I have put these abstracts up in order as they appear in each volume. There are a few typos which will get corrected as time passes. I hope to enter after each abstract how they fit into the Blake families in Somerset (if I can!).
Thomas Blake. Will dated 23 Nov 1609, proved by Frances Blake, widow, 11 Jan 1609. Lands to my wife, then to my son Edmund, and Elizabeth my daughter. Admon. 22 Dec 1623 to John Broughton [and etc]. Elisabeth his wife, daughter of deceased, Frances Blake, widow, having died.
William Huishe, of Aller, Somerset, gent. Will dated 8 May 1611, proved 12 June 1611. To SompfordBrett, Co. Som 40 s. To each of my sons, £300. Children of my daughter Grace. My sister Grace Parker. My son in law John Marshe. My son in law Nicholas Sellacke. To Mr. Nicholas Parker, a goulde ring. To my sister Elizabeth Blake, 20 Nobles. Residue to my three sons, William, George, [and etc] John.
John Perry, of Halse, Somerset, gent. Will dated 7 Mar 1617, proved 22 May 1618. To be buried in the Churchyard of Halse, near my wife. My grandchild John Crosse, £12 yearly, for three years. My grandchild Alice Trowte. My son Robert Perry, Exor. The three sons of John Shute, deceased, my sister's son Xtopher, Robert, [and etc] Roger Shute. My sons in law, Mr. Thomas Jones, Mr. Henry Yate, Robert Blake, William Crosse, [and etc] Robert Trowte, Overseers. Symon Sydenham, a witness.
Humfrey Blake, of Overstowey, Somerset, Gent. Will dated 19 Nov 1 Eliz: proved 11 May 1559. To be buried in the parish church of Overstowey, with such orisons [and etc] prayers to be said [and etc] done for me at my Buriall, months mind [and etc] in the daye of my annyversarie as shall be thought most mete by my Executors, [and etc]. To the Parson of Aissheholt to pray for me, 10 s. To Anstice Blake, one of the daughters of Robert Blake, for her advancement in marriage, £6. 6. 8. To Jone Slocombe, daughter of George Slocumbe, 20 s. To Agnes Mannynge, my daughter, £4. To Catherine Cabull, 6 s 8 d. To Alice Cabull, my sister, 6 s 8 d. To John Blake the elder, my son, £100. To Robert Blake [the famous admiral: b 1599 d 1657] my son, £100. To Thomas Blake, my son, £20. To Eleanor Langham, my daughter, 10 s. To Alice Slocombe, my daughter, 6 s 8 d. Manor of Tuxwell, Somerset, to my son Robert Blake [and etc], his heirs, [and etc], then to Thomas, my son, then to John Blake the younger, my son. To John Blake the elder, my son, [and etc] his heirs, lands, [and etc], in Bishops Lydiard. My friend, Humphrey Coles, esq., £5, to see my will performed, [and etc]. Residue to Anne my wife, [and etc] my son John Blake the younger, Executors. Overseers, John Blake the elder, Robert Blake, William Luker.
Humphry Blake the Elder (of Over Stowey, clothier, deceased and buried 20 Mar 1619); his wife Ann was buried 11 Dec 1645). Will dated 21 Sep 1618, proved 27 Jun 1620, by his son Humphry Blake. To be buried at Over Stowey. Advowson of Aisholt to my son Edmund, in default to Mary my daughter, then to my son Robert. Elizabeth, wife of Humphry my son. To Ann Blake my wife, 100 marks. My son Richard. My son John. Robert Perry, gent. Humphry Blake, of Bridgewater, gent. William Blake. Richard Blake, of Stogumber, gent. Robert Blake.
Arthur Blake, of Wiveliscombe, Somerset, gent. Will dated 3 Nov 1652, proved 16 Jun 1653 by the Overseers during the minority of Elizabeth Blake. Arthur Blake my nephew and godson. My two youngest brothers. Mary my youngest daughter. Jane my now wife. Elizabeth my eldest daughter. My uncle Edward Blake, my brother Humphry Blake, and John Michel, Overseers.
Richard Blake, of Neather Weacombe, Stogumber, Somerset, gent. Will dated 17 Sep 1654, proved 15 Dec 1666, by his relict Ann Blake. My wife Ann. My eldest son John. My 2nd son Richard, [and etc].
Ann Luttrell, relict of Edward Luttrell, the younger, Gent., deceased. Will dated 19 Mar 1721 [Old Style], proved 27 Oct 1722, by Walter Hungerford. To be buried in the Parish Church of Brimble (Bremhill), Wiltshire, near my Mother Dame Frances Hungerford, [and etc]; £100 to be laid out in a monument to her [and etc] to myself, [and etc] £100 for my funeral [and etc]; Carriage of my Corpse. to my cousin diana blake, daughter of James Blake, of russell Street, Bloomsbury, my gold watch, chain, [and etc]. My brother Walter Hungerford's wife. Mourning rings of 10s each to my brother Ducy Hungerford [and etc]; my cousin Jane Blake. To my nephew John Keat, £10 for mourning. Residue to my brother Walter Hungerford, Esq., in Trust for the benefit of my only son until he is 21 or married, [and etc]; if my son should die, then I give the said residue to my brother Walter, he to be Executor. To my brother Ducy Hungerford [and etc]; my nephew John Keate, £100 each. To the poor of Brimble (if my said Son should die), £500, the Interest thereof for the poor, as the Incumbent should think fit. I give to him 40 s for Sermons on Lady Day [and etc]; Michaelmas.