Name: William Thomas Blaney
in Not Married
I can give you some of the information for your records. John Blaney is complicated, he was the son of William Thomas Blaney and Susannah Langdown from Lytchett Matravers. As they were not married he was baptised John Langdown on 10th June 1810, by 1834 when a Bastardy Order was taken out against him by Amelia Barfoot for the maintenance of their daughter, he is mentioned as John Blaney otherwise Langdown on the official paperwork. When he marries Elizabeth Young in 1838 he uses the name Blaney on the marriage certificate. I have not found any record of him changing his name by law and presume he adopted the name. By that time he has a half brother William Blaney, born 1813 also living in Lytchett as well as his father living in Poole.
Elizabeth Young was baptised on 30th October 1814 and died in 1894 but I do not have the exact date.
I hope this helps a little towards finishing your records.
- John Blaney b: 10 JUN 1810 in Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, England