William Blake
Anne /Blake/
Hugh Thorne
William Blake
Agnes Thorne
James Blake


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1. Elizabeth Clap

  • James Blake+
  • John Blake
  • Elizabeth Blake
  • Jonathan Blake
  • Sarah Blake
  • Joseph Blake
2. Elizabeth Smith

James Blake

  • Christened: 27 Apr 1624, Pitminster, Somerset, England
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Clap about 1651
  • Marriage (2): Elizabeth Smith 17 Sep 1693 in Rehoboth, MA
  • Died: 28 Jun 1700, Dorchester, MA at age 76
  • Buried: Dorchester, MA Old Cemetary

bullet  General Notes:

Lived in the north part of Dorchester.

According to tradition he built a house for himself about 1650. This house remained in the family until 1825. Still standing in 1895, it was ordered removed for a street widening. The Dorchester Historical Society secured it and fitted it for the purposes of the Society, moving it to Richardson Park.

"Mr. Blake was a busy man. From 1658 to 1685 there is scarcely a year when his name does not appear in connection with some official duties in the town. He was selectman thirteen years, rater, constable, deputy to the General Court, clerk of the writs, recorder, sergeant in the military company. He also served as deacon about 14 years, then as ruling elder for the same term until his death." p29 758


James married Elizabeth Clap about 1651. (Elizabeth Clap was born about 1632, died 16 Jan 1693/94 in Dorchester, MA and was buried in Dorchester, MA Old Cemetary.)


James next married Elizabeth Smith 17 Sep 1693 in Rehoboth, MA.

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