English Blores



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As shown by the information in "General Information" a great deal of the detail relates to the English scene as it is generally accepted that the name Blore, Bloore and Bloor grew out of the Midlands area of central England, and as the BLO(O)R(E) SOCIETY cover the main names effectively this page will relate to.....

    1. Blores found on the web in England
    2. Families with Blore connections
    3. Links to Blore web pages in England
    4. and any other British related information.


Ian Charles BLORE Curriculum Vitae
Position: Lecturer in Public and Regional Finance, International Development Department, School of Public Policy, The University of Birmingham, B15 2TT.
Date of birth: 2 March 1948

Ian Blore

Hannah Blore


Courtesy BBC 12 May 2007

Hannah Blore
2005 Byte Women's World Sailing Champion.

Place of Birth: Wrexham
School: Victoria Junior School, Bryn Offa and Yale Sixth Form College
Biography: Hannah has been sailing since the age of seven. In 1994 as the youngest competitor in the Mirror European Championships sailing with her father, she won the Super Crew cup and she won her first competition, sailing an Optimist dinghy at the age of nine.
Hannah was brought up and educated in Wrexham, attending Victoria Junior School, Bryn Offa and Yale sixth Form College. She is now at University in Plymouth studying Politics and Economics.

Hannah learnt to sail and race at Gresford Flash, one of the smallest sailing clubs in Britain. She sails at Gresford when home from University and enjoys coaching the juniors on a Friday night.

Hannah as a junior and youth sailor was a member of both the Welsh and GBR National squads and received a great deal of support and training from the Welsh Yachting Association at Plas Menai, Caernarfon. She has raced all over the UK and Europe. For the past 18 months, Hannah has been competing in the Olympic women's single-handed Europe class, and finished 3rd in the UK national ranking.

Hannah has been sailing a Byte class dinghy for the past four years. Hannah is the ideal weight and size for this boat (which is a possible candidate class for the 2012 Olympics) and has had the most success with this boat. She was 2nd in the 2002 Byte National championships, she has been first for the past two years in the Inland Championships and this year won five of the six races to take the national championship title.

At the 2005 World Championships on Lake Garda, Italy, problems with the new mast looked like she might miss out on the world title but Hannah was able to recover her position with some excellent results on the last day of racing. She beat her close rival Elizabeth Yin from Singapore and Hannah brought home the trophy and title 2005 Byte Women's World Champion.

Hannah will continue to race the Byte and is looking forward to defending her inland championship title for the third year on the run. Hannah will be going to Croatia in August to compete in the Laser Radial European championships before returning to her studies at Plymouth University.

Hannah's Family web Sailing site


Geoff Blore from Birmingham.

Geoff is an author and has lived in South Africa, Australia and Egypt. He was born in Manchester in 1930.


Dicky Blood's War by Geoff Blore (UK)

A recent email from Geoff Blore (UK July 2007) sets the record straight re 'Dicky Blood's War'.

"My book, Dicky Blood's War, is not a novel. It is a true account of my memories of ww2 and it starts on the first day of the war and ends on the last day.
It includes 3 years evacuation from Birmingham to Burton on Trent and I have written it as if the reader is on my shoulder watching and listening.
I turned it into 50 short chapters, each one about a true incident and with a beginning and an end, like short stories, so that children (my intended readership) could easily read. I then put them in the right chronological order.
I believe that to teach children it's best to make the subject entertaining and I chose humour, which I seem to have a talent for.
The fact that it sells best to 'oldies' like me proves that we never really grow up in our minds and nearly 8,000 sales proves it.
It is now in over 250 schools in UK, many libraries but not in any shops. I sell it direct to the public via WW2 re-enactment events and craft fairs.
It is going to be turned into a full length feature film, hopefully, next year.
Geoff Blore"


James Blore

Contact James at jimblore@warnergoodman.co.uk.

James Blore (01.05.48) was admitted as a Fellow of The Institute of Legal Executives in 1973, having studied at the City of London Polytechnic where he gained a Distinction in Conveyancing Practice.

