myers, 17 November 2007,
Citation details: Page 9
Note: Kevin Matthews has the date of birth of James as 4 August.
Birth of a son
#4
Edward BLANCH
April 4, 1813 (Age 24)
Publication: Deborah Myers, 17 November 2007,
Citation details: Page 19
Text:

Deborah has Edward being born on 12 April 1813.

Note: Kevin Matthews has his DOB as 12 April.
Birth of a son
#5
George BLANCH
December 31, 1815 (Age 26)
Birth of a son
#6
John BLANCH
January 17, 1817 (Age 28)
Birth of a son
#7
Isaac BLANCH
January 3, 1818 (Age 29)
Birth of a son
#8
Stephen BLANCH
January 20, 1820 (Age 31)
Birth of a daughter
#9
Elizabeth BLANCH
January 20, 1821 (Age 32)
Birth of a daughter
#10
Philadelphia BLANCH
May 30, 1823 (Age 34)
Birth of a son
#11
David BLANCH
December 19, 1825 (Age 36)
Death of a sonDavid BLANCH
March 7, 1826 (Age 37)
Birth of a son
#12
Samuel BLANCH
September 26, 1826 (Age 37)
Note: Kevin Matthews has Samuel being born at Raymond Terrace, NSW.
Birth of a daughter
#13
Mary BLANCH
October 28, 1828 (Age 39)
Note: Kevin Matthews notes that Mary was born at Raymond Terrace, NSW.
Marriage of a childThomas BLANCHHannah AUSTINView this family
April 24, 1830 (Age 41)
Publication: Deborah Myers, 17 November 2007,
Citation details: Page 6
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 238
Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Jane BLANCH
May 12, 1831 (Age 42)
Publication: Deborah Myers, 17 November 2007,
Citation details: Page 6
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 238
Birth of a daughter
#14
Anne BLANCH
September 25, 1831 (Age 42)
Marriage of a childJames BLANCHMary BALCOMBEView this family
Type: Religious marriage
August 12, 1832 (Age 43)
Address: Church of Saint Mary the Virgin
Publication: Deborah Myers, 17 November 2007,
Citation details: Page 9
Birth of a grandson
#2
Thomas Edwin BLANCH
September 25, 1832 (Age 43)
Publication: Deborah Myers, 17 November 2007,
Citation details: Page 6
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 472
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 238
Birth of a grandson
#3
Alfred BLANCH
August 29, 1833 (Age 44)
Publication: Deborah Myers, 17 November 2007,
Citation details: Page 2
Marriage of a childRobert BLANCHMercy BALCOMBEView this family
about 1833 (Age 44)
Publication: Deborah Myers, 17 November 2007,
Citation details: Page 2
Birth of a grandson
#4
John Thomas BLANCH
April 16, 1834 (Age 45)
Publication: Deborah Myers, 17 November 2007,
Citation details: Page 6
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 238
Birth of a granddaughter
#5
Mary Ann BLANCH
July 20, 1834 (Age 45)
Publication: Deborah Myers, 17 November 2007,
Citation details: Page 10
Birth of a grandson
#6
Robert BLANCH
about 1835 (Age 46)
Publication: Deborah Myers, 17 November 2007,
Citation details: Page 6
Birth of a granddaughter
#7
Charlotte BLANCH
March 14, 1836 (Age 47)
Publication: Deborah Myers, 17 November 2007,
Citation details: Page 10
Birth of a grandson
#8
George BLANCH
about 1837 (Age 48)
Publication: Deborah Myers, 17 November 2007,
Citation details: Page 6
Birth of a grandson
#9
Robert BLANCH
1837 (Age 48)

Publication: Deborah Myers, 17 November 2007,
Citation details: Page 6
Marriage of a childGeorge BLANCHElizabeth BRIGGSView this family
March 10, 1837 (Age 48)
Death May 31, 1837 (Age 48)
Publication: Deborah Myers, 17 November 2007,
Citation details: Page 2
Burial June 5, 1837 (5 days after death)
Publication: Copyright (c) 1980, 2002
Citation details: Submitted data
Note: Kevin Matthews has 5 June 1837 as the date of Maria's death. The better view, at this stage, is that is the date of her burial. The other sources have her DOD as 31 May. This fits with 5 June being her burial date.
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: April 22, 1772Walden, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
sister
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
9 years
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
3 years
herself
4 years
younger brother
Family with Edward BLANCHE - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: October 1, 1807Ewhurst, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
7 months
son
20 months
son
20 months
son
20 months
son
3 years
son
13 months
son
1 year
son
PioneerIsaac BLANCH
Birth: January 3, 1818 33 29Rolvenden, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Death: July 19, 1899Ulmarra, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
PioneerStephen BLANCH
Birth: January 20, 1820 35 31Rolvenden, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Death: September 23, 1867Woodford Island, , New South Wales, Australia
1 year
daughter
2 years
daughter
3 years
son
David BLANCH
Birth: December 19, 1825 40 36Rolvenden, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Death: March 7, 1826Rolvenden, Kent, England, United Kingdom
9 months
son
2 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
Woman Pioneer IconAnne BLANCH
Birth: September 25, 1831 46 42Rolvenden, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Death: December 7, 1896Newcastle, , New South Wales, Australia

BirthAustin-McQuire Genealogy Web Site
BirthHarnett - Edward - Descendants - By Debra Myers
Publication: Deborah Myers, 17 November 2007,
Citation details: Page 2
BirthMatthews Family History
ChristeningInternational Genealogical Index(R) -IGI
Publication: Copyright (c) 1980, 2002
Citation details: Ancestral File record AFN:19Q9-NF9
ChristeningMatthews Family History
MarriageAustin-McQuire Genealogy Web Site
MarriageHarnett - Edward - Descendants - By Debra Myers
Publication: Deborah Myers, 17 November 2007,
MarriageA Forest of Blanches: The Story of the Blanch Family 1838-1988
Publication: Sydney: W. Wood, 1988, viii, 524 p., [56] p. of plates : ill., ports.; 31 cm. ISBN 0731636058. Limited Edition - 100 copies.Produced to commemorate the Blanch Family Reunion held at Raymond Terrace, NSW, in October 1988 and the sesquicentenary of the arrival in Australia of Edward Blanch, November 1838.
Citation details: Page 5
MarriageMatthews Family History
MarriageDeath Certificate - Blanch - Edward
Text:

Robert, his son, states that they were married in Rovenden. I think the weight of evidence is against this.

DeathAustin-McQuire Genealogy Web Site
DeathHarnett - Edward - Descendants - By Debra Myers
Publication: Deborah Myers, 17 November 2007,
Citation details: Page 2
BurialInternational Genealogical Index(R) -IGI
Publication: Copyright (c) 1980, 2002
Citation details: Submitted data
SourceAustin-McQuire Genealogy Web Site