If you would like me to add your Blake interest and your address /email then please email me at Jean
David Ebelt (Feb 14)
My grandmother was Opal Blake from Sheffield
James Blake (Jan 14)
I'm interested in joining this group to find out about my family in Jamaica.
Robert Blake (Jan 14)
I'm from Montreal, Canada.
My granddad, Walter Albert Blake (born of February 6th 1890), was part of what is called THE HOME CHILDREN : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_Children
He came to Canada at 14 years of age.
His father was Francis Blake (born in 1847) who married Annie Marie Ellena Donegan in 1869.
I'm trying to get in touch with my granddad relatives. I know that my great-granddad was in 1911 the owner (with his brother) of the Blue Post Pub on Newman St, London.
From what I've learn from my parents, my granddad was the cadet of his family (11 children).
Diamond Maddison (Jan 14)
I am a granddaughter of a Blake. Her mother and father names are Florence and James Blake. I was told her father was West Indian and they met on a boat that harbored in Baltimore where my grandmother Dorothy Louise Blake was born. Her birth date 3/5 or 3/4/1912 or 1914. Born in Baltimore, MD, but grew up in Virginia, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. I really don’t think her parents were married The family had a store in Virginia (although I don’t know which part) and was said to have money. She had aunts by the names of Eliza and Blanche. She said she had two sisters but they died. My grandmother really didn’t talk about her family much that’s why I have very little to go on. Can you help me, please?
Ron Shaw (Jan 14)
I am researching the family history of my Canadian immigrant ancestor Dorothea Blake-Richardson-Greenley (c1770-1828) who was born at Ballinglen Townland, Preben Parish, County Wicklow Ireland and would be interested in hearing from anyone who might be able to confirm or deny the following or provide missing and additional information.
I have what appears to be a very good genealogy of the Edge family (into which ‘my’ Blakes are frequently intermarried). In that material is the transcription of an 1895 letter written by one John Edge which states that Dorothea Blake-Richardson-Greenley (b.c1770 at Ballinglen) was the daughter of John Blake “of Ballinglen” and the great-grand daughter of Cuthbert Blake. That letter then says that Cuthbert Blake;
“... was a second son of Captain Robert Blake of Plymouth, who settled in Ireland (the elder son of Captain Robert Blake [i.e. Cuthbert’s elder brother] defended the Blakes of Hollyford [Hollyfort] County Wexford) ...” (Square brackets are mine).
Trinity College Dublin records show that this Cuthbert Blake was born in 1703, the son of Robert Blake who’s occupation is given as “Legatus Militum Pedestrum’”... which I translate as ‘Officer of Foot/Infantry Troops’, therefore indeed ‘Captain Robert Blake’, an army Captain.
The 1895 Edge letter further states that;
“Captain Robert Blake was a nephew of the celebrated Admiral Blake” . (This is a reference to Oliver Cromwell’s ‘General of the Sea’, i.e. Admiral, Robert Blake (1599-1657), born at Bridgewater, Somerset, England the son of wealthy merchant and trader Humphrey Blake (1563-1625). Admiral Blake essentially founded the modern British Navy during the English Civil War).
Of course, at first, I assumed this to be simply family lore but, when one studies the claim more carefully, it appears entirely plausible.
Before he was a Navy officer, Admiral Robert Blake (1599-1657) commanded a Parliamentary force in Southern England and among his junior officers was his brother Samuel Blake (1608-1645) who got himself killed single-handedly taking on a Royalist recruiting party of four or five men. When Samuel was killed, his brother Robert (1559-1657) assumed responsibility for Samuel’s children, among whom was Robert Blake (1629-1661).
Robert Blake (1629-1661) joined his uncle’s navy and served during the Civil War and the later Dutch War, holding command of three different ships and was thus a Navy ‘Captain’ ... but he died in England at the young age of just 32 (his funeral on 12 April 1661 is mentioned in Samuel Pepys diary) and thus he could not have been the father of Cuthbert Blake (b.1703) and could not be the “Captain Robert Blake of Plymouth, who settled in Ireland”. But IF he had two sons (which I cannot as yet prove) then they (1) would, as the sons of a Navy officer, very likely have been born at Plymouth, (2) would indeed be nephews (although great nephews) of Admiral Robert Blake (1599-1657), (3) might well have pursued a military career as did their forefathers, and (4) would therefore (according to the 1895 Edge letter) be the Blakes who settled in Ireland ... the younger of the two, Captain Robert Blake, appears to have settled at Ballinglen, Wicklow, and his older (un-named) brother appears to have settled in Wexford where he “... defended the Blakes of Hollyford [Hollyfort]" (presumably in some clash associated with the Williamite War).
The other missing piece is the grandfather of Dorothea Blake-Richardson-Greenley. The 1895 Edge letter says she was the daughter of John Blake who was the grandson of Cuthbert Blake (b.1703) but it does not name the father of John Blake (i.e. Dorothea’s grandfather).
Dorothea Blake was born at Ballinglen and first married to a man named Richardson, who was probably killed in the 1798 Rebellion. When she married John Greenley (1775-1854) in 1801 she was already the mother to three daughters. I am not certain where Dorothea was up to 1801, but at some point a branch of the Blakes had become tenants on the Hawtrey White estate at Peppardscastle, County Wexford, and she had probably moved southeast with them. From her marriage in 1801 until 1816 when she came to Canada (Ship Betty & Mary), Dorothea and John Greenley were tenants on the White Estate, their land (54 acres in two parts) lying in the adjoining Townlands of Peppardscastle and Clonganny, Kiltrisk Parish, County Wexford. John Greenley was born in the Townland of Knockadawk, which adjoins Clonganny to the west, and in the ‘98 had served as a Dragoon in Hawtrey White’s infamous Ballaghkeen Yeomanry. In 1818 the Blakes of Peppardscastle moved back to Wicklow and the Townland of Tomdarragh, Derrylossary Parish
Carroll Blake (Dec 13)
I am trying to locate the Blake from England that when to Jamaica in the West Indies.
Lindsey (Nov 13)
James Blake was born in 1819 at Paxcroft Farm, Semington, Wiltshire to James and Elizabeth Blake.
There is no trace of him in records after this date [not in any Census records or Marriage/Death records], although he is mentioned in his father’s Will drawn up in 1844 and as ‘an interested party’ in a Court Case in 1851 (although he was not present at the contesting of the Will, his interest was presumed). He is not mentioned at all in his grandmother’s Will in 1853.
It is possible that he left Wiltshire and emigrated, losing all contact with his family.
R Blake (Nov 13)
I am trying to find out any information on my great grandfather Michael Henry Blake who was born around 1899 in Ireland and moved to England the Early 1900’s.
I believe his father was called Henry Blake and was an engine driver back in Ireland.
Any information would be fantastic as a have run into a dead end.
Oliver Blake (Aug 13)
I am trying to find out about my great grandfather, William Alfred Blake. I would love nothing more than to find a photo of him or the company he served in. Here is what I know.
William Alfred Blake was a captain of the honourable artillery company with a field rank of Major. He took part regularly in the Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London.
In 1914, Major Blake went to fight the Germans at Mons and was amongst the first of the British to do so, thus being one of the 'Contemptibles'. He fought at the Somme and was badly injured at Passchendaele in 1917 when his horse (his pride and joy) was killed by artillery fire. I have on my wall his sword which I treasure.
His son Timothy Blake who unfortunately I never knew too well. He had another son who was killed during World War 2. His grandson, my father, is Bradley Blake and my uncle Dorian.
Any information on my great grandfather or anyone who may have served with him would be great.
David & Richard Thayer (Aug 13)
My brother and I are interested in locating the whereabouts of a pair of twin sisters named Jean and Joan Blake. The grew up in Cranford, NJ, and probably graduated from high school there about 1949 or 1950. (I graduated from Glen Ridge, NJ, high in 1949; my brother, in 1952). The last time I saw Joan she was married and had a baby in a baby carriage. That was about 1954. Jean and Joan were identical twins, not fraternal. Their parents owned a summer home in Beach Haven Gardens, Long Beach Island, NJ. They were beautiful blond girls ca 1950.
Ian Gallard (June 13)
I am trying to research information on Mark Thomas Blake who married Mary Jane Prout. They had a son Samuel Blake born 15JUN1863 in Cornwall and died 12AUG1936 NZ he was married to Margaret Nairn born 13DEC1862 Hutt Nz and died 5JUN1928 NZ. Any assistance would be appreciated.
Charles Leach (June 13)
I am trying to find detail of Lady G. W. Blake - no full names - possible ex-Rhodesian, who presented a custom made rifle to Capt. Alfred ‘Bulala’ Taylor in 1918
Taylor was resident in an area called Plumtree (western Rhodesia) on a farm he owned called Avoca.
Keith Walker (June 13)
I am trying to trace the parents of a William Thomas Blake also known as Thomas William Blake
On his marriage cert to Ellen Leach in Cheltenham in 1918 he was aged 22 and used the name Thomas William Blake but on all of his paperwork after that he was William Thomas Blake
When he died in 1941 his age was given as 47 and his death is registered as William Thomas Blake, this makes him born c1894 to 1896
William / Thomas gave his fathers name as Thomas William Blake with an occupation of miner.
Thomas married in his army uniform which shows a cap badge of the fusiliers for which I can find no record
There is an Army record for William Blake who joined the Welch Regiment in 1909 aged 16 his father was William Tomas Blake of 44 Campbell road Finsbury park Islington is this the person above ??
William / Thomas had a sister who married as Ellen Mary Blake to a George Maurice Jones in 1916 at South Tottenham at which she gave her age as 19, her fathers name is given as William occupation bricklayer journeyman
On Ellen’s death recorded in Cheltenham her birth date is said to be 28th Nov 1898 born London
I cannot find a birth registered for these two people but I have found a baptism for a Mary Ellen Blake at St Annes Tollington Park for the 28 nov 1897 .with parents William Thomas Blake and Rose living at 15 Campbell Road Islington - question could Ellen Mary / Mary Ellen be confused with her baptism date as against her birth date?
There is no census record for William / Thomas or Ellen except there is a William aged 6 and a Ellen aged3 on the 1901 census for 43 Campbell Road Islington where they are the nephew and niece of a Sarah Blake c1872, also there is a niece Rose Blake aged 9 plus a boarder who is classed as single named Thomas Blake aged 30 occupation labourer,
This is the only possible link I can find
They are not on the 1911 census although if the Army records are the correct ones the William Blake would have been in Egypt
On the 1911 census there is a Mary Blake aged 13 born place unknown in the Princess Mary Village Home, Crouch Oak Road Alderstone, could this be the person I am looking for
We know that William / Thomas and Ellen Mary were brother and sister
If anyone knows of this Blake family I would be grateful to hear from them
Virginia Jones (March 13)
I am looking for anyone who may have information on Durell Blake of Elkington Hall Somerset and Belmont co Galaway born abt 1824/26 I believe ,he was of full age on his Wedding Certificate in 1847 he married my Great great Grandmother Mary Stewart and sadly she re-married in 1850 and was down as Widow. Durell Blake was infact John Durell Blake born 21-4-1822 his brother Daniel Blake born 1821 ,Parents CAPT John Blake ,Belmont,County Galaway Ireland wife Eliza.I believe John Durell Blake died in 1848 Chard Somerset England .Looking for any information about relatives...
Brian Johnson (Jan 13)
I am looking for any information about the relatives and/or birth of GEORGE WASHINGTON BLAKE born in New Hampshire on 15 March 1818. He moved to Texas around 1843 where he met and married his wife Clarrissa A Lowery. Any information about his birth or the family he came from would be greatly appreciated.
Robert Blake (Dec 12)
I am looking for any information about the birth of CAPT John Robert Blake. He married Charlotte Taylor Howe in 1776 or 1777 in New Brunswick, Canada. Other family trees list him as being born in Scotland in 1755 and date of death as 1785. I believe both the date and location are incorrect based on the information in the book about Charlotte: The nine lives of Charlotte Taylor by Sally Armstrong.
"...Captain Blake had been to the area years before, in 1758, during the Seven Years' War. He is often described as the first British settler on the 'banks' of the Miramichi, and his wife Charlotte, the third.....
I believe he was born in London between 1710 and 1720 and most likely, the grandson of one of Admiral Blake's brothers.
Toni Thomas (Dec 12)
I'm looking for some of my family too on my dad side. My dad name is Anthony E Blake born in Jan. His mother name is Sylvia Blake and his dad name is Josiah Blake.
John Blake (Nov 12)
I am seeking information about my great, great grandfather William Blake or Robert William Blake who died in Ohio 1855, the year after marrying Emma Cleal.
They had a son William Alexander Blake, who is my great grandfather
Sharon Blake (Oct 12)
I am looking for information out of Jamaica/England etc (Ireland?)
Jane Morrison (related to Frances BLAKE nee McILLREE) (Sept 12)
John Brice BLAKE and Frances BLAKE nee McILLREE
I am looking for more information on John Brice Blake and his wife Frances Blake nee McIllree of Galway, Ireland.
John Brice BLAKE was the son of Sir John BLAKE and his second wife, Rose BRICE.
John Brice BLAKE was in the 47th (or Lancashire) Regt of Foot. He became an Ensign on 15 June 1830, a Lieut. on 10 December 1833 and a Captain 24 March 1838. (See Hart’s annual army list, militia list, and imperial yeomanry list.)
John Brice BLAKE married Frances McILLREE (the widow KENNEDY) on 1 July 1840 in St George's Parish, Dublin Ireland. Frances McILLREE was the daughter of John Drope McILLREE and Margaret QUIGLY of County Cavan, Ireland.
