1615 - Dr Thomas Bladen is born about 1615 – he is admitted to Trinity College Dublin in 1631 at age approx 17
1637 gains DD (Doctor of Divinity)
1641 he is trapped, under siege at the Castle of Geshel in Ireland (50 miles from Dublin) with the Digby family during the Irish Rebellion.
1644 Estimated first(?) marriage to Martha (she is named in Rainham par.reg.
1645 becomes Vicar of St Margaret’s Church, Rainham, Kent. Therefore not in Ireland when is father is elected Mayor.
1651 Birth of daughter Anne, Rainham, Kent
1652/2 Birth of Son William, Rainham, Kent
1653 – lends money to Cromwell’s Adventurers which basically funded the parliamentarian cause (in
return for land)
1654 – warrant to pay £50 – Thomas travels to Ireland to preach.
1654, his father Alderman William marries Eleanor Pemberton.
1654, Thomas becomes Minister of Duleek (just north of Dublin) – also I think that he
must have married well before this time
1655 – 16th May pass for Thomas (son of Mr Bladen, merchant of Dublin) with
wife, mother, child and servant to go to Ireland.
1656 – Ends his role as Vicar of Rainham. Petition for £50 allowance
for Thomas to travel to Ireland.
1655-1663 – birth of further children? As, his father’s will
(of 1663) leaves one-third of his estate to Thomas’s children (plural).
1662 – Rector of Kilskeire (County Meath) north of Dublin
1663 – Father’s death.
1666 – Appointed Dean of Artfert (west Ireland)
1677 - death of two daughters (Mary and Charity), buried St John the Evangelist Dublin. (in the church, not the churchyard)
1681 – Dean Bladen of Dublin mentioned in a letter from John Graham to the Bishop of London states the Dean’s
father was Alderman Bladen (dated 29 Dec 1681)
1690 – Death of “Madam” Bladen (probably Catherine nee Turner). Buried St John the Evangelist Church,
1691 - Marriage to Sarah Blayney who outlives him to 1722
1695 - Burial of Dr Thomas Bladen. Buried St John the Evangelist Church, Dublin.