Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Will of Charles Blake, Chilhampton, Wiltshire - The National Archives PROB 11/209/485, probated 24 Oct 1649

Charles Blake is the testator and he has been identified in the earlier wills of Wiltshire which I blogged:


Entered into this blog are baptisms at South Newton from the IGI for the children of Charles Blake:

Agnes Blake baptized 7 Nov 1624
Joane Blake baptized 8 Apr 1626
Anne Blake baptized 1 May 1629; buried 2 Jul 1629
Charles Blake baptized 2 Oct 1631
Edith Blake baptized 2 Jul 1634 (mother was Joane)

As well the will of John Blake mentions interesting marriages which include Joane Blake married to Alexander Percye (overseer named in will below). There is also an Edward Blake married to Sarah Webbe which is rather interesting given the will of Ann Blake yesterday.

Another will blogged earlier from Wiltshire identifies the father of the testator Charles:


William Blake of Chilhampton, South Newton, is the father of John and Charles and has daughters Edith, Dorathie, Anconett, Agnis and Margaret. His wife was named Joane as was the wife of Charles it appears from the baptism of Edith.

Interestingly William has named his neighbor Henry Blake as overseer and likewise his son in this will appoints a Henry Blake as overseer.

From the will of Maud Blake we do know who Henry Blake is:


Henry Blake mentioned in Maud’s will has a son Henry. Plus Maud has a son Henry whether or not they are the same Henry is not answered by the will but is somewhat suspicious..

Transcriber: Elizabeth Kipp
Recorded: 25 Nov 2013
Source: The National Archives, PROB 11/209/485
Testator: Charles Blake
Place: Chilhampton, Wiltshire, England
Type of Record: Will
Date of document: 1 Mar 1646, probated 24 Oct 1649
Condition: 17th century English, legible copy

[Margin]: T[esta]m[ent] Caroli
[Margin]: Blake

1    In Nomine Dei Amen I Charles
2    Blake of Chilhampton sick and weake in body but of good and perfect memory thankes
3    bee to Almighty god doe make and constitute this my last will and testament in manner and
4    forme following Imprimis I bequeath and commend my Soule and sprit into the hands
5    of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and my body to be buried in the Church or churchyard
6    of my parish of South Newton Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Anne Lawes forty
7    markes Item I give to my grandchild Joane the daughter twenty pounds Item I give to my
8    daughter Joane Hewes of Wilton twenty pounds Item I give to my daughter Mary three
9    score and ten pounds Item I give to my daughter Edith threescore and ten pounds Item
10    I give to my two daughters Mary and Edith five pounds apiece to be paid them out of the
11    Money till my sonne Charles come to the age of one and twenty yeares Item I give to my
12    Neece Warborowe Hayter five pounds Item I give to the poore of my parish of South
13    Newton ten shillings Item I make my sonne Charles Blake Executor of this my last will and
14    testament to whom I give and bequeath all the rest of my goods moveable and immoveable Item
15    I make Henry Blake and Alexander Pearcy both of them of South Newton Overseers of
16    this my will and