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Thomas Blake was born Abt. 1640 in Bridgwater, Somerset, ENG, and died 1707 in , Isle of Wight, VA. He married Alice (Champion?).

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1 Isle of Wight County, Virginia Will, 30 Jan 1707/1708, Book 1, Volume 2, page __.


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The first of our Blakes to come to these shores was Thomas Blake who was born about 1640 in England. He died ca. 1707 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia. His first patent for land was for 240 acres on June 8, 1664. He later received other grants totaling 800 acres. His wife was Alice (?Champion?). They had four known children.
Source: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Shores/9446/TheBlakeFami.html

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From Johnson Diggings http://www.fastlane.net/~cjohnson/blakeeng.html:

Thomas Blake, on the frigate Centurion, 1656 [This
Thomas disappeared from English records after this time.]
[He is proposed as being the Thomas Blake of Isle of
Wight Co., VA]




From Johnson Diggings http://www.fastlane.net/~cjohnson/blake1.html:

Much of the early data below came from the book by Kate Blake Daus,
(Mrs. Milton J.), Southern Blakes, 1956. Much of the data below that
is not my line was furnished by others and has not been
verified by me.

All researchers of this family owe Mrs. Daus a great debt for her
research into the family of Thomas Blake of Isle of Wight Co., VA,
but she did make several errors. The worst was claiming that
Thomas was a grandson of Sir Robert Blake, the Admiral, and General
of the Sea, of Cromwell. Research has shown that this Sir Robert
Blake never married and had no children. She appears to have
confused the Admiral with his grandfather, Sir Robert Blake, the
Mayor of Bridgwater, Somerset. The Admiral's father was Humphrey
Blake, who had 12 sons and a daughter, the Admiral being his first
child. Details on the family are available from the Admiral Blake
Museum in Bridgwater, Somerset. The Admiral's house is now a
museum.

Thomas BLAKE's will dated 30 Jan 1707/8, proved 20 Dec 1709 Isle of
Wight Co., VA, (Will Book 2, p. 501), m. Alice d. after 1709. It
is estimated he was born about 1640.

8 Jun 1664 Grant to Thomas Blake of 240 acres in Isle of Wight Co.,
VA, land due for transporting five persons, signed by William
Berkley, Knight, Governor
[5 persons were transported for this land - Christopher
Pembroke, Thomas Ratcliffe, James Pester, Edith Patch, William
Taylor]
Virginia Land Office Patents Book 5, p. 305 [279] The original
book named the transported persons. The copy of this book which
was microfilmed by the VA State Archives did not list many of
them.
Nugent in her CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS, 1934, used the original
book and listed the transported persons. The number in brackets
is the page of the copy.
10 Nov 1665 William Cook Jr. sold 300 acres to Thomas Woodward,
adj. to Thomas Blake
17th Cent. I. of W. Co., VA, by Boddie, p. 543
4 Sep 1666 Edmond Palmer and Alice his wife sell to Robert King 150
acres where Thomas Blake lives, adj. land of Nicholas Smith and
Palmer, to Roger Davis, to road to James City
17th Cent. I. of W. Co., VA. by Boddie, p. 545
3 May 1669 Joseph Poole, by will appointed Elizabeth, his relict,
Exter. recorded 23 of 7ber 1669
Security John Britt, Thomas Blake
Wills and Administrations of I. of W. Co., VA, by Blanche Adams
Chapman, 1938, p. 19
18 Aug 1670 Grant to Thomas Blake of 400 acres of land in Isle of
Wight Co., VA, 240 acres of the aforesaid land being due by part
of a former patent bearing date of eighth of June 1664 and the
residue being 160 acres on a patent being dated 18 August 1670,
adjacient Thomas Kings land
Virginia Land Office Patents Book 6, p. 305
[3 persons were transported for this 160 acres - Edward Lane,
John Rooks, Edward Phillips]
9 Jun 1781 William Phillips dying intestate, also rep. by his
relict, recorded 18 Jun 1681, Security George Bell, Thomas Blake
Wills and Administrations of I. of W., VA, by Blanche Adams
Chapman, 1938, p. 152
20 Oct 1691 Francis Nicholson granted to Maj. Arthur Allen 170
acres near Mr. Tooke, Capt. England, Thoas. Blake and Ed.
Brantley.
17th Cent. I. of W. Co., VA,by Boddie, p. 639
20 Oct 1691 John Wills of I. of W. Co. sells to Nathaniel Whitley
170 acres between Mr. Tooke, Capt. England, Thos. Blake and Ed.
Brantley, in Upper Parish, formerly purchased by Robert Flake,
granted to Maj. Ar. Allen
17th Cent. I. of W., Co., VA, by Boddie, p. 639
9 Aug 1692 Arthur Allen of Lawnes Creek Par. sells to Robert Flake of
Upper Par. 170 acres lying between Thomas Tooke, Capt. England,
Thomas Blake and Edmund Brantley
17th Cent. I. of W. Co., VA, by Boddie, p. 607
14 Nov-2 Dec 1695 shippers by the GEORGE of Plymouth England, Mr.
Thomas Blake bound from Plymouth England to Virginia
PRO E 190 / 1055 / 3
THE COMPLETE BOOK OF IMMIGRANTS, V. 2, p 655
26 Oct 1698 Shippers by the GEORGE of Plymouth England, Mr. Thomas
Blake bound from Plymouth England to Virginia
PRO E 190 / 1058 / 2.
THE COMPLETE BOOK OF IMMIGRANTS, V. 2, p. 701
9 Jun 1702 Thomas Blake and Alice his wife sell to John Prime for 3000
lb. tobo. 100 acres of land in I. of W. Co., part of a patent of 400
acres granted him 20 Oct 1670, adj. Thomas Tooke.
Wit: Ar. Smith, John Brown
17th Cent. I. of W. Co., VA, by Boddie, p. 647
26 Feb 1703 Shippers by the JAMES of Plymouth England, Mr. Thomas
Blake bound from Plymouth England to Virginia
PRO E 190 / 1062 / 28.
THE COMPLETE BOOK OF IMMIGRANTS, v. 3, p. 176
10 Apr 1704 Deed of Thomas Blake of Upper Par., to son William Blake
and Mary his wife, 100 acres in Upper Parish, Isle of Wight Co., VA,
(Alice Blake signs dower)
Wit: Thos. Tooke, John Smith
17the Cent. I. of W. Co., VA, by Boddie, p. 653
Nicholas Sessoms gave a similar tract to his daughter Mary Blake and
son-in-law William Blake. These appear to have been marriage gifts.
Children:
1 William BLAKE Sr. [see below]
2 Isodemius Christine BLAKE m. BURGESS
3 Judith W. BLAKE m. SMITH
4 Elizabeth BLAKE m. Joseph POOLE

