William BLIGHT
William Henry BLIGHT


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Mary Hannah DUNSTONE

William Henry BLIGHT

  • Born: 5 Feb 1857, Grove Farm, near Clare, S.A., Australia 3
  • Married: 12 Jan 1884, Trevenson near Clare, S.A., Australia 1 2
  • Died: 19 Jan 1934, South Australia, Australia 4

   Research Notes:



Great regret was expressed when it was learned that Mr. W. H. Blight, an old and much respected citizen of Clare, had passed away on Monday evening. Mr. Blight had been failing in health for some months past, and his death was therefore not unexpected. Mr. Blight was well-known throughout the surrounding districts, and had a large circle of friends. He conducted a bakery business here for many years, and always took a keen interest in town and district affairs. He was appointed as a Justice of the Peace many years ago, and conscientiously attended to the duties of the position. His chief interest, however, centered in the Methodist Church, for which he did good service in many positions of trust after he came to manhood. The funeral took place at Spring Farm Cemetery on Wednesday morning, the Rev. E. A. Pederick conducting the service...."


" Mr. W. H. Blight

Mr. W. H. Blight, who died recently, was the eldest surviving son of the late Mr. William and Mrs. Jane Blight. He was born at 'Grove Farm,' two and a half miles east of Clare, and removed to Wallaroo with the family in his childhood, but for health reasons returned to Clare and lived with an uncle (Mr. Thos. Moyes), attending school in Clare. He went back to Wallaroo, but later returned with the family to Clare. He worked with his father and brother in a bakery business in the town, carrying on the business after his father's death with a brother and sister until 1921, when it was sold to Mr. M. I. Edwards. In 1884 he married Miss Mary Hannah, youngest daughter of the late Mr. John Dunstone, of 'Trevenson,' near Clare. His wife and four children, Miss Lily and Mr. W. Edgar, of Barmera, and Mr. John D. Blight, of Reade Park, and Miss Linda Blight, of Clare, survive. He was connected with the Clare branch of the British and Foreign Bible Society for many years, and was a justice of the peace." 5 6

   Marriage Information:

William married Mary Hannah DUNSTONE, daughter of John DUNSTONE of Trevenson and Clarinda BENNETTS, on 12 Jan 1884 in Trevenson near Clare, S.A., Australia 1 2. (Mary Hannah DUNSTONE was born on 29 Mar 1855 in Spring Farm, near Clare, S.A., Australia 7 and died on 1 Apr 1939 in Clare, S.A., Australia 8 9.)

   Marriage Notes:

"On the 12th January, at the residence of the bride's mother, by the Rev. C. Lane, William Henry, eldest son of Mr. William Blight, Clare, to Mary Hannah, youngest daughter of the late Mr. John Dunstone, of Trevenson, near Clare."


1 South Australia BDM, Reg. # 138/147.

2 South Australian Register, Thursday 17 January 1884.

3 South Australia BDM, South Australian Births 1842 - 1906 Book: 15 Page: 484 District: Cla.

4 Ibid, Reg. # 555/365.

5 Northern Argus (Clare), Friday 19 January 1934.

6 Chronicle (Adelaide), Thursday 8 February 1934.

7 South Australia BDM, South Australian Births 1842 - 1906 Book: 6 Page: 212 District: TMu.

8 Ibid, Reg. # 612/1557.

9 Northern Argus (Clare), Friday 7 April 1939.

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