Section FJ: Descendants of Humphrey Blake

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Report generated by MagiCensus Deluxe v5.4.0 on 7 Feb. 2022
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Generation One

1. HUMPHREY1 BLAKE was born about 1494[7], died on 28 Dec. 1558[2, 4] in Over Stowey, Somerset, England, United Kingdom[2, 4] and was buried on 28 Dec. 1558[7] in Over Stowey[7]. He married AGNES _____, who was buried on 24 June 1585[2] in Over Stowey[2]. [2, 4, 7, 14, 15]
This family is supposedly descended from the Blake family of Calne, Wiltshire that dates back to the 13th century. There have been a number of lineages published on this line to the Somerset family, but they differ considerably and the connection is still in doubt. However, Humphrey's English descendants did use the arms of the Blake family of Calne[2]
It is clear that Henry Blake is the ancestor not only of the Wiltshire Blakes, but also the Blakes of Over Stowey, Somerset, although previously published lineages appear to be incorrect. The first four generations of the Blake pedigree from the 1623 visitation of Wiltshire are given below. There are perhaps three missing generations between Henry and Humphrey.
Robert Blaque or Blake of Wiltshire.
Henry Blake m. _____, daughter and heiress of _____ Dorant.
William Blake m. Eliza, daughter Thomas Power.
Henry Blake m. Margaret, daughter and heiress of Walter Bellet.
[perhaps 3 missing generations]
Humphrey Blake of Over Stowey (1494?-1558)[14]
Child:
+2i.JOHN2 BLAKE, b. about 1521[2]; d. about June 1576; m. JOAN _____, bur. on 27 June 1595[2] in Over Stowey[2].


Generation Two

2. JOHN2 BLAKE (Humphrey1), son of (1) Humphrey1 and Agnes (_____) BLAKE, was born about 1521[2], and was buried on 10 Dec. 1576[2] in Over Stowey[2]. He married JOAN _____, who was buried on 27 June 1595[2] in Over Stowey[2]. [2, 8, 16]
Children:
+3i.ALICE3 BLAKE, b. about 1548[9]; d. about July 1585; m. on 2 Oct. 1569[3, 13] in Over Stowey[3, 13] (AJF-3) JAMES RICHARDS of Pitminster, Somersetshire, England, bur. on 19 JAN 1607/8[1] in Pitminster[1], son of (AJF-1) William RICHARDS.
4ii.ELIZABETH BLAKE, b. about 1550[9]; d. about April 1624; bur. on 12 May 1624[5] in Lydiard St. Lawrence, Somerset[5]; m. on 9 Oct. 1571[5] in Over Stowey[5] ROBERT SELLECK, d. in 1623[5].
5iii.ANN BLAKE, b. about 1552[9]; d. between 26 March 1609 and 31 Dec. 4095[6]; m. on 3 Aug. 1573[6] in Over Stowey[6] THOMAS SAUNDERS, bur. on 11 June 1609[6] in Lydiard St. Lawrence[6].
6iv.HUMPHREY BLAKE, b. about 1553[9]; d. about Feb. 1620; bur. on 20 MAR 1619/20[9] in Over Stowey[9].
7v.WILLIAM BLAKE, b. about 1562[11]; d. about May 1642; bur. on 13 June 1642[6] in Pitminster[6]; m. ANNE _____, bur. on 14 Aug. 1644[6] in Pitminster[6].
8vi.RICHARD BLAKE, bp. on 1 JAN 1563/4[12] in Over Stowey[12]; d. about March 1620; bur. on 24 April 1620[12] in Stogumber, Somerset[12].
9vii.ROBERT BLAKE, bp. on 22 May 1566[12] in Over Stowey[12]; d. about 1626; bur. on 25 JAN 1626/7[12] in Over Stowey[12]; m. ELEANOR _____, bur. on 16 Nov. 1615[12] in Over Stowey[12].


Generation Three

3. ALICE3 BLAKE (John2, Humphrey1), daughter of (2) John2 and Joan (_____) BLAKE, was born between 1525/6 and 1555[9], and was buried on 17 Aug. 1585[13] in Pitminster[13]. She married in Over Stowey[3, 13], on 2 Oct. 1569[3, 13], (AJF-3) JAMES RICHARDS of Pitminster, son of (AJF-1) William RICHARDS, who was buried on 19 JAN 1607/8[1] in Pitminster[1]. [9, 10, 13]
Children: See (AJF-3) James RICHARDS



1. Burton W. Spear, Search for the Passengers of the Mary and John - 1630 (Toledo, Ohio: B.W. Spear, 1985-1992), 17:128.
2. Ibid., 17:19.
3. Ibid., 17:20,128.
4. Ibid., 25:13.
5. New England Historical and Genealogical Register 163 (2009): 199.
6. Ibid.: 202.
7. Ibid.: 87.
8. Ibid.: 88-91.
9. Ibid.: 91.
10. Ibid.: 91, 96.
11. Ibid.: 92.
12. Ibid.: 93.
13. Ibid.: 96.
14. New England Historical and Genealogical Register 164 (2010): 73.
15. Paul C. Reed, "Two Somerby Frauds or ‘Placing the Flesh on the Bones’," The American Genealogist 74 (1999): 15-30.
16. Francis E. Blake, "The Blake Family in England," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 45 (1891): 35-38.