George Blanch was born 1864 in Brushgrove, New South Wales, Australia to John Thomas Blanch (1834-1914) and Sophia Bratfield (1841-1902) and died 13 October 1951 Ballina District Hospital, Ballina, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Mary Sneesby (1870-1923) 19 April 1894 in Maclean, New South Wales, Australia.


Offspring of George Blanch and Elizabeth Mary Sneesby (1870-1923)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mervyn Milton Blanch (1894-1963)
Olive P Blanch (1896-)
Myrtle Ivy Blanch (1899-1965)
Dorothy Doreen Blanch (1901-1959)



The death occurred in Ballina District Hospital of Mr. George Blanch, a well-known resident of the Bangalow district. Mr. Blanch was born at Brushgrove on the Clarence River in 1863. He served his apprenticeship in the saddlery trade at Grafton and, on completion, started a business at Brushgrove. In 1892, he was married to Elizabeth Sneesby, of Ulmarra. He left Brushgrove in 1901 and came to Baliina, where he started a saddlery business and remained there till he moved to Bangalow in 1920 to take over the business of the late Mr. George Reading. After a few years, he started out on his own account and remained in the same business till his death. His wife predeceased him 28 years ago. He is survived by one son, Mervyn (Bangalow), and three daughters, Mrs. E. O'Neill (Olive), Coolangatta; Mrs. R. Stone (Myrtle), Ballina; and Mrs. G. Brickle (Dorothy), Newcastle. Pallbearers at the church were F L'Estrange and A. Reynolds (nephews), Hayden and Russell Blanch (grandsons), Mervyn (son), R. Stone (son-in-law), and at the graveside, Messrs. A. Leary, E. Dudgeon, E. Akers, A. Lavercombe, D. Machin, R. O. Prior. The service, which was held in All Souls' Church of England, was conducted by Canon Saunders, who also officiated at the graveside. Funeral arrangements were in the hands of A. Beckinsale and Co.

Northern Star, 29 October 1951, page 4

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