Saturday, September 3, 2016

1841 Channel Islands Census.


The Le Blond family are shown in the 1841 Channel Islands census living in St. Peters on Jersey in the area known as " Coin Varin " 1.Jane aged 35. Jane was recorded as being of ' independent means ' and being born in ' foreign parts '. 2. Mary aged 13,born in ' foreign parts '. 3. Jane aged 10,born in Channel Islands 4. Edward aged 8,born in Channel Islands 5. Augustus aged 5,born in Channel Islands 6. George aged 3,born in Channel Islands. 7. Ugenie aged 4 months,born in Channel Islands Of interest with this record is that Georges Le Blond - father is not recorded. An assumption is made that, being a seaman, he was onboard a vessel somewhere at the time of the census because he is shown on the 1851 census.

Friday, September 2, 2016

George LeBlond 1855. 16 year old crew member on vessel " Token ". Jersey, Channel Islands


The 127 ton schooner rigged vessel " Token " was built by G. Deslandes, shipbuilders at First Tower, St. Helier, Jersey.Built in 1850 for the Owner’s David De Quetteville, who ‘ran’ her for thirteen years. George was " onboard " the vessel as a 'boy ' on 26 June 1855. He was a crew member for one year. Shipping records show that in 1857 he was crew on a Deslandes brigantine " Accra ".

Sunday, August 21, 2016

1864. Opening of Queensland's first hospital for women. Leichhardt Street, Spring Hill, Brisbane.


Queensland’s first hospital for women opened in 1864, on Leichhardt Street, Spring Hill. Originally known as the Queensland Lying-In Hospital, it was later renamed Lady Bowen Hospital after the wife of Queensland’s first Governor. Although there had been general hospitals in the region before this, the opening of a women’s hospital was a clear indication of the growing prosperity and population of Queensland.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Birth of first child/son in Spring Hill, Brisbane.3 January 1864

George James Blond was born on 3 January 1864 in Spring Hill, Brisbane, Queensland,
Australia - first child of George Louis LeBlond, who was known as George
Blond by this time, and his wife Johannah Blond, nee Mulcahy.Spring Hill at this time was nothing more than a bush-covered area.

George James Blond married Mary Jane Marks ( Mary was known as Minnie )
on 20 January 1898 in Brisbane. The couple had no children.

George James Blond died in Brisbane on 23 November 1935 and Mary Jane
Blond nee Marks died on 5 November 1954 in Brisbane.

A wedding photo of George and Minnie is included above.

Brisbane scene C1860. Queen and Edward Streets looking towards the Brisbane River.