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Caroline Ann Stewart

1833 - 1882

Life History

31st Jul 1833

Born in St Pancras

22nd Aug 1833

Baptised in St Pancras

20th March 1882

Died in Alford, Lincolnshire


Baptism Record


The 1881 census


In the 1881 census (3 April, 1881) the three sisters, Catherine, Amelia and Caroline are recorded in Cranleigh House in Surrey.Eleven months later Caroline died in Lincolnshire.
This is a rather curious coincidence given the Drewry connection to Lincoln. (Her 'uncle-in-law', Samuel Drewry was born in Lincoln.)


In the 1881 census, the Beesby Rectory was occupied by:

a Rev. Samuel Blackburne, 59, Rector of Beesby,
his wife Eliza Olivier,54 (like her husband, born in Yorkshire) and their children:
Eleanor C. Blackburne, daughter, 27, b. Staunton, Lincoln
Arthur S. P. Blackburne, son, 20, b. New Zealand
Gertrude E. Blackburne, daughter, 17, b. New Zealand
and two servants.

Samuel Blackburne, remained Rector of Beesby until his death in 1897.

Caroline's father was a witness at the Reverend Blackburne's marriage thirty years earlier in 1850. (See below.)



Samuel Blackburne

Samuel's Wedding Record:


Samuel's father performed the ceremony. One of the witnesses is R H Stewart.

From The Blain Directory:

born: 26 Jun 1821, Attercliffe, Sheffield, West Riding, Yorkshire
baptised: 01, Aug, 1821, Attercliffe, Sheffield, West Riding, Yorkshire
died 15 Sep 1897 'Staunton' Church Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Hampshire
brother to the Revd John BLACKBURN (1870) rector Horton, co Gloucester
son of the Revd John BLACKBURN
(1817-1852) perpetual curate Attercliffe with Darnall, canon of York
(1853-1870) rector S James, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight born c1788 South Lincolnshire
died 12 Apr 1870 Yarmouth, co Southampton [left £3,000]
and Elizabeth WALTON died before 30 Mar 1851;
possibly married Oct-Dec, 1850 St Pancras London,
Eliza Oliver SHIRLEY baptised 25 May 1828, Attercliffe, Sheffield
died Apr-Jun 1890 age 63 registered Louth [no probate will]
daughter of John SHIRLEY and Catharine.
but (111) has
married Ireland
08 Jan 1848, Eliza HASLEY daughter of Archibald HASLEY
1834 - 1840 Rugby
Michaelmas, 1841 matriculated
15 May 1841 adm pens Christ's College Cambridge
1845 BA Cambridge
1848 MA Cambridge
11 Jul 1847 deacon Winchester for York
16 Jan 1848 priest York (111;2)
11 Jul 1847-1848 assistant (to his father) curate Attercliffe, Sheffield, Yorkshire, diocese York
1848 - 1850 chaplain royal navy HMS POWERFUL
1850 - 1858 chaplain to Washington Sewallis SHIRLEY (1822-1859) 9th Earl FERRERS
(30 Mar 1851) domestic chaplain to the Right Honourable Earl FERRERS [9th, of Chartley Castle Lichfield]
with his wife, and one servant, residing Staunton Harold Ashby-de-la-Zouch Leicestershire;
[Note: Washington Sewallis SHIRLEY 9th earl, born 03 Jan 1822 died 13 Mar 1859]
1854 born daughter Eleanor Curteis Staunton BLACKBURN
c. 1859 principal Christ's College Hobart Town Tasmania (2)
05 Dec 1859 on invitation of CJ ABRAHAM archdeacon, arrived the Revd Samuel,
Miss Elizabeth [died 1864 Auckland], and William, Auckland NOURMAHAL (68)
Dec 1859 - 1868 master College of S John Evangelist Tamaki Auckland diocese New Zealand (253)
19 Apr 1862 in Auckland, GA SELWYN, JC PATTESON, Sir William MARTIN, and the Revd Samuel BLACKBURN (principal, College of S John) and William ATKIN of the Tamaki, signed agreement for setting up the Melanesian Mission Trust Board; witnesses Edwin F NORRIS 'clerk to the Bishop of New Zealand, Auckland', Edward H HEYWOOD 'clerk, North Shore Auckland', and Pirimona TE KARARI 'clerk, Native Deacon, Auckland'; Sir William MARTIN, Samuel BLACKBURN, William ATKIN as trustees
Oct 1868 member 4th general synod Auckland
28 Dec 1868 departed Auckland for England (ADA)
28 Jul 1869 - 1870 curate South Yarmouth (in parish Yarmouth) Isle of Wight diocese Winchester
06 Sep 1870 - 1872 rector Yarmouth
24 Jul 1872 - 1874 rector Bonsall Derbyshire diocese Lichfield
1872 chaplain to Sewallis Edward SHIRLEY 10th Earl FERRERS of Chartley Castle near Lichfield
24 Sep 1874 - 30 Sep 1880 rector Steep Hampshire diocese Winchester (111)
01 Oct 1880 - death rector Beesby (or Begxby) co and diocese Lincoln
31 Mar 1881 rector with wife Eliza O. residing with children Eleanor C born c1854 Staunton co Lincoln, Arthur born c1861 New Zealand, and Gertrude born c1864 New Zealand, and two servants (249)
1882 - 1887 organising secretary SPG (287;111;2)
Oct 1882 owner land worth £310 Hobson Raglan New Zealand (32)
06 Oct 1897 probate of will granted at Winchester to Eleanor Curteis BLACKBURNE spinster £7,751 (366)
Note: his father was an author:
The Christian character exemplified. A sermon... Sheffield, George Ridge, [1824]. 24p.
Description of parabolic sounding board, erected in Attercliffe Church. London, C.J.G. & F. Rivington, 1829. 12p.
A Handbook around Jerusalem; or companion to the model. London, F & J. Rivington, 1846. 126p"