Thursday, April 25, 2013

Will of John Blake, Baker, Winslow, Buckinghamshire - The National Archives PROB 11/1564/128, probated 11 Jan 1815

John Blake the testator is the son of Robert Blake (and Martha Seir) mentioned in the will of John Blake blogged yesterday. John Blake is married to Sarah. John's siblings were Elizabeth, Thomas, Martha (died as an infant), Gabriel, George (died as an infant), and Martha. He has three children Susannah, Martha and John.

This information is from the website called Winslow History mentioned yesterday:

This website is part of the Winslow History Project and will probably be available for some time. What a marvelous website to set up for Winslow, Buckinghamshire. Of interest, the Blake and Burnham family have been written up. They do request you send any information that you have on people. I will add this Blake family to my Legacy one name Blake study as well as I am able to do so.

George Jones mentioned in the will is the husband of Elizabeth Blake (John's first cousin and daughter of  his father Robert's oldest brother Thomas). She married George Jones by licence 25 Nov 1794 in Wicken, Northamptonshire.

According to this website Sarah had died in 1807 and John in 1815 but he hadn't revised his will so his eldest daughter Susannah took the will to probate as heir at law. John (her younger brother) was not 21 in 1815 nor was Martha her younger sister. Susannah married Charles Neal 24 Apr 1816 at Winslow and they had four children (not named). Martha married Joseph Fletcher and they had 11 children. John does not appear to have married.

Checking through on Google, Family Search, Ancestry and Find My Past and I did not find any new information to add to this family.

Transcriber: Elizabeth Kipp
Recorded: 25 Apr 2013
Source: The National Archives, PROB 11/1564/128
Testator:  John Blake, Baker
Place: Winslow, Buckinghamshire, England
Type of Record: Will
Date of document:  2 Feb 1804, probated 11 Jan 1815
Condition: 19th century English, legible copy

[Margin]: John
[Margin]: Blake
[Margin]: 5

1    In the Name of God Amen
2    I John Blake of Winslow in the County of Bucks Baker being
3    of sound Mind Memory and Understanding Praised be God for the
4    same do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in
5    manner and form following First I give and bequeath unto my
6    two daughters Susanna Blake and Martha Blake the Sum of one
7    hundred and twenty pounds each and to my Son John Blake the Sum
8    of Eighty Pounds of Lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid to them
9    respectively by my Executrix hereinafter named when they shall attain
10    the Age of Twenty one Years Also I do nominate constitute and appoint
11    George Jones of Winslow in the said County Bucks Lace Buyer sole
12    Trustee of this my last Will and Testament Also I give and bequeath unto
13    my beloved Wife All that my Messuage or Tenement situate standing and
14    being in Great Horn Street in the Parish of Winslow in the said County
15    of Bucks now in my own occupation with all and every the Rights
16    Members and appurtenances thereunto belonging To hold to my said
17    Wife Sarah Blake for and during the Term of her natural life and from
18    and immediately after her decease then I do hereby give and devise of the same
19    Premises to the said George Jones his Executors Admors or Assigns In Trust
20    that he do with all convenient speed sell and dispose of the same for the
21    best price that can or may be had or gotten for the same either by Public Auction
22    or Private Contract and the Money arising by Sale of such Prem[iss]es as
23    aforesaid to be equally divided between such of my said Children as shall be
24    living at the time of her decease and Lastly I do hereby nominate constitute
25    and appoint my said my said Wife full and Sole Executrix of this my
26    last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all former
27    and other Wills by me at any time wheretofore made and I do declare this
28    to be my last Will and Testament only In Witness whereof I the said John
30    Blake the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and
31    Seal this second day of February one thousand eight hundred and four
32    The Mark of X John Blake Signed Sealed published and declared
33    by
    [Page 2]
34    by the said John Blake the Testator as and for his last Will and
35    Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our
36    Names as Witnesses thereto at the request and in the presence of the
37    said Testator and also in the presence of each other Matt[he]w Mead
38    Rob[er]t Irath  Tho[ma]s Rawbone
39    On the 11th January 1815 admon (with the Will annexed) of the
40    Goods of John Blake late of Winslow in the County of Buckingham
41    deceased was granted to Susanna Blake Spinster the natural and lawful
42    daughter and one of the next of kin of the said deceased having been
43    first sworn (by Com[miss]ion duly to administer Sarah Blake widow the
44    Relict and sole Executrix died without having taken upon her the Probate
45    and Execution of the said Will and no Residuary Legatee being named
46    in the said Will

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