HENRY (1840 - 1902)and SUSANNAH BLAND nee HIDES (1847 - 1911)

GEORGE and AGNES BLAND nee SANBY

As I mentioned in the previous page, HENRY BLAND of 139 Howard Road Walkley Sheffield died at the age of 61 and was buried on 27th January 1902 (GRO Ref March 1902 quarter age 61 Ecclesall Bierlow. Volume 9c Page 215) in Walkley Cemetery in Sheffield.

This information ties in with the information in the 1901 Census for 139 Howard Road Walkley Sheffield (PRO Ref RG13/4345Folio 65Page)

NAME STATUS AGE REL OCCUPATION PLACE OF BIRTH
HENRY BLAND Married 61 Head Grocer

Sheffield, York, England

SUSANNAH BLAND Married 54 Wife   Sheffield, York, England
CHARLES HIDES Unmarried 56 Brother in Law (noted as blind since birth) Sheffield, York, England

In November 2007 I received additional information from the actual burial register

Listed in grave A205: Plan A6 [gravestone, unrecorded]

BLAND Henry 27 Jan 1902 139 Howard Rd. 61 Sydney T.G. Smith

BLAND Susannah 13 Mar 1911 139 Howard Rd. 64 P.J. Kelly

HIDES Charles Henry 7 Sep 1911 90 Duncombe St. 66 J.E. Jump Vicar St.Georges

[name/date of burial/address or place where death occurred/age/minister]

Charles Henry is Susannah's brother who was blind for all of his life

139 Howard Road is the 'blue house' next to 'Wok This Way' (which used to be the fish and chip shop).

The same registers at Walkley Cemetery also gave details of his son and daughter in law George and Agnes Bland (nee Sanby) and it was these entries  that I did find surprising

These are the details from the burial register for grave E22:

BLAND Agnes 8 Nov 1917  34 Dinnington Rd. Woodseats 50

MORTON Ivy? Or Joy? 23 Dec 1918  20 Dinnington Rd Sheffield 10m
 

BLAND George 8 Apr 1921  20 Dinnington Rd. Wharncliffe Hospital 51
[name/date of burial/address or place where death occurred/age]

(The second entry is Ivy (Births MAR Qtr 1918 MORTON Ivy [mmn BLAND] Ecclesall Bierlow. Vol9c Page751)

(The first entry is Bland Agnes Deaths Dec Qtr 1917 age 50 Ecclesall Bierlow. Vol9c Page 410

George is listed in the CWGC database and the memorial on this grave is a standard CWGC headstone. A check  on the database revealed an entry for

Name: BLAND, GEORGE
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment
Unit Text: 1st Garrison Battalion.
Age: 51
Date of Death: 04/04/1921
Service No: 19456
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: E22. Cemetery: WALKLEY (ST. MARY) CHURCH CEMETERY

This came as something as a shock. In the 1901 Census, George is listed as a 32 year old Steel Melter - there is no indication whatsoever that George was involved in the Armed Services. The Regiment/Service George enlisted in -  Lincolnshire Regiment 1st Garrison Battalion - was founded in the Spring of 1915 and the Battalion went to India in the October of that year where they remained for the rest of the war. I have been unable to find the exact location they were posted to but it seems that they were there to perform primarily guard duties.

George was in his late forties at the time which is a sobering thought. He must have been ill soon after his return for the place of death is given as Wharncliffe Hospital in Sheffield (part of the now demolished Middlewood Hospital). During the war years it served as a military hospital.


 

George, Agnes and Ivy's Grave - November 2007

But an even greater shock awaited me when I received the following details concerning a court case involving Henry's wife and George's mother SUSANNAH BLAND.

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