An 80 page document has been collated by Leo Blore 2017-2018 relating to this family after an old bible of the family was found, an attempts made to return to family.
A very early settler and farming family of Newry, near Maffra. Those in this family either died early, or those that lived to a great age, never married.
Received an email from Russell Blore in Melbourne,
July 2000 (one of the 7 in the phone book... all the others are
related I believe).... I also spoke to him on the phone and he told
me that his father says one of his grandfathers brothers (I think
it was!) migrated to Buffalo (USA) and another to South Africa.
A copy of his information is as follows...
"Gi'day to who ever opens this message. My name is Russell
I live in Melbourne, Australia. I'm 32 and married with 1 daughter,
and 1 son. For years I've wanted to know if I have any relatives,
anywhere in the world. My father, Colin Blore, migrated here in
1966, with his second wife. He was brought up in Barnet and has
children from his first marriage, Sara, and Richard, both live in
To make the search a little easier I've milked
some information out
of my Dad about his parents, grandparents etc. His ancestory is
Father: Leslie George Blore, born 11/7 or
Mother: Dorothy Agnus Blore (nee Butler),
Grandfather: George Blore, born sometime
Grandfather on his mothers side: Henry Paul
Butler, born 1864/5.
Grandmother on his mothers side: Florence
Butler (maiden unknown).
Thats as much as I can get. So does anyone recognise any of these
names? If your online and have just discovered you have a cousin,
nephew or what ever in the great southern land of Australia, namely
me, please Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
It would be marvelous to know I have family other than immediate,
learn a little more of my heritage.
Thankyou to who ever responds. I look forward
to knowing you.
Russell John Blore. "
The following information was found at the "scotslink"
 REID Andrew Ross b. 8 Nov 1834 Scotland m. (1) 1854 "Victoria"
Mary MADDISON. Issue: Eliza Hunter b. Darlington 1856; Mary Mathieson
b. 1860 and Isabella Laurie b. 1862, both at "Tera" VIC.
What happened to his first family? Married (2) Emma
Elizabeth BLORE in New Zealand 1867. Issue: Hannah Wain 1868,
Agnes Ravin, Emma, Andrew Ross, Isabella, *John
Blore b. 1876-7. Came back to NSW Australia between 1876-9
and issue born Casino area: Mary 1879, Robert Laurie, Eliza Flora,
James Blore. My grandfather *John
Blore REID m. Elizabeth COLLINS & had twelve children
born in the Casino area. One son, Andrew George REID (married) Alice
SITMARSH, parents of: Dorothy M. Wood, PO Box 159, Silkwood, QLD
Found recently.... on an Altavista site... written to Tom Blore
in Canada. The bigpond email address is obsolete so have not been
able to contact Graeme.
Hullo from the Land Down Under
Tom. My fathers name is George Loughlin Blore. His grandfather
came out to Oz from England, but I don't have details to hand.
If you require any further details, E-Mail me.
"A boat designed by Alf Blore and built by Percy Coverdale
at Battery Point, Tasmania, the 54 foot boat has Blue Gum frames..."
Found on the net at http://www.woodenboatshop.com.au/restorations/restorations.htm
Where does Alf fit in??? Anybody know.???
Is this the same Alf or Arthur Blore who worked
on the paddle boats at Mildura and Wentworth around the 1970's
1980's... known as "Spring Heeled Jack" due to the spring in his
step as he walked?
John Blore -Sydney
This message was found at http://www.cousinconnect.com/d/a/67983 posted
5th Oct 2004
"Searching for details of John Blore and ancestors
and descendents. Born England c. 1820 he was a tinsmith. Married
in Sydney, Australia 1868 to Ann Hall. John died 1899 in Sydney.
His father is believed to be Solomon Blore. Ann was a widow (married
name Lambert) when she married John Hall. Ann had 5 children
from the previous marriage and Ann and John had two Blore children.
A girl either Elizabeth or Ida and a son, Daniel James (aka James
Daniel) Cooper Blore, born 15.04.1872 near Grafton Australia.
is my grandfather. "
Info on John Blore - NSW Probate
||Date of Death
Margrette looking for EMMA ELIZABETH BLORE descendants
Dear Leo,thankyou so much for getting back to me,I will write
to Mrs Wood and she what happens.
What info I have so far has come from LDS,Genes Reunited,my parents
My parents are Emma's grt grandchildren.
So here's what I have so far;
Emma Elizabeth Blore; born, unknown, died; Casino,NSW,Aust 189?
Andrew Ross Reid; born, 1834, Scotland, died; 189? Reids Creek,NSW,Aust.
Married; Nelson, N.Z. 1867. I don't know when they came to Aus.
Annie Reid 1868 NZ; Agnes Reid 1870 NZ; Emma Elizabeth 1871 Akaroa,
NZ,[my Grt Grandmother] ; Andrew Ross 1873 NZ; Isabella 1875 NZ;
John Blore 1876 NZ; Mary Blore 1879 Codrington,NSW; Robert Laurie
1881 Codrington,NSW; Eliza Hunter 1883 Codrington,NSW; Florence
Ross 1885 Codrington,NSW; Reid 1887-1887 Codrington,NSW.
I would appreciate you putting a message on the site for me.
As usual,we never seem to want to do the genealogy thing when
people are around to ask,we leave it till they've passed on.
What I'd like to find out is whether the other siblings got married
and whatnot and try to find any other ancestors.
I hope this helps,and thankyou again for your taking the time
to answer my email,I hope to talk to you soon.
Warmest regards, Margrette.