The Blakes lived in County Galway.
John Brice BLAKE died c. 1861 but so far I cannot find a date or place of birth for him or confirmation of the date of his death or where he is buried.
Frances BLAKE (nee McILLREE) died on 23 January 1871. I am not sure where she was born or is buried either, but probably somewhere in Galway.
Any help with more information would be much appreciated.
Rachel(Aug 12) I am
researching the Blake line of my family. My grandfather Poulter Charles
Blake was the son of Andrew Blake and Clara Rose Budd of Paddington St. ,
London, England. On the 1871 census it says Andrew’s father’s name
is Edward and his occupation is Deputy Lieutenant of County Galway. Any
information on this family line would be extremely helpful. Melanie
Fallo-Smith (July 12) I am looking for a Ruby Blake, a native of Galveston,
TX. Born around 1920. Listed as my father's birthmother. Birthfather listed as
Jimmy LeBlanc. Also, family of Joseph Blake of Iowa, married a Maria
Graizzaro, They had a daughter, Linda Blake who married a Joseph Schiro in
New Orleans in 1947. Linda died in Galveston in 1948. Looking for Linda's siblings. My father was born, Jimmy Wayne Blake, in New Orleans in 1940 and adopted by the Fallo family.
Joyce Rachel(Aug 12)
I am researching the Blake line of my family. My grandfather Poulter Charles Blake was the son of Andrew Blake and Clara Rose Budd of Paddington St. , London, England. On the 1871 census it says Andrew’s father’s name is Edward and his occupation is Deputy Lieutenant of County Galway. Any information on this family line would be extremely helpful.
Melanie Fallo-Smith (July 12)
I am looking for a Ruby Blake, a native of Galveston,
TX. Born around 1920. Listed as my father's birthmother. Birthfather listed as
Jimmy LeBlanc. Also, family of Joseph Blake of Iowa, married a Maria
Graizzaro, They had a daughter, Linda Blake who married a Joseph Schiro in
Mark Bennett (June 12)
I am researching the Blake family in Jamaica. I run a Blake Genealogy group on Facebook, and would love to hear from others: http://www.facebook.com/groups/173145496104151/
Colin McLeod (June 12)
William Robert Blake (1809-1894) Gold Miner Clunes Victoria Australia
I am searching for any information on the above. William Robert Blake married Eliza Wade (the daughter of a convict soldier) in the Church of England parish of St James, Melbourne, in the Colony of Victoria on 24 November 1851. This was prior to the compulsory registration of marriage which occurred on 1 July 1853, and therefore no details exist to support his parentage, place, and year of birth. The Church record of their marriage solemnization states that they were ‘bachelor and spinster of this parish’. They were married in ‘the church by license with the consent of the legal guardians’ and the service was conducted by Thomas Inman in the presence of James Blake of Melbourne and Mary Ann Knowles of Melbourne. James Blake is a key person in trying to unravel William’s past, and would most likely be a brother or a son by an earlier marriage or a close relative.
His children's birth certificates, which are primary documentary sources, consistently state Buckinghamshire as his place of birth, for which in most cases William Blake was the informant. William and Eliza had ten children born between 1853 and 1875.
William Blake’s name is consistently stated in full on all of his children’s birth certificates as ‘William Robert Blake’. This was the case at his marriage, and upon his death. Further, and by reference to his age, his year of birth is consistently calculated as 1809, although it is 1807 by reference to his death certificate. The age at death is a potential source of error due to it being reliant upon information given on behalf of the deceased.
There is a prospect that William Robert Blake who was born 1 Jan 1809, as shown on the IGI index, and baptised at St Anne Soho, Westminster, London 1809, is our ancestor. This same family also appear to have had children baptized about 10 minutes walk away at St Giles in The Field, Holborn, London. These churches are in the north-western precinct of early London.
The place of birth for the above William Robert Blake is not provided, but Soho and Holborn are only some 30 miles from Buckinghamshire. Although it is possible he was baptised away from his home parish for family reasons, I think that if there is a Buckinghamshire connection it is more than likely that his family moved to Buckinghamshire whilst William was a child. The parents shown for this child’s baptism are John and Susanna Blake. Susanna was usually shortened and known as Anna or Hannah.
In 1788 Hannah Henley married John Blake at St Martin's in ‘The Fields’ only about half a mile from St Gile’s in ‘The Field’. This could be the parents.
If anyone should have information on these families I would like to hear from them
Andrea Johnson(June 12)
My name is Andrea Pulley Johnson. My father was John William Pulley and my mother, Arna Vee Davies Pulley. My grandfather was Andrew William Pulley and his wife was Emma Louise Smith (26 Nov 1884) Her father was Oliver Smith ( bn 10 Apr 1837) His father was Arnold Smith (bn 1789) who was married to Charlotte Blake ( bn 1792) Charlotte's mother was Eleanor (Ellen) Greogory (bn 1763) and her father was Sir Edward Blake ( bn 1762) I think Edward's father was Edmund Blunkett Blake (bn? ) Do you have any information that you could add? Thank you. I am new at this and want to get started researching further.
Scott Wakefield (May 12)
My mother is Kay Lynn Blake. Her father's name was Forest O'dell Blake born 1908 in Battletown KY. His father was William Marrion Blake born 1873. William was married to Martha Bennett born 1882. William's father was James Merit Blake 1841 married to Hopy Simcox born 1846. James Merit Blake's father was William Marion Blake born 1804 in Person County North Carolina and he was married to Lucy Drake born 1807.
I have one more name, but I am not sure how accurate it is. William Marion Blake's father appears to be a Robert Blake born 1778. That is as far as I have researched. I am interested in knowing where this particular Blake line came from so I can keep going. I would appreciate any one's feedback that may have an idea for me.
Carl Brand (April 12)
I am searching for any information on my G G Grandfather Edward Blake who was married to Mary A. Monaghan. She was born in Chicago, Illinois to James Monaghan and Mary Biggie, both born in Ireland. Mary A. was born Sept, 9, 1858 and had two sisters Katherine and Elizabeth.
Edward Blake and Mary A. Monaghan had five children, Daisy Mae (my grandmother), Walter E., Thomas C., Harry J. and William who died in France during WW I.
Daisy Mae married Thomas H. Heraghty.
Ruth Blake (April 12)
I am trying to trace the ancestry of a William Blake (about 1740 ) who came to Newfoundland-Labrador in 1769 from Devonshire. He was an employee of the Slade Company. Any help would be appreciated.
Felicia Mitchell (Feb 12)
I am interested in finding my family. I found the family on the 1920 and 1930 census in Greenwood, MS and sunflower county, MS. My great grandfather with was named Earl Mitchel and his wife was named Ruby Jean Mitchel . The problem, my granfather Earl Mitchel Jr., stated his uncle was charlie Blakes, which my grandfather was on the 1930 census with them. I really don't understand where the Mitchel last name came from. The great great grandmother her name was Mary Blakes and she was married to George Blakes and her children are as follows: Charlie Blakes, Georgia Blakes, William Blakes, Jim Blakes. I found the 1910 census which had my great grandfather's last name as being Earl Blakesley who was born 1904. I really don't understand it. If you have any advice to give me on how to search. I guess, I need to know how to find out if Mary Blakes was Earl Mitchel Sr mother, or Ruby Jean Mitchel's mother.
If you can, please help me. Never met my grandfather's family. My grandfather past away, never found any family to come to the funeral.
Betsy Huffstetler (Jan 12)
I am interested in finding out information about one of my ancestors, Peter Blake. Unfortunately I know nothing about him other than he was born in the Irish Free State and married Mary Nolan.
However, I do know a fair amount about his son, Patrick Blake. Patrick was born in the Irish Free State about 1840, married Ann Murphy (abt 1840-1902) and immigrated to America prior to 1860. The censuses have him living in Putney, Vermont from 1860 until at least 1880. He died in North Walpole, New Hampshire on 14 September 1898.
I have a good bit of info on Patrick's line and would be happy to share if anyone is interested.
Chris Blake (Nov 11)
I am looking for information out of Jamaica/England/Ireland and France.
Robert A Born Jr (Nov 11)
son of Helen Louis Blake she died giving birth to me 8/16/1961. in Geneva Ill. She had a sister named Jane and a brother named Robert and another brother. I was wanting to find that side of my family and connect with them.
Raenea Lawton (Nov 11)
I would welcome any further information known on my Ancestors Christopher John Blake Senior born 1802 was married to a lady named Mary and he died 1846 in Australia. Christopher John Blake Junior born 1828 in Australia married Maria Byrne in 1849 Sydney and he died 1856 in Australia. The facts given to you I know to be true and correct.
Sharon Blake (Nov 11)
My dad was Bicknell Martin Blake DOB 1934, my dad was one of 17 children. I have been sent a chart from one of my cousin which has my granddad Ebenezer Blake who was one of 13 children. My grandparent must have been born in or around Slavery, I am looking into this information as well.
Ursi Reynolds (Oct 11)
I am seeking information about Junior Blake who lived at Baptist Boys Ranch, Edmond Oklahoma in 1957. I believe he was born in 1940. Junior attended Edmond Highschool where he was a sophomore in 1957. He joined the army with special permission for his young age. He was of Native American heritage. Thank you.
Bruce Blake (Sept 11)
I am the son of Brian Patrick Blake (Dead, D.O.B. 14/01/1953) ( Irish Passport????) , His Father was Victor Anthony Blake (dead) D.O.B. ?? We were all in Zimbabwe / Rhodesia.. Originally from South Africa... I think my Great Grand Father was involved with the South African communist party ( William Blake ???)... thats all I know. Please advise if any knowledge on ancestryI. am currently in Zimbabwe and have a son name Brent Victor Blake.
We are planning a trip to Ireland. The only name that I was ever given was a Lady Jane Blake who was disinherited when she ran off with an Irish groom (name unknown). I have no other information. Does that ring a bell with anyone?
Joy Emmett (July 11)
Joan Sylvia Blake married Jules Perry Hughes prior to 1914.
Marriage certificate of their daughter, Joan Hughes, says she was born Paris France approx. 1914
Don't know where Joan Sylvia Blake or Jules Perry Hughes were born or married.
Joan Hughes (younger) came to Australia about 1914, presumably with her parents.
Her marriage certificate shows she lived in Perth Western Australia.
She married in 1938 in Melbourne Victoria to Robert Thomas Ellis (born Scilly Islands England).
Any connections with any Blake researchers?
Audria Hughes Gebhardt (Feb 11)
I am trying to find Mary Hughes Blake. She is my half sister. Our father is Arthur Hughes and he died in July 1965. I have been trying to find some family for many years. If you know of Mary Hughes Blake, she or you can contact me at email@example.com
Gordon Bigham (Jan 11)
I am looking for the parents of James Charles Blake, he would be my great grandfather. It seems that my search ends with him. Any help would be appreciated. Deliah "Blake" Bigham was my grandmother.
15. Martha Augusta
Calvert was born about 1872 in Texas. She was born about 1872.
She died on 9 Oct 1931 in Live Oak Cemetery Brady Texas. She was buried UNKNOWN in Live Oak Cemetery.
1880 census Mason Co. Texas
1910 census Bryan Co. Oklahoma
1910 census Bryan Co. Oklahoma reads 4children/2living
1930 census McCullock Co. Texas. City of Brady household #219
She was married to David Hudson between 1901 and 1902.
David Hudson was born between 1850 and 1851 in Canada.
He died after Apr 1910 in Oklahoma.
1880 census Eastland Co. Texas Precinct # 1 Page# 26 Household# 392
1910 census Bryan Co. Oklahoma. Township# 7 Household# 54
1910 census Bryan Co. Oklahoma. reads 4children/2living
Martha Augusta Calvert and David Hudson had the following children:
+29 i. Mattie Hudson.
+30 ii. Priscilla Hudson.
She was married to James Charles Blake about 1910. James Charles Blake died UNKNOWN.
Martha Augusta Calvert and James Charles Blake had the following children:
+31 i. Delia Lee Blake.
32 ii. William Blake was born about 1913. He died about 1915.
June Chiasson (Aug 10)
I am looking for any info on Alice Blake who was born 1887 and married George Pottle who was born 1877 and lived in North West River Labrador had Ernest, Henry,
, Mary. If you have any info it would be greatly appreciated. Florence
Lesley Blunt (June 10)
I am looking for a John Blake born in the UK around 1945.He attended Caer Rhun accountancy college in North Wales in 1967.
Keith (May 10)
I'm based in the UK I've being doing my mother and father's side of their family Tree for over a year, It as got to the point, I've asked around all the family for there input. Now i need some more help
Over the last year I’ve being doing my family Tree and I am trying to find anymore information about my great, great grandfather Henry Blake (He was a Slave master from Parottee St Elizabeth Jamaica,who got married to a lady called Rebecca
Also I need some more information on my great Grandfather Frederick Blake and is Brother Isaac who lived in Northampton Mountain St Elizabeth, if they had any other brothers & sisters. I know most of their children moved up to the following areas in Clarendon Jamaica! Johns Hall, Peckham, Embley, Cumberland and Mother Leaner Hill
Uncle Pourman Blake live over at Parottee did he have a brother called Jake Blake who arrive on a train in South Carolina in 1890’s and never returned home?
Rob Schouten (April 10)
The Family of Blake of Danesbury was a collateral branch of the family of Robert Blake, admiral at sea, of the Blakes of Somerset. However I cannot trace back its roots further then to William Blake, innholder of Ravenglass, Cumberland, who died 1748; his widow Frances remarried Ralph Foster. Has anyone a clue to the connection to the Blakes of Somerset?
