There is a death registered for a John BLUETT in the March Qtr of 1889 in the Lichfield Registration District. His age was recorded as 57 which, as the death was registered early in the year, would suggest he was born in 1831. I would keep my mind open to the possibility this age is incorrect and it could be the right man but on the other hand I can find no further trace of wife Elizabeth at the moment.
I just stumbled across a death registration for a John Blewitt in 4th Quarter 1905, registered in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire with an estimated birth of 1826, which is fairly close to our suspect and as Wolverhampton is only 20 miles from Lichfield, where John was living in 1881 when we last heard of him, would seem a possibility. Having said that, not finding any census record john for 1891 or 1901 would seem to reinforce the 1889 death.
Last Edit: Nov 19, 2016 5:13:18 GMT -5 by greyroamer
Post by Cornish Terrier on Nov 20, 2016 8:44:45 GMT -5
I think the fact the 1889 death is in the Lichfield R.D. is significant given that was the residence in 1881. But on looking at the 1889 details again it just occurred to me that the age is recorded in FreeBMD has the potential to be a mistranscription! Depending on the handwriting it is possible that 57 might in fact be meant to be 59.