Henry Blaby | Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Biography:
Henry Blaby
1827 –1881

Henry Blaby

Henry was born in Brackley, Northants 1827, the son of Luke Blabey, a labourer.

He married Sarah Share 13th April 1846 at Baddesley Ensor, Warwickshire, but Sarah died in February 1847 giving birth to their son John. Sarah was buried the 12th February, little John on the 26th of that month.

On 24th September 1849 Henry married Elizabeth Cook at Baddesley Ensor, Warwickshire. His occupation was given as collier. She was the daughter of a collier from the adjoining parish.

The Warwickshire coal field had been operating since the 13th century, but serious production began in the 1830s. It stretched under Baddesley, although the mine of that name was not opened until 1850.

Their daughters Mary Ann (1854) and Betsy (1855) were both born in  Baddesley, Warwickshire, but by 1861 the family were living at Wharf Yard, Berkhamsted, close to Castle Street. Henry was working as a labourer in the coal yard.

Elizabeth died in 1870 and was buried in this cemetery The following year Henry and the family were living in a “cottage in coal yard” next to the Railway Tavern. Henry was still a labourer in the coal yard. Mary Ann was housekeeping for him and had given birth to Luke William Blaby in February that year. Henry (b.1860) was a scholar at a charity school, little John Joseph had been born in 1865 and Edith Louisa in 1868.

In 1881 Berkhamsted he was still a labourer in the coal yard, living in the High Street with daughters Mary Ann and Edith Louisa who were straw plaiters and Mary Ann’s children Ellen Elizabeth and Luke William Blaby.

Henry died shortly after the census in 1881.

Also buried in this cemetery is his grandson Luke William Blabey (1871-1912).

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Henry Blaby

Henry was born in Brackley, Northants 1827, the son of Luke Blabey, a labourer.

He married Sarah Share 13th April 1846 at Baddesley Ensor, Warwickshire, but Sarah died in February 1847 giving birth to their son John. Sarah was buried the 12th February, little John on the 26th of that month.

On 24th September 1849 Henry married Elizabeth Cook at Baddesley Ensor, Warwickshire. His occupation was given as collier. She was the daughter of a collier from the adjoining parish.

The Warwickshire coal field had been operating since the 13th century, but serious production began in the 1830s. It stretched under Baddesley, although the mine of that name was not opened until 1850.

Their daughters Mary Ann (1854) and Betsy (1855) were both born in  Baddesley, Warwickshire, but by 1861 the family were living at Wharf Yard, Berkhamsted, close to Castle Street. Henry was working as a labourer in the coal yard.

Elizabeth died in 1870 and was buried in this cemetery The following year Henry and the family were living in a “cottage in coal yard” next to the Railway Tavern. Henry was still a labourer in the coal yard. Mary Ann was housekeeping for him and had given birth to Luke William Blaby in February that year. Henry (b.1860) was a scholar at a charity school, little John Joseph had been born in 1865 and Edith Louisa in 1868.

In 1881 Berkhamsted he was still a labourer in the coal yard, living in the High Street with daughters Mary Ann and Edith Louisa who were straw plaiters and Mary Ann’s children Ellen Elizabeth and Luke William Blaby.

Henry died shortly after the census in 1881.

Also buried in this cemetery is his grandson Luke William Blabey (1871-1912).

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