He is a Fellow of the Association of Law Costs Draftsmen.

He worked for a major London firm as the Director of Costs and was responsible there for all matters relating to Civil Legal Costs. He also spent eight years as an Executive Officer for the Law Society where he helped the Council with the issue of Remuneration Certificates.

James deals with Legal Costs issues including the preparation of Detailed Bills and Attendance at Assessment Hearings.

His approach is Firm, Frank, Friendly and Positive. He is a keen Scuba Diver. He is also a Musician, having spent time on the road as a Bass Player.

He is always happy to talk to anyone who needs help with Legal Costs Advice.

He is also happy to play Bass Guitar for anyone needing a session musician!

James has the following areas of expertise:

Legal Costing
James works in the Portsmouth office.


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John Squire

John is the backbone to all work regards the "Blores" in London. He has covered a great deal of information and gives of his time and information freely, which has been very much appreciated.

His research covering the Blores of London can be found at his website


His own Blore descendents are from the Marylebone area.

Tricia Salisbury

First made contact with Tricia back in September 1998. I include her information here as a guide to where her research lies....

"I live now in the county of Somerset, which is in the South West of England.
My Maternal Grandmother was born in Nottingham ( Florence Blore) and I have
managed to trace the Blores( my Blores that is) back to a census in 1841 where
my Great, great great Grandfather, Henry Blore( or Blower) appears. He is
around 40 years old, and born out of the county."

"When I read your email I thought your John must be one of mine. However I can't find a John for that date, although I have a gap between Rueben born 1838-9 and Simeon born 1845. Their parents were HENRY BLORE and SUSANNAH (nee Saxton) both born approx. 1800. Their other children are:- Henry b. 1826, William b. 1828, Louisa b. 1831 and SAMUEL b. 1835. ( he's my ancestor) Samuel had a son, JOHN b. 1865, who married an Elizabeth. I know that there
was a connection with Birmingham at some point. Mine also were from Nottingham, although Henry b. 1800 was not born in Nottinghamshire. I have never been able to find out where he was born."

And information from "John" through the Bl(o)or(e) Society...

"Hello John
Thanks for the email. Yes, I have that info on Reuben. Mine seem to be from the Radford area of Notts. I also have a reference to a John Blore who was 9 years old in 1851 census. His parents were William and Ellen. John was born at Hyson Green.One of Ruebens brothers, Henry, married an Elizabeth from Birmingham! I have come across Eric Blore--Our family also was told there was a connection--never proved--he was a "film star" around the 30's and 40's-a tubby little chap!! I live in Somerset--so just over the border from you. I am about 5 miles north of Yeovilton, a village called Charlton Mackrell.Will keep looking into this, as its rare to come across another person
researching Blore's from Notts. Most tend to be Staffordshire.
regards Tricia."

And an email to Tricia from Lorna...

"Dear Tricia, I cannot throw any direct light on John circa 1840 but Eric Blore the actor does resonate with my branch of the Blore family. My maternal Grandfather was Francis John Blore, born Oct 1 1880 and his father was Willian (an undertaker's coachman working from the Old Kent Road in SE London.) The family story says that Francis John was one of 21 children who
all survived to adulthood!!!! poor Harriett their mother. My mother always said that Eric was one of her cousins - although he was the screen star in America between the wars - occasionally to be seen in a black and white movie! I need to get to the pubvlic records office to take my part of the
family back further in time. Happy hunting.

Anybody out there who would like to help Tricia out can email Click here to email Tricia

Trisha Blore, Edinburgh, Scotland

"My name is Trisha Blore and I am married to Paul Blore. We live in Edinburgh, Scotland. For the past few months I have been looking up my husbands family tree. When my father in law Tom Blore was alive, he told me that Cooper Blore was a name that most of the previous generations had been given. When I checked on the net, i found that our Blore family had originated in Renfrew (East Scotland) at the end of the last century but I cannot go further back than that. When I looked up the name Cooper Blore I found that there were many references to such an unusual name. I wondered if , when you were researching the name Blore, if you had come across this name too. There seemed to be some in America. As far as I know, some of Paul's family did go over to Canada.

