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Dennis BLOSS

Male Abt 1829 - 1907  (~ 78 years)


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  • Name Dennis BLOSS 
    Born Abt 1829  Ipswich, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID DCC3C9B9FEB64922A05946AAEBDF4989C51F 
    Died Mar 1907  Camberwell RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • February 2018: in an email, Louis Bloss, a descendant of Dennis Bloss, points out that in the 1871 census, Dennis's wife Louisa Ann appeared as head of the household with 3 of her children by Dennis.
      In fact, this was also the case in the 1861 census: although she was shown as 'wife' rather than 'head', Louisa was counted in Orsett, Essex with 4 of her children, and Dennis's father. Dennis himself was lodging in Chelsea.
      It seems clear that Dennis and Louisa separated some time around 1861, with Louisa continuing to live in Essex with her children, while Dennis began a new life in London, with a new partner and family, as shown in censuses from 1871 onwards. As Louis Bloss suggests, divorce was expensive in those days. A marriage between Dennis and Harriett hasn't been found.

      1861 census (1) (indexed as BLOP by ancestry.com): in Queen Street, Chelsea, London, Denis BLOSS (ladger, married, 36, carpenter & joiner, born Ipswich, Suffolk).
      1861 census (2): in Orsett Heath, Orsett, Essex (all BLOSS), Louisa Ann (wife, married, 35, joiner's wife, born Little Thurrock, Essex), John (son, 14, joiner, born Blackmore, Essex), Lucy (daughter, 11, scholar, born Blackmore, Essex), Frederick (son, 9, scholar, born Romford, Essex) and Thomas (son, 2, born Orsett, Essex). Also John BLOSS (father in law, widower, 75, retired bailiff, born Lindsay, Suffolk).

      For census details for Louisa Ann and her children for 1871 et seq, see Louisa Ann's Notes.

      1871 census: at 5 Edmund Street, Camberwell, London (all BLOSS), Dennis (head, 42, joiner, born Ipswich, Suffolk), Harriett (wife, 33, born Maidenhead, Berks), Charles (son, 7, scholar, born East Dereham, Norfolk), Priscilla (daughter, 5, born Mottingham, Kent), Harriett (daughter, 3, born Camberwell) and William (son, 1, born Camberwell).

      1881 census: at 55 Edmund Street, Camberwell, London (all BLOSS), Dennis (head, 52, joiner, born Suffolk), Harriett (wife, 42, born Berks), C (son, 17, grocer, born Norfolk), Priscilla (daughter, 15, born Kent), Harriett (daughter, 13, born Camberwell), Fredk. (son, 11, born Camberwell) and Elen(?) (daughter, 9, born Camberwell).

      1891 census: at 146 Wells Street, Camberwell, London (all BLOSS), Dennis (head, 61, carpenter, born Suffolk), Harriett (wife, 49, born Berkshire), C (son, single, 27, carpenter, born E Dereham, Norfolk), William F (son, 20, carpenter, born Camberwell) and Ellen (daughter, 19, art embroidery, born Camberwell).

      1901 census: at 34 Harris Street, Camberwell, London, Dinis BLOSS (head, single (sic), 72, carpenter, born Suffolk).

      Dennis died in 1907. The 1911 census shows Harriett BLOSS, 70, widow, born Maidenhead, Berkshire, living alone in a one-roomed dwelling at 21 Conderton Road, Coldharbour Lane, London SE.
    Person ID I1755  Folkestone, Kent
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2018 

    Father John BLOSS,   b. Abt 1786, Lindsay, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1870, Orsett RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Mother Lucy Worts HICKS,   b. Abt 1784, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1845, Orsett RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married 12 Apr 1811  [3
    Family ID F603  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Louisa Ann WHEELER,   b. Abt 1826, Little Thurrock, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1898, Orsett RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married Jun 1846  Orsett RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. John Dennis BLOSS,   b. Sep 1846, Blackmore, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Henry Thomas BLOSS,   b. Sep 1848, Blackmore, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Lucy Mary BLOSS,   b. Dec 1850, High Ongar, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Frederick George BLOSS,   b. Mar 1853, Romford Union, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Elizabeth BLOSS,   b. Jun 1855, Orsett, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Fanny BLOSS,   b. Jun 1857, Orsett RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Thomas BLOSS,   b. Mar 1859, Orsett RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Willie BLOSS,   b. Sep 1861, Orsett RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2018 11:24:00 
    Family ID F604  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Harriett MINNS,   b. Sep 1837, Maidenhead, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1921, Brighton RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Children 
     1. Unnamed BLOSS,   b. Jun 1862, Newington RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1862, Newington RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     2. Charles Dennis BLOSS,   b. Dec 1863, East Dereham, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1937, Brighton RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
     3. Priscilla BLOSS,   b. Mar 1866, Mottingham, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1922, Brighton RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
     4. Harriett BLOSS,   b. Mar 1868, Camberwell, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1918, Woolwich RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
     5. Frederick William BLOSS,   b. Mar 1870, Camberwell, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Ellen Elizabeth BLOSS,   b. Mar 1872, Camberwell, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2018 11:24:00 
    Family ID F591  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S9] 1871 census.

    2. [S36] BMD index, aged 77, Q1 1907 Camberwell 1d/545. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S256] Louis Bloss, February 2018.

    4. [S36] BMD index, Q2 1846 Orsett 12/287. (Reliability: 3).