Florence Louisa Collington1

#7453, (24 August 1880-10 October 1962)
Father*William Collington2 b. Dec 1840, d. Dec 1893
Mother*Elizabeth Ann Spurrier2 b. Mar 1841, d. Dec 1911
ChartsThe Davis' of Christchurch
Birth*24 AUG 1880 Florence Louisa Collington was born on 24 AUG 1880 at Poole, Dorset, EnglandG.3,1 
Baptism15 SEP 1880 She was baptized on 15 SEP 1880 at St James' Church, Poole, Dorset, EnglandG.1 
(Witness) Residence30 MAR 1881 She lived with Elizabeth Ann Spurrier and William Collington at Taylors Buildings, Poole, Dorset, EnglandG, together with Emmeline Davis, William Samuel Collington, Alice Annie Collington, Elizabeth Emmeline Collington, Edward Henry Collington, Samuel George Collington, Alfred Ernest Collington and Jesse Collington.4 
(Witness) Residence30 MAR 1891 Florence Louisa Collington lived with William Collington and Elizabeth Ann Spurrier at Old Inn, West Street, Poole, Dorset, EnglandG, together with Elizabeth Emmeline Collington, Alfred Ernest Collington, Jesse Collington and Alice Annie Collington.5 
(Witness) Residence30 MAR 1901 Florence Louisa Collington lived with Elizabeth Ann Spurrier at 16 Towngate Street, Poole, Dorset, EnglandG, together with Alfred Ernest Collington and Alice Annie Collington.6 
Employment*30 MAR 1901 Florence Louisa Collington was employed as Telephone Operator.6 
Residence*2 APR 1911 She lived at Blandford Arms, High Street, Poole, Dorset, EnglandG.7 
Employment2 APR 1911 She was employed as Telephone Supervison, Nat. Telephone Company.8 
Marriage*20 APR 1911 She married William Walter George Blandford on 20 APR 1911 at Longfleet, Poole, Dorset, EnglandG.9 
Residence*11 DEC 1915 Florence Louisa Collington and William Walter George Blandford lived at Globe Hotel, High Street, Poole, Dorset, EnglandG.10 
Residence29 SEP 1939 Florence Louisa Collington and William Walter George Blandford lived at Poole, DorsetG.11 
Death*10 OCT 1962 Florence Louisa Collington died on 10 OCT 1962 at 139 Wimborne Road, Poole, Dorset, EnglandG, aged 82.12,13 
Last Edited19 Dec 2018


  1. [S48] Parish Register, bapt., Florence Louisa Collington, parents William & Elizabeth Ann, St James', Poole, no 960, p 120.
  2. [S21] Extracted from the 1881 census, age & place.
  3. [S17] BMD indices, birth, Poole, Dorset, Jul-Sep 1880, vol 5a 295.
  4. [S21] Extracted from the 1881 census.
  5. [S46] Extracted from the 1891 census.
  6. [S35] Extracted from the 1901 census.
  7. [S68] The England & Wales 1911 census, note with future husband.
  8. [S68] The England & Wales 1911 census.
  9. [S48] Parish Register, marriage; William Walter George Blandford, 32, father Walter (dec), & Florence Louisa Collington, 30, father William (dec), Longfleet, Poole, no 444, p 222.
  10. [S77] British Army records, WW1 Service Records; attestation no 231399, William W G Blandford, Royal Engineers, Pioneer Carrier Pigeon Service.
  11. [S124] 1939 census, licenced premises.
  12. [S78] England & Wales Death Index 1916-2005, death, age 82, Poole, Dorset, Dec 1962, vol 7c 688.
  13. [S82] Probate, England & Wales, date & place, probate to solicitors.
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