Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Nicholas Anthony ffrench Blake 1974-2021

 _.Nicholas Anthony ffrench Blake, who died 13 April, 2021, at Vientiane, aged 47, was a monk who took the name Kouba Bounxou, he was ordained and based in Laos but known also to various Buddhist communities in Thailand, Sri Lanka and Cambodia. He was a descendant of the O'Brien and Acheson baronets.

He was born 22 January, 1974, the second son of Anthony O'Brien ffrench Blake [born 21 April, 1942], of The Well House, Michaelstow, Bodmin, and his former wife the former Susanne Bergsöe, of Copenhagen.

Sir Arthur Acheson, 5th Bt [1688-1749] > Nichola Acheson [b 1725] > Anne ffrench > Nicola Maria O'Brien > Nichola Charlotte Frances ffrench [d 1878] > Rev Robert ffrench Blake [1838-1900] > St John Lucius O'Brien ffrench Blake [1889-1917] > Robert ffrench Blake [1913-2011] > Anthony ffrench Blake [b 1942] > Nicholas ffrench Blake [1974-2021].

The funeral takes place at Vat Dongsavat Temple, Vientiane on 22 April 2021.


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