Barrie Blake (April 10)
A 'free Blake genealogical web site has been created for Blake researchers; and this includes the genealogy, history, etymology, memorials, genetic traits and coats-of-arms of the Blake family. The site includes a discovered genetic trait as well as a study of the results of DNA tests on members of the Blake family; and the site can be viewed at: -
James Blake (Aug 09)
James Joseph Blake - Victoria Canada
I am trying to find any information I can about my great
According to his marriage entry and death entry his name was James Joseph Blake. Both the marriage and death entries I have are from Victoria, Australia.
According to his marriage entry he was 30 when he married in 1915 (making his birthdate about 1885). According to his death entry he was 72 when he died in 1952 (making his birthdate about 1880).
According to his marriage entry (from 1915) he was born in Victoria, Canada [I dont know whether this is the Victoria over near Vancouver or the one near Toronto]. According to his death entry (from 1952 - I assume from information he passed on to one of his children) he was born in Montreal, Canada.
According to both his marriage and death entries his father was also called James Joseph Blake.
According to his marriage entry his mothers maiden name was Mary Challis. According to his death entry his mothers maiden name was Mary Callus.
From word passed down from my grandfather and his brothers and sisters James Joseph Blake was certainly Canadian by origin [and possibly French Canadian - although there is nothing in his name which would indicate that to me]. I was told that he told his children he had spent time in the Yukon Gold Rushes in the late 1890s. I believe he 'jumped ship' in Australia sometime between 1907 and 1912. I understand it is possible that the ship he may have jumped from was a U.S. ship and not a Canadian.
I have had a look through both the 1891 census from Canada and the 1901 census and cant find any James Joseph Blakes who are the sons of a James Joseph Blake and a Mary Blake. I can find no indication of any person under the surname Callus.
If anyone happens to see anything relating to a James Blake which looks as though it might fit this guy, or if anyone has any ideas on other places I might look, then I would be mighty obliged if you could let me know.
William Sexton Blake (March 09)
I am seeking family information, and my lineage so far is William Blake c1809, James Benjamin Blake c1844, John Thomas Blake c1905, William Sexton Blake 1926, William Sexton Blake 1958. We have links with both Newcastle and London. All are freeman of the City of Newcastle. I would particularly in any information on Robert Blake born c1928 He is the brother of my father William Sexton Blake born 1926, my father lost contact when he was 6 yrs old. The family also has strong links with Silloth in Cumbria.
Bob Jensen (Dec 08)
I am looking for information about a John H. Blake, who was born about 1820. He married a woman named Nancy, and had a daughter named Sarah P. Blake. Sarah was probably born and/or raised in New Bedford, MA. She married an Edwin C. Brown in 1858 in Detroit. If anyone has any information, please let me know.
Iris (Dec 08)
I have a Blake family, in my tree. There is James Blake born 1796 Croydon, Surrey, His wife Everilda (sometimes known on census as Etherilda) born 1786
Everilda born 1828
Louisa born 1826
Sarah born 1831.
I do not know much of the family, except that Everilda jnr, married my great great grand-father. John Tutty.Some of the family came from Mitcham.
Pat Lackey (Dec 08)
I am searching for ancestors of Mary Blake from Portland Point NB , who married James Craig UEL. She was supposedly orphaned. and kidnapped by Indians from the Point and rescued by the UEL soldiers in 1786 when she married James.
Mary Ann Blake born 6 May 1772 at Portland Point New Brunswick Canada, her father was Christopher and he was one of the Planters who arrived around 1765, poss from Mass. She married James Craig, then William Orser, she is known as the Mother of Hartland. There was another Mary Ann Blake born on the Mirimichi NB as well, don't know if she is related
Judith Wagner (March 08)
Frances Tanner m on 20 Dec 1720 East Woodhay Hampshire Benjamin Blake. Frances had a son Thomas Tanner. The surname Utting is in my wider family tree with my sisters marriage to K Utting. and he is a journalist.
Linda Ryan (nee Blake) (Feb 08)
I am trying to find any information on my grandfather, Frank Albert Blake, who was born in Wilton in Wiltshire around 1891. He died in Boscombe in 1960. I would love to find out who his parents and/or brothers & sisters were. My father, John Blake started a rough family tree and I think Frank's parents may have been William Blake and Anne ? It's possible Frank had a brother called Edward and sisters, Elsie who may have married a George Kentall, Rose who may have married Robert Kentall, Annie, who possibly married Harry Moore and Beatrice, though I'm not sure how accurate this is.
I have never made contact with anyone who is related to this side of the family and would love it if anyone would contact me with more information.
James Boyd (Feb 08)
I am trying to locate an old high school classmate (class of 1981) named George Whitehouse Blake. His father & brother are both named Robert Orris Blake and are from Washington, D.C. Our old high school, the Colorado Rocky Mountain School, doesn't have any current information. I have scanned the web and all I can find is that he was best man at his brother's wedding in 1988 (NYT announcement). I heard at some point he lived in Newport R.I. If you could find an e-mail address or phone number, I would love to drop him a line.
Kelly & Mark (Dec 07)
Trying to find info on George Blake born 1849 in England. Married in 1874
Oatlands, Tasmania, Australia to a Johanna Smith born 1845,
Ireland. Possible arrived on the
Julia Hornabrook (Oct 07)
I am trying to find information regarding Albert Blake born around1909. His father was Frederick Blake. I have very little information. Alberts wife was called Violet Langford maiden name. Around 1945 they lived in Sheffield then moved to Paddington East London St Marys Terrace around 1946. Alberts father Frederick Blake was living in Exeter Devon around 1941. If anyone has any information regarding this family it would be very much appreciated. Would like to know what happed to Albert Blake,
Phil Blake (Sept 07)
My father's family are from Biggin Hill, Kent, England (His name is Richard Barrymore Blake). I have in no way researched this but I thought it might help others in some way as a lot of people seem interested in Kent-based Blakes.
John McCone (Sept 07)
I am looking for details of William Blake who married Elizabeth Slade 22 June 1911. At the time William was living with the Slade family in Menotti Street, London but later moved to Viaduct Street.
I believe William was born in London between 1885 - 1887 but can't find any more details on him.
I'm 25 from Newcastle in the UK. I'm a British soilder and I'm stationed in Germany when I'm not in Iraq orAfganistan. I'd love to find out more about our shared name and maybe Iknow some stuff that you don't and Icould fill in some blanks. Please email me back and we can work it out together.
Serina Blake (Sept 07)
I am looking for my family I don't know. My grandad's name is Harold Federick Blake. His dad's name is Willam Blake, also known as Bill. I don't know his mother's name. They lived in Bristol. Bill was a vet. I don't know much more.I hope you don't mind me asking but you could be a family member. Thank you for your time.
Candy Blake (Sept 07)
The Blakes (Feb 07)
I am trying to find out some family history. My father is Thomas Smoyer Blake, son of Anne Mae Blake from Pennsylvania. He was adopted when he was small and his mother passed away in 1984.
James M. Blake (Feb 07)
I have been working on my Blake family tree and have a few questions. My ancestor, Jasper Blake came to New England in 1637. I follow the line of Greenleaf Blake from Hill, NH to Horatio K. Blake in Royalton, VT. Do you have any history of Jasper or his family line. I have Carlton Blake's "Descendents of Jasper Blake's" book. Just looking for additional information.
Golbuff (Nov 06)
I'm searching for Noah Blake, born about 1790, lived somewhere in the New England region around 1805. This is the diarist from Eric Sloane's book, Diary of an Early American Boy, Noah Blake, 1805. Can you point me in the right direction?
John Blake (Aug 06)
Trying to trace any information on a Henry Blake who
married Emma Hatcher in 1888 at Wonston Longparish Hampshire and his father
George they were both shepherds they are my greatgrandfather and great
Arabella Sackett (June 06)
As my family are the Blake's. I would love to know more. I am English............... my grandfather came from Norfolk. He died around 1975/6 at the grand age of 90.
Roxi Blake (July 6)
I see my cousin (Nina Jean) has already joined your research list. My father is Thomas Albert Blake, son of Cecil Lloyd Blake born in South Africa. I think my great grandfather came from the UK.
I would like to get in touch with any other living descendants of William Blake and Selina Borer who married at Cudham, Kent, England, in 1832.
Their children's names were William, Richard, Selina, George (one of my great-grandfathers, married to Amelia Cannings in 1871), Alfred, Anna Amelia, and Caroline (one of my great-grandmothers, married to Henry Crumplin or Cumplen in 1877).
William was the proprietor of the Black Horse Inn at Biggin Hill from the 1850s until his death in 1877.
Jean & Brian
I am interested in WILLIAM BLAKE born in Devon England c 1818. In 1881, he was living at Plumstead, Kent, England. He was married to Elizabeth. His children were William Blake, WALTER BLAKE, Annie Blake and Henry Blake.
Nina Jean Blake,
I am very insterested in finding out a little bit more on the history of the Blake Family in South Africa, my father is MICHAEL CEDRIC BLAKE, my grandfather was CECIL BLAKE. I hope that someone will be able to assist in my search, I have only just started.
My name is Philip Eugene Blake, My father was Philip Duane Blake and his father was also a Philip Blake but I don't know much about him as he passed before I was born, I have a son Philip Ryan Blake and a daughter Cassandra Danelle Blake. My dad was from Ottumwa , Iowa and had several relatives in the surrounding region.
I am interested in Anna BLAKE born in UK around 1770.
Her children were Thomas Blake and Jane Blake and they inherited property at Bergh Apton under a will made by Thomas HASE, Farmer. Thomas Blake married Elizabeth NICHOLLS in 1811 and Jane Blake married Reuben SMITH of Yelverton in 1810.
I am searching for information on Nicholas Blake, son of John Blake mayor of Galway (abt. 1646) who settled in Barbados about 1670 and his descendants one of whom subsequently returned to Ireland. His brother John Blake settled in Montserrat in 1670.
Simon P H Blake
I am interested in the connection with Blake and the township Blaker in Oslo Norway. Has anyone got any information on the place and what it means?
My grandfather was Henly Blake at the Courtlhold Institute and was head of restoration at the Ministry of Art, My mothers line is Beare and she is the direct relation of Frederick Henry Royce.
My husband’s lineage is as follows: Robert de Blakeland Sr./ Robert de Blakeland Jr./Henry Blake/William Blake/Henry Blake/Robert de Caine Blake/William Blake/Humphrey Blake/John Blake/Giles William Blake/William Blake/John Thorne Blake/John Blake/Andrew Blake Sr./Andrew Blake Jr./Abijah Blake/Captain Levi Blake/Abijah Blake/Abraham Stearns Blake. Abraham Stearns was my husband’s great-grandfather. He was an early pioneer of Montana and was in the State Legislature.
I have research on the Blake family from William Blake forward. Captain Levi Blake married Polly Kelly (or Kelley) they lived in Swanzey, New Hampshire. Their son, Abijah, married Maria Belding. They lived in Rutland, Vermont and had seven children: Eliza Augusta, Levi Lowell, Ellen Maria, Mary Louise, Elijah Belding, Abraham Stearns and William Carr Trowbridge. After Maria’s death in 1841, Abijah moved to Vergennes, Vermont. He married a woman named Parthana and they had a son, George Blake, born in 1847. (If anyone has information about George Blake, please contact me.)
I am also searching for a daughter of Levi Lowell Blake. Levi married Marie Robinson in Wash. D. C. in 1887. They had a daughter Marion Blake, born in 1889. Marion married Preston B. Hainesard. I can find no more information on the family name, Hainesard.
I am searching for my Great Grandfather William Berkeley Blake born 1875/1876. His father is also William Blake. I got this information from W B Blakes marriage certificate. He married a Eleanor Jessie Ebbs in Liverpool on 24.02.1901. I can't find either birth certificate for them both and I can only find them on the 1901 census. It says that they were both born in Liverpool but I cannot find anything solid to confirm this. My auntie ( his granddaughter) says that he was born in Bath Somerset and at 16 ran away from a boarding school there. How true this is we don't know. I would like to know where the Berkeley came from though. There is a Berkeley castle in Somerset!!!! Hope there is someone out there who could help me with this mystery!!
I am searching for a Blake Family from Surrey.
Henry Blake born @1856 Mitcham Surrey UK
Charlotte BLAKE born @ 1854 Hatherden Surrey
Sarah BLAKE born @ 1860 Vamhall Surrey
Parents John Blake born 1794 Langley Buckinghamshire
Charlotte (unknown maiden name) born 1823 Harpsden Oxfordshire.
I have been researching this family for 5 years from New Zealand and have got no where! John Blake was my 2nd Great Grandfather.
Would love to hear from anyone who has information on these BLAKES.
I am seeking information regarding the family of my late father, Howard Bern Blake. His family was from Bessemer, Alabama.
Can any one help me try to find the family of Jervis/Jarvise Bake, he was born in Ireland but things suggest's he was born with the name Spratt or Mccann Spratt being his mother's maiden name,
He was born in Tyrone County Down in 1870 his mothers name was Margaret,his maternal grand parents Roseanne Carlton, James? Spratt
Any help would be appreciated thank you
Am currently doing some research for my family tree, and iIwanted to know more about the Blake line. Idon't have any of my information with me because this was an unplanned stop today, but Iwill try to get in touch with you to see if there is any information that we might share. The way I got to your site was by typing "Robert de Blakeland" into the search engine.
