Wilfred Noel Bland

(24 December 1921 - October 1999)
     Wilfred Noel Bland was born on 24 December 1921 in Drinkstone, Stow RD, Suffolk. He was the son of William John Bland and Eliza Barnes.
The marriage of Wilfred Noel Bland and Ruby G Rogers was registered in Suffolk in the March 1944 quarter.
     Wilfred died in October 1999 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, aged 77.

William Bland

(24 June 1806 - 30 August 1854)
     William Bland was born on 24 June 1806 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. He was the son of John Bland and Mary Metcalf. William Bland was christened on 15 October 1806 in St Mary, Bury St Edmunds.
William Bland witnessed William John Bland and Mary Ann Froud or Frood's wedding on 28 April 1825 in Hessett.
William Bland married Elizabeth Cocksedge, daughter of Benjamin Cocksedge and Bridget Mills, on 12 October 1826 in Hessett. William Bland single man of this parish and Elizabeth Cocksedge single woman of this parish were married in this church by banns with consent of friends this twelth day of October 1826. Witnessed by William Cocksedge and Sarah Ply. All made their mark. William Bland was an agricultural labourer in Hessett.
     William Bland and Benjamin Cocksedge were recorded on the 1841 census in Hessett. Benjamin Cocksedge aged 70 carpenter, Wm Bland 30 ag lab, Elizabeth 30, Susannah 13, Abraham 9, Sarah Ann 6. All born in the county.
     William Bland and Elizabeth Cocksedge were recorded on the 1851 census in Hessett. Wm Bland, agricultural labourer, aged 44, Elizabeth his wife aged 43, Abraham son aged 19, Benjamin Cocksedge, lodger, widower, aged 82?, pauper agricultural labourer. All born at Hessett.
     William died of asthma on 30 August 1854 in the Street, Hessett, aged 48. He was described as a husbandman.

Children of William Bland and Elizabeth Cocksedge

William Bland

(25 October 1856 - 8 January 1928)
     William Bland was granted land Licenced for 320 acres at Woranga; Lease approved 1 Feb 1888, purchased 22 July 1902. He was born on 25 October 1856 in Hessett, Suffolk. He was the son of Abraham Bland and Harriet Bullett.
     William immigrated with the family to Victoria, Australia, on 5 August 1857 per "Star of the South".
William Bland married Sarah Ann Scott on 25 October 1877 in Yarram, Victoria. MARRIAGE. BLAND - SCOTT. - On the 25th October, at Trinity Church, Yarram Yarram, by the Rev. Clark Rose, William, eldest son of A. Bland, Esq., to Sarah Anne eldest daughter of William Scott, Esq., both of Yarram. William was a butcher between 1895 and 1896, in Yarram. William was a farmer in Yarram.
     William resided at Yarram, 1908. He was an executor of Harriet Bullett's estate on 8 March 1910 in Victoria.
     William died on 8 January 1928 in Yarram, Victoria, Australia, aged 71. Mr & Mrs W Bland pass away: Double funeral yesterday: The death of ex-Cr William and Mrs Bland which came as a happy release on Sunday last, after two years and eighteen months suffering respectively, takes one's mind back to early Yarram. Mr Bland came out to Australian with his late father Mr Abraham Bland in the fifties, and spent practically his whole life in Yarram. Although born in Suffolk, he came to Australia when a boy.
The history of the Blands is well worth recounting. The late Mr Abraham Bland, who owned the well known 'Aylesbury' property, Yarram, landed at Port Albert on 10 August 1857, having come with his wife and children from Birkenhead, England, in the ship Star of the South to Melbourne. Born in Hessett, close to Bury St Edmunds, in the county of Suffolk in the year 1832, the late Mr Abraham Bland came from an old yeomanry family, and on, the completion of his education, followed farming pursuits in his native land for some years. He married in 1852 Miss Harriet Bullett, also a native of Suffolk. On arrival at Port Albert he worked for the late John Carpenter, a well-known sawmiller and contractor, and proved himself adept in that line of business for seven years. He then rented 'Aylesbury' property from Mr Carpenter for four years when he purchased it, and went in for farming, dairying and grazing till his death in 1898. He was the proprietor of a flour mill in Yarram, which was destroyed by fire, as were also a three storied building erected to replace the original. The later Mr Abraham Bland was for thirty years a member of the shire council.
The late Mr William Bland followed in the footsteps of this father. He, too, was a shire councillor, and president in the year 1906-7. He was connected with the land, and for years conducted a butcher in Yarram. He married Miss Sarah Ann Scott, the eldest daughter of the late Mr William and Mrs Scott, and reared a family of five daughters - Mrs Maxwell (Ada), Mrs Lawson (Una), Miss Elsie (who remained home), Miss Gwen (who passed away) Mrs Martin (Iona), and two sons, Messrs Chas & Leslie Bland, who are successful farmers in this district. The late Mr & Mrs Bland were married in Trinity Church, Yarram, both at the age of 21 years. At death they were 71 and 70 respectively, not a year separating them. It was a coincidence that both passed away on the same day, and neither knew that the other had gone. They were faithful adherents of the Methodist Church, highly esteemed by all, and amongst the pioneers of the township of Yarram. Yesterday they were laid to rest in the same grave in the Alberton General Cemetery, the service being read by Rev R S Morris. The funeral was largely attended. Mr Jas S Graham had charge of the arrangements
. He was buried on 10 January 1928 in the Methodist section of the Alberton cemetery.

