BLAKE, William


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BLAKE, William 1

  • Marriage: Anne /Blake/
  • Buried: 13 Jun 1642, Pitminster, Somerset, England

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Fairly certain, but presumptive father of William Blake of Dorchester.

From the parish registers of Pitminster there are the following records. 9 Feb. 1588: Grace Blake, daughter of Willm Blake was baptized. 3 Dec. 1592: Anne Blake, daughter of William Blake was baptized. 10 July 1594: William Black, son of William Blake was Baptized. 19 June 1597: John Black, son of William Blacke was Baptised. 16 October 1600: Ane Blaak, daughter of William Blaak was baptized. 17 April 1603: Richard Blaak, son of William Blaak was baptized.

Later on in the registers are the entries of the children of William Blake: 1617: William Blake was married to Agnis Band widow the xxiij day of September.

Baptisms of John in 1618, William in 1620, James in 1624 (See Children)

BLAKE concludes that this William Blake is the father of William of Dorchester, etc. The Manor Rolls of Taunton, Somertset, show that a William Blake in 1686 bought lands in Pitminster. His birthplace and parentage are not known, but it is a natural inference that he is the William whose name appears on the register of that parish (see above). There is no record of his wife's name, but a widow Anne Blake was buried at Pitminster 14 Aug. 1644.

See Research about the family in England. 1


William married Anne /Blake/. (Anne /Blake/ was buried on 14 Aug 1644 in Pitminster, Somerset, England.)



1 Blake, Francis E., Increase Blake, His Ancestors and Descendants, With a Full Account of William Blake of Dorchester and his Five Children (Private Printing, Boston, September, 1898).

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