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Ancestors of Richard Robert Blakemore

Generation No. 10

      512. Hugh Blakemore, born 1575 in ENGLAND. He married 513. Joanne Whetstone in Devon, England5.

      513. Joanne Whetstone, born 1578 in ENGLAND.

Notes for Hugh Blakemore:

Genealogists have noted that the Blackmore name could be found in the City of London, County Devon, and the Welsh counties of Carmarthen and Monmouth. For the most part, the Blackmore's were landed Gentry or yeomen. This was substantiated by a researcher who wrote that the Blackmore (Blakemore) branch of the family in America was from Wales, classed as landed gentry, and skilled in the art of medicine.
Child of Hugh Blakemore and Joanne Whetstone is:
  256 i.   Edward Blakemore, born 1597 in ENGLAND; married Frances Eames.

      514. Henry Eames5.
Child of Henry Eames is:
  257 i.   Frances Eames, born 1593 in ENGLAND; married Edward Blakemore.

      516. Captain John Rogers, born 1620; died Bef. July 21, 1680 in Lewisetta, Northumberland County, Virginia5. He was the son of 1032. Sir John Rogers John Rogers. He married 517. Ellen Unknown.

      517. Ellen Unknown, died 1668.

Notes for Captain John Rogers:

Capt. John Rogers, the first of this family in Virginia, was born about 1620, since on 4 Aug. 1665 he stated his age was 45. Transported to Virginia 18 April 1638. He purchased 250 acres in Northumberland County from James Claughton on 20 Jan. 1652/3 and on 13 Sept. 1654 took out a patent for 50 acres on the south side of Claughton's Creek adjoining this land and also for 250 acres adjoining. He became a justice of Northumberland County in May 1655, was a captain in the militia, and was a vestryman of Chicacone Parish. On 1 May 1665 he took the appointed oaths as Sheriff for the ensuing year.
On 30 Nov. 1656 Capt. John Rogers repatented the 300 acres he had originally patented in 1654. He added another 200 acres on 31 Aug. 1657 and on 9 Jan. l662/3 repatented this land and his 250 acres originally patented in l654.
The name of his first wife Ellen is shown on the tombstones of both husbands of their daughter Elizabeth (Rogers) Keene Banks at Cypress Farm, Northumberland County. Before Sept. 1668 he married his second wife Anne (______) Temple Clay, widow of John Temple and Francis Clay.

Resided Cypress Farm, Lewisetta, Virginia.

John Rogers' will was presented for probate on July 21, 1680, but is no longer of record in Northumberland County.

From-The Virginia Genealogist, Volume 11, pages 26 - 29.
Child of John Rogers and Ellen Unknown is:
  258 i.   William Rogers, born 1655 in Northumberland County, Virginia; died 1714 in Lancaster County, Virginia; married Elizabeth Dale March 12, 1677/78 in Lancaster/Northumberland County, Virginia.
Child of John Rogers and Ellen is:

      518. Major Edward Dale5, born April 06, 1620 in Sefton, Lancanshire, England5; died February 20, 1694/95 in Lancaster County, Virginia5. He was the son of 1036. William Dale and 1037. Elizabeth Elliot. He married 519. Lady Diana Skipwith 1650 in England5.

      519. Lady Diana Skipwith5, born May 27, 1621 in Prestwould, Leicester County, England5; died July 31, 1695 in Lancaster County, Virginia5. She was the daughter of 1038. Sir Henry Skipwith and 1039. Amy Treshem Kemp.

Notes for Major Edward Dale:

Settled on the Rappahannock River in what is now Middlesex County, Virginia.

Major Edward Dale was active in his county.
He was commissioned a Major in the Lancaster county militia.
From 1655 to May of 1674 he was clerk of Lancaster County, Virginia.
From 1669 to April 1684 he was a Justice, or Commissioner, of the County Court.
In the years 1670, 1671, 1679 and 1680 he was High Sheriff, chosen for the job by the Governor from a list of names given to him by the county court.
In 1677 and from 1682 to 1683, he was a Member of the Virginia House of Burgesses.
Edward Dale was loyal to King Charles I of England, and opposed to Oliver Cromwell.

Notes for Edward Dale:
Lancaster County VA Court Orders, July 9, 1662, page 184: Adm. to Edward Dale on the Estate of Edmond Lewys, deceased.

Lancaster County VA Court Orders, May 6, 1663, page 223: Certificate to Edward Dale by assignment of Mr. Richard Perrott for the transportation of 13 Negroes, and two other persons.

Certificate to Edward Dale for the transportation by Assignment of Richard Merryman Susan his wife twice, and eight other persons.

Lancaster County VA Court Orders, May 12, 1669, page 68: Indenture 7 February 1668, between Will. Capell, Maryner and Edward Dale whereas Hugh Kinsey, late of Lancaster County, deceased, by indenture 21 May 1662 sold to John Fish of London a plantation of 500 Acres and the sale became void 25 January and the Land forfeited, Will Capell sold the plantation to Edward Dale. Witnesses: John Pine, Mary Abbey. Recog. 12 May 1669.

