Bladon Family History

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Wednesday, September 06, 2006


Been a quiet summer research wise - more internet searches on modern day records. Last Saturday I went down to Kew on the Derbyshire Family history society coach trip- which I organsied!

I had a good day. There is one exemption certificate surviving for the Heath tax for Somersal Herbert and it is for ThomasBLADON my great x 8 grandfather! Took a copy of that. Why he didn't have to pay itI don't know. HE left £30 in his will dated 1698 - over £2k in todays money.

The other piece of information was a chancery dispute between the Platts and Bladon's. Elizabeth Bladon married a John Platt and this document relates t a will of Wiliam Bladon. Elizabeths dad was Henry Bladon of Potter Somersal, possibly a brother of William my 9xgrandfather and father of Thomas mentioned above. I didn't get chance to study the document there but am waiting for a copy of it.