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From Johnson Diggings, http://www.fastlane.net/~cjohnson/blakeeng.html
BLAKE of WILTSHIRE and SOMERSETSHIRE

Ref: Some Notes Concerning the Family of Blakes of Wiltshire, Hampshire
& Somerset, compiled by Vivian H. King [about 1926]. A descendancy
chart, 33"x71", purchased from the Admiral Blake Museum, Bridgwater,
Somerset.

This Blake family is believed to be ancestral to at least three Blake
families that came to the English Colonies before 1700. William Blake
of Pitminster, who went to Dorchester, in the Boston area; Thomas Blake
of Bridgwater, who went to Isle of Wight Co., VA; and Joseph Blake of
Plainsfield, who went to the Carolinas and became Colonial Governor of
South Carolina.

The information on Thomas is circumstantial and is based on the will of
Adm. Robert Blake. A bequest in his will dated 1656, "Item unto Thomas
Blake, son of my cousin William Blake, once commander of the Tresco
frigate, deceased, now aboard the Centurion frigate in the service, I
give fifty pounds." This information was furnished by an
administrator of the Museum. This Thomas Blake disappeared from the
English records after this time. Only Thomas Blake of Isle of Wight
Co., VA, has been suggested as being the Thomas mentioned in the
Admiral's will.

In 1678, a Thomas Blake left from Bristol for VA, as an indentured
servant. It is most unlikely that a member of the Admiral's family
would be listed as an indentured servant. This Thomas must not be
confused with our Thomas. This is 14 years after Thomas Blake of Isle
of Wight Co., VA, was granted headrights of 240 acres for transporting
five persons to VA. The deficiency of 10 acres was corrected in 1670
while granting 150 more acres for transporting three more persons.

A Museum staff member has said, that my proposed descendancy of Thomas
Blake of Isle of Wight Co., VA, from William Blake of Tuxwell, is
reasonable and logical and is the only proposed line from him to this
date. It is likely that, because of the lack of documentation, this
line of descent to VA will always be no more than circumstantial.

