Ernest Edward Bloor 1872 - 1929
Birth: 1 Jul 1872 Beeston NTT ENG
- Reasonably extensive search (Basford and Ilkeston Registrars plus Free BMD) for birth certificate has failed.
- Not found in GRO indices for Q2 or Q3 1872 - searched for Ernest Edward Bloor, Ernest Edward Jones plus Unknowns - Andrew Preece 18 October 2003
Death: 14 Feb 1929 124 Queens Road Beeston NTT ENG
Father: David Bloor
Mother: Mary Ann Shelton
Siblings:More details of this family
Wife: Fanny Provost Wright
Marriage: 10 Aug 1896 Beeston Parish Church NTT ENG
- certficate held by Janet Diane Preece
- Same address - 18 Clinton Street, Beeston - listed for both parties.
- Witnesses William Arthur Bloor and Cecilia Wright
- Ernest's occupation: Cycle maker
- Ernest's father: 'Parents not known at present time'
- Fanny's father: Samuel Wright, Farmer
Children:More details of this family
Note:Both parents possibly adoptive. Janet Diane Preece writes
The story is that he was adopted by David Bloor. His mother is supposed to have lived at White House, Nether Street, Beeston - no name (Mrs Jones?). She had him to a 'ship's doctor'. The only reference to the adoption story I've seen is that on Ernest Edward and Fanny Provost's Marriage certificate the grooms father is listed as 'Not known at this time'. I feel that there could have been a family rift at this time as there was some story that EE was supposed to marry the invalid daughter of a family friend, instead he found his 'Miss Wright' (FP).
Nov 2002: nearest match for EE on http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/ was Ernest Edward Tomlinson, who was also not present at 1881 census.
However, having seen the birth certificate for Ernest Edward Tomlinson, he is not the same person.
30 Dec 2002: Janet Diane Preece searched Beeston and Attenborough parish records for any possibles. Best match was Ernest Edward, baptised 10 Aug 1872, Attenborough. All other fields left blank, apart form 'Jones' crossed out under parents christian names and 'Jones' not crossed out under parents' surnames. There was also a 'P' next to the record, indicating a private service - i.e. not in the church.
There is no Ernest Edward Jones aged about 9 at the 1881 census, and at time of search no records for his death on Free BMD (which admittedly only contains about 20% of registered deaths for the period 1872-1881) or his burial in Attenborough Parish records.
It thus appears that Ernest Edward Jones was a foundling, and is a good match for the adoption story.
18 Oct 2003 - the fact his wasn't registered, whilst at least some of his siblings were, also lends credence to the adoption story.
- Interests: Tenor, Chapel
- Military: Cook in WW1
- Hair colour: Dark brown
- Hair style: Wavey
- Eye colour: Blue
- Documents upto and including the 1899 birth certificate of Doris Annie Bloor give occupation as Cycle Maker or Cycle Maker's clerk. Given that Harry Vernon Bloor and Doris Annie Bloor were both born in Wolverhampton, and that the Humber Cycle Company had factories in both Beeston and Wolverhampton, it is a safe bet Ernest worked for them. His brother-in-law Henry Belcher is given as a general manager at Humber in the 1901 census.
- Subsequent documents - the first being the 1901 census - give Ernest's occupation as Lace Worker, Twist Hand
- Passed down the family that Ernest had an accident that damaged his back in 1907, which prevented him working. He earned some money performing clerical tasks for neighbours, but the family was sustained by his wife's tailoring work.
- He was conscripted in 1918, and briefly served as a cook.
NOTE Buried 18th February 1929 in Beeston Cemetery No. 1873 at cost of 10/- by the Vicar Norman Philips. In 1930 Edna was laid in the same grave. He was `3 weeks' laying in the front room as the ground was too frozen for the grave to be dug. Elsie claims that his hair and whiskers continued to grow.
Address: 34 Lower Brook Street, Long Eaton
Name Age Where Born County Civil Parish Occupation
Ernest Bloor 28 Notts Beeston Derbyshire Long Eaton Lace Maker
Fanny Bloor 26 Cambs Wisbeach Derbyshire Long Eaton
David Bloor 1 M Derbys Long Eaton Derbyshire Long Eaton
Doris Bloor 2 Staffs Wolverhampton Derbyshire Long Eaton
Harry Bloor 4 Staffs Wolverhampton Derbyshire Long Eaton
1881 Census - living with father David Bloor