December 8, 1674: Edward Dale of the County of Lancaster in Virg^a gent^l. as well for and in consideration of a marriage already had and solomnized between Thomas Carter of the same County Merch^t of the one parte and Katharine his wife, daughter of mee the aforesaid Edward Dale...conveys to Thomas and Katharine Carter a plantation of five hundred acres in Lancaster. His wife, Diana Dale, signed the deed relinquishing her dower. On the same day they conveyed to Thomas Carter and wife a Negro boy named Dick, a gray mare and two-year-old colt, six young cows and their calves and half the hogs on the plantation.

On March 12, 1677/78 he conveyed to his daughter Elizabeth, wife of William Rogers, son of John Rogers of Northumberland County, a tract of 500 acres near the head of Morattico.

October 7, 1687: Major Dale conveyed to "Mr. Thomas Carter and wife, Katharine, " in consideration of "love and affection" two Negro boys named James and Robin; after the death of Thomas Carter and his wife, the boy Robin was to go to Edward Dale's grandson, Edward Carter, and the other Negro to his other Carter grandchildren.


In the Name of God Amen, the twentie fourth day of Augt. 1694. I Edward Dale of the County of Lancastr: in Rappa: River in Virga., Gentl., being of sound p:fecte memory God be praised doe make and ordaine this my last Will and Testamt. in manner and forme following: First, I commend my Soule into the hands of Almighty God my Creator and Redeemer, my body to the Earth from whence it came to be decently interred wth:out any vaine drinking; as for such worldly Estate as it is pleased God to blesse mee wth:all, I dispose of in manner and forme following: Imprs. If it shall So please God that my now Wife shall happen to overlive mee, I give unto her for her maintenance dureing her life the whole p:ffit of my Estate whatsoever some respect being alwaies had to her as an honest woman & gentle woman and many yeares my Wife, and after her decease, I give the plantacon whereon I now live to my two Grand Children Peter and Joseph Carter to have and to holde to them their heires and
assignes forever; to be equally devided betweene them and in case of the mortaility of either of them before they come to the age of one and twenty yeares, then the whole to the survivour and in case of the mortality of both of them then to my Grandson, Jno: Carter;

Item. I give unto my two Grandsons Peter and Joseph Carter all my instruments of Husbandry upon or belonging to the sd. Plantacon;

Item. I give unto my two Grandsons Peter and Joseph Carter and to my two Grand Daughters, Elizabeth and Katherine Carter, all my p:sonall Estate whatsoever to bee equally devided betweene them and in case either of the girls happen to depart this life before their day of marriage or eighteene years of age, I give her part to the Survivor

Item. I give to my Grandson Peter Carter my Negro boy named Jaems & to mty Grandson Joseph Carter my molatto boy Robin;

Item. I give unto my daughter Elizabeth now wife of William Rogers, twelve pence in full of all claimes whatsoever;

Item. It is my desire for the better improveing of my Estate for the aforesaide that my Estate be continued together upon the said plantacon and after my Wife be supplied wth:necessaries and the plantacon likewise yearely, I give unto my Daughter Katherine Carter dureing her life the p:ffit of all the Estate whatsoever;

Item. I doe nominate and appointe my Grand Son Edward Carter and my Daughter Katherine Carter and my Grand Daughter Elizabeth Carter when she arrives to the age of Sixteene yeares of age to bee my Executors; In Witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seale dated the day and yeare above written.

Wit: John Chelton, Tho: Carter Junr., Henery Carter
Probat in Cur Com Lancastr: undecimo die Martii 1695 p John Chelton, Thomas
Carter Junr. and Henery Carter
(Lancaster County Wills 1690-1709, TLC Genealogy, p 45)

More About Edward Dale:
Will Probated: 11 Mar 1694/95
Will Written: 24 Aug 1694, Lancaster County, Virginia Will Book 8, page 56


[Death of Edward Dale, father-in-law in Capt. Thomas Carter's handwriting]
Mr. Edw: Dale Departd this life on ye 2d Day Feb: 1695 and Mrs. Diana Dale on ye last day of July.

Hic Despositum
Spe Certe Resurgendi in christo
quicquid habuit Mortale
Tandem hornorum et Dierum Obiit
20 Feby: Anno Dom: 1695.

He descended from an Ancient Family in England & came into ye Colly of Virga after the Death of his Unhappy Master Charles First. For above 30 years he enjoyed various Employments of Public Trust in ye Coty of Lancaster wch he Dischred wth great Fidelity & Satisfacn. to the Governor & People. As neighbor-Father-Husband he Excelled and in early yeares Crownd his other Accomplishments by a Felicitous Marriage wth Diana ye daughter of sr Henry Skypwith of Preswold in ye Coty of Leicester Bart who is left a little while to Mourn him.

Prayer Book of Captain Thomas Carter of Barford, Lancaster County, Virginia

More About Major Edward Dale:
Burial: February 1694/95, White Chapel Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia5
Military service: Major of Virginia State Militia5
Occupation: Became High Sheriff, Justice, and Burgess.5
Will: August 04, 1694, Will dated5
Will Proven: March 11, 1694/955

  Notes for Lady Diana Skipwith:

Source: Carter book by J. L. Miller p. 22

Came to Lancaster County, Virginia about 1649

More About Lady Diana Skipwith:
Baptism: June 13, 1621, Leicester County, England5
Child of Edward Dale and Diana Skipwith is:
  259 i.   Elizabeth Dale, born Abt. 1660 in Lancaster County, Virginia; died Aft. 1702 in Lancaster County, Virginia; married William Rogers March 12, 1677/78 in Lancaster/Northumberland County, Virginia.

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