- 23. Peter BLAKE
REF BlakeG. The original Welsh spelling of Blake was Aplake,
meaning "the family on or by the lake." Other Gaelic Welsh
spellings were Mcplake, MacPlake, and A'Plake. The Celtic
spelling was O'Plake. Eventually, the spelling of A'Plake
changed to Blaake, and finally to Blake. The prefixes Ap and O'
means "from son of.." The Blake's of Galway, Ireland, were one
of the fourteen Tribes of Galway.
Richard Cadel, a feudatory of the Earl of Ulster and Lord of
Connaught, Richard De Burgh, migrated to Galway from Wales
before the year 1277. In 1277, the sixth year of his reign,
King Edward I knighted Cadel "Sir Richard Blake". Cadel assumed
the surname of Blake and was the ancestor of all the familes of
Blake in Connaught. However, for many generations they used the
name of Caddell as an alias.
In 1278, the castle and lands of Kiltorroge, castle and land of
Sallim'croe (now Carmore) located in Dunkellin County, Galway
were granted to Cadel by De Burgh. By 1315 he had received the
lands and manor of Kiltullagh. Eveline, his wife, was the
mother of four sons, Walter, John, Nicholas, and Valentine.
Records have been documented of this line to 1878 in Ireland.
Thus; Richard Cadel is considered to be the progenitor of all
the Blake descendants.
In 1466, a Blake family of Southeney, England, purchased the
Manor Tonwills of Wimbotsham, Norfolk County, England. This
line is known as the Blake's of Wimbotsham. It was probably
Peter and Elizabeth (surname possibly Spelman) Blake. They were
of Wimbotsham and our oldest ancestor of record to date. In his
will, dated October 21, 1500, Peter named a son, Sir John
Blake, and a daughter named Mary. He also named a grandson,
Jasper, who was the son of Sir John. A descendant of Jasper,
also named Jasper, was born ca. 1614 in Wimbotsham and died
January 5, 1674 in Hampton, New Hampshire. This Jasper Blake
was the emigrant to America, settling in Hampton, New Hampshire
around 1643. It is here we begin our Blake family history.
b. ABT 1440, poss. Southeney, Eng.
m. Elizabeth SPELMAN? ABT 1460, poss. Southeney, Eng.
ch: *John [Next Generation],
- 22. Sir John BLAKE
b. ABT 1460, prob. Wimbotsham, Norfolk, Eng.
m. _____ ABT 1500, prob. Wimbotsham, Norfolk, Eng.
ch: *Jasper [Next Generation]
- 21. Jasper BLAKE
LDS Microfiche shows Jasper Blake died about 1552
Edward Peay, relative. Also shows Jasper Blake born about 1552.
b. ABT 1500, prob. Wimbotsham, Norfolk, Eng.
d. ABT 1560, prob. Wimbotsham, Norfolk, Eng.
m. Agnes PIGOTT ABT 1525, prob. Wimbotsham, Norfolk, Eng.
b. prob. Wimbotsham, Norfolk, Eng.
ch: Alice (1525-),
*Peter [Next Generation],
- 20. Peter BLAKE
b. ABT 1540, prob. Wimbotsham, Norfolk, Eng.
d. 1570, Wimbotsham, Norfolk, Eng.
m. Beatrix BADISCROFF ABT 1557, prob. Bekeswell, Norfolk, Eng.
b. ABT 1544, Bekeswell, Norfolk, Eng.
daughter of Richard BADISCROFF
and Margaret AYLMER
[daughter of Richard AYLMER]
ch: Francis (1564-),
*Jasper [Next Generation],
- 19. Jasper BLAKE
b. ABT 1566, Wimbotsham, Norfolk, Eng.
d. 1614, Wimbotsham, Norfolk, Eng.
bur. 25 Mar 1614, Wimbotsham, Norfolk, Eng.
m. Anne AMYAS ABT 1592
b. ABT 1570, Deopham, Norfolk, Eng.
daughter of Thomas AMYAS Gent
and Frances FLOWERDEW
ch: *Jasper [Next Generation],
Ellen (Elline) (1593-),
- 18. Jasper BLAKE
Jasper's will dated 18 Jul 1673 and probated 14 Feb 1674. Bequeath to
wife Deborah, children Timothy, Israel, Deborah, John, Jasper,
provision made for "small children." - from Ric Blake's research
NOTE: Ancestral File lists Meriah Blake b. 1-Mar-1672 & Samuel Blake
b. 6-Jun/Apr-1666. Assume these to be duplicated - Check records.
Migrated to America before 1647.
b. 1592, Wimbotsham, Norfolk, Eng.
b. Wimbotsham, co. Norfolk, Eng.
r. 1650, Hampton, NH
d. 11 Feb 1673
d. 5 Jan 1674
d. bef 14 Feb 1674, prob. Hampton, NH
m(1) Frances ABT 1613, prob. Wimbotsham, Norfolk, Eng.
b. ABT 1592
ch(1) Milicent (1600-),
m(2) Deborah Everard ABT 1648, Rockingham, Hampton Township, NH
bp. 2 Jun 1628, Woolverstone, Suffolk, Eng.
d. 20 Dec 1678, Hampton, Rockingham, NH
daughter of Richard Everard and Sarah Dalton [See NEHGR July 2000].
(Sarah Dalton was a sister of Timothy DALTON)
ch(2) Timothy (1649-1718) m. Naomi SLEEPER (1655-),
Deborah (1652-) m. Eleazer ELKINS (1652-),
*John [Next Generation],
Jasper (1663-1674) m. Susannah BRACKETT (1663-),
Dorothy (1668-) m. Nathaniel LOCKE (1661-),
Philemon (1671-) m. Sarah DEARBORN (1675-),
- 17. John BLAKE
b. 31 Oct 1656, Hampton, Rockingham, NH
d. 29 Mar 1716
b. ABT 1658
ch: *Mehetable [Next Generation]
- 16. Mehetable BLAKE [995-15]
b. BEF 3 Aug 1701
d. 25 Nov 1778
m. Jonathan GODFREY [995-15] 3 Dec 1719
b. 19 Apr 1691
d. 3 Mar 1734
son of Isaac GODFREY
and Hannah MARION
ch: *Jonathan [Next Generation]
- 15. Jonathan GODFREY [56-14, 995-15]
b. 28 Oct 1720
r. Hampton, NH
d. 20 Dec 1796
m. Elizabeth LAMPREY [56-14, 995-15] 3 Oct 1749, Rye, NH
b. BEF 26 Aug 1733
d. 30 Mar 1811
daughter of Benjamin LAMPREY [995-16]
and Sarah DOW [995-16, 1002-17]
ch: *Mary (Polly,Molly) [See 995-14 above]