Blachford Family Photo Album - 2  
Henry Blachford Samuel Blachford

Henry George Blachford 1838 - 1906, his wife Emma Isabella Maskell and their daughter Elsie.

Henry is the son of Absalom Blachford, he was born in Lymington, Hampshire, England.

Photograph courtesy of Julian Heath.

Samuel Blachford born 9th Oct 1878, his wife Nellie (nee Clark) with their 2 children Kenneth Clouder Blachford born 9th Apr 1912 and Mary Frances Blachford born 25th September 1917.

Samuel Blachford is the son of Absalom Blachford and is our 5th cousin 4 times

Photograph courtesy of Julian Heath.

Absalom Blachford

Absalom Blachford 19th August 1838 - 16th February 1906, he is the son of William Blachford and Jane Kenchington.

He is photographed here with his crew aboard the yacht "Zelia"

Absalom was a Master Mariner and although he captained King Edward VII's racing yacht Britannia for a time, it is beleived that they fell out after a fairly short period. It has been recounted that they bickered over who should Captain the yacht whilst Edward was aboard. Edward is alleged to have said, ‘I’m the King and I shall Captain this yacht.’ Absalom said something to the effect of, ‘You may be King of all the lands but on this yacht I am Captain!’

Photograph courtesy of Julian Heath.

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