Thursday, June 21, 2012
Blake and Pincombe websites
Hopefully back to transcription soon. I am thinking about the Blake website which I plan to create over this summer. It will be a site to lodge information that people have collected and want to share on such a website. I will have family trees that people have sent to me and that I have put together. I am not that interested in castles, coats of arms and the other prestigious facts on the Blake family but I will include them where I have the information. I have collected most of the Blake Visitations and will put that information in text form but acquiring the CDs of these Visitations is a marvelous look at the families that lived around our Blake families in particular areas. I have purchased over time about 75 of the Visitation CDs - luckily for me a number of my families are in these particular volumes but my website will only look at the Blake information. I have become an active co-administrator of the Blake yDNA project and added some of my touches to the webpage displaying the results. More people testing will provide a more in depth study of the Blake family of the British Isles. For my own line I moved it from being an English line to being a British Isles line. My only close match is an individual with total Irish ancestry. Why my line would come to Andover in the late 1400s early 1500s is a mystery that I may one day solve or had they been there for even longer. Our haplogroup of I2a2b is most commonly found in the British Isles and the Upper Rhine. Consideration is being given to this particular haplogroup traveling to the British Isles during the Norman invasion. I have no oral history of the Blake family being with William the Conqueror and that remains to be investigated. Dr. Ken Nordvedt, on the other hand, shows I2a2b moving across Doggerland to present day northern England and into Ireland.
I may also create a Pincombe website but the lack of an effective yDNA study is keeping me from moving forward on this family line. The last Pincombe one name study researchers put the Pinkham and the Pincombe family together (and indeed the records in England do show these names used interchangeably on occasion). I would like to determine if this is a correct assumption before I share online the material that I acquired and that I have put together. My ancestor William Pincombe, who left his will in 1602 at East Buckland DEV, had seven sons of whom only three are traceable thus far. Initially my thought was that these seven sons were founding families in other areas but the publication on Genuki of earlier wills of the Pincombe family lets me now see that this Pincombe family was just a portion of the Pincombe families living in north Devon in the 1500s. Whether they all trace back to the father of Thomas Pencombe (father of William at East Buckland) remains to be seen. Thomas and Johane Pencombe had three sons and I am somewhat convinced that the original Pencombe who arrived about 1485 in North Devon at North Molton was the father of at least two sons - John and Thomas who may represent the founding lines of this family in Devon. Almost certainly this individual was a younger son of the Pencombe family at Pencombe Herefordshire.