Blencowe Families' Association Newsletter Vol. 9 No. 3 September 1994

Extracts of Letters From Jack Blencowe

... I have sent a spare newsletter to Rose Blencowe; her husband probably descends from Fern Gibbard/Frank Whillans group. Marcia Hatfield descends from the Brackley family with a dirct lire back to Adam de Blencowe. I have also had an interesting contact from a Blincow family of Dunoon in Scotland. I believe they are descended from a family that migrated north from the Midlands - I am awaiting details.

... I have been having a series of phone calls from Louis Giboin, the husband of our first Scottish Blincow. It turns out that he has downloaded what looks like your Family Roots data from a Californian bulletin board.

[ED:I don't know where the Bulletin Board got their information but I have not sent my data to anyone except Jack. If anyone else brings this up on a bulletin board please let me know or send me a download on disk. They might even have some information we don't have. Helen.]

... I am finding it enough work keeping the database up-to-date. The number of entries revised or added is probably more than 10% a year.

... In a list of immigrant Blincoes and Blencowes submitted by Ed Blincoe in Vol5 No 3 there was one Clinch Blinco who, it turned out, had been sentenced to transportation at Leiston (Suffolk) in the Lent Sessions of 1772 for stealing a pig. Clinch must have been a descendant of John Blincoe, a prosperous maltster of Wickham Market who died in 1718. John's son, also John, married Bridget Clench and the name Clinch or Clynch was used for some of their children and grandchildren, but it is not clear which one stole a pig! It is unlikely to have been the Clench Blenco who married Mary (?Bates) and died in Wickham Market around 1785, or his son, for the family seems to have been quite wealthy. A new piece of evidence turned up when Benn Blincoe abstracted a list of Blincoes in the American IGI: there is a Cience Blincoe who married Elizabeth Mires in Baltimore 6th Oct 1777. Here is an interesting line of study that we hope someone will follow up.

... The Robert Blincoe mentioned in the National Geographic Magazine was GGGgrandfather of Julian Blincoe who, with two of his cousins and their wives, attended the reunion banquet in Oriel College in 1993.

... Jack Blencowe has enjoyed meeting some more Australian "cousins" who called on him in Oxford. Keith and Olive Roach were on holiday from Crossroads NSW Olive is a Blencowe from Armidale NSW whose ancestors emigratedfrom Buckingham in the 1860's, they descended directly from Adam de Blencow through the Marston St Lawrence line. Early in the summer there was a call from Barbara Blencowe of Canberra whose husband can also trace his lineage back to Adam de B through the Blencowes who emigrated from Brackley in the 1830s and is thus a not too distant relative of Maurine Work of Adelaide. Both visits were far too short but Jack was able to show the visitors Oriel College with Anthony Blencowe's Arms carved over the main gate. Joy Blencowe manning and her husband Eric also returned to Joy's native Oxford for a short visit. We hope that Joy will write us an account of some of her experiences in pre-war Malaya.

What's difference between Goldilocks and Genea1ogist? A Genealogist is interested in forebears.


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