1. John BLYTH  was born in Essex England.
General Notes: (Written by Margarita Alice Caroline Blyth (1878-1952)
John Blyth was of an old Essex family who owned large estates and three houses or Halls as they were called in Essex, England - namely Kirkby cum Slocum, Sneating Hall and Beaumont Hall. The first two Halls are in ruins now but Beaumont Hall is standing, but it has passed through many hands.
John in his early life was in the British Navy - there is an old mahogany midshipman's chest with his initials J.B. in brass on the cover.
In later life he went to India where he worked with the East India Company.
He married and had a large family.
John married Sophia  [MRIN: 5204] about 1816 in Cawnpore Uttar Pradesh India.
Children from this marriage were:
+ 2 M i. William Edward BLYTH  was born about 1818 in Calcutta Bengal India, died on 31 Aug 1873 in Upper Norwood Surrey England aged about 55, and was buried on 02 Sep 1873 in Upper Norwood Surrey England.
3 M ii. Andrew BLYTH  was born about 1818.
Andrew married Agnes WILLIAMS  [MRIN: 5205] on 11 Apr 1840 in Fort William Calcutta Bengal India.
+ 4 M iii. James BLYTH  was born about 1821.
5 M iv. John BLYTH  was born about 1825.
6 M v. George Henry BLYTH  was born in 1829 in Cawnpore Uttar Pradesh India.
George married Amelia Dorothy Martin CHAMBERLAIN  [MRIN: 5206], daughter of Henry de Tankerville CHAMBERLAIN  and Unknown, on 17 Feb 1848 in Jullunder West Bengal India. Amelia was born about 1824.
+ 7 F vi. Sophia BLYTH  was born in 1831 in Jullunder West Bengal India.
8 F vii. Margaret BLYTH  was born on 25 Sep 1833 in Allahabad Uttar Pradesh India.
9 F viii. Elizabeth BLYTH  was born about 1835 in Allahabad Uttar Pradesh India.