Mr Thomas Blee IV—
Father: John Blee III
Mother: Harriet Millman
Profession: Royal Navy and HM Coastguards
Thomas Blee IV has 9 children listed here: Albert Ernest Blee • Alfred Blee • Elizabeth Jessie Blee • Emily Lydia Blee • Harriet Blee II • John Francis Blee • Louisa Blee • Thomas Henry Blee I • William Frederick Blee
The page details above are from the researches of David Blee of NZ the great, great Grandson of Thomas.
On the night of Sunday 7th of April 1861, a census was taken aboard HMS Mars which at that time was part of the Mediterranean fleet. The ship was at anchor in Palermo Bay Sicily and Thomas was a member of the crew. The Mars was a 2ed rate 80 gun ship of the line and was built at Chatham Dockyard and launched 1/7/1848
He appears twice in the 1871 census; once on board the battleship HMS Iron Duke at Keyham Dockyard Devon, this page was subsequently cancel by the enumerator. The second appearance was when he was at home with his wife and family in Devonport. Thomas must have been a member of the Iron Dukes crew but happened to be on shore leave at the time of the census.Sometime during the 1870,s Thomas transferred to the coastguards as on the 1881 census he is on board HMS Penelope, an armoured corvette, which was stationed at Harwick St. Nicolas Essex. His wife and children were then living at Trinity Rd. Coastguard Buildings Minster in Sheppey Kent.