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Name: Richard Blaker

Burial Number: 0234

Gender: Male

Occupation: Vicar of Ifield; Clerk in Holy Orders;

Born: 3/11/1821

Died: 16/04/1894

Buried: 19/04/1894


Richard Nathaniel Blaker BA MA was Vicar of Ifield, near Horsham, from 1850 until 1887. He was the son of Harry Blaker, surgeon, of West Street, Brighton, and his wife, Sarah Arabella, née Mills.

He was born on 3 November 1821 and baptised at St. Nicholas, Brighton, on 28 December. He was educated at Elizabeth College, Guernsey, and St. John’s, Cambridge. He was an excellent cricketer and played first class cricket for the University. On four occasions he took five wickets in one match and twice took ten wickets in one match thus earning his ‘blue’. This sporting skill ran in the family.
N.B. A blue is an award of sporting colours earned by athletes at some universities and schools for competition at the highest level. The awarding of blues began at Oxford and Cambridge universities in England.

His grandson, David Blaker, also played first class cricket and his great granddaughters, Barbara Hamilton and Joan Smith, were notable women cricketers.

Richard married Letitia King in Steyning on 2 April 1846 and they had a large family. When he retired he moved to ‘St Margaret’s’, in Lansdowne Road, Worthing where he died on 16 April 1894.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Richard Blaker

Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 4 Plot: 19

Exact Location (what3words):

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


Richard Nathaniel Blaker entered into rest April 16 1894 aged 72 R.I.P. and Letitia Blaker died April 16th 1906 aged 80 R.I.P.

Further Information


Name: Richard Nathaniel Blaker

Gender: Male

Born: 3/11/1821

Town: Brighton

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 2/4/1846

Spouse First Name: Letitia

Spouse Last Name: Blaker

Town of Marriage: Steyning

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 16/04/1894

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: St Margaret's

Address line 3: Lansdowne Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £1633 6 s 11 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Census      33, West Street, Brighthelmstone

Harry Blaker, 56, head, surgeon to Brighton Hospital;  Sarah Blaker, 50, wife; Richard Blaker, son; Cordelia, 12, daughter;

plus 2 male servants and 2 female servants


Ifield Vicarage, Ifield, Sussex

Rihard N Blaker, 29, head, Vicar of Ifield; Letitia Blaker, 24, wife; Harry C Blaker, 4, son; Walter C Blaker, 3, son, Madeline C Blaker, 1, daughter; Horace C Blaker, 4 months, son;

Cook, upper nurse, under nurse and  housemaid


Ifield Street, Ifield

Richard N Blaker, 39, head, Vicar of Ifield; Letitia Blaker, 35, wife; Madeline C Blaker; 11, daughter, scholar; Horace C Blaker, 10, son, scholar; Aubrey C Blaker, 5, son, scholar; Reginald C Blaker, 2 months, son; Harry Blaker, 12, nephew, scholar; Douglas Blaker, 10, nephew, scholar; Arthur W Verrall, 10, boarder, scholar;

plus cook, 2 housemaids and a nurse


The Vicarage, Ifield

Richard n Blaker, 49, head, Vicar of ifield; Letitia Blaker, 45, wife; Harry c Blaker, 24, son, solicitor; Walter C Blaker, 23, son, medical L.S,A assistant; Madeline C Blaker, 21, daughter; Aubrey C Blaker, 15, son; reginald C Blaker, 10, son,Henry E Giffarsa, 16, pupil; Ernest Ellman, 16, pupil; Francis E Baker, 12, pupil;

plus cook, 2 housemaids and a Lady’s Maid


The Vicarage, Ifield

Richd Nath Blaker. 59, Vicar of Ifield; Letitia Blaker, 55, wife; Louisa Inglis King, 56, sister-in-law; annuitant;


St. Margaret’s, Lansdowne Road, Heene

Richard N Blaker, 69, Clerk in Holy Orders; Letitia Blaker, 65, wife; Louisa J King, 66, sister-in-law, living on her own means;

plus parlourmaid, cook, house maid and under housemaid

Miscellaneous Information

Ifield Vicarage where Reverend Richard Blaker and Letitia his wife lived