Trisha Blore
Trish can be contacted through the following email address...




(Came across Clara Blore recently. Hadn't heard of her before... an actress it seems, with 8 movies to her credit. Clara was born Clara Mackin and was married to Eric Blore, the actor... see below.)

Clara Blore

Mug Town (1943) ... Hatchet-faced Woman
Mob Town (1941) ... Woman
I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now (1940) ... Fat Woman
Light That Failed, The (1939) ... Mother
Little Accident (1939) ... 3rd Woman
Little Tough Guy (1938) ... Mrs. Daniels
Say It in French (1938) ... Dowager
Swing, Sister, Swing (1938) ... Woman Dancer

Eric Blore

Great Character Actors

Eric Blore
(1887 - 1959)
Usually the butler or valet, a gentlemen's gentleman, he was most often fussy, insolent or pouty in his roles but always comical. With a lifted eyebrow, an unusual vocal style with elegant diction but the words "spit out" rhythmically, and a face that looked like he'd just had a sour pickle, he was always in control. Eric Blore was born in London, England on December 23, 1887. After college he started out as an insurance agent. While touring in Australia he took an interest in the stage and theatre. He gave up his job and turned to acting upon return to England where he starred in many shows and revues. He was brought to Hollywood permanently in the 1930s to appear in a filming of the play "The Gay Divorcee." Hollywood was appreciative of his talents and he worked with the "best" appearing in more than 75 films. His credits include: "A Night Out, and a Day In" (1921) his film debut; "The Great Gatsby" (1926) as Lord Digby; "Flying Down to Rio" (1933) as Assistant Manager; "The Gay Divorcee" (1934) as Waiter; "Diamond Jim" (1935) as Sampson Fox; "Top Hat" (1935) as Bates and "Swing Time" (1936) as Gordon, both with Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers; "Swiss Miss" (1938) with Laurel & Hardy, as Edward the Valet; "Island of Lost Men" (1939) as Herbert; "Road to Zanzibar" (1941) with Hope & Crosby, as Charles Kimble; "Sullivan's Travels" (1942) as Sullivan's Valet; "The Moon and Sixpence" (1942) as Capt. Nichols; "Abie's Irish Rose" (1946) as Hotel Manager; "Love Happy" (1950) as Mackinaw; "Fancy Pants" (1950) as Sir Wimbley and "Bowery to Bagdad" (1954) as Genji, his last film. He played Jamison the butler in the "Lone Wolf" film series (1940-47) and was also the voice of Mr. Toad in Disney's animated film "Ichabod and Mr. Toad." On TV he appeared in an episode of "Your Show Time" in 1949. He died of a heart attack on March 2, 1959 in Hollywood, California at age 71.

Born: 23 December 1887
London, England, UK

Died: 2 March 1959
Hollywood, California, USA. (heart attack)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Eric Blore (December 23, 1887 - March 2, 1959) comic actor. Blore was born in London.

He worked as an insurance agent for a time. He gained theater experience while touring Australia. Eventual he appeared in several shows and revues in England.

In 1923 he went to the United States and began playing character roles on Broadway. After the death of his first wife, Violet Winter, he remarried a woman named Clara Mackin in 1926.

He moved onto film and appeared in over eighty Hollywood films. Blore appeared more frequently than any other supporting player in the series of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musicals at RKO, five of nine. Some of his most memorable on-screen moments took place in Top Hat (1935) and Shall We Dance (1937). Other memorable roles included Sir Alfred McGlennan Keith in the Preston Sturges film The Lady Eve (1941) with Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda, and a small part as Charles Kimble in the second of the seven Bing Crosby-Bob Hope "Road" films, Road to Zanzibar (1941).

EW Blore

Played cricket with Gentlemen of England v Gentlemen of Kent
Other First-Class matches in 1851. Would possibly be Edward Blore the architect.

Played at Lord's, London on 30 June, 1 July 1851 (3-day match)

For the game statistics go to http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Scorecards/f/0/f618.html