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Mary (Samuels) Blundell

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Mary E. Blundell formerly Samuels
Born 1940s.
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Wiki Genealogist September 2019 Club 100 August 2019 Club 100 July 2019 Club 100 June 2019 Club 100 May 2019 Club 100 January 2019 Club 100 December 2018 Club 100 November 2018 Club 100 October 2018 Club 100 September 2018 Club 100 August 2018 Club 100 July 2018 Club 100 June 2018 Club 100 England Project Member May 2018 Club 100 United Kingdom Project Member April 2018 Club 100 March 2018 Club 100 February 2018 Club 100
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England Orphan Team
Mary (Samuels) Blundell has completed the England Project's Orphan Trail.


Mary (Samuels) Blundell has Jewish Roots.
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Mary (Samuels) Blundell was born in England.

Mary Elizabeth Samuels was born 30 Jan 1944,[1] in Gravesend Hospital, Gravesend Kent, England, to Frank Samuels and Margaret Shaw. WW11 was raging at the time and Mary was the 6th and last child, the others being much older.

After leaving school she worked for a while in Barclays bank then joined the WRAF and trained as a Nurse with the PMRAFNS. On finishing training and her five years service, she emigrated to Australia, where she did Midwifery at the Mater Mothers Brisbane, Queensland, then worked at Bindawalla Hospital, Wellington, New South Wales and after about a year came back and worked at Eidsvold Hospital, Queensland, Prior to her marriage.

In 1971 she married Peter Blundell and has four grown children.


  1. "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch ( : 1 October 2014), Mary E Samuels, 1944; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Chatham, Kent, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England

First-hand information entered by M Samuels at registration. Birth and marriage certificates owned.

Some Notable Ancestors

William the Conquerer of England 1027–1087 BIRTH ABT. 1027 • Falaise, Normandy DEATH 9 SEP 1087 • Convent of St Gervais in Rouen 24th great-grandfather

John Duke of Lancaster of Gaunt 1339–1398 BIRTH MAR 1339/40 • St. Bavon's Abbey, Ghent, Belgium DEATH 3 FEB 1398/99 • 15th great-grandfather

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Mary is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
I live in Australia and have found a convict in my husbands extended family.
Our Blundells came from Salehurst area in Sussex, England to Australia in the 1800's
On the England Project, Connector
My Great Grandmother was a Horsburgh and I'd be interested in collaborating with anyone else researching that name, Connector
Ancestors on my Father's side were Jewish, Connector
My father's surname was Samuels and he had a Jewish background. His Grandfather came from Prussia to England in the early 1800's. Does anyone else have Samuels relatives who live in Kent, England or come from Prussia? Connector
My ancestors on one side of the family were from Scotland
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On 12 Aug 2019 at 06:32 GMT Gillian Thomas wrote:

Hi Mary

On behalf of the Australia Project leadership team, we're carrying out a Project Members Check-in to see if you are still interested in being involved as an active member of the project. In particular, we are ready to launch our new teams for the project. Please could you let me know what team/s you would like to contribute to. A list of teams is on the Australia Project page. Please respond by private message.

We really appreciate your enthusiasm in working on Australian profiles on WikiTree, and thank you for all the work you have been doing. We look forward to hearing back from you and that you will decide to be part of the project as we move forward with the new teams for the project. Regards, Gillian

On 18 Jul 2019 at 10:38 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi Mary,

We realise the time has come to dissolve the UK Project in favour of the individual country projects of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

We are checking in with all UK badge holders to find out which country project(s) you would like to be in so you can collaborate with other members, have the opportunity to select which team(s) you would like to join, and so we can ensure you have all the correct badges.

Please respond by PM to let us know which country project(s) you would like to be in. Please don’t assume we know. We are effectively starting from scratch to make sure no one falls through the cracks.

Once you have done this, the Coordinator for Membership in the relevant country project(s) will be in touch to help get you situated.

Many thanks,


On 19 Jun 2019 at 18:19 GMT Shannon (Seigfreid) Thomas wrote:

Congratulations on making more than 100 contributions to WikiTree for the Month of May!

We all appreciate your efforts to make our Shared Tree the best it can be.

Keep up the great work and THANK YOU!

Shannon Thomas

WikiTree Appreciation Team

On 18 Jun 2019 at 15:07 GMT Michelle (Saucier) Ladner wrote:

Hi Mary,

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Coordinators Project. Below is a quick checklist for active members. The project leaders would like you to make sure you have done the following: 1) Checked the Project Page for ways to contribute. 2) Added Connectors to the tags you follow.

On 5 Jun 2019 at 01:38 GMT Michelle (Saucier) Ladner wrote:

Hi Mary,

On behalf of the Connectors Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active. If you are active, please let us know in which ways you are currently contributing to the project.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Michelle ~ Volunteer Coordinator

On 9 May 2019 at 13:33 GMT Wendy (Ling) Sullivan wrote:

Hi Mary

We sent you a message about a week ago about the England Project but have not yet heard back from you. If we don't hear from you by this time next week we'll assume you no longer wish to be in the project.

Many thanks,

Susie, Gillian, Wendy and Amy

On 2 May 2019 at 13:11 GMT Wendy (Ling) Sullivan wrote:

Hi Mary

On behalf of the England Project Leaders we're carrying out a check-in to see how all the members are doing and taking the opportunity to thank you for all your hard work over the past six months. We have been so impressed with the way everyone has rallied together and gone the extra mile to make this one of the most dedicated, productive and friendly communities on WikiTree. What are you enjoying most about being in the project? What would you like to see improved or changed? Would you like to continue in the project moving forwards?

We're looking forward to hearing back from you,

Susie, Gillian, Wendy and Amy

On 24 Mar 2019 at 09:51 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:

Hi Mary - I've uploaded the Clan MacCallum tartan as requested. There's more than on Clerk tartan registered. Here's a link to the page at the Scottish Register of Tartans. Can you let me know which one you'd like uploaded.


On 3 Nov 2018 at 15:45 GMT Wendy (Ling) Sullivan wrote:

Hi Mary,

It's been a year since the England Project was re-ignited. Thank you for being part of this exciting journey!

We really appreciate all your contributions and hard work :)

We would love some feedback from you please. :)

Are you happy contributing with the team you are on, or would you like a change, or even add to another team?

If you are not already on a team, which one would you like to be on?

If you are not sure what is available, just ask, we are here to help :)

Are you still happy contributing to the England Project?

Please PM me through my profile and let me know how you are doing :)

Thank you :)

Wendy Leader England Project.

On 6 Jun 2018 at 15:59 GMT Wendy (Ling) Sullivan wrote:

Hi Mary

You have received the England badge for being an active member of the England Project.

Thank you!!


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