Urbanowicz Blinstrubs de Chrzczon

 

It is not clear why, but in the beginning of 17th century, in the same county of Viduklė, another Blinstrubs family appeared. In the old documents, they initially named themselves as the Urbanowicz Blinstrubs de Chrzczon. Later, they called themselves Blinstrubs de Chrzczon. In the 19th century, suffix of origin have disappeared and  members of this family can only be identified by kinship links. It is likely that Urbanowicz Blinstrubs de Chrzczon became a Blinstrubs via female line, by marrying one of Blinstrubs daughter. Blinstrubs de Towtwil accepted this fact without resistance and had friendly relationships with the Blinstrubs de Chrzczon. They sold to each other manors, lands and lived in the neighborhood. The only minor inconvenience is that old Blinstrubs, in the 17th century, were forced to use the suffix “de Towtwil,” in order not to be confused with Blinstrubs de Chrzczon.

The family used a separate blazon Wręby. Blinstrubs de Chrzczon were also legitimized nobles. A scheme of this family tree can be found in the Family Tree section.

The oldest members of the family, Stanislaus (W2) and Bartholomew (W3) Urbanowicz Blinstrubs de Chrzczon lived in Lialikiszki manor of Viduklė county. In 1637 July 15 th. Bartholomew’s son Michael Blinstrub de Chrzczon (W4) bought from Johannes Blinstrub de Towtwil (S18) Pašaltuonis-Žvirblaukis-Dūdiškės (Dūdlaukis) manor in Viduklė county. Later patrimony of Blinstrubs de Chrzczon became Daugodai manor in Raseiniai parish.

The most prominent representatives of this family are Raseiniai rotmaster Norbert Blinstrub; his son, Raseiniai judge, Theodore Blinstrub; Vladislovas Blinstrubas (25.10.1939 – 01.08.2005) – poet, theater and film director, teacher; Stanislovas Blinstrubas (W28, 20.01.1920 – 19.49.199) – Lithuanian scientist, radio engineer, geologist, chef of Klaipėda and Kaunas radio stations.

Snippet of the document of 1648 February 9 th. in which W42 Magdalena Blinstrubaitė Urbanowicz de Chrzczon confirms to brothers Stanislaus Casimir and Christopher, that she received her part of legacy
Snippet of the document of 1648 February 9 th. in which W42 Magdalena Blinstrubaitė Urbanowicz de Chrzczon confirms to brothers Stanislaus Casimir and Christopher, that she received her part of legacy