I am researching 2 Blake families
O ne on my fathers side from Redlynch Wiltshire England My Father was Bertram Blake, his father Francis Blake(m Elizabeth Gauntlett) his father was John Blake (m Eliza Beauchamp) his father was William Blake (m Mary Ann Barter and his father John Blake (m Nanny Robey) in 1780 at Downton Wilts... have not been able to trace John's ancestors..any help appreciated
One other puzzle I have on this 'line' is Percy Arthur Blake b 1884 at Redlynch and died 1939 Bordon Hampshire I know he m Amy Hilda Ladd .. but cannot find any details of the marriage.. can any one help on that one as well?
My other Blake 'line' is on my mothers side and involves Elizabeth Blake b 1802 Cuddington Buckinghamshire England to Benjamin and Hannah... Benjamin born 1773 was the son of Benjamin and Elizabeth(nee Greenwood) - I am trying to research back farther but cannot trace Benjamin senior.
I've just acquired a BLAKE ancestry through Humphrey (1493-1558 or thereabouts), via his daughter Alice who married George Slocombe. As I live not many miles from Calne, I was particularly interested to learn of the ancestral connection there. Any further details would be welcome.
I have a Blake like that I would like to get back to UK. Would appreciate any help. My William Blake b. ca. 1652 in Galloway Co., Ireland. d. in Accomack Co., Va. I have lots of information on his family in the U.S.A.. His daughter, Mary married Jonathan Owens bef. 1684 in Accomack Co., Va.
We have a copy of the Banger Historical Magazine Vol II 1886 which has a memoir of Major General John Blake and his descendants going back to England 1594 and the pedigree of the Blake family to Robert de Blakeland (his son dropped the de and the land) from 1286 when he was assessed and up to 1882. If interested I can scan and forward.
My husband comes from Eliza & Sophia(Winchester) Blake and we can trace from there to today with some cousins etc but would love to have more info. Especially if anyone has come across a family crest/coat of arms that is a shield with a diagonal strip f\left to right bottom with a sword on it and 3 stars on bottom left and top right with a armoured arm at the crest with an arrow or maybe another sword in his hand.
An ancestor, Elizabeth Bazett married Anthony Blake, 2 March 1684 at Stoke Damerel [now devonport] Devon. Does anyone know any further details?
Virginia (Blake) Conner
I am Currently researching the Blake family from Virginia, I am looking for information on the parents of a George W. Blake born about 1842 that was married to a Sarah F Wingfield born about 1841, There children were Robert L, born 1969, Nancy E, born about 1872, William D, born March 1874, George T born 1876, and Wingfield G, born March 10, 1878 and died Dec, 1970.
Russell Charles Blake born in Norwich on the 22nd June 1959
Seeking information as my father died when I was young.
My father was Frederick A Blake born in Norwich around the early 1920s his father was Alfred Blake also thought to be born in Norfolk England.
There were stories in the family of an Italian and Irish connection my father was also married before he married my mother and had a daughter who could
have gone to America.
Hallie Blake Forsyth
If you have not received any information on Charles Blake, I am a direct descendent of his son, Freedom Rand Blake. I am his great-granddaughter. I can trace both the Scot and English side. If you would like to write me
Hallie P. Blake
11636 Josephine Circle
Thornton, CO 80233
Ira Blake married Lydia? she was Dutch decent.
Laura Blake married Moses Niblock
Her Laura brothers ad sisters were
My grandfather was a Blake from Marshall Co, W.VA. I ahve traced back to John Blake b. ca 1731 m. Baty b. CA. 1750 d. 1785 in Maryland. May have also married a Baily. He has a son Isaac b CA 1763 in Cecil Co, MD d after 1820 & was married to a Jane b. CA. 1760 Cecil Co. MD d. aft. 1820.
Billy Finn, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal
I am researching Lieutenant Thomas Thornley, the grandfather of Bram Stoker, author of Dracula.
He married Matilda Blake in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal in October 1817. Matilda was a close relative of George Blake from Mayo who was the nominal leader of the western rebels who supported the French in 1798. George Blake was hanged for his efforts. Any data on Matilda Blake or George Blake would be welcome.. Lieutenant Thomas Thornley lived in Ballyshannon for a while, then in Sligo with his wife Matilda and three children ; Charlotte Blake Thornley, Richard Blake Thornley and Thomas Blake Thornley. Charlotte was the mother of Bram Stoker. Apparently, Lieutenant Thornley left Sligo and lived in Coleraine in the 1840`s. He joined the RIC and died as a result of injuries sustained in a fracas in Cushendall circa 1850.
Great story, eh!? Any info. out there?
living in Ohio, USA, I have done major work on my ancestors going back to Wrentham, MA and then to England. I would be happy to e mail with anyone else doing research on Robert deBlakeland.
Florence (Niblock) Firlotte
Ira Blake b 1835 USA maybe Michigan married Lydia_______?
Laura Blake b. 1857 my grandmother
Mary Jane b. 1863
Emily b. 1865
Josephine b. 1868
Ira jr. b. 1872
Carrie b. 1874
George Blake b. 1878
I have a Richard BLAKE (birth place unknown) married to a Maria Durrant 1819 Frinsbury, Kent. their children -
Richard Robert Blake 1820 Chatham, Kent.
Charles William 1824
Mary Ann 1825
Maria 1828 Stepney, Mddx.
John 1832 Limehouse, Mddx.
Samuel 1835 Limehouse, Mddx
Cecilia Ann 1837 Limehouse, Middlesex. Cecilia married John Brooker 1861 Stepney, Middlesex. In the 1890's thay moved to West Ham, Essex.
James Lee Blake Jr.
I have been searching for my Blake family close to 20 years now. In that time frame I have gathered very little information. The information that I have has came from the elders on my mothers side. To the best their knowledge my Grandfathers name was James Walter Blake of S.C. I have been told that he passed away shortly after I was born and that date was 11-17-1971. My fathers name is James Lee Blake Sr. according to my birth certificate he was born in N.C. My mothers name is Annette Conelia Walker( maiden name) she was born in S.C. They were married sometime in the year of 1971 their ages were 16 & 17 years of age. I have been told that I have an uncle by the name of Lynn Blake. I have also been told that I have four sisters, No information on their names. My Grandfathers family was located in the Charleston area and he was a small General store owner. No one was clear on my Grandmothers name, but her first name has been expressed as Ruthy, Ruby and as Rose. I truly would appreciate feed back if this information is familiar to you. I simply want a chance to get to know the family I was robbed of.
Thanks for adding me to your site,the last few days have been busy for me. I found and talk to my mother since I wrote you last. Now I'm really confused with the names because she has said that the names I have are all wrong. Grandfathers names is Curtis Lee Blake, Dads Names Is James lee Blake Sr.,Grandmothers name is Laura Nickels Blake, Uncle name is Curtis Lyn Blake. Last known area was S.C
My grandmother's father was called Charles Blake. He was born about 1870 in Durham. His family were Scottish we think.
Charles married Clara and they had the following daughters: Evelyn, Violet, Clara, Lucy, Louie and Anne.
Sadly all my great aunties and grandma have passed away.
Charles was a very education bloke and could speak several different languages. He was in the navy when he was younger.
I dont know how he got into it but he became a travelling showman with the fairground in the Yorkshire area of England.
James Walesby Blake was my grandfather. He was the head groom for the Rothschild family at their estate at Waddesden, around 1900-1919.
I have tried the Rothschild Institute, but Ferdinand Rothschild did not keep any records of his staff.
He married Emily Bishop.
We believe that the name Walesby came from his mothers side of the family.
I am Russell Charles Blake born 22 July 1959.
M y father was Frederick Blake born in Norwich Norfolk around 1922
He was married to Jean.
My Grandfather was Charles Blake born around 1890 and married to Rebecca.
My great-grandparents were William George BLAKE and Alice (nee DEWDNEY), who married in St Pancras, London in 1895, and later moved to Walthamstow. William's father was Edward Charles Blake, and they were both copperplate printers. William and Alice's children included Alice (Lal), Albert Edward (my grandfather) Will, Stan, Maud,Rose,Gladys and Len. Stan's descendants are in Canada, Rose's in Australia, Maud's in Hampshire, UK and Albert's in and around London.
The missing one (literally) is LEONARD DEWDNEY BLAKE (born 1901 St Pancras). He was last heard of in about 1942 when his father died, but did not attend the funeral. He may have been in the Navy. The last siblings died in 1999 (aged 95)and early 1990's (aged 91) but never spoke of him. His nephews and great-nieces would like to know what happened to him, good or bad. Did he marry, and are there any descendants? Can any old friends and neighbours tell us anything? Or are you still out there somewhere Great Uncle Len, aged 103 in a retirement home with no apparent family?
I manage a Blake genealogical web-site which has a large number of members from (6) different Countries around the World; and a lot of these are serious researchers.
Actually, the site is a web complex of (3) interlaced sites as follows: -
BLAKE HERITAGE: a site containing historical and general information and historical photographs including a large collection of photographs of 'Blake Castles and Manors' and 'Blake etymology' etc., etc.;
BLAKE HERITAGE (GENEALOGY): a linked site dedicated to the genealogical research of the Blake family and families connected thereto; and
BLAKE HERITAGE (SOCIAL SIDE): a linked site dedicated to the lighter side of life such as family re-unions and get-togethers, etc.;
and, of course, each site has it's own dedictaed 'Chat Room'.
The results of some of my individual research is now catalogued in various Museums, Archaeological and Historical Societies and the British Library and some has: -
changed part of the history of the Civil War in England; and
uncovered previously unrecognised Blake genetic traits, one of which I have traced back to 900 AD and is still current.
I include the relevant URL of the parent site hereunder; and you are invited to view and/or join this site if you so desire: -
If you do join and wish to join either or both of the linked sites, please scroll down the navigation bar on the left-hand side and click on the page titled 'For members only'. This page contains links to both of the linked sites; and you are invited to apply to join either or both of these sites as well if you so desire.
I was b. 1939 Bristol, UK, son of Philip Edward Blake b. 1909 Bristol, UK.
his father also lived in Bristol but there my knowledge ends. Can anyone help me begin to trace back further?
Hallie P. Blake
If you have not received any information on Charles Blake, I am a direct descendent of his son, Freedom Rand Blake. I am his great-granddaughter. I can trace both the Scot and English side. If you would like to write me
11636 Josephine Circle
Thornton, CO 80233
I am searching for any information on a Blake Family, possible all born in South Dakota:
Birth Mother: Born 9-15th thru the 19th, 1945. Juliette F. Blake, (or Julianne K. with a brother named John and a sister named Susan). We believe in South Dakota, N Dakota or New Mexico. Or Ca. But, no states had birth record. This is why she used a sisters birth cert. She does have one sister and one brother.
John H. Blake - Born 11-24-1944, maybe in New York or South Dakota Mrs T. or Katherine Blake, born July, 1915. Worked as a secretary for the UN in Saigon in 1969.
Not much to go on, but I have been at this wild goose chase for over 5 years.
Any information would be helpful.
21810 NE Fairview Lake Way
Fairview, OR 97023
I am researching Thomas Blake & Mary Johnson Birth about 1772+-
Christened there Children at Bolton Parish Cumberland England, as follows,
Mary & twin Andrew 1796,John 1794,James 1792 William 1801,,,,,Thomas 1795
( BOY) 1807,,,,
Have no information on Thomas Blake & Mary Johnson other than these Christening dates, As to who there parents where and from where.
Katherine Blake Scattergood
I'm not sure we are connected, but briefly here is the family history information we have. Please let me know if you recognize any of the family members. Thank you.
David Blake married Mary Phillip 1777 in Eglshayle Church, Cornwall, England. Their 5 children:
John Blake (Sr.) born 6 Dec. 1785 St. Kew, Cornwall, married 27 April 1809 in Egloshayle Treglith Parish, Cornwall, Rebecca George born 1785 in Stoke Damerel, Devon. Their 6 Children:
Ann Blake born 1810 married Thomas Bate in Egloshayle Cornwall
Mary Blake born 1814 in Sladesbridge, Cornwall, in 1844 married John or William Pooley at Antony, Cornwall (...this Pooley family continues today in Illinois, USA...)
* John Blake (Jr.)born 1823 Treglith Parish of Egloshayle, Cornwall, England. He worked as master workman on Devonshire Castle and as a foreman on Liverpool docks before sailing to America 15 April 1851. He became a bridge builder for the Northwestern Railroad in Rockford, Illinois, USA. He married 1847 Martha Hamley (she was born in Polbrock 1824-more of the Hamley family lived in Egloshayle according to the 1841census) and they had 11 children.*
Rebecca Blake born 1818
William Blake born 1826 Cornwall, married Susan Hawkins (born 1826)
David Blake born 1831 Cornwall Shire, married Hannah Putnam...
*John Blake (Jr.) and Martha Hamley's son, George William Blake, was born in 1855. He married Mattie Brouse (born 1856) in 1886.
They are my great-grandparents. They had two sons:
Norman Brouse Blake, who married Kathleen Ralph (Rolf) from McAllen, TX... and
Wallace Downey Blake born 1894 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, married Marjorie Marie Laws in 1922 and had 3 children
I have been trying for a long time to find where my late husbands ancestors are from. The cemetary where he is laid to rest holds many blakes, back to George A. Blake who was married to Martha Ellen Medley. He was born July 3, 1841 and died August 10, 1907. They had five children including Johnnie D. Leonard Blake who was the father of William Glen Blake who was the father of William Ronnie Blake (my late husband). This cemetary is in rural south Missouri near Salem. Anyone who has information please contact me. You can visit the cemetary site at: http://ww.rootsweb.com/~moshanno/Delmar.htm
I am searching for a Robin Blake from Shumate ancestery in Texas.
