Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Will of John Blake of Luxulyan, Cornwall - The National Archives PROB 11/263/148, probated 2 Apr 1657

John Blake married to Blanch is the testator. He names his son Robert and daughters Julian, Grace and Martha (married to unknown Eare). The Parish of Luxulion runs with Bodmin Parish although I do not see any connection with the will of George Blake in 1707 at Bodmin (Bodwin). But it is interesting to find a Blake family closeby as George was in the British Navy.

Martha was baptized 27 Apr 1623 at Luxulyan daughter of John Bllake and Bllanch (LDS)
Julian was baptized 21 Aug 1625  at Luxulyan daughter of John Bllake and Bllanch (LDS)
Grace was baptized 30 Nov 1631  at Luxulyan daughter of John Bllake and Bllanch (LDS)

I did not find the baptism for Robert on the LDS site or on the OPC Cornwall site.

Robert Bllake and Temperance baptized Anne Blake 22 Apr 1650 at Luxulyan.

The earliest records for marriages on the OPC Cornwall site at Luxulyan begin in 1680, the baptisms in the 1680s and the burials in 1684.  There was a Blake family at Luxulyan into the latter part of the 1800s.

There is a Robert Blake and a John Blake listed on the Protestation Returns 1641-42 at Luxulyan. Robert must then have been born by 1623 as males over 18 signed the Return.

I must go back and add details to the wills of the past two days. Gardening is still occupying quite a bit of my energy these days! But it is pretty well all planted now; fences are up to keep the rabbits out and the dog out. This has been successful the past three years that we have put a fence up.

Transcriber: Elizabeth Kipp
Recorded: 29 May 2013
Source: The National Archives, PROB 11/263/148
Testator:  John Blake
Place: Luxulian, Cornwall, England
Type of Record: Will
Date of document: 13 Apr 1656 , probated 2 Apr 1657
Condition: 17th century English, legible copy

[Margin]: John
[Margin]: Blake

1    In the Name of God Amen I John
2    Blake of Luxulion beinge sick of body but perfect and sound of memory Thanks
3    be unto God doe make and ordaine this my last will and Testament in
4    manner and forme followinge Imprimis I give and bequeath my Soule to God
5    my redeemer And my body to christian buriall And for my goods I give and
6    bequeath in manner and forme following Item I give and bequeath to the
7    poore of Luxulion three shillings and foure pence Item I give to my Sonne
8    Robert Blake Twenty shillings Item I give unto my daughter Julian fower pounds a
9    yeare out of one Tenement in Bodmen for and dureing the terme of the Lease
10    unexpired Item I give unto her three acres of barly in the same ground Item I
11    give unto my daughter Grace Thirty pounds of of lawfull money of England to be
12    paid within one yeare after my death Item I give unto my daughter Martha Eare
13    one ewe Item I give unto either of my grandchildren one ewe to be delivered presently
14    after my death As for the rest of my goods not given nor bequeathed I give and
15    bequeath unto Blanch my wife whom I make and ordaine my sole Executrix to see
16    this my will performed and legacies paid In Witnes whereof I have sette my
17    hand and Seale The thirteenth day of Aprill one thousand six hundred fiftie and six
18    The Signe of John Blake In the presence of Mat: Sharpe Cler[k] Nicholas Sibby
19    Robert Blake
20    This will was proved at London The Second day of ye moneth
21    of Aprill in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred fiftie and seven before
22    the Judges for probate of wills and granting administrations lawfully authorized by the oath
23    of Blanch Blake relict of the said deceased and Sole Executrix named in this his last
24    will and testament To whom was committed administration of all and singular the
25    goods Chattles and debts of the said deceased She the said Blanch Blake beinge
26    first sworn in due forme of law by virtue of a Commission well and truly to administer
27    the Same

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