Genealogy, history and memories of Blackley, Manchester, UK

The Blomeley family history

with thanks to Lynne R for supplying this information – if you have any further information about the Blomeley family, please contact us.

John Blomeley was born 1816 in Broughton, Salford and was a farmer of 12 acres living on Hill Lane Blackley in 1861. His wife was Ann - born 1816 in Middleton, Manchester.

John and Ann had four children all born in Blackley:  James Born in 1848, Edwin born in 1853, John born in 1856 and Ann born in 1858.

Edwin Blomeley married Louisa Oakden in 1877 at St Peter's Church Blackley. Louisa was from London and had been a servant to the family (a laundress). Edwin was a joiner and they lived on Hill Lane with their children Ann Amelia born in 1878 and James born in 1879. Ann Amelia was Mary Cuffwright’s great friend (see article by Mary Cuffwright), who she always called “auntie”. Apparently the little coat Mary was wearing in the picture in the article was made by “Auntie Blomeley”. By 1901 Edwin was a widower and he and Ann Amelia were living on Hill Lane in the same cottage, two up from Laxey Cottage which is still there today. By 1911 Edwin was 57 and a joiner and Ann Amelia was a living with him as a housekeeper. Edwin died in 1918.

Below is a photograph of the Blomeley gravestone which stands in the upper churchyard at St. Peter’s.