I'm looking for Joseph Blake, born 1863 in Illogan, Cornwall. He came to Michigan with his widowed mother (Jane Prout Blake) and his sister Prudence. He married Bertha and had two kids Jenny and Lillian. He supposedly went west to Nevada or California and made some money. When he died (1940's?), some of the money went to his sister's kids. I'm trying to find his relatives in hopes that they have more family history.
I have always been told that our family is from Devon and there is also a connection with Galway in Ireland. Also, there is a link to Admiral Robert Blake of Bridgwater (Devon). This would seem to make sense as having looked at the 1901 census, my great grandfather was a surgeon living in East London but originally hailed from Plymouth in South Devon.
I would be interested if there is a link from Robert Blake in the late 1700s to Henry Blake of Plymouth in the late 1800s.
Ian Ryall Blake I am sure he is a
descendent of a brother of my great grandfather who also became a surgeon in
East London and hailed from Plymouth.I have e-mailed John Blake above at the
address shown and have reason to believe that his e-mail address has changed.
Could you put the main points of my letter on your website in the hope that he
may check at some
my mother is Wenda Anne Blake. We are Australians and
have been so for several generations now. My mother has emailed me with the
following information which might be of interest to other researchers...
"The Blake home is Bramerton Hall just outside of Norwich. Gran said the big
old family home was burnt down and that the newer place was not as
interesting as the old home. Gainsborough painted the old family home and on
that one I did see an old sepia print of the original painting."
Unfortunately, I can't verify this information.
I have recently moved to London and plan to go and visit Bramerston as I had
heard that there was still Blakes living in Bramerston Hall. Can anyone
verify this for me?
My g-grandfather's name is Douglas Simpson Blake (married to Caney Melverta Holland). He lived in Arkansas. I was told my grandmother that he was put in an orphan's home (though I'm not sure why). His father's name is Edgar Oran Blake. Could someone please help me find information on this part of my family?
John Blake (Feb 08)
I have been researching the Blake family history and have come across a
distant relative from Galway, Ireland. According to a Library of Congress source,
Captain Thomas came to Maryland by way of Barbados, Virginia and finally settled in
Md. in the late 1600's.
Any info on the vessel he sailed to this country would be helpful.
I have a little information about the Blake/Denny Clan. I'm still writing and collecting information. Maybe one day, I will be
able to publish for distribution to family members. OBTW Stein's book on the History of Calvert County is an excellent source
for Maryland Blakes.
We, my husband and I bought a 1780-1820's colonial style (one room deep) Georgian house two years ago and thoroughly rennovated & refurbished it. I have conducted a search on the house since and have a puzzle I think you ought to know about. The house is called Waterslade House, Tuam, Co. Galway and according to "county Longford Death Records" your relation Captain Anthony Blake and died in the house in 1826, aged 41? and was married to Anne Durrell. A descendant of his( his ancestor Francis C Harwood) left an email firstname.lastname@example.org address. I want to finish the many missing links in the history of this house, but your information about Watersalde Court, London being his death place may be incorrect. If you have any information you can pass on about Captain Blake please do as I am putting a gallery together on the history of the house and want it to be complete. Waterslade house can be seen on www.watersladehouse.net next week as we are finalising the site this week and is it still to be fine tuned, it is a restaurant/guest house now, where others can enjoy the splendour of her beauty. I hope this can help you and I hope you may in turn do the same.
I'm looking for any info. on Blakes in Collin, Titus, Tarrant (and any other) Counties, TX. They came from Tennessee just before or just after the Civil War. Particularly, James Craw Blake, born in Tennessee, died in Collin co. 1900. and his Ancestors and descendants.
Joab Blake (not sure if he ever made it to Texas)
Henry Haynes Blake
Marion Hollis Blake
and there Gribble, relatives
James Marion Gribble
Rachel Louise Gribble
I dont' know if this file is of any help to you in your search on Blake ancestry or not. It is how I am connected to the Blakes and goes back into the 14th century and probably. The first four centuries I have names but no dates.
Mark A Blake
(b.1977) in Michigan City, IN. Now living in LaPorte, IN My father is Dennis Blake Sr. (b.1954) My grandfather is Elmer Blake (b.1932)(d.2002) I believe my grandfather was born in Joplin, Missouri to Virgil Blake and Allie Brewer who later became Allie Sanders. Elmer married Irene Bulakowski, and had a brother Edward Blake. I have been told Virgil drank alot, and died when my grandfather was still young. I'm looking to find out more about my family, but my Blake line ends with Virgil. So if there are any Blakes out there that can help, PLEASE DO. Whereabouts would be Missouri, Oklahoma,Indiana, and Arkansas.
Charles Blake born 1830 is the son of George W Blake and his wife Ellenor born 1794. Charles Blake born 1830 married Abbie Rand daughter of Knowles H Rand and his wife Ann. Their children were Abbie, George G, Clara W , Rev. John I Bishop Edgar and my grandfather Freedom Rand Blake born Apr 12 1884 at Gorham ME.. I would be interested in obtaining your history of the descendents of Charles Blake and in turn you may have an interest in my family genealogy. I am currently trying to determine who the parents etal of George W Blake farmer Dwelling 392 and Knowles H Rand farmer Dwelling 370 Cumberland County, Gorham ME 1850 Census were. I think they emigrated from Galway Ireland, but that is just a rumor.
Sarah Blake Grover
I am lookin for my dad's father Truman Blake. His SSN looks like it was issued in Indianna. After further research his SSN could have been issued in MI. He married my grandmother in Las Animas, Colorado, he was working at Fort Lyons. He died of T.B. in the early 50's maybe around 1956 or so. Have no idea when he was born or to whom. I do not know where he is buried, only that it is somewhere in Colorado.
I am James R. Blake, b 2 Jul 1927 in NE Father is James Ira Blake, b 5 Apr 1891 at New Albany, Floyd Co., IN. GF is Hugh Blake, b 1862 in Harrison Co., IN. He married a Sally WISEMAN, b 1860. I am researching the Blake and Estes Families and would be glad to cooperate
with anyone interested in either of these families.
I am John M. Blake, born in 1949. My father is Charles M. Blake, born in 1918 in Corydon, Harrison Co.,IN. Gfather was Lemmie E. Blake; Ggrandfather was Reubin Pleasant Blake of Harrison Co, IN. My GGgrandfather was William W. Blake, born in Person Co.,NC. My GGGgrandfather was Robert B. Blake, born in NC in 1776. I am trying to get beyond 1776. I believe Roberts father was a John Blake but have no proof and also believe they may be tied to the Southampton Co.,VA Blakes but again, no proof.
My grandfather was John H. Blake born July 1, 1894 in Providence, RI to Henry Edward Blake and Helen M. Cronin.
descendant of the above line
My mother was Kathryn Mary Blake born on 29 June 1918 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Her father was John Joseph Blake, born on 1 April 1894 in Brooklyn, New York. He married Margaret Mary Quilty in Colorado Springs, Colorado on 14 August 1916. John and Margaret's children were, Kathryn, Joseph, John, and William. John's father was Samuel Joseph Blake, born on November 1862 in Ireland. His mother was Catherine Ryan, born on October 1867 in Ireland. They were married in Brooklyn on 26 April 1893. Their children were, John (1894-1938), Francis (1895-1900), Mathew (1897- ), Edward (1899-1901, and Margaret (1901-1972). The children were orphaned by 1910. They were split up, my grandfather wound up in Colorado and also an Aunt who was helping them out. Margaret married on 30 May 1926 in New York City, to Patrick Downey. We never knew Margaret I have only received information on her through research. I don't know what happened to Mathew but he was alive when his parents died. I would love to find this family, we may have cousins we never knew about. Samuel's parents were John and Mary (Hughes) Blake in Ireland.
My name is Melody Blake Barbosa. My GGrandfather was Charles R. Blake of Westerly, RI. He was in the Lafayette Esquadrille during WWI. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetary.
Researching Blakes that married into the Wentworth family.Judith Blake b. ca 1805 NH married Melzar Wentworth 1825 NH; her sister Charolotte Blake married one of Melzar Wentworth's son by his first wife.
My name is Jonathan (k.a.Joe) Blake Caudle - my mother Lilian = Blake(now Caudle) was born in Truro Cornwall - daughter of Edward Blake.
Victoria Cobb Fountain
My husband's great-great grandfather was Bowlin G. BLAKE, probably born in the 1820's. He married a Screna Caroline UNKNOWN. Their daughter, Martha Amaline BLAKE, was born 16 May 1858 and died 1 Mar 1932 in Hempstead County, Arkansas. Family lore has it that Bowlin served in the Confederate forces, was killed in the war and is buried in Georgia. He and Screna lived in Arkansas between 1858 and 1860.
Looking for info on Wiseman or Wysman Redick Blake of Wake Cty. N.C. He was my great-great grandfather,he later moved to Louisiana and is buried there.Some of his descendents migrated to East Texas where there are still several of us here.We are at a standstill on the search, any help would be appreciated.
Lorain Axup (June 06)
Has anyone information on Sir Francis Blake and connection to royalty? It is said that that Ann Gibbs who married Robert Riches Durrant (1813) is descendant of royalty through her ancestor, Elizabeth 'Betsy' Blake daughter (?) of Sir Francis Blake.
Eloise Marie Blake-Respicio
My father's name is Joseph Albert Blake Jr., b 1935, Tipton, Iowa. He is retired from the Navy, sometime in the seventies as a Leutenant Commander, junior grade. He was married to Maria Rios Cruz(deceased)from Guam and had five(5) children.Myself, Diana, Steven, Sharon(deceased)and Katherine. Our Grandfather, Joseph Albert Blake Sr. was married to Blanche Heddleston both born in Caldwell, Ohio in 1887-8,1897-8, respectively. My mother has told us that our great grandparents came to the U.S. from Germany, maybe, and that their name was originally Block. But I'm not sure of that either.Their lineage is French,Dutch, German, Scott and Irish. My father had three siblings, June, Betty and one other(unknown).
Searching for information about Daniel Blake (b 1806 in Mass or Conn). Married Harriett ____ (b 1811 NY or Conn). Children: William, Charles Russell, George, Homer, Henry, and Eugene. First five sons fought in Civil War.
Born Melbourne 1954. My g grandmother was Isabel Jane Forbes BLAKE. Her father Edward Hudson BLAKE was born in Dublin in 1810. Edwards parents were Robert BLAKE and Ann HIGGINS.Robert Blake was born in 1772 (I believe in England) he studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, graduating in September 1798. He at some point married Ann Higgins and moved to Dublin. Robert Blake died 21/3/1822 in Dublin. Edward Hudson BLAKE married Eleanor LUCAS in Dublin and brought his family to Australia in 1858.I believe the Blake family I am decendant from come originally from Somerset in England,however that connection is in the 16 & 17th centuries - it's the 18th century I am battling with at present.
My grandfather's name was Edward Blake and he was born in Faversham, Kent, England in 1870. That was a short stay for the family as his sister, Robina Blake, was born three years later (1873) in Shorditch, London, England. Edward's father was another Edward Blake who married Janet Hunter of Paisley, Scotland on a date not yet determined. My grandfather spent about 12 years in the East Surrey regiment spending time in a number of locations including South Africa during the Boer War. Edward's grandfather, apparently another Edward, was stationed in Paisley, again in the British Army, and was born in Ireland in 1829. I'd appreciate any correspondence regarding Blakes in England, Ireland, and Scotland.
Francis C. Harwood (Nov 10)
Looking for information on my third grandfather who married Sophia Anne Durell on six December 1815 in Saint Martin in the Fields, London. Captain Blake was born in Tuam, Co. Galway Ireland and do know the year, but His father was John Blake, ancester of the family of Blake of Belmont, Co Galway. John was born February 26 1745 and married Miss Cuffe, sister of James Cuffe (afterwards first Baron Tyrawley). This information came from the Blake Family Records 1600 to 1700 by Martin J. Blake, 1905 Page 196. I have been searching for Capt. Michael Anthony Blake, who was in the 13th Somerset Light Infantry. He first appears in the 1806 Army list as Lt. Blake with a seniority date of 11 July 1805. He was promoted to Captain on 10 June 1813 and went on Half Pay on 7 March 1816. He continued in this capacity until the Army list of 1825. He does not appear in 1826. I can not find His birth or death records. I think he died in 1826 at Waterslade court Fulham South West, London.
Betsy DONKIN Earley
My BLAKE relative is Elizabeth BLAKE, born abt. 1812 in Aklington, NBL, who married James DONKIN born abt. 1807 in Plessey, NBL. They were married 13 May 1837 at Horton by Blyth, NBL. The witnesses were Catherine BLAKE andJohn A. HARMAN. Their son, Robert was baptised 24 September 1854.
Elizabeth and James were my great-great grandparents. Robert married Mary Ann Morgan of Blyth also, and they had my grandfather, James Robert DONKIN.The family all moved to the US in the early 1900s..
I am interested in Blakes as my Mom's Mom was a Miss Blake,before marrying my grandfather. She was from Barnstaple, Devonshire and her father was a farmer/landowner named Edward. She told me that we had
a geneaology conection with Admiral Robert Blake of 1500's who sailed for Cromwell and won several battles.
Danny Gene Blake
Born 1956, Father James Keith Blake born Mcdonald PA. USA. 1924.
