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6 Oct 2018
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The Blanchard Link

sailorchronos.angelfire.com/familymatters/waddell.html

The Blanchard family has been traced back to Pierre Jean Blanchard (1555 – c 1610) of Calentine, France. His four sons were born in France but moved to England during the French Huguenot migration. Pierre (Peter) and Jean, the two eldest, remained in England. The younger sons Joseph (15?? – 1637) and Thomas (1600 – 1654) emigrated to Massachusetts and their descendants remained in the Massachusetts/New Hampshire area. In 1785, Joseph's great-great-grandson Col. Jotham Blanchard moved his family to Truro, Nova Scotia.

(See also www.chebucto.ns.ca/~ai020/Profile.html)

This can be elaborated upon, thanks to

#IndividualSpouse / PartnerFamily
1Pierre Jean Blanchard
(1555 –
c 1610)

born in France,
emigrated to England
  Pierre Blanchard
(lived in Yorkshire)

Jean Blanchard
(lived in Wiltshire)

Joseph Blanchard
(d 1637)
(emigrated to USA in 1637)

Thomas Blanchard
(1600 –
21 May 1654)
2Thomas Blanchard
(1600 –
21 May 1654)
Elizabeth
(m < 1618)
George Blanchard
(c 1617 –
18 Mar 1699/1700)
= Elizabeth Mills

Thomas Blanchard
(c 1625 –
14 Feb 1650/51)
= Anne Rolfe

Samuel Blanchard
(6 Aug 1629 –
22 Apr 1706)
1. = Mary Sweetses
2. = Hannah Doggett

Nathaniel Blanchard
(c 1636 –
27 Aug 1676)
Agnes (Bent) Barnes
(m 1637)
 
Mary Shrimpton
(d < 3 Apr 1676)
 
-3Nathaniel Blanchard
(c 1636 –
27 Aug 1676)
Susanna Bates John Blanchard
(b 27 Mar 1660)

Mary Blanchard
(b 1 Dec 1662)

Nathaniel Blanchard
(b 25 Dec 1665)

Edward Blanchard
(b 7 Jun 1668)

Mercy Blanchard
(14 Apr 1674)

We now skip a century or so, and make a surprising discovery ...

... Adding to the general air of mystery that almost invariably envelops the critical early milestones of Rev John Waddell is that, from the Blanchard side, neither his marriage to Nancy Ann Blanchard can be verified, nor her very existence. We will provisionally enter her in the Generation Table below, as of course we do know she actually did exist, but the evidence isn't forthcoming until the very final documentary source is revealed.

#IndividualSpouse / PartnerFamily
1Col Jotham Blanchard
(1745 –
18 Mar 1807, aged 62)
Elizabeth Treadwell
(~1739 –
5 Jan 1811, aged 72)
(m ca 1766)
John Blanchard
(b ~1767)

Sarah Blanchard
(b ~1769)
= Jacob Lippencott

Elizabeth Blanchard
(1770 –
25 Sep 1808)
= Nathaniel Symonds

Rebecca Blanchard
(b ~1772)
= Mr Shepard

Hannah Blanchard
(b 1774)
(m 1799)
= David Archibald

Jonathan Blanchard
(21 Apr 1776 –
31 May 1843)

Edward Sherburne Blanchard
(Feb 1778 –
24 Dec 1856)

Nancy Blanchard
(~1780 –
18 Aug 1818)
= Rev John Waddel
(10 Apr 1871 –
13 Nov 1842)
(m 2 Sep 1802)
2Jonathan Blanchard
(21 Apr 1776 –
31 May 1843)
Sarah Goggins
(12 Mar 1780 –
25 Sep 1836)
(m 2 Dec 1798)
Jotham Blanchard
(15 Mar 1800 –
Aug 1839)
= Margaret Spears
(m Dec 1832)

Elizabeth Blanchard
(b 11 Sep 1802)
= John Gass
(d 1873)
(m 1819)

Sophia Blanchard
(b 25 Dec 1803)
= Rev John McLean
(d 20 Jan 1837)
(m 3 Jul 1826)

John Blanchard
(1 Dec 1805 –
26 Nov 1840)
= Frances Symonds

William Earl Blanchard
(b 19 Jul 1807)
= Eleanor Curry

James Blanchard
(27 Mar 1809 –
26 Feb 1830)