Children of William Bland and Sarah Ann Scott

William Bland

(12 August 1688 - before 31 December 1695)
     William Bland was christened on 12 August 1688 in St Mary, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. He was the son of Edward Bland and Rose Russell?
     William died before 31 December 1695 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. He was buried on 31 December 1695 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

William Bland

(before 30 March 1845 - before 8 February 1847)
     William Bland was born before 30 March 1845 in Bradfield St George, Suffolk. He was the son of Charles Bland and Sophia Taylor. William Bland was christened on 8 June 1845 in Bradfield St George.
     William died before 8 February 1847 in Bradfield St George, Suffolk. He was buried on 8 February 1847 in Bradfield St George.

William Bland

(circa 1852 - circa 1914)
     William Bland was born circa 1852 in Hessett, Suffolk. He was the son of George Bland and Sarah Last. William was listed as the son of George Bland in the 1861 census in the Green, Hessett. George Bland, head, married, 32, hawker & shopkeeper born Hessett, Sarah, wife 36 born Bradfield, William son 2? b. Hessett, Alice, daughter, 7 mths, born Hessett. Eliza Elsden, servant, unmarried, 13 years born Whepstead. William and Alice were listed as the children of George Bland in the 1871 census in Hessett.
The marriage of William Bland and Esther Matilda Firman was registered in Stow RD, Suffolk, in the June 1876 quarter. William was a carpenter & joiner.
     William Bland and Esther Matilda Firman were recorded on the 1881 census in Hessett. He was a builder and undertaker, aged 29, born at Hessett, with Matilda Bland, wife, aged 32, born Rattlesden. They had a boarder John Gill aged 16, apprentice.
     William Bland made a will dated 9 May 1888 in Hessett. This is the last will and testament of me William Bland of Hessett carpenter and joiner I appoint my dear wife Esther Matilda sole executrix whereof I give all my real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto my said wife Esther Matilda for her own absolute use and benefit. In witness whereof I have set my hand 9 May 1888 William Bland, signed by the said testator in the presence of us ... Henry Bonner, David Bland.
     William Bland and Esther Matilda Firman were recorded on the 1891 census in Hessett. #34 The Green 1, four rooms: William Bland, head married, 38, builder and undertaker, employer, born Hessett & Esther M Bland, wife, 40, born Rattlesden.
     William Bland and Esther Matilda Firman were recorded on the 1901 census in the Street, Hessett. William Bland, aged 59, born Hessett...carpenter & joiner; Esther Bland, aged 50, born Rattlesden, Samuel Bland, visitor 79, Baptist minister, born Ipswich.
     William died circa 1914 in Hessett, Suffolk.
     His will was proved on 17 February 1915 at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

William Bland

(8 October 1732 - )
     William Bland was christened on 8 October 1732 in St Mary, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. He was the son of Matthias Bland and Mary Hacket.
     Testified in William Bland's court case on 18 January 1796 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. A bill for Christopher Payne to prosecute Elizabeth Gills for larcenty .. William Bland to give evidence.

