Ivy Elizabeth Blessett1

#2042, (June 1907-16 December 1994)
Father*John Blessett2 b. 31 Jan 1875, d. Jun 1941
Mother*Ruth Smith2 b. 25 Oct 1880, d. 14 Nov 1954
ChartsThe Smiths of the Deepings, Lincolnshire.
The Todds of Rutland & the Deepings.
The Palmers from Lincolnshire.
The Bettles of the Deepings, Lincolnshire.
The Woodwards of Lincolnshire
Birth*JUN 1907 Ivy Elizabeth Blessett was born in JUN 1907 at Deeping St James, Lincolnshire, EnglandG.1 
(Witness) Residence30 MAR 1911 She lived with John Blessett and Ruth Smith at High Street, Market Deeping, Lincolnshire, EnglandG, together with Marjorie Annie Blessett and Doris May Blessett.3 
Marriage*JUL 1930 Ivy Elizabeth Blessett married Ernest Lilley in JUL 1930 at Market Deeping, Lincolnshire, EnglandG.4 
Residence*29 SEP 1939 Ivy Elizabeth Blessett and Ernest Lilley lived at Station Road, Digby, Lincolnshire, EnglandG.5 
Death*16 DEC 1994 Ivy Elizabeth Blessett died on 16 DEC 1994 at Market Deeping, LincolnshireG, aged 87.6 
Note* She is a descendant of Philip Smith & Ann Todd via Ruth Smith by a DNA match to her great-grandson George Charles Sheppard.7 


Ernest Lilley b. 20 May 1904, d. Dec 1978
Last Edited21 Feb 2021


  1. [S17] BMD indices, birth, Bourne, Lincs, Apr-Jun 1907, vol 7a 385.
  2. [S68] The England & Wales 1911 census, age 3.
  3. [S68] The England & Wales 1911 census.
  4. [S17] BMD indices, marriage, Ernest Lilley & Ivy Elizabeth Blessett. Bourne, Lincs., Jul-Sep 1930, vol 7a 106.
  5. [S124] 1939 register.
  6. [S29] Email from, from John Blessett.
  7. [S128] Ancestry DNA, A match on MyHeritage; MGJ to George Charles Sheppard, 29cM on 2 segments and Theory of Family Relativity.
  8. [S124] 1939 register, birth date.
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