Robert E. Blake of Quemberford, Wilts. a juror in an Inq. 22 Jan 1336
son
Richard Blaque, alias Blake of Wilts. m. Anne, daughter of William Cole
son
Henry Blake m. Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir of Edward Dorrant
son and heir
William Blake m. Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Power
son and heir
Henry Blake m. Margaret, daughter and co-heir of William Bellett
son and heir
Robert Blake of Quemberford, Calne, Wilts, m. Avice, widow of Roger,
son and heir of Jno. Malwyn, of Urchfont, Co. Wilts. Avice d. 29
Oct 13 Edw IV.
son
Robert Blake, of Calne, Co. Wilts, heir of bro. John
son
John Blaque bur. Overstowey, 18 Aug 1558
son
Humphrey Blake of Overstowey, Som. bur. 28 Dec 1588, m. Anne
son
John Blake of Plainsfield, b. 1521, bur. 10 Dec 1576 m. Joan
William Blake of Plainsfield, bur. 13 June 1642 m. Anne
William Blake of Pitminster, bapt. 10 July 1594, d. bef. Jan
1664 Dorchester, MA, m. Agnes Bond
Robert Blake, merchant of Bridgwater, Mayor of Bridgwater 1574, d. Oct
1592, m. Margaret, daughter of Wm. Symonds of Taunton
William Blake of Tuxwell b. 1561, d. after 1601
William Blake, Capt/Commander of frigate Tresco, which was
lost in 1651, off Jersey, Channel Is.
Thomas Blake, on the frigate Centurion, 1656 [This
Thomas disappeared from English records after this time.]
[He is proposed as being the Thomas Blake of Isle of
Wight Co., VA]
Humphrey Blake of Bridgwater bapt. 26 May 1563, bur. 19 Nov 1625,
m. Sarah, dau. of John Williams of Powlett, Som., 12 sons, 1
dau.
#1 Sir Robert Blake, Admiral, General of the Sea for
Cromwell, M. P. for Bridgwater 1640, bapt. 27 Sep 1598,
bur. 4 Aug 1657
#11 Benjamin Blake of Bridgwater bapt. 7 Nov 1614 Joseph
Blake of Plainsfield bapt. 26 Apr 1663, d. bef. 7 Oct
1700, Gov. of South Carolina

The information about William Blake who was Capt/Commander of the
Frigate Tresco and whose son Thomas was on the Frigate Centurion in
1656, came from the will of Sir Robert Blake, 1656. This Sir Robert
never married. He was the Admiral and General of the Sea for Oliver
Cromwell. Only Thomas Blake of Isle of Wight Co., VA, has been
proposed as the Thomas on the Frigate Centurion.


Chester R. Johnson / Fort Worth, TX / cjohnson@fastlane.net

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Thomas Blake d abt 1707 Isle of WrightVA
Posted by: Ann Parker Date: December 13, 1998 at 13:07:34
Message 238 of 2137 Blake GenForum


My Blake connection is through Benjamin Blake who m Martha Jones abt 1757. He was son of William Blake and Mary Sessums. He was son of Thomas Blake and Alice unknown.
Thomas Blake's will is available in Isle of Wright (Nottaway Parish) Va. Does anyone have the info beyond Thomas? And do you know who Alice was. Also I don't have any Jones data. Would appreciate that. Ann

Re: Thomas Blake d abt 1707 Isle of WrightVA
Posted by: Ann Parker Date: September 24, 1999 at 12:16:40
In Reply to: Re: Thomas Blake d abt 1707 Isle of WrightVA by Lisa Sullivan Message 699 of 2137 Blake GenForum


Hello Lisa,
Always welcome a new cousin to the 'search'! I'll include an outline sketch of three generations to show you what I have. Would appreciate any additions and or corrections.

My email is annettehp@yahoo.com

Ann

Descendants of Thomas Blake

1 Thomas Blake 1641 - 1707
.. +Alice 1641 -
.... 2 Elizabeth Blake 1650 - 1669
........ +Joseph Poole 1650 -
.... 2 Issodemius Christine Blake 1654 -
........ +??? Burgess 1650 -
.... 2 Judith W. Blake 1658 -
........ +Joshua Ambrose Smith 1658 -
.... 2 William Blake 1677 - 1745/46
........ +Mary Sessums 1687 -
.......... 3 William Junior Blake 1705 - 1798
.............. +Sarah Hall 1705 - 1797
.......... 3 John Blake 1707 - 1774
.......... 3 Hannah Blake 1709 - 1746
.............. +Joshua Claude 1709 -
.......... 3 Mary Blake 1711 -
.............. +William Pope 1718 -
.......... 3 Thomas Second Blake 1710 - 1784
.......... 3 Sessoms Blake 1715 -
.............. +Mary Marshall 1715 -
.......... 3 Joseph Blake 1717 - 1771
.............. +Elizabeth 1722 -
.......... 3 Benjamin Blake 1719 - 1783
.............. +Martha Jones 1738 - 1783
.......... *2nd Wife of Benjamin Blake:
.............. +Sarah Hill 1765 - 1816
.......... 3 Joshua Claud Blake 1721 -
.......... 3 Samuel Blake 1737 -




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Children of Thomas Blake and Alice (Champion?) are:
  1. Isodemias Christian Blake, d. date unknown.
  2. Elizabeth Blake, d. date unknown.
  3. Judith W. Blake, d. date unknown.
  4. +William Blake, b. Abt. 1680, Notoway Parish, Isle of Wight, VA, d. March 12, 1745/46, , Southampton, VA.
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