With the will of Elizabeth Blake (signed 11 June 1688 and probated in 1689), I now have a connection that is helpful with my Blake family one hundred years later. Elizabeth Blake is the widow of
Elizabeth's son Thomas is a merchant at the City of Oxford and he has a son Thomas that is less than 21 years of age. I do not know Elizabeth's husband's name other than he is a Blake. The relationship between Elizabeth and William and Nicholas Hinxman is quite tantilizing. Are they her cousins? Is she the daughter of William Hinxman brother to Joseph Hinxman. Which Blake did she marry? Her son lives at the City of Oxford and is a merchant - I wonder if he is a mercer or draper? I shall continue to look at the relevant wills. At 3.50 pounds (UK) I now own about 100 wills or more.