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Chelsea Workhouse~Annie Blake 1881

Chelsea Workhouse~Annie Blake 1881

Posted: 1565338683000
Classification: Query
Hi..
I am hoping someone can help me out.Im trying to find when a Annie Blake born in the Chelsea/Fulham area in 1878 was admitted to the Chelsea workhouse and why.She seems to be there also appearing on the 1891 and 1901 census years.I know she marries a Jeremiah Sullivan around 1904 and she sadly dies in 1932.

I don't seem to be having any success in tracing why she was admitted,i have a gut feeling she was illigetimate.Any information would be greatly received.

kind regards John

Re: Chelsea Workhouse~Annie Blake 1881

Posted: 1565349439000
Classification: Lookup
Edited: 1565349679000
Surnames: Blake, Darcy, Reeves
If it's the same Annie (?) then a couple of admissions to the Chelsea workhouse name a sister, Mrs Reeves. One address given was 6 Sun Court.
And at that address in 1891 (piece 64 folio 125 page 43)
William George Reeve 31 Bricklayer
Mary Reeve 26 Laundry woman
Sarah Reeve 2
John Blake (brother in law) 19 Lighterman

All born Chelsea.

Possible birth reg of John?
Sep 1872 Chelsea 1a 265
Blake, John
mother's maiden surname Darcy

Sister Mary
June 1865 Chelsea 1a 232
Blake, Mary
mother Dorcy

And for Annie?
Dec 1878 Fulham 1a 272
Blake, Ann
mother Darcy

Possible marriage?
Dec 1863 Kensington 1a 270
Blake, John
Darcy, Margaret

Re: Chelsea Workhouse~Annie Blake 1881

Posted: 1565350768000
Classification: Lookup
Surnames: Blake
Workhouse admission on 10 October 1900
Annie Blake, Single, religion R. C., born 1877
John Blake, Illegitimate, religion R. C., born 1899

Sister - Mrs Reeves 9 Blenheim Court

Re: Chelsea Workhouse~Annie Blake 1881

Posted: 1565354622000
Classification: Lookup
Edited: 1565361987000
This is possibly the family in 1871

Name: John Blake
Age: 26
Estimated birth year: 1845
Relation: Head
Gender: Male
Where born: Ireland
Civil Parish: Chelsea St Luke
Ecclesiastical parish: St Luke
County/Island: London
Country: England
Registration district: Chelsea
Sub-registration district: Chelsea, North-West
ED, institution, or vessel: 18
Household schedule number: 184
Piece: 86
Folio: 19
Page Number: 29
Household Members:
Name Age
John Blake 26
M Blake 25
M Blake 6
A Blake 3
J Blake 18/12
H Blake 18/12

These look like the births for the 2 youngest twins!

BLAKE, HENRY MMN DARCY
GRO Reference: 1869 D Quarter in CHELSEA
Volume 01A Page 245

BLAKE, JAMES MMN DARCY
GRO Reference: 1869 D Quarter in CHELSEA
Volume 01A Page 245

Re: Chelsea Workhouse~Annie Blake 1881

Posted: 1565361843000
Classification: Death
Edited: 1565362007000
Possible death for the mother. Maybe explains why she was put into the workhouse.

First name(s) MARGARET
Last name BLAKE
Gender Female
Birth day -
Birth month -
Birth year 1846
Age 34
Death quarter 2
Death year 1880
District Chelsea
County London
Volume 1A
Page 192
Country England

Re: Chelsea Workhouse~Annie Blake 1881

Posted: 1565459664000
Classification: Query
A big thank u to Jonwarm and Pamela for your kind help in finding Annie,she has been a mystery for many years plus she had a rather sad life life bless her.

kind regards John

Re: Chelsea Workhouse~Annie Blake 1881

Posted: 1565476813000
Classification: Lookup
Edited: 1565567113000
Surnames: Blake
There is a Pauper Examination in Chelsea in 1879/1880 for Margaret Blake aged 34, widow of John, listing the following children: Mary 15, George 13, Hy 11, James 11, John 8, Annie 1y 4m.

John had died 4 months earlier. Various previous addresses are listed, some in Fulham, others in Chelsea. John Sr is noted as born Ireland, father Henry. Margaret's parents given as George (deceased) & Elizabeth Darcy. Elizabeth's address was 42 Oakham Street.

Link below, but to find it the long way:
London, England, Poor Law and Board of Guardian Records, 1738-1930 > Kensington & Chelsea > Chelsea > Depositions > Pauper Examinations Jan 1879-Jan1885 > Image 87 of 316.

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/interactive/1557/31363_a109794-00...

I'll see if I can find anything else, but as there are thousands of records that haven't been transcribed it can sometimes be like finding a needle in a haystack.

Re: Chelsea Workhouse~Annie Blake 1881

Posted: 1565481310000
Classification: Lookup
Surnames: Blake
I cant see anything for Ann's admission, but the period when her mother died appears to be missing, so that could be why.

It looks as though she was apprenticed out on 17 Oct 1893 to a Miss EM King of 276 Kings Road, Chelsea, a Domestic:

London, England, Poor Law and Board of Guardian Records, 1738-1930 > Kensington & Chelsea > Chelsea > Apprenticeship Papers > Register of Visits to Apprentices 1887-1905 > image 28 of 94
https://www.ancestry.co.uk/interactive/1557/31363_a109794-00...

Re: Chelsea Workhouse~Annie Blake 1881

Posted: 1565482390000
Classification: Lookup
Edited: 1565483876000
Surnames: Blake
In 1881 Ann’s brothers are in St Mary’s RC Orphanage, North Hyde, Hounslow, Middx - RG11, Piece 1340, Folio 92, Page 3
George Blake 12
James Blake 11
Henry Blake 11
John Blake 9

http://www.childrenshomes.org.uk/SouthallStMary/

One of Ann’s records mentioned Walthamstow School, and the link above says that St Mary’s Orphanage for Girls at Walthamstow was under the same management.

ADDED: Annie's older sister, Mary Blake, married William George Reeves on 19 Sep 1883, as detailed in his WW1 record. In 1891 they have 19 year old John Blake living with them in Chelsea, as mentioned by Jonwarm.

Re: Chelsea Workhouse~Annie Blake 1881

Posted: 1565527566000
Classification: Query
Hello Julie

thank you so much for the extra information,thats just over and above what I expected to get back.Ive now tried to trace on the census years the Darcy family,but with not much success.Are you able to fair any better?I hope you don't mind my asking.....kind regards John
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