William Bland

(29 August 1585 - )
     William Bland was christened on 29 August 1585 in Hadleigh, Suffolk. He was the son of John Bland and Susan? Sudbury.

William Bland

(13 May 1565 - )
     William Bland was christened on 13 May 1565 in Lowestoft, Suffolk. He was the son of Raffe Bland (of Lowestoft) and Joan or Jone Unknown.

William Bland

(before 1847 - after 1867)
     William Bland married Susannah Rose. William Bland was born before 1847 in Suffolk, England. William was present at Alice Louisa Bland's christening on 25 August 1867 in Holbrook, Suffolk, England.
     William died after 1867.

Child of William Bland and Susannah Rose

William Bland

(1 April 1678 - )
     William Bland was christened on 1 April 1678 in St James, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. He was the son of Richard Bland and Mary Pettit.

William Bland

(12 June 1631 - )
     William Bland was christened on 12 June 1631 in Flempton cum Hengrave, Suffolk. He was the son of Robert Bland.
     In Robert Bland's will dated 20 July 1657 in Flempton, William Bland was named as heir.

William Bland

(circa 1897 - )
     William Bland was born circa 1897 in Hoxton, London. He was the son of Henry or Harry Bland and Agnes Unknown. Robert, William and Frederick were listed as Henry or Harry Bland's children in the 1901 census in Walmer Road, Kensington, London.

William Bland

     William Bland married Martha Unknown before April 1670.
     William Bland and Christopher Bland were mentioned in the 1674 hearth tax list in Stoke by Clare. A Mr Bland was listed for 6 hearths at the head of the list at Stoke juxta Clare.

Children of William Bland and Martha Unknown

William Bland

(26 April 1670 - )
     William Bland was christened on 26 April 1670 in Stoke by Clare, Suffolk. He was the son of William Bland and Martha Unknown.

William Bland

     William resided at Framlingham, Suffolk, 1676.

Child of William Bland

William Bland

( - 1846)
     His will was proved in 1846 at Suffolk. The Sfk Record Office holds the original wil of William Bland of Fordham: IC/500/1/300/29.
     William died in 1846 in Suffolk.

William Edward Bland

(6 November 1826 - )
     William Edward Bland was christened on 6 November 1826 in St Gregory's, Sudbury, Suffolk. He was the son of Edward Bland and Mary Foster.

William John Bland

(26 September 1802 - before 27 August 1848)
     William John Bland was also known as John in records. He was born on 26 September 1802 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. He was the son of John Bland and Mary Metcalf. William John Bland was christened on 1 May 1803 in St Mary, Bury St Edmunds.
William John Bland married Mary Ann Froud or Frood on 28 April 1825 in Hessett. John Bland of this parish, single man and Mary Frood of the parish of Beyton, single woman were married in this church by banns with consent of friends this 28 day of April 1825. Witnessed by William Bland & Ann Snare, all signed with a cross. William John Bland was an agricultural labourer.
     John Bland and Mary Ann Froud or Frood were recorded on the 1841 census in Great Green, Hessett. John Bland 35 ag.lab; Mary Ann 40, David 14, George 12, Arthur 10, John 8, Elijah 5, all born in the county.
     William died before 27 August 1848 in Hessett, Suffolk. He was buried on 27 August 1848 in Hessett.

Children of William John Bland and Mary Ann Froud or Frood

William John Bland

(March 1885 - August 1968)
     William John Bland was also known as John in records. He was commonly known as Jack. He's birth was registered in the quarter ending in March 1885 in Drinkstone, Suffolk. He was the son of Charles Bland and Abi Lock. Charles, David, Edith, Cecil, John, Arthur and Horace were listed as the children of Charles Bland in the 1891 census in Rattlesden Rd, Drinkstone. Thirza, Cecil, John and Arthur were listed as Charles Bland's children in the 1901 census in the Green, Drinkstone.
The marriage of William John Bland and Eliza Barnes was registered in Stow RD, Suffolk, in the September 1911 quarter.
     William John Bland and Eliza Barnes were recorded in 1939 census in Bridge Farm, Thedwastre, Suffolk. The 1939 registers lists William J Bland, born 19 Feb1886, master blacksmith, his wife Eliza, born 1 Jan 1886, with Douglas H, born 15 April 1918, farmer, Wilfred N, born 24 Dec 1921, horseman, assister brotherm Ronald J,born 9 Nov 1929, at school.
     William died in August 1968 in Drinkstone, Suffolk, aged 83. He was a farmer and landowner around Drinkstone.