I am having difficulties tracing my father's family. He was born Edwin Francis Hicks on 28/3/1892, son of William Hicks b. 1857 and Eliza Richards. For some unknown reason at a young age (prior to WW1) he changed his name to Blake and said his family were once known as Hicks-Blake. My father was born in Bristol, but said his family originated from Cornwall where they worked in/owned tin mines. He said some of the family emigrated to Australia. I would love to solve the puzzle of why my father had seven children as Blake when he was definately born Hicks.
My maiden name is Blake. My great grandfather came from Landkey in Devon and my grandfather was educated at Blundells School. He lived at Prospect House in Landkey, Devon. My great grandfathers name was John Bale Blake, his sons names were Montague Thomas Handcock Blake and John Bale Blake he also had a daughter Mary Emily Lucy Blake, John Bale snr. wifes name was Fanny Blake. The Blakes lived in Landkey in the mid to late 1800's.
Alfred John BLAKE Esq b c1873 Suffolk emigrated to Leslie Sask Can.parents John and Mary Ann. Siblings Fred Bert, Jack, Jessie. Wife of Alfred BLAKE was Bertha LING Children Olive, Muriel, Edmund, Dorothy,
.Norah Spray BLAKE b1905 Newport Wales. Parents Walter BLAKE and Bessie SPRAY. Norah BLAKE married Carl Hatfield GUSTAFSON emigrated to MN,and OR USA then to Imperial, Sask, Canada. Sibling: Richard (Dick) Marshall
BLAKE who served in the Cameron Highlanders sailed on SS Montrose 1925. Tracing relatives of SNOW, SPRAY, and GWENLLIAN-REES in Wales
Charlotte W. Holly
My ggg grandfather was Joshua Blake b. 20 Feb. 1778, m. circa early 1800's---1800-1803 ---Charlotte Vaughn b. 20 July 1777/8. They were in South Carolina by 1810---land records in Fairfield Co. show land purchased in Chester Co.---where they lived when most of the children were born. Now, according to family records--their first child was b. N.C.---her name was Jane S. Blake--then there were Dempsey (maybe initials R.S.--for sure his sone was Dempsey R. S.), Richard, Martha, Green Asbury, John Washington, Lucy, Joshua Jr., Charlotte.
nee Monk, ggranddaughter of Annie Hope Blake. William BLAKE, by tradition connected with both London and Newcastle on Tyne, drowned at sea when his daughter was a baby. He had at least two children by Annie COLE (b 17-Jun-1821): First, Annie Hope BLAKE b 5-Sep-1842 at sea, and named Hope after the ship she was born on, probably in British coastal waters She may have spent some time in Newcastle, but was really at home in the East End of London. Her CHANDLER cousins at Marina Diggings made much money at Coolgardie and said New Zealand was a good place to go. Annie Hope BLAKE & her young shoemaker husband HW COLE arrived NZ at Lyttleton in 1866 on the ship John Templar.
Bridget Blake, born Ireland Dec 1841, immigrated to US in 1856, married William Roche born Cork, Ireland, 1840. These two were my
great-grandparents. They were married in St. Joseph's Church New York City, July 3, 1859, by Father Jerome P. Nobrega. Mary Blake and Timothy Cagney were witnesses. Pvt. William Roche was a US Army Cavalryman killed July 3, 1877, at Craig's Mt. Idaho Terr. Bridget Roche raised her four children on the army post at Ft. Walla Walla, Washington. One daughter Joanna, married a man named Mullis, birthplace unknown. Joanna, and possibly her husband as well, died after 1892 leaving four daughters, Lizzie, Gracie, Annie, and Lillian Mullis to be raised by Bridget [Grace] Blake Roche (d.1904). Looking related Roche or Mullis family members.
Please add me to your list as a Blake researcher. I have a website at http://www.blakefiles.comMy line of BLAKEs are from England. They came to America in 1630 and migrated to Ohio in the late 1790's. I have over 700 individuals in the family indexed at my site. Thank you,
My mother's maiden name was Blake from Hyde County, NC I am trying to find out who the parents of James Mathias Blake born in Illinois around 1845 he married four times. I did not know who his three wives were or did they have children. I only had his last wife, Nancy Jacqueline Cutler and they settled
in Hyde County, NC then had several children. James was nicknamed Mathias he was served in Company 9th Infantry in Illinois before 1861. I only knew his father, John Blake. Thank you
I am looking for information on John Henry Blake who married Mary Jane Gifford. They were in Missouri in mid 1800. Children include: William Lou, Joe, Frances born 27 Mar 1859, Alice born 15 Mar 1860, and Nick born 1866. I am an ancestor of Alice who married John Lowry Gardner. Alicedied 18 August, 1944 in Fair Grove, MO. John Lowry Gardner died 17 Jan.1931 also in Fair Grove MO.
I am looking for A Walter Blake who was married to a Mary Elnora Goings. The only information that I have is that he died in 1915 in Oklahoma and she died in 1935 in Iowa. Can you help me?
I am researching Thomas Blake served in the British Army as a Master Sergeant. Served in Ireland where he married an Irish woman who gave him 3
sons. She died and he left the sons in Ireland with their grandmother. At least 2 son moved to Australia.
The second marriage was to an Ellen/Helen Hughes/Hewes if England. They had about 9 children in different parts of the world.
One daughter (Clara) married @1890 to Herbert Martyn in Cornwall and they moved to Hartford, CT. Clara became sick with TB so her sister Sarah
came to Hartford to help take care of her. Clara died June 1901. Sarah then married her brother in law between Jun 1901-the birth of first child Oct
1902. The youngest sister Edith moved to the US and married a Clapp in the Boston area.
This family had sons Alfred, Benjamin, Thomas that I can remember form my Grandmother mentioning their names and they were born around the
world. One is said to have married an Indian woman and stayed in India.
I am researching the Blake family of St. Austell,
Cornwall, England. George Blake (d. 1738) and Jane had five children,
including Jane (b. c1698) who married James Couch.
I live in Epsom, Surrey England. I have researched my direct family tree back to about 1700 when there were many Blakes in the county of Hertfordshire, England. My father, Roy, his father, Walter, his grandfather Edward Dunning and his great grandfather, Walter all lived in Epsom. I am desperate to find living Blakes who are descended from my father's grandfather (Edward Dunning) and his great
grandfather (Walter). Some may have gone to the USA.
USA ,I am trying to find out about the Scottish or English links to this name..
John Edward Blake II 04/11/29 Eugene, Ore. My father was John Edward Blake 1, b. abt 1902 Brooklyn** born to George Francis Blake and Mary R. Sweeney late of KIlarney ,Kerry County Ireland. ( Emigrated abt 1895-1900 There were 3 other sibs, Francis,,George,F.,and James. George the father was alledged to be a bookeeper, George F.Jr had a Commercial Nursery in San Diego from abt 1923-32 ( SD Busness directory ) Souther California Nursery at 4200 University Ave.San Diego,Calif. John attended Univ.Calif Berkeley 1923 .mar.Ethel M.Curtiss also @ UCB. Divorced 1935,/ JEB, Spoke Chinese fluently had worked for Brit.Petroleum in far East. dropped out of school during depression and returned to job in China. Last seen abt 1937-8 in San Francisco in US Marine Uniform. ** Attended Pub.School NYC .(My name is John Wierdsma MD [ Ret.] my mother remarried and changed my name1! ) JGW MD
William and Marie were supposedly my gparents. I had very few conversations with my father (THOMAS GEORGE BLAKE), but he told me thesewere the names of his parents. He said he was born in Baltimore, Md.,but the dates could be anywhere in the l900's. All papers and documents I have, he has stated a different birthdate. He said his mother's name was MARIE HOPKINS BLAKE. Dad had one brother and one sister. She was adopted by Thos. and Anne (a) DAVIES. They lived in New Castle, Pa.Dad said his family moved to Elwood, Ind. I have no furtherinformation. My parents were divorced, so we had very little time together. I have been searching for any information for l0 yrs. so any lead would make me feel triumphant.
Anne D. Holland
I am searching for information on the parents of James Mathias Blake of Hyde County, NC. He was born around July, 1828 and died in Feb.,1907. He married Nancy Jacqueline Cutrell in March, 1868 and they had 9
children. He evidently had several wives before Nancy according to one source and may have been from Illinois. Their daughter Clara E Blake was my grandmother who died before I was born. I would also like to
locate a picture of her. She married Alexander Hudson first, and then Stephen Tyler Smith (my grandfather).
Joan Blake/Edmund Davie
I'm looking for information on this couple as I believe they might somehow tie in with my Davy line. They were married 28 Sep 1649 in Ludgvan, Cornwall, England. DOB for Edmund is ca. 1625, death date 19 May 1699. No dates for Joan. She was born in Breage, Cornwall and at time of marriage was supposed to be from St. Iss/Wadebridge.
Marta Jackson Vaillancourt
I am seeking further information on my 5th ggrandfather ______BLAKE. He had a daughter Elizabeth BLAKE and also my 4th greatgrandmother Margaret BLAKE, born ca 1770 in KY, USA. Margaret married Jacob CHESNUT on 26 Feb 1797 in Greene Co., TN.USA. Any help would be appreciated.
I am seeking information on Samuel Blake, son of Charles Blake, a miller. Samuel married in Registry Office, Whitechapel, London 7.10.1847, his bride was Eliza Courtoy and their address was 40 Great Eagle St Christ Church, London. I am seeking info on Eliza and her family, rather than the Blake connection but would love any information available.
Dorothy Curtis Bryer
My Blake line includes: Joseph Blake Fletcher born ca1811, out of wedlock to Hannah Blake, who later wed ?? ?? Fletcher. Joseph was born in Ravenglass, Cumberland. He later became headmaster at Gosforth. I would dearly love to trace my Blake line.
My grandmother was Maria Elizabeth Blake, born Christmas Day 1872 in Sandwich Street, London, but lived most of her life in Essex (Seven Kings, Gidea Park, Billericay, where she died in 1946). Her father William Blake b 1835 was blinded in 1840 by scarlet fever and was a composer and brushmaker in London. His father Thomas Blake b 1800/01 in Middx was a carpenter and coffee-house keeper in 1841 in Postern Row, north of the Tower of London, and later became a pianoforte maker, living in Clarendon Square, north of Euston. Family tradition has this line as Irish but I can find no proof.
I am interested in learning about my gggrandmother,Charlotte BLAKE, born abt 1793 in Mitchum,Surrey,England. She died in New York City 11 May 1860. Charlotte maried Arnold SMITH who was born abt 1786 (?) in Horley,Oxford,England. Charlotte's mother Ellen GREGORY, born abt 1763 was married to either Richard or Edward BLAKE.
I am looking for a Mary Blake married to John Mitchell and may have lived in
the early 1920s in Buffalo NY..
Jim Blake or James Thomas Blake
My name is James Thomas Blake, b 31 Oct 1999 in Fort Worth, Texas. My father, Edsil Eugene Blake (deceased) was born in 1932? In Saltillo, Texas.He was married to Julia Rae Hall (living) He had only one brother, William Ray Blake (deceased) . Their father, Abbie Milton (Melton) Blake (deceased), is the one I can find no information on. He was married to Josie Wallace.If someone has anyinformation on this particular area, please e-mail me.
I am researching an artist by the name of S. Blake who painted in the 1870s. I do not have any more information other than the paintings are rural scenes. I wonder if you came across any related information in your research of the Blake Family. Any leads would be greatly appreciated.
My great-grandfather was George Blake, born in SouthWraxhall, Somerset, Eng. in 1825. He married Hannah Bendall in Thornbury in 1846. His father's name was William. Our family always claimed there was a relationship to Admiral Robert Blake
John Nicks, Sr, was born in London, Kent County, England on Jan 10th, 1666 or 1667. He married Mary Blake in London Feb 12th, 1687.The Nicks line eventually moved to Talbot County and Guilford County, Maryland USA.
Edna -- Ottawa
Looking for marriage of Phillip Blake & Eliza Pike around 1860+ He was a Bootmaker in Bristol, Eng. Had shops 3 Boswell Bldgs., & 40 Glen Park. He was b. Street, Somerset & Eliza b. Meare, Somerset not too far from Wells. They had sons. as far as I know: Phillip Harry b. 1868, Albert E. b. 1869, Edwin Thomas b. 1873, Gilbert b. 1877. Have since found out that my Gr-grandfather first married Elize Jennings b. 1844 in 1863 at Gideon Chapel in Bristol. After she passed away in 1907, he married an Eliza Pike in 1909. Eliza Pike's maiden name was Bull. So this was a second marriage for her too.
Need information on William Blake, and daughters Elizabeth born abt. 1827 and Dinah born abt. 1829.Elizabeth married Ralph Wilkinson 10 December, 1848. Dinah married Thomas Gildroy Archer 6 May, 1849. Both marriages were at St. John's, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England. Dinah and Thomas are my gggrandparents.Thank you.
I am trying to figure out the parents of Fayette Blake (born 12/1/1798) & married Cyrus Holmes on 7/9/1826, I believe in Foxcroft, MN. Her sister, Abigail Blake (born 12/15/1800) married Cyrus' brother, Salmon Holmes, on 7/4/1824. Have always been told we're related to Edward Winslow, but can't find it. However, the first time I find Winslow as a first or middle name is in the children that were produced by those two marriages, so is it possible (since both marriages used Winslow in their children's names) that the Winslow link comes in there somehow? After that, the name Winslow crops up as first and middle names for Holmes descendants. I know Edward Winslow (Mayflower compact) didn't have offspring.
