Reverend Blakiston

The Reverend Felix Blakiston was Curate from April – September 1897, but was forced to leave due to ill health. By 1901 he was living in Lincolnshire and he married Mary Augusta Fox at Horncastle 23rd April 1903. They had three sons.

Hugh Noel, their first son was born on 8th December 1905 at Baumber Vicarage, Lincolnshire. He became a short story writer and historian and married Georgiana Russell, also an historian. She was introduced to Noel Blakiston when he was fresh from taking Classics at Cambridge. They were married in 1929 and moved into a house in Chelsea, west London – where they lived for the rest of their lives. The Blakistons had two daughters in the 1930s – Rachel and Caroline, now well known as an actress on stage and television.

The Reverend Blakiston and Mary’s other sons were – John Milburn George, and Patrick, who himself was later ordained.

The Reverend Felix Blakiston died in Horncastle in 1941 aged 67. He was survived by his wife who died in 1962.

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