They were divorced in 1935 (iii) John Neptune married secondly Doris Irene (née M'Whinnie) who, until her divorce in 1939, had been the wife of his brother Robert Bindon (iv) Norah Emily Blood married secondly Brigadier Alfred John (known as 'Jackie') Reeve (1894-1956), who was previously married to Dorothy (i) Thomas Holcroft had a sister Catherine Deborah (1927-1998), a brother Michael George Neptune (1929-1990) and a half-sister Monica (1924-2005) (ii) Thomas Holcroft married Margaret Elizabeth Ross (1921-1996), a grand-daughter of Professor Max Isaac Reich (1867-1945)(i) Brian Edmund married Marguerite Dolmetsch (b.1942) daughter of Dr.
Carl Dolmetsch CBE (1911-1997), grand-daughter of Arnold Dolmetsch (1858-1940)(ii) Brian and Marguerite have daughter Arabella (b.1972), twin sons Jonathan and Benjamin (b.1979) and grandsons Alexander Frederick (Alex) Curtis (b.2008) and Arun Neptune Blood (b.2018)Edward Manners, 15th Baron de Ros (1549-1587)and Isabel Holcroft (d.1605/6)Effigy tomb: alabaster monument in Bottesford Church not shown: their daughter, Elizabeth,16th Baroness de Ros (1574/5-1591)kneeling at her mother's feet George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (1592-1628)his wife Katherine Manners (d.1649), 19th Baroness de Roostheir daughter Mary (later Duchess of Richmond)and son George Villiers (1628-1687)(later 2nd Duke of Buckingham and 20th Baron de Ros)The blind girl at the Holy Well - scene west of Irelandby Sir Frederic William Burton (1816-1900)later Director of the National Gallery, London B&W image of original watercolour34.8 x 28.5 in.
As for the story we tell below, one should never forget Oscar Wilde's self-deprecating observation: We Irish are too poetical to be poets; we are a nation of brilliant failures, but we are the greatest talkers since the Greeks.
The truth of the matter is that the Irish Bloods were typical Protestant Irish landed gentry and their history is to be found mirrored in that of thousands of like families who went to Ireland and made what they could of it.
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Introduction by Paul Mc Cartney In an article entitled The Study of Genealogy in Ireland, published in Burke's Landed Gentry (1952, 17th Edition), Anthony Crofton wrote: It is sad history that on 13 April, 1922, the building known as the Four Courts in Dublin, the central repository of Ireland's public records, was set on fire and burned; the flames deliberately fed with the collected muniments of centuries.
It was the dependence of the honest peasant on his squire, of the squire on the noble lord, of the rector on his bishop, of the writer on his patron, and even the dependence of [noble lords on the prime minister and the Crown] as the fountains of honour and profit.
Additional sources of information about the Blood family include General Sir Bindon Blood's autobiography Fourscore Years and Ten (1933) and the unpublished research undertaken by Lt. John Neptune Blood (1897-1960) [the latter provided by Robert Edmund (Bob) Blood].
Whole sections of the standard rungs in the genealogist's ladder were thus burned out, and the present day searcher into pedigrees in Ireland has to try and clamber back through the years without them.
The Blood family has been fortunate then that family members had been compiling reasonably complete records from sometime before the end of the eighteenth century.
Thomas Blood, grandson of WB - noted London-based artist-engraver (vi) Matthew's youngest brother, Mark Blood (b.1677/85-1751), heads the line leading to Bridget Blood (1795-1833/39), 'Biddy the Beautiful' (vii) Matthew's youngest brother, Mark Blood was the grandfather of Lieutenant George Blood's wife, Elizabeth Deborah Blood (c.1770-1856)(i) wife Caroline Roe (c.1730-1805), and children Frances "Fanny" (1758-1785) and George (1762-1844) were friends of Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)(ii) older brother, John Blood (1721-1799), called Bacon Blood for his fondness for bacon which he accepted from tenants in lieu of rent(iii) Captain Neptune Blood (d.1815), son of John, went by the nickname of 'The Copper Captain' because of the colour of his hair(iv) Captain Neptune Blood (d.1815) was grandfather of Joseph Fitzgerald Blood (1853-1924) and of John Blood (1849-1912) (v) Captain Neptune Blood (d.1815) was great-grandfather of Major General Sir Bindon Blood (1842-1940) (i) George and his wife Elizabeth Deborah Blood (c.1770-1856) share Thomas Blood (1640-1726) as a common great-grandfather (ii) George was the brother of Frances "Fanny" Blood (1758-1785), the great friend of Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) (iii) George was employed by the Associated Irish Mine Company as Secretary and Accountant (1794-1812) (iv) Elizabeth's brother, William Blood (1760-1801), married Catherine 'Kitty' Compton (b.
1767) (v) William Blood (1760-1801) was shot dead in his coach by a highwayman (vi) Kitty's sister Cecelia Compton was the second wife of Michael Blood (1755-1812), younger brother to Colonel William Blood (1749-1784) (Col WB) (i) William was the Secretary, Liverpool Chamber of Commerce between 18 and knew Maria Edgeworth (1767-1849)(ii) youngest brother was John Lloyd Blood (1814-1894), great-grandfather of journalist Brian Inglis (1916-1993) and artist Wendy Lloyd Blood (1915-2015) who married artist Edwin John Victor Pasmore, CH, CBE(i) George Edmund, Joseph Holman and Francis Holman were directors of Blood, Holman & Company Ltd., 9-10 King Street, Bristol, Grain Brokers(ii) wife, Kate Eleanor Nolan (1847-1897), was his cousin once removed via the Perrin family, an artist and a Turner copyist (ref: Bob Blood)(i) Maurice had two siblings: Frances Edith (1871-1960) who died unmarried, and Bessie (1873-1879) who died aged 6(ii) Maurice married Roberta Harriet Jones (1869-1943) daughter of William Jones, on 4th April 1896(i) John Neptune had two younger brothers: Robert Bindon (1901-1958) and Patrick Maurice (who died in 1912 on the same day he was born)(ii) John Neptune married firstly Norah Emily Pearson (1899-1985), daughter of Ezra Pearson (1863-1920).
The main bulk of the state, domestic, and ecclesiastical records of the country was then destroyed.