Chris Blake (Dec 08)
My grandfather was Harry Ernest Blake who was born in or around Felixtowe or Ipswich, East Anglia in 1900
His children were my father Harry David Blake, Kenneth John Blake.
My grandfather had some brothers - one of which was 'famous' for looking after the grounds at Ipswich FC soccer ground.
I am interested in the Blakes from East Anglia., I think that there was an eminent Blake family from Bury St Edmunds, some of whom set up plantations in the West Indies at St Christopher, Antigua and Montserrat. I became interested in Blakes after spending 5 years in Antigua and found an old book (which I photocopied parts of) telling of the Blake family of Antigua, and Blake's estate. The mention of Bury St Edmunds and my own links to this part of the world have made me increasingly curious.
I am the grandaughter of Laura Gertrude Blake and I am presantly trying to trace my family background. Her parents were Jewish and my husbands grandparents were Jewish.
I am looking for information on John Fremont Blake. He was born in p. Bangor Maine in 1857. He left Maine (do not know if with his family or not)and spent possibly some time in Illinois. He went west to Webster, South Dakota about 1880 and left, possibly after the death of his wife, Montene McMillan, for St. George, Georgia. He was president of the bank in this small town and died in 1915. I would very much appreciate any information anyone may have on John Fremont Blake, his parents and ancestors.
Henry Gordon Blake, searching for information on father, Henry Archer Blake. Last known location Vancouver Canada, emigrated from England around 1954, born Martock Somerset December 3rd mid 1890s. Married Beatrice ( Cissy ) Smith, whose parents were Salvation Army officers. May have been employed as a Chauffeur to a governor in Canada. Believed to have remarried after the death of Beatrice.
My husband's grandmother was Ivy Kathleen Blake, b. 1906 in High Wycombe, England. Her father was Arthur William Blake (b. 1885, m. Kate Edith
Morton), whose father was William Blake (m. Sara Weston 1879). That is the extent of our Blake knowledge. Can anyone add to our sparse family tree?
My brother has done some research on our family tree. Our grandfather was from England. Seems that both my brother and a cousin have a copy of his birthcertificate. Am waiting to hear back from one of them, who are on holidays, to learn whether grandfather's name was William.
Web site http://pwaldron.bess.tcd.ie/ged2html
My father, George Blake, b. 1900 in or near El Paso, TX to Geroge Franklin (Francis) Blake and Maria Teresa Lopez y Blake. Both of his parents had died before he was 5. His father was a British citizen, probably Canadian. May have had relatives in the Saginaw area of MI. His mother had sister, Isabel Lopez, whom I believe lived in New Mexico.
Can anyone help me find Blakes along the Rio Grande in 1890's - 1905?
I would appreciate any clues you might have.
My father is Sidney Walter Blake.His father came from England and his family came from Ireland.
Nancy Blake Schuerman
My gr-grandfather was James Newton Blake b. 1818 in Putnam County, V. d. 1892 in Phelps County, Mo. 1st m. Hannah Boulton in V. They had 10 children. 2nd m. Elizabeth McGuire b.1838 in Phelps County, Mo. d. 1911 in Dent County, Mo. They had 5 children 2 were a set of twins which died at birth. This was my gr-grandmother. I need info on their parents, sisters & brothers.
Nigel Brian Chatfield
Descendant of Ellick Charles Frederick Blake, born in Scotland, 1889.
I am trying to trace my ancestors and family. Any help would be appreciated!
I have a site which I am always trying to add more Blakes to. It starts with the Blakes who came from Bridgport, Somerset, England to Virginia and South Carolina. From those two states they branched out to just about all of the
southern states. Many were in North Carolina, the Orange and Wake County areas. From there they went to Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas, Kentucky, Arkansas, and possibly Louisiana. The South Carolina Blakes stayed pretty close to the Charleston area. I hope anyone who visits my site will bear with me as I have so much more information to add.
I am from Louisiana. My Great Great Grandfather, John P. Blake, came to Louisiana at the aproximate age of 12. He was an orphan by then. His mother's name was Elizabeth Blake, and he had a sister by the name of Lucinda. John was born in 1817 in the Fairfield District of South Carolina. His Great Grandfather was one of the first settlers in KY, was of Irish decent, and was a Baptist preacher. Johns grandfather was a settler in S.C. in the town of what is no Winnsborro, and was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. He caught a wagon train to LA and settled in Lasalle Parish.
My dad was born March-5-1915,in VA, USA. His name is William Blake. I just want to if you could help me find my family. My father was from Charleston W.VA.
My greatgrandfathers name was Cyril Blake. He was born in 1882; and christened in Aberdeen, Scotland in March 1883. He married Sarah Margaret Justa van der Hoven and had three daughters Jessie, Stella and Audrey. He died in South Africa on 6 November 1926.
Robin Blake or Robin Blake
Looking for the ancestors of David Henry Blake (born 12 Jul 1866, died 12 Feb 1941, Greenwood Cemetery, Zanesville OH) Married to: Carrie Elizabeth McNeal (born: 30 Jul 1866, died: 20 Feb 1907).
Elizabeth Blake Mays
From reliable family records my father (Joseph Hingeley Blake b.1927 has put together the names and dates of all the descendents of Charles H. Blake b. 1830 in Gorham Maine. He served in the Civil War for Maine, and married Abigail Rand (b. 1835, Gorham Maine). I'd like to be able to find the parents of Charles H. Blake and be able to trace that side of the family farther back.
Hallie Blake Forsythe I am unable to reach her e-mail address. Is there another address other than the link for Elizabeth Blake Mays?
William Sexton Blake
I am looking for relatives of William Sexton Blake. Born Newcastle Upon Tyne, 1958. Father- William Sexton Blake, born Harrogate, brought up in Byker, Nr Newcastle. Father - William Blake
SEEK INFO ON: CATHERINE BLAKE WHO MARRIED A CUDMORE ABOUT 1820 IN IRELAND
in search of my father, Norman Wayne Blake, born Aug. 31, 1941. He is the son of Norman A. Blake...June 25, 1912 and Grace Blake...May 3, 1917 (both deceased). He has a sister, I believe her name is Dorothy Blake Byrnes. His grandmother was Emma Blake....Oct. 1, 1888 (also deceased) Who would I need to speak to in regard to getting any information on how to get in contact with his family or with him? They all use to reside in Keene New Hampshire. My mother and father divorced when I was very young. My mom kept in contact with his family, bringing me to visit once a year until my great grandmother passed away. She didn't remain in contact after that time. I was very young and let it slide for a long time. At 18 my mother found a way for a message to be sent to my father, we met and it was uncomfortable. We wrote letters for a short time, he was living in Boston. Then I stopped hearing from him. Again, I was young and let it slide. I am now almost 36 years old. I have a family of my own, a wonderful husband and three children. I would love to get to know my father and have him get to know his grand children.
BLAKE/JARVIS My father, Terry Blake is interested in finding out about his aunt, her name was Eva Amy May JARVIS and she died in London in 1957. She was the sister of his father, Henry (Jim) BLAKE of Folkestone, Kent. He also believes that some of the family were from north kent and were publicans Any information greatly appreciated.
Henry Blake 1850 Eaton County, Michigan My great-great grandfather was named Henry Blake born circa 1800-1820. He was a Methodist-Episcopalian minister and very strict. He had been married twice; his first wife's name was Dell or Delia? and the second wife unknown. From his second marriage, he had a daughter Mary L. born 1841 in New York or Massachusetts; she died in Eagle, Clinton County on 30 November 1879. I believe there was a son named Henry also. One great-aunt says Henry was an emigrant from England. His daughter Mary's census records state a birth in New York or Massachusetts. The family left Michigan 1865-1890 for Roseburg, Oregon. Anybody else working on this line?
I am researching the family of WILLIAM BLAKE, Devonshire, England, 1769. He was hired by SLADE COMPANY of Poole, England and was shipped to Newfoundland Trade. He was on the employee list of 1792, Battle Harbour, Labrador. Any reference to this connection from Devonshire whose linage is now in Labrador since 1769. Best regards, Hector Blake
Derek Paul Blake
I now live in St.Helens, Lancashire, England, although I was born and lived in Yeovil, Somerset in England until 1967. My father was Albert Victor Blake, known to everyone as Vic. I think he was born in 1901 also in Yeovil and spent many years in the Royal Marines serving in the first world war. His ship was possibly HMS Chester and was the first ship to be torpedoed in the battle of Jutland. His Father was possibly born near Poole in Dorset, England (he was possibly known as 'Tec Blake'). He owned a stone masons yard in Yeovil and my father followed in his footsteps becoming a very good mason (some of his work can be seen on the Dock Building in Southampton). My father had a brother called Edgar and they all lived in Orchard Street in Yeovil, except, it is rumoured, a third illegitimate brother. It is also rumoured that this third brother moved to the USA early last century, we have no name or birth date for him but I would dearly like to trace him. Much of my father's family background is vague but someone may have a clue.
(nee Blake) - I am trying to trace family of my father who was orphaned soon after birth, and grew up in care. I am looking for relatives of Thomas Blake who was married to Maud Annie Carlo. They had two children - Thomas and Irene who were born in 1917 and 1921, in Hackney, London, England
I am daughter of James Joseph Blake and mother Robin. Born in 1957. I have 2 daughters Eloise Patricia Packham & Johanna Florence Packham. I live in Sydney Austalia. My father & his family are from The Rocks (Millers Point) Sydney, Australia. My father has a sister by the name of Gwenda.
Ruth Long MenhelI
I have proved back to Augustin or Augustus "Gus" Blake who settled in Mississippi from North Carolina. He married Sinthy Adams in Marshall Co., MS in 1850 and was located in Choctaw Co/Oktibbeha Co., MS area shortly after where he reared his family, fought in the Civil War and died in 1899. He was born 30 Sept. 1818 in NC, prob. Wake County. I have been told that his parents were Reddick and Polly Daniels Blake from Wake Co., NC but have no proof. Reddick's parents are supposed to be Samuel and Amey Blake. Any help with my line will be greatly appreciated. I would like to prove back to immigrant ancestor who is supposed to have come from England (where?) Thanks for any information. 1325 Devonshire Place Greenville, MS 38701 Rmenhel@tecinfo.com
I'm looking for descendants of my GG Grandmother, ANNA LOVE BLAKE, m 1st Byng Thomas Giraud, who died 1836 in India, 2ndly married DAVID BRAKENRIDGE, 1838 Chertsey, Surrey UK, later lived at Huntingtower, Tibbermore Perth, Scotland. There were several Giraud children by 1st marriage ( I have their family well-researched) and four children by the 2 nd marriage to David Brakenridge: All in Tibbermore Parish, Perth, Scotland. David 1839 Helen 1840 Charlotte, 1842 James 1845 Anna Love Blake was daughter of William Power Blake HEICS, India. of Irish ancestry, (Galway) Any additional information on Blakes or Brakenridges appreciated.
I am interested
in information about Elizabeth Blake who married my ancestor Thomas Mews c. 1750, probably in Hampshire or Dorset, England; and Mary Blake who was born c. 1707 and married Thomas Mews Jr. (previous Thomas's nephew, not son) on August7, 1759. Joan Blake, Ann Blake and Elizabeth Blake are all mentioned in the will of Elizabeth Mews who died of smallpox September 25, 1723 in Winchester. So it seems that there is a sound family connection here, but no further information.
My Blakes - originally deBlakland -date back to 1200 in Wiltshire, the moved to Somerset (where the Blake ancestral home is in Overstowey) . This is where Sir Robert Blake came from.
from London England. Iam very interested in finding information regarding the Blake Platation in Jamaica West-Indies during the time of slavery.
Arron Stuart Blake
1st Child of Ian Blake & Denise Blake (nee Steward). I am trying to trace relatives from my fathers side of the family. I live in Birmingham England and am trying to trace my Uncle & Aunt Colin Blake and Geraldine Blake. They had three children, Natalie , Timothy and another child I cannot remember. Colin and Ian Blakes parent were Joan Blake (nee Hurley) and Francis Blake. Colin also had another brother Keith who is now sadly deceased who was married to a lady called Pat and had a daughter called Sarah who went to Oxford University several years ago. his second wife Jennie had two sons, one of them named Matthew. I know that Colin and Geraldine are now living in Nuneaton, but have no treces of Jennie and her two sons. My grandfather had a few brothers and I am also trying to locate them - Francis's brothers were last known to be living in the West Midland's Region.
I have recently begun researching my husband's family tree. His Blake ancestor, William Henry, was born c 1850 emigrated to Northern Ontario, Canada from Great Britain circa 1905 with at least two of his sons, David Ferguson Blake and Edward Blake. It is possible that William Henry's first wife, Mary Tyre, may have died before the family left for Canada. Unfortunately, we have virtually no other information on this branch, including their geographical origins in Great Britain. I would be happy to correspond with any researchers who have Canadian Blake connections or any knowledge of the Tyre surname. Researchers may reach me at email@example.com. Thank you and thanks also for the great genealogical service!
