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George Blyth Family History

George Blyth genealogy 1875-1964

GEORGE BLYTH was the first child of Charles Blyth(e) and Elizabeth English, who were married sometime during the 2nd quarter (April-June) of 1875. According to the 1939 Register of England and Wales, he was born on 27 May 1875. Assuming this is accurate, this entails that Elizabeth was pregnant at the time of her marriage. George was subsequently baptised on 25July 1875 at Belford, Northumberland. At that time, his father Charles was a farm labourer living at Twizels Village.

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Shawdon Hall Image Added

Shawdon Hall added to Breamish Valley Photographic Collection

With the recent republication of A History of Shawdon Hall, this prompted me to search for a vintage image of the Hall, as the ones we’ve had access to are relatively recent images. I eventually found and purchased a postcard from Berlin. Yes! Berlin in Germany. Who’d have thought that you’d have to go back to the EU to obtain old images of your local area?

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