Humphrey Blake
(Abt 1494-1558)
John Blake
(Abt 1522-1576)


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John Blake

  • Born: Abt 1522, Plainsfield, Somerset, Enland 1430
  • Marriage: Joan on 7 Sep 1558 in Overstowey, Somerset, England 1430
  • Died: Dec 1576, Plainsfield, Somerset, Enland about age 54
  • Buried: 10 Dec 1576, Over Stowey, Somerset, England 1430

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 1430
John Blake, son of Humphrey Blake, was born about 1522. He was buried at Over Stowey, Somerset, England, 10 Dec 1576. He married Joan ____, whose parents are not known. She is mentioned in John's will, and she was buried at Over Stowey, 27 Jun 1595.

John was involved in the cloth trade at an early age. In 1546, he made an agreement with John Watkyns, vicar of the parish of Over Stowey, to buy all of the tithing wool received in the parish. Blake was to pay fourteen shillings per "weight" for the said wool.

Other members of the family were also active in the cloth business. Robert Blake, John's brother, operated a fulling mill at Tuxwell in 1577. Robert, John Blake's son, is referred to as a clothier in a chancery suit in 1624.

John Blake signed his will 26 Nov 1576, and it was proved 25 Jan 1576/7. His children were:

Alice Blake, b. circ. 1548, m. James Richards
Elizabeth/Isabel Blake, b. circ. 1550; m. Robert Selleck
Ann Blake, b. circ 1552; m. Tomas Saunders
Humphrey Blake, b. abt. 1553, b. Over Stowey 20 Mar 1619/20.
William Blake, b. abt. 1562; m. Anne____

~Humphrey Blake and His Descendants, NHGR, Vol 163, Apr. 2009, pp. 89-91

John married Joan on 7 Sep 1558 in Overstowey, Somerset, England.1430 (Joan was born in 1521 in Plainsfield, Somerset, England, died in 1595 over Stowey, Somerset, England 1430 and was buried on 27 Jun 1595 over Stowey, Somerset, England 1430.)

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