Blanche Emily JULIUS 
- Born: 1858, Southery NFK
- Christened: 25 Dec 1858, Southery NFK
- Marriage (1): Thomas John THOMPSON  on 26 Apr 1893 in St Marys The Virgin Southery
- Died: 1938 aged 80
Marriages 26 April 1893.
Thomas John Thompson 33 architect of Peterborough father John Thompson contractor to Blanche Emily Julius 34 of Southery father Archibald Eneas Julius Clerk in Holy Orders. Signed by both in the presence of A.E. Julius, John Thompson, E. A. Hull. After Banns, by Vincent W. Peake curate.
Ref: marriage register St Mary the Virgin Southery
BDM Marriages June 1893.
Blanch Julius Downham 4b 569
Blanch was a legatee under her fathers Will to L3000.00
Julius Jottings. April 1900. No. 2.
Mrs T. J. Thompson, Southery Lodge, Peterborough.
Julius Jottings No 7 April 1902
Blanche contributed an article titled "Church Work in Peterborough" she notes that although the work is not vastly different from other large parish's. "Peterborough, being, of course, a Cathedral City, the whole of the church life centres in the Cathedral, of which we are justly proud and especially so as the West front is considered the finest in the world."
The parish in which they live is St Mark's, with a population of some 7500, "consisting almost entirely of the artizan class and railway employees" They have recently built a second larger church in the parish, dedicated to St Barnabas, at a cost of L4000. Blanche is concerned about the debt as they are not a wealthy parish, and suggests wealthy readers may help. "There is, of course, no endowment for this church and no extra clergy." . . . . . "The Parishioners are, however, I think most loyal, and cooperate in every way with the clergy, and most cordial relations exist between them, so much so that the present vicar on being appointed to the care of the parish was heard to say that he had been told that he was coming to a "most united Parish." She is proud of their Church Schools which teach about 1000 children but it is a serious financial responsibility, she hopes "that the present government may do something to more fairly adjust the present position of Voluntary and Board schools". The Sunday School is well patronised, having 57 teachers. The parish also provides Reading Rooms, there is a Debating Society, Church Lads Brigade, Girls Friendly Society ("in which she is personally much interested"), a Mother's Union, and the Church of England Temperance Society, Mothers Union.
"The services at St Mark's Church are bright and hearty, music and singing all that can be desired"
Blanche concludes "Now, Mr Editor, I am afraid my best is a poor best, but such as it is I leave it with you, hoping you will overlook the faults both in matter and composition, and with every wish for the success of Julius Jottings."
Blanche E. Thompson
17 March 1902.
Julius Jottings No 7 was the last published, perhaps the family had run out of news?
1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Church St Southery NFK. Blanch is recorded as a daughter aged 2 born Southery NFK.
2. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Church St Southery NFK. Blanch is recorded as a daughter aged 12 born Southery NFK
3. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, Church St Southery NFK. Blanch is recorded as a daughter aged 22 single born Southery NFK
4. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, 119 Churchgate Southery. Blanch is recorded as a daughter (which is incongruious) single aged 32 born Southery
5. Census: England, 31 Mar 1901, 4 Lincoln Rd Peterborough. Blanch is recorded as married aged 42 born Southery
6. Census: England, 2 Apr 1911, Southery Lodge Peterborough.
Blanche is recorded as aged 52 married 17 years 4 children 3 living born Southery NFK.
Blanche married Thomas John THOMPSON  [MRIN: 304], son of John THOMPSON  and Mary Eliza HILL , on 26 Apr 1893 in St Marys The Virgin Southery. (Thomas John THOMPSON  was born in Mar 1861 in Peterborough NTH and died on 18 Aug 1915 in Peterborough NTH.)