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Blanche Isabel Hawkins Female

Born: 1864

Comments: First appears aged 6 in the 1871 census, her place of birth entered as Portsea, Hants.

Aged 16 at the time of the 1881 census, "Blanche J. Hawkins" was recorded as having been born in Portsea. Her occupation is recorded as "Pupil Teacher".

Aged 26 at the time of the 1891 census, and still living with her parents. Here her occupation is recorded as "Elementary Teacher". Her name seems to be written "Blanche I." rather than "Blanche J." here.

This seems very likely to tie in with a Blanche Isabel Hawkins (an i could easily have been mistaken for a j in the 1881 census entry) recorded in the GRO index for Apr/May/Jun 1864 as having been born in the district of Portsea (volume 2b page 448).

In the article about her brother Vernon's funeral, there is a mention of a "Mrs Breed" attending. This is almost certainly referring to Blanche. An entry in the GRO indices for Apr/May/Jun 1895 has Blanche Isabel Hawkins registered as having been married (Portsea  volume 2b page 951), and on the same page appears a Herbert William Breed.

There is a record of a christening of Blanche Isabel Hawkins on 17th July 1864 at Saint John, Portsea, with parents listed as John Hawkins and Marion.

Blanche's Family

Spouse: Herbert William Breed (Married 1895)
Children: Wilhelmina  Mary Breed
At the time of the 1901 census the family were living at 47 Hurstbourne Rd, Lewisham, London.

Herbert and Blanche's marriage appears to have been recorded in the GRO indices for Apr/May/Jun 1895  (Portsea  volume 2b page 951).

Blanche's Heritage

Parents: John Hawkins, Marion Marshall
Siblings: Vernon John Charles Hawkins, Harry Frederick Hawkins, Eva Gertrude Hawkins