Stephen Smith Blanchard
(6 Mar 1811 –
18 Feb 1813)

Edward Sherburne Blanchard
(b 11 Dec 1812)
= Margaret Pride
(m 1 Jul 1834)

Stephen Smith Blanchard 2
(b 28 Apr 1815)

Hiram Blanchard
(b 17 Jan 1820)
= Eliza Cantrell

Nancy Blanchard
(b 13 Sep 1822)
= Rev Samuel McCully
(m 1845)
Martha Archibald
(m 2 Nov 1837)
One s, one d, both died young
2Edward Sherburne Blanchard
(Feb 1778 –
24 Dec 1856)

Justice of the Peace,
School Commissioner
Jane Archibald
(d 9 Feb 1873)
(m 18 Feb 1802)
Nancy Blanchard
(b 5 Feb 1803)
= Isaac McCurdy
(m 21 Jan 1828)

Jane Blanchard
(1 Jul 1807 –
3 Dec 1878)
= Dr John Waddell MD
(10 or 17 Mar 1810 –
29 Aug 1878)
(m 25 Jun 1844)

Charles Blanchard
(b 22 Dec 1809)
= Nancy Blair
(m 30 Jan 1845)

George Augustus Blanchard
(6 Sep 1811 –
3 Jun 1890)
= Jane Robson
(m 27 Oct 1840)

Jonathan Blanchard
(b 26 Jul 1813)
=Sarah Story
(d 21 Jun 1857)
(m 21 May 1849)

James Fleming Blanchard
(b 8 Nov 1815)
= Jessie Johnstone
(m 3 Sep 1838)

Elizabeth Blanchard
(3 Oct 1819 –
1897)
= Rev James Waddell
(24 May 1805 –
14 Mar 1870)
(m 23 Sep 1837)

John Blanchard
(24 Mar 1822 –
2 Sep 1909)
= Mary Gertrude Wollenhaupt
(23 Dec 1821 –
2 Mar 1893)
(m 1845)

Edward Blanchard
(b 10 Oct 1817)
= Margaret Metzler
(m 4 Jun 1864)

Sarah Blanchard
(b 23 Sep 1823)

William Henry Blanchard
(b 16 Jun 1827)
=1. Maria Timlen
(m Jul 1847)
=2. Hannah McCurdy
(m Oct 1867)

Well, there's many a slip 'twixt cup and lip, you may say, but what is almost more surprising is that an authoritative treatise on the Acadian ancestry of Col Jotham Blanchard and his family doesn't mention her either ...



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Narrative History

Click here to see an authoritative account of Col Jotham Blanchard's origins, his marriage and his family – including, at long last, his elusive daughter Nancy. Many of the dates in the Generation Table above are reproduced from this account.

It's a rather remarkable coincidence that Jane Blanchard (1 Jul 1807 – 3 Dec 1878), whose husband Dr John Waddell (10 or 17 Mar 1810 – 29 Aug 1878) was for many years, (1849 – 1876), Medical Superintendent of the Insane Asylum in St John, New Brunswick, was the elder sister of George Augustus Blanchard (6 Sep 1811 – 3 Jun 1890) whose son Dr Edward Sherburne Blanchard (1849 – 1917) was the Medical Superintendent of the Insane Asylum in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (following the scandalous abuses tolerated by his predecessor), from 1874 onwards [also "for many years", according to the source above].

Edward Stirling Blanchard (14 Feb 1886 – 17 Dec 1953), nicknamed Bone, and his elder brother Aubrey (1882 – 26 Jun 1905) – who died by accidental drowning – were the two sons of the above-mentioned Dr Edward Sherburne Blanchard (1849 – 1917) and his wife Ella May Lea (1860 – 1958). Edward Blanchard was educated at Prince of Wales College, and then studied architecture at McGill University, receiving his Bachelor of Architecture degree ca. 1910. He remained in Montreal for a time working for the leading firm of Ross & McFarlane then opened his own office in partnership with G E Conrad. When World War I broke out, he enlisted in the 105th Battalion (Prince Edward Island), part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, going overseas in 1916 as a bombing officer. He was wounded early in 1918 and after lengthy recuperation in Ireland returned to Canada to pursue an active career in architecture for over thirty years. He was a Member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (MRAIC). He never married, and died at the age of 67.