Children of William John Bland and Eliza Barnes

William Bland jr

( - before 3 April 1670)
     William Bland jr was the son of William Bland and Martha Unknown.
     William died before 3 April 1670 in Stoke by Clare, Suffolk. He was buried on 3 April 1670 in Stoke by Clare.

William Lindsay Bland

(2 August 1914 - 4 March 1993)
     William Lindsay Bland was commonly known as Bill. He was born on 2 August 1914 in 'Glenura', Yarram, Victoria. He was the son of Leslie George Harold Bland and Margaret Maxwell Campbell.
     William was educated at Wesley College, Melbourne.
William Lindsay Bland married Margaret Louise Henley on 1 July 1939 in Wesley College Chapel, Melbourne, Victoria. BLAND-HENLEY, The wedding of Margaret Louise, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Henley, of Moeraki, Nathalia and William Lindsay, second son of Mr. and Mrs. L. G. H. Bland, oí Glenura, Yarram, was celebrated on Saturday at Wesley Chapel by the Rev. W. Frank Hambly. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a tailored suit with toning accessories, and the bridegroom had as best man Mr. W. R. Henley. A reception at the Victoria followed the ceremony. William was a farmer in Yarram district.
William Lindsay Bland married Vera Lillian Steele (Berryman) in 1969.
     William resided at 6 Ray St, Yarram, 1982.
     William died of a heart attack at the Bowls Club on 4 March 1993 in Yarram, Victoria, aged 78. He was buried in after a service at St Andrew's Presbyterian church, Yarram.

Child of William Lindsay Bland and Margaret Louise Henley

Margery Bland/Blane

( - 10 March 1565)
     Margery was buried on 10 March 1565 in Walton, Suffolk.

Cadwgon ap Bleddyn

(before 1094 - 1111)
     Cadwgon ap Bleddyn married Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd ap Cynan, daughter of Gruffydd ap Cynan King of Gwynedd and Angharad ferch Owain ab Edwin. Cadwgon ap Bleddyn was born before 1094 in Wales. He was the son of the fourth wife. He was the son of Bleddyn ap Cynfyn ap Cynfyn King of Powys.
     Cadwgon died in 1111.

Maredudd Lord of Powys ap Bleddyn

( - 1132)
     Maredudd Lord of Powys ap Bleddyn was born in Wales. His wife was Hunydd ferch Einudd. He was the son of Bleddyn ap Cynfyn ap Cynfyn King of Powys.
     Maredudd died in 1132.

Children of Maredudd Lord of Powys ap Bleddyn

Charles or William Blencoe or Waters

     Charles or William Blencoe or Waters married Eliza Ann Mackglew, daughter of Daniel Mackglew and Eliza Brandon Harding, in June 1858 in Lambeth RD, Surrey.

Conway Blennerhassett

     Conway Blennerhassett married Elizabeth Harman, daughter of Wentworth Harman and Mary or Margarert Wesley, on 20 July 1717 in Ballyseedy, Kerry, Ireland. He was of Killorglin and she was of Killmoyley.

Francis Blewett

     Francis Blewett married Jane Fermor.

Richard Blewett

     Richard died in Holcombe, Devon?.
Richard Blewett married Mary Grenville, daughter of Sir Thomas Grenville.

Diana Gordon Bligh

(20 September 1945 - 30 June 1982)
     Diana Gordon Bligh was born on 20 September 1945. She was the daughter of Francis Leonard Bligh and Rosemary Beatrice Gordon.
     Diana died on 30 June 1982 aged 36.