I am a descendant of Theodica Blake, who married Henry Sanders in Fairfield Co., SC, on Oct. 18, 1779. She was the daughter of John and Morning Blake. Henry was born in NC in 1751, which sort of sets the tone for the beginning of this group. John Blake may have been born around 1730. John's farm cornered with the Sanders farm (probably Joseph Sanders, Henry's father) in FAIRFIELD CO., SC. Henry Sanders' family came from Perquimans Co., NC, and the Blakes may have come from that area also. The Blakes and Sanders's moved by stages through NC, TN, KY, and finally to Indiana after the Battle of Tippecanoe about 1812. John Blake died in Knox Co., KY, about 1803-5. Besides Theodica (Dica), he had at least three other children, Willoughby, William, and John. This group of people were originally Quakers and, like many of that persuasion, became Baptists. Henry at least fought in the Revolution on the side of the rebels, although it seems to me that they acted much like Quakers on the whole. No fire-eaters. Henry liked to be in the company of well-armed, like-thinking people, that being much preferred to being on his farm and fearing for his life from his neighbors. The militia was a place of refuge.
My Blake family comes from Fowey, Cornwall. My ancestor, John Blake married Margery Cock on 26 June 1799 at Fowey. They had 3 children christened at Golant (1) William Blake (christened 18 Dec 1802) (2) Anne Cock Blake (christened 25 Dec 1804) and Emiline Blake (christened 22 March 1807). Anne Cock Blake married William Bound at Fowey, on 20 November 1827. They had 8 children and migrated to Tasmania, Australia in 1842.
The Blake family used to Bramerton Hall, just outside Norwich but it was sold 5 yrs ago. I wondered if you have any info that you could give me?
Looking for info on Margaret Blake, She married Edward Keating. they were both born in Ireland, they had a son Thomas who was born in 1859, Connecticut... they were prob. married early to mid 1800's. most likely ended up in PA.
I am Gary Blake (04/07/69) married to Katie Blake (18/09/70) formally Kelly. We live in London. We have a son called Samuel Blake (01/03/01) - no email address as yet!! I have one brother, Richard Blake (01/06/73), now resident in London. My mother and father are June Blake (formally Taylor) and William Blake who live in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. My grandfather was also William Blake and lived most of his life in Rainworth, Nottinghamshire.
Jon R. Colchagoff
I am related to one of the Blake lines. For example, "WILLIAM BLAKE (1594-1663) Grandson of John Blake, of Over Stowey, Gloucestershire." The example come from a twelve page document about the Blake family as an affidavit sworn to by Charles R. Barefoot in Lucas county, Ohio, USA. The first thing I looked at for comparison was the family coat of arms. The shield is the same but there is a helmet on top of the one I have.
I am searching for any information on Charles or James E. BLAKE or their ancestors. Charles (12 AUG 1795 - 17 JAN 1847) is buried in Plattsburgh, NY with his wife, Anna COOK, two children of theirs, and a Jane E. BLAKE who was b 25 JUL 1829 & d 30 JAN 1882, whose relationship to the others is not clear. James E. BLAKE, 17 JAN 1827 - 17 APR 1906, is buried in Peru, NY with his wife Rosella PELKY. It is believed they married in Canada but the date is not known.
Danny Lee Blake
born 2/11/44 in Elwood, Indiana. My father was Richard Donald Blake and his father was Harry P. Blake. I have lived in Indiana all my life, as did my father and grandfather.
Searching for info on Arthur John Blake, born August 1889 to John(or Harry) and Elizabeth Blake in Plymouth(?) Eng, had a brother Harry and sister Nora. Arthur and Harry came to Canada in 1908 and Arthur went on to Minnesota to settle in New Ulm, where he married Olivia Lindemann. Arthur also spent some time in Wisconsin before he married but I don't know where. I would like to know more about his parents, siblings and where he was really born.( May be Wales)
I have traced my BLAKE/S ancestors to Birchanger on the Hertfordshire/Essex border and the neighbouring Takeley in Essex. I would like to contact others searching this family. Here are some details. I have more information if you are interested. Joseph BLAKE/S b.c 1792 Birchanger, Hertfordshire/Essex married Mary b. c 1796 Withersfield, Suffolk Known children are - Anne bap 24 May 1817 Birchanger George bap 30 Aug 1818 Birchanger Jane born c 1821 Henry born c 1826 Perring(Perrin) b c 1828 John b c 1830 Robert b c 1832 Peter b c 1834 Edward Charles Blake b c 1836 James Blake b c 1838 Thomas Blake b c1844
I am researching Blakes in Hyde County North Carolina. My grandmother was Nancy Letha Blake of Swan Quarter, do George Allen Blake and Nancy Alethia Cahoon. George is the son of David Calvin Blake. David is the son of John Blake and Aquilla O. David's brother is Mathias Blake. Any info or direction is appreciated.
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I'm looking for information on the Blake Family History you see my great grandmother and her name was Luella Blake and her father's name was Cyrus Blake and his father's name was Ira Franklin Blake from Bolton Canada born July 25,1807 and he married Hana Beasley also from Bolton Canada and they both died in New Hampshire. I was just wondering if these names could be on or in your family tree? What I know of the Blake's most of them lived in Canada
Ken Lange (April 2010)
Cyrus Blake Family: Cyrus Blake (b Jul 1834, Bolton, ON, d 1917) was my great, great grandfather, and I'm looking for more information about him and his family. I have conflicting information about his father - it appears to have been either Ira Franklin Blake or Simon Blake, both of whom ended up in New Hampshire. Cyrus married Eudora Austin, in Indianola, Red Willow, Nebraska, they resided there for some time. They had children Ira, Charles, Hattie, Luella, Nellie, Frank and Cyrus Jr. Possibly also children Simon and Abbie earlier on. Looking to try to resolve the issue of his parents, and also fill in the major gaps that occur in his history. Any help would be much appreciated.
born in 1928, and I am interested in finding out about my family's origins. i was told that they came from the Blakes of Galway. My grandfather was Dr Blake, Ravensdale, Dundorck. My aunt was Marie Blake and my father was Leo Blake, IMS. I would much appreciate any information you may have on either my family or the Blakes in general i.e. their origin. Please reply to my granddaughter at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Researching the family of Ruby Blake, born around 1920. Lived in Galveston, Texas at one time. Gave birth to Jimmy Wayne Blake on May 24th 1940 in New Orleans and gave him up for adoption. Thanks Melanie
At the time I could not place any connection between your Blakes of Ladock, and my family line in the Parish of St. Wenn. What struck me though was the overlap of family names, which you had also researched, which also had links to St. Wenn. As time progressed I identified some shared links to your family tree. Unfortunately it has taken awhile to process pieces of information, and working from Australia can be expensive and a little more time consuming. I finally established how to access copies of Wills from the Cornwall Records Office, with the kind assistance of a fellow CFHS member.
It was at this point I searched for relevant Blake wills within St. Wenn. Of the wills I obtained, there was an interesting reference as follows: "I give to Joseph Blake son of John Blake of the Parish of Ladock the sum of five pounds to be paid one year after my demise" This appeared in the will of Mary Blake (nee Long) dated 24 September, 1773, being the second wife of Samuel Blake. Samuel who had died earlier in 1772, was a brother to my direct line Joseph Blake (christened May 5,1719) and I believe to the John Blake (christened Oct.21, 1710) of the Parish of Ladock above. John Blake married Elizabeth Ellery, May 23, 1737 at St. Wenn, They then had 4 children which were all christened at St. Wenn Church. Namely Edward, Joseph, Ann and John, between 1737 and 1746. Until I suspected that the reference within the will of Mary Blake may be connected to the details on your family tree, this was the full extent of information on this specific family. On checking, I am confident I have found the Will of John Blake above, dated 1778, and later proved 1 December 1780 at Ladock. This Will leaves most of the estate to his wife, but provided for 4 children, all as named above. I have since established some further lines with the childrens' marriages of Edward to Anne Cock (Jan 10,1762 - Ladock) and of Ann Blake to John Salter (June 20,1772 - St. Stephen-in-Brannel). These appear to be supported by the wills I obtained. However I am hoping you may be able to confirm the relationship of son John (christened St. Wenn Oct 6,1746). I believe it is highly probable that your line extends from this John. My judgement is that John married a Jenefer Cowling of St. Stephen-in-Brannel on October 7, 1776. My understanding is that the names Jane and Jenefer were commonly interchanged. I have a copy of the will for John (Junior), which was proven April 1825, making John approx. 79 years upon death. His sons Joseph, who married Mary Philippa Faro Varcoe as indicated in your tree, and Richard, were the sole executors. It becomes a little confusing, however there is also a strong link to the families which emigrated to the USA. Not uncommon I would imagine, but a 2nd cousin to your Joseph Blake above, in my family line, also moved to Bethany, Dyberry, Wayne County, Pennsylvania. His name was also John Blake, and he emigrated in 1833. He returned to marry in Cornwall, and went again in 1834. His sister Mary Searle and family (her husband was also a blacksmith) also emigrated to this area around 1847. They are mentioned at both Cherry Ridge and Honesdale Pennsylvania. I don't know the geography of this region, but it would seem a major coincidence that these towns appear in the destinations of both John Varcoe Blake (left about 1843) and Mary Hicks Varcoe Blake (left 1847), being at least 2 of your Joseph Blake's family to reside there, at or about the same time. We have managed to trace the Blake line to John & Mary Blake to 1706, at the christening of Grace Blake, which is about the time Parish registers commenced for St. Wenn. From at least that time they farmed Little Skewes Farm, St. Wenn, until my Aunt (Joan Blake), sold the farm around 17 years ago. My Father was born and raised there, and our family emigrated from Cornwall in 1962 to Australia. We would certainly like to search further back in time, however to date we have not been able to gather more information. Within your Varcoe Family Tree you also have a reference to a Jemima Blake, who married a Moses Varcoe (1837-1907), and they farmed at Little Gothers, St. Dennis, Cornwall. Jemima also was born at Little Skewes, St. Wenn. She would likely be a 3rd. cousin to John Varcoe Blake. My Dad's Great-Grandmother was also a Pedlar, being Jane Pedlar born in Withiel, who married the younger brother to Jemima, namely Marshall Blake, who farmed Little Skewes until his death in 1918. All very close-knit! A branch of the Varcoes, being one of the oldest families in the Parish of St.Wenn, still farm at Demelza in the Parish. Hopefully you find this of interest. I would be happy to copy you the Wills, if you would like to better understand the above. If it is possible that you can confirm the above, that would be great. We still have some contact with Blake descendants in the USA, who would be interested to know of any relationship with the Blake émigrés from Ladock. Do you know of any surviving family members from this side of the family?
Can anyone help with information regarding Jane FARO b 1808 Roche, Cornwall, m Walter Cock 19/11/1829, Roche, d Oct 1871, Luxulyan.
I am a descendant (4th g-grandson) of Henry Sanders (b. 26 Oct 1761in Perquimas County, NC) and Theodcia Blake (b.15 May 1761 in Fairfield Co., SC, both of whom settled in Orange County, then Monroe County, IN (both are buried in Monroe County). I'd be interested in corresponding with anyone descended from this line, or who has information about them.
I am looking for any information regarding Jervais Blake, married to Margaret Spratt, I beleive he was born in Ireland, Ihave no news of him, his son, my grandfather, Joseph blake born 1870, married 1891/2, to Mary Edgar,they had 8 children, Mary, Margaret, Charlotte, Sarah, William,John, ,Joseph,Elizabeth,. My grandfather died 1949, in the census of 1901 for Scotland, it stated he was born in Ireland, what part ? his name could have been miss spelt, it could be Jarvis, as he could not read or write, maybe, the spelling of his name could not be confirmed by him.
Roger D. Blake
I have traced my Blake line to Robert DeBlakeland of Calne, Wiltshire, England through various sources on the Internet and work from other Blake researcher's. I have quite a few names/dates, but would like to know the history of Robert and his descendants. Thank you.
I have been searching for my Blake ancestors for a number of years but have run into a brick wall in Ireland due to the PRO fire of 1922 that destroyed records for the Castlelyons and Rathcormac parishes.
There is a small chance that my ancestors came from Norfolk County England, that an individual from the Norfolk Blake family fell upon hard times and moved to Ireland.
All I know is that my 2nd great grandfather, Thomas Blake, left County Cork Ireland about 1825 and moved to Southwark, Surrey, England. My great grandfather was the only surviving child of this family and he moved to Utah in the U.S. in 1856.
Perhaps there are others researching other lines of the Blake family who have also run into this proverbial brick wall.
I found a company that does DNA research specifically for genealogical purposes and I would like to propose that we begin a Blake Family DNA Surname Project. We would need as many male Blakes from around the world to submit a DNA sample to the company. This sample is taken by brushing inside ones mouth with something that looks like a toothbrush. There is a $99.00 charge for the person submitting the sample. This charge is for the 12-marker, Y chromosome test. The Y chromosome is passed from father to son unchanged except for a mutation about every 500 generations. By comparing this genetic fingerprint, we all will be able to tell if any two of us are related.
If the 12-marker test is positive between two individuals there is a second test that can help indicate how many generations back until the common ancestor.
Some of the objectives of a Surname Project as specified by the company are:
To identify individuals who are related
Prove or disprove theories regarding ancestors
Solve brick walls in one’s research
Determine a location for further research
Validate existing research
The website for the company is at www.FamilyTreeDNA .com. The company is Family tree DNA. Please feel free to check out the company for yourself. I just went back to the website and noticed they have a marketing setup where one can gain a small commission for sending referrals to the company. I would like to suggest that, if we can set that up, we should use any proceeds to reduce our own costs or subsidize a submission from someone who wouldn’t otherwise be able to do so.
The results of the tests would be on the Internet and each of us would be able to take advantage of the results. The larger the sample of individuals tested would mean greater chances of success for all of us.
Please drop me an email and let me know if you would be interested in participating in this Blake Family DNA Surname Project. If you have email contact with other Blakes worldwide, please forward this note.
Bill Bleak (Blake prior to 1852)
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