John Blight

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John Blight was a baker in Plymouth, England who emigrated on the Ellen leaving Liverpool in July 1852. John Blight and Susan Blight were married in Stoke Damerel, Devon, England on 11 August 1844. They arrived in the Colony of Victoria in December 1852. There is an interesting and romantic story of their journey by Sue Reid. [1] Susan and John Blight had six children: Nell born 3 January 1853, married John Harvey; Jane Watson Blight, married William Glover. John and Susan's death certificates record six children while John Blight's obituary records only five children. (Edith Louisa Blight had predeceased him in 1878). [2]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Post 1854 Experiences

See also

Susan Blight

Further Reading

Corfield, J., Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.

The book written by Mary Fleay Beasy gives an account of her mother Maude Glover Fleay, the daughter of Jane Watson Blight and William Glover. [3]

Some family details are also given in another book about artist Maude Glover Fleay. [4]


  1. Genealogical Society of Victoria, Ancestor Volume 29, Issue 2, June 2008, p. 7.
  2. Letter from Sue Reid dated 4 February 2012.
  3. Mary Fleay Beasy, The artfull [sic] duchess, 1974
  4. Rosemary Fleay Thompson and Mary Fleay Beasy, The Girl from Sulky Gully: A Review of the Life of Australian Artist Maude Glover Fleay 1869 -1965, 1999.

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