Wednesday, 20 April 2016

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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Blackmore: Auberries

Received 11 April 2016

Hello Andrew

I wonder if you could possibly tell me when The Auberries at Blackmore was demolished.  On the SEAX website there is a picture of this rather large house with a couple standing outside Ref l/Mb 38/1/15. I can find no other reference to The Auberries on SEAX.

The reason for my asking is in the 1901 census a distance ancestor Sarah Oliver (sister to my Gt3 Grandmother Lydia Caton Nee Oliver) married James R White a doctor and they were living at that time at The Auberries and I was wondering if by a slight chance the couple standing outside could be them.  Would he have been the local doctor at that time?  If the Auberries was demolished within the last 100 years or so then possibly it won’t be them as they are not on the 1911 census.
Thank you for any help you may be able to give and for your time.

Best wishes
Wendy Snowdon (Mrs)

Replied 12 April 2016

Hello Wendy

I do not know when The Auberries was demolished. 

James R White was the parish doctor but died in 1901.  The entry in the (unpublished) Burial Register states that he was 59 years old and buried 9 August 1901.  The Priory Church of St Laurence, Blackmore has a memorial window to the man, inscribed: “The window was erected by Parishioners and Friends to the Glory of God and in memory of James Robert White MB resident Doctor in this Parish. AD 1870 – 1901”.

On the 1910 Electoral Roll we have registered at The Auberries, Dr. J. Lynn Allen.  Investigation of names on the War Memorial, a survivor of the Great War was Major H.C.C. Hackney, who is named in Kelly’s Directory 1937 as living at The Auberries.