Blencowe Families

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A new feature this month!

Exclusive to BFA members is access to in depth research for selected Blencowes from WW1. Just sign in and go to Featured Blencowes


A unique feature of this site is the  1st Arrivals timeline and the Blencowes down under map that plots the first family members to arrive in Australia and New Zealand. Members Contributions to these stories are most welcome and two are already featured pages.

The map based on Blencowes down under map could also be used by members to add their own family locations on it. If you would like to add your location  contact us for assistance.

The gallery feature is also designed so that members can create and share family albums. Four galleries are initially loaded , Blencowe Hall , Blencowes in the Military, and the Bicester and Brackley family lines.


Hopefully you are inspired to get out those old photos and create or add to an album for your family line, assistance will be provided to post these.


But this web site is ultimately about what the members want to say , share and have available, for this reason a forum, a blog (for news stories etc.) and feedback form are features to encourage dialog and enrichment of the web site experience.


The website is managed by Roger Blinko  and Anne Blencowe (Burton) please direct any comments feedback to us so we can improve the value of the web site .

First Blencowe to come ashore in the region

John Blencowe 1798-1887

John a wheelwright from Brackley, Northants, arrived on 17 Feb 1831 with his family in what is now Stanley Tasmania .


A painting by John Glover who arrived in Tasmania in the same year as John Blencowe . Click on image to go the NSW Art gallery for more info.


On arrival John and wife Mary Drinkwater  were accompanied by 3 children , George (1824-1907), Thomasine (1827-1909) and John (1830  - 1898) all born in Brackley.  

In Tasmania three  more were born with Selinda possibly being the first Blencowe birth registered on Australian soil in 1833.  The three children  Selinda (1833-1908), Thomas (1835-1846) & Robert (1837-1913)  were all born at Circular Head, Tasmania and registered at Launceston.

John Blencowe and family moved to Adelaide, South Australia in March 1838 .  After arrival in South Australia Francis (1841-1864) was born in Adelaide and Mary Ann (1847-1932) in Little Parra, South Australia.

Anne Burton


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