Blair, Richard

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Blair, Richard Gender: M
Richard Horatio Blair
born on 14 May 1944 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone BDST h2e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 23°25' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 09°10 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 01°31'


British engineer and noted family member, the son of writer George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair) and his first wife Eileen O'Shaughnessy, adopted by them in June 1944. O'Shaughnessy passed away when he was ten months old, and Orwell died when he was just five. Richard was sent to live with Orwell's younger sister Avril and her husband on a remote farm in Scotland. Having grown up there, Richard married Eleanor Moir in Aberdeen on 24 June 1964.


  • other kin relationship with Dunn, Patrick (born 31 December 1912). Notes: Uncle


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Four Absentees" by Rayner Heppenstall (Dufour, 1963), p. 159: "That summer the Blairs adopted a son, Richard Horatio, born about 11.00 a.m. on May 14th, as Orwell made a point of finding out in order that I might cast the child's horoscope. Their flat was blitzed, presumably by a V1."

Birth year given in "The Cambridge Companion to George Orwell" by John Rodden (2007).


  • Family : Childhood : Adopted
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Adopted son of writer George Orwell)