RIMMER / BLUNDELL Genealogy
Welcome to genealogical website. My name is Robin RIMMER and I live at Welcome Bay, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.
My great-grandparents Thomas (Tom) RIMMER and Ellen BLUNDELL were married in 1876 in Birkdale, (today Southport), south-west Lancashire, England. I have been researching the RIMMER and BLUNDELL families for many years and have collected a large amount of information and have produced a book entitled The History of the RIMMER and BLUNDELL Families.
The following is a list of areas of research. For details of the book itself see below.
History of the RIMMER (RYMER) Family
I have traced the RIMMER family back to the late 1600s. The family lived at Blowick, North Meols, in the 18th century and in or near Southport in the 19th century.
1. James RYMER and Mary BOND (Blowick, North Meols, early 18th century)
2. William RYMER and Alice RYMER (Blowick, North Meols, 18th century)
Related area: Branch of RYMER/RIMMER family (William RYMER and Alice HUNT; John RIMMER and Margaret RIMMER (19th century Birkdale & Southport); Lois RIMMER and John ROBERTS (19th century Birkdale); Seth RIMMER and Ellen PIERPOINT (19th century Southport); Luther (SLP) RIMMER emigrated to New Zealand 1880s. (Related surnames: MELLING, CONROY, McINTYRE (NZ), CAMPBELL (NZ), PIERPOINT, WOOD, BOWCOCK, HODGE)
3. James RYMER and Betty RYMER (Blowick, North Meols, 18th - early 19th century)
4. William RIMMER and Margaret HALTON (Blowick, Snuttering Lane (North Meols) and Southport, 19th century)
Related areas:Ann ALTY nee ABRAM (ba.1786 North Meols) (MOLYNEUX)
Richard RIMMER (Matt's Brow, Sunny Road, Churchtown, Southport, 19th-early 20th century)
5. William RIMMER and Jane ADAMS (Birkenhead, Southport, Ainsdale, Formby, Liverpool, 19th century) (? What became of Alice RIMMER born 1853 Birkenhead?)
Related areas:(a) The ADAMS Family: Glasgow 1770s, Newcastle upon Tyne late 18th early 19th century (related surnames COLE, THOMPSON), Liverpool 1820s to 1850s, Shoreditch, London 1850s to 1900 (related surnames DENNESS, Shoreditch, Bermondsey; RICHARDSON Shoreditch)
(b) PROTHEROE (Liverpool, Southport 1870s to 1900) (What became of John PROTHEROE born c 1885 Southport?)6. Thomas (Tom) RIMMER and Ellen BLUNDELL (Birkdale, Southport, emigrated to New Zealand in 1879 - see below)
Resources I have collected include numerous 19th/early 20th century birth, death and marriage certificates for the name RIMMER (many unrelated to my branch of the RIMMER family) for North Meols/Southport and south-west Lancs., especially with names William, Thomas, John, Alice, Elizabeth and Ann). Other 19th/early 20th century certificates include ADAMS (Liverpool), CASSIDY (Liverpool) CADWELL (Southport).
History of the BLUNDELL Family
I have traced the BLUNDELL family back to the late 1600s. The family lived in North Meols and Birkdale
1. Miles BLUNELL and Elizabeth JACKSON (North Meols, early 18th century)
2. John BLUNDELL and Anne THRELFALL (North Meols, 18th century; related surnames HUNT, HOWARD)3. Miles BLUNDELL and Mary JUMP (Birkdale, 18th-19th century; related surname BALL)
4. James BLUNDELL and Jennet RYMER (Birkdale, 18th-19th century; related surnames LINAKER, BALL, NIXON)5. Miles BLUNDELL and Rebecca GORSTIGE (Birkdale, 19th century)
Related Area:The GORSTIGE/GORSTAGE family of Formby; related surnames RYMER/RIMMER (Formby), GREGSON, TARLTON, PEMBERTON (Sefton)
6. James BLUNDELL and 1 Ann MARSHALL and 2 Ann RIMMER (Birkdale, 19th century)Related Areas:a) The MARSHALL family of Birkdale, including William MARSHALL and Margaret HOWARD (18th century); Robert MARSHALL and Ann HALTON (18th-19th century); Robert MARSHALL and Mary JACKSON (19th century)
b) The JACKSON family of North Meols (including William JACKSON and Mary STONES (18th-19th century)
Cornelius BLUNDELL m. Sarah WILKINSON (Southport, Bolton)Rebecca BLUNDELL m. John BUCK (Halsall Road, Birkdale, Southport, 19th -20th century)Anne BLUNDELL m. Robert RIMMER (Halsall Road, Birkdale, Southport, 19th -20th century)Alice BLUNDELL m. John CRAVEN (emigrated to New Zealand 1879, Ashhurst, Dannevirke)Janet BLUNDELL m. William GRIFFITHS (Southport, 19th-20th century)Elizabeth (Lizzie) BLUNDELL m. George HODGE (emigrated to Stisted, Ontario, Canada)Miles BLUNDELL m. Elizabeth RADCLIFFE (Miles emigrated to Stisted, Ontario, Canada)Ellen BLUNDELL m. Tom RIMMER (emigrated to New Zealand 1879, Ashhurst, Foxton, Tauranga, Te Puke -see below)
Lena BLUNDELL m. James LUNT (Southport)Ada BLUNDELL m. Charles LYTHGOE (Birkdale)James (Jim) BLUNDELL m. Henrietta (Hettie) LANGTREE (Birkdale, Southport, 20th century)Related Area:
The DOBSON family, Birkdale, late 19th early 20th century
The ROBERTS family, Birkdale, late 19th early 20th century
Resources I have collected include numerous 19th/early 20th century birth, death and marriage certificates for the name BLUNDELL (many unrelated to my branch of the BLUNDELL family) for North Meols/Southport/Birkdale and south-west Lancs., especially with names James and Miles). Other 19th/early 20th century certificates include MARSHALL (Birkdale, Southport).
The New Zealand family of Tom RIMMER (6) and Ellen BLUNDELL:
Willie RIMMER m.1899 Cora DAVIS -Ashhurst, Foxton, Manawahe. Children including: Harold, Wilfred, Ivan, Kenny, Edna (BLADE), Olga (WHITTAKER), Bill, Jack, Albie and Percy
Annie RIMMER m.1904 Percy SHERRATT -Ashhurst, Foxton, Te Puke. Children: Verna (CONN), Doris (HINTZ), (Iris DOBNEY)
Harold RIMMER m.1909 Millie ALBISTON -Ashhurst, Christchurch, Wellington; Salvation Army. Children: Ina (GRAHAM), Alec, Bob, Noel, Earle, Jean (SUTHERLAND), Derek
George RIMMER m.1906 Mattie BLINKHORN -Ashhurst, Foxton, Tauranga (Welcome Bay). Children: Tom, Alick, Gordon, May (KENYON)
Etta RIMMER m.1908 Harry SMITH -Ashhurst, Foxton, Tauranga (Welcome Bay). Children: Tom, Max, Bruce
Lizzie RIMMER m.1909 Colly LONGWORTH (Ashhurst). Children: Zeta (SALMON), Dulcie (WILSON), Rex
Bob RIMMER m.1 1915 Alice CLINGBERG -Ashhurst, Foxton. Child: Rex m.2 Doris SMITH -Tauranga (Welcome Bay). Children including: Don, Marie (MIKKELSEN)
Alick RIMMER d.1915 Gallipoli WWI
Lilla RIMMER m.1917 Rob DIXON -Ashhurst, Foxton, Waipukurau, Wellington, Auckland. Child: Marie (Tuppy) (ADAMS)
Elsie (Peggy) RIMMER m.1919 Con BURGESS -Ashhurst, Foxton, Palmerston North, Carterton, Auckland, Karapiro, Cambridge. Children: Shirley (GOULD), Neil, Beth (THORNBURY)
Roy RIMMER m.1925 Dora SCHULTZ -Ashhurst, Foxton, Waihi, Te Awamutu, Waipu; Police Force. Children: Dorne (JENSEN), Peggy (McKENZIE)
The History of the RIMMER and BLUNDELL Families
The book I have written takes as its starting point the marriage of Thomas (Tom) RIMMER to Ellen BLUNDELL in 1876, in Birkdale, England. Part One traces the history of the RIMMER and BLUNDELL families from the mid to late 1600s to the 20th century (see outline above). Part Two follows the lives of Tom and Ellen after their marriage, including their emigration to New Zealand in 1879. It also gives an outline of the lives of their 11 children (listed above) and shows their descendants up to 1999/2000. The book contains over 350 pages of genealogical material -the results of many thousands of dollars of research- and a unique collection of photos.
The book is available from me at the following prices:
NZ: $92.00 plus postage and packaging (where appropriate)
UK £32.00 plus postage and packaging
If you would like to purchase a copy please let me know by email and I shall send an invoice with the book.
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