Thomas Bladen

Male9 June 1816–9 February 1899

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Bladen was born on 9 June 1816, in Madeley, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Bladen, was 35 and his mother, Margaret Barker, was 39. He married Mary Cattell on 2 March 1837, in Foleshill, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Tipton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and New York, United States in 1870. He died on 9 February 1899, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Bladen
Mary Cattell
Marriage: 2 March 1837
William Bladen
Mary Ann Bladen
Elizabeth Bladen
Eunice Bladen
Margaret C Bladen
Mary Alice Bladen
Thomas Samuel Bladen
Cornelius Cattle Bladen

Sources (50)

  • Thomas Blanden in entry for Mary A Clews Peck, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Thomas Bladen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thom Bladen in entry for Daniel Kennet Peck and Mary A Clews, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 March 1837Foleshill, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 7

    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 11

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.


    Age 27

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Bladon in Oxfordshire, Bladon in Derbyshire, or Blaydon in Tyne and Wear (formerly in County Durham). The first takes its name from a pre-English name (of uncertain origin and meaning) of the Evenlode river; the second is named with Old English blāw ‘cold’ + Old English dūn ‘hill’; the third is named with Old Norse blár ‘cold’ + Old English dūn ‘hill’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    Mary Cattle Bladen by Jane E. Roberts

    Mary Cattle was born at Hartshill, Warwickshire, England on August 10, 1814 to William Cattle and Elizabeth Dagley. She was the 2nd of 9 children. In March 1837 at age 22, she married Thomas Bladen. H …

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