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 George Blagden

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George Blagden

  • Birth unknown
  • Death 3 Jun 1826 Attercliffe, Metropolitan Borough of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
  • Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Plot Blagden Vault
  • Memorial ID 69465083

George married Anne (Davies) Blagden (died 18 Sept 1831), of Richmond, Virginia, on 29 Dec 1799 in Alexandria, Virginia.

The National Intelligencer, 5 June 1826

"An afflicting dispensation has deprived the community of Washington of one of its oldest and most respectable inhabitants. A fatal accident has robbed his family and friends of the life and example of that estimable and useful citizen, George Blagden. About 6 o'clock on Saturday evening (3rd), he was standing beneath a bank of earth some six feet high, at the south West corner of the Capitol, inspecting a part of the old foundation which the digging had uncovered, when the bank caved in as he was going from it, and fell upon him, he falling on his face before it. His head was not covered, and he was soon dug out, and carried home, apparently not severely hurt, sensible, and directing himself how he should be placed. After arriving at his house, half a mile from the scene of the disaster, he was able to sit up in his bed and assist those about him in changing his clothing, but, in one short hour he was a corpse!

Thus has terminated the life of one of the best of citizens, parents, and friends. He was a native of Attercliffe, Yorkshire, in England, but was one of the first settlers in Washington, having been here from the laying of its foundation stone. At the time of his death, and for many years previous, he was Superintendent of the masons employed on the Capitol, an Alderman of the City, and a Director of the Bank of Washington. In every relation he ever held to society, and particularly in his religious connection (as the founder of Rev. Mr. Post's church) he was esteemed and respected. The whole city mourns his sudden death.

Will of George Blagden of City of Washington, D.C. (dated 2 Mar 1815, probated 10 June 1826). To wife Anne Blagden, all money, lots, houses, stock and property either here or in England with only one exception of $100 for my worthy man and friend George who shall also be free in one year; wife may wish assistance in settlement from friends Elias B. Caldwell and John McGowan. Witnesses: John Kennedy; William McGowan.


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  • Created by: myta
  • Added: 7 May 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 69465083
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Blagden (unknown–3 Jun 1826), Find A Grave Memorial no. 69465083, citing Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by myta (contributor 47351841) .