BLUNDEN - CRAWFORD

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Thomas Raynor Blunden and Louisa Crawford

Thomas Raynor Blunden arrived in Melbourne in November 1852 aboard the "Severn" and soon married Louisa Crawford at St. James, Church of England, Melbourne in 1853. Thomas was born in Matloch Bathe, Derbyshire, England around 1827.  After the wedding the family spent some time in Prahran, an inner suburb of Melbourne.  They spent time on the goldfields of Bendigo (Sandhurst) where he was a prospector. Some of the children were born in this area. Around 1881 the family moved to Wylong in New South Wales, Thomas was involved with some of his children in the local mining industry. 

THOMAS BLUNDEN

(1827 - 11 Jun 1906)

LOUISA CRAWFORD

(1827 - 1910)

Parents were Dr. William Blunden and Sarah Walker Parents were Joseph Crawford and Ann White
Victoria & New South Wales, Australia

CHILDREN AND MARRIAGES


Clara

( 1852 - ????)

As Clara appears to be born prior to the arrival of Thomas,  it is possible Clara was not his Daughter.  There appears to be no records of her family or life available
Kate

(1854 - 1854) 

Died in infancy: Born and died in Prahran, Melbourne
William Thomas

(1855 - 1896)

Married:1886 Mary E Smith

Appeared to have had one child:  Thomas born 1887

Elisa

( 1857 - ????)

There appears to be no records of her family or life available
Henry Raynor 

(13 Jul 1859 - 29 Nov 1942)

Married:7 Jan 1883, Hillston , NSW 
Emma RAY (6 Apr 1862 - 26 Feb 1907)

They had nine children  

Edward (Teddy) Ernest 

(1864 - ????)

Married:1887 Hillston , NSW 
Mary E EDWARDS(???? - 1924}

They had five children  

Fredrick James 

(1862 - 8 April 1955)

Married:1893 Hillston, NSW 
Alice BARBOUR

They had three children 

Any comments or information please contact me. DENNIS.
Last Update September 2000