Re(1): Marianne Blanchard, Wiltshire Militia IP: 18.104.22.168 Posted on February 9, 2016 at 04:13:19 PM by Lorena Loubsky
Hi, checking back, with a possible update. I found a christening for a Marianne Blanchett, father William.
Listed as born 26 January 1800 is Mary Anne daughter of William Blanchett probably Marianne Blanchard)
Christened Penzance, and shown as born 26 Jan 1800 in St. Peter, Liverpool, Lancashire but showing residence as Madron, Cornwall.
Does anyone know if the militia would have been in Lancashire, or were there Blanchards in Lancashire? My grandmum said that one branch had married into the family of someone who was lord mayor of london...don't know if there were any blanchards in that role. Maybe the family travelled with William? There were a series of births in Penzance, but also it looks like some possible ones near Devizes that could be their kids (at Lacock, and Maiden-Bradley). His home church was listed as St. Mary, Devizes, but I haven't turned up his birth information yet. William and Ann Brea/Bray married as mentioned in post in 1797 in Penzance. His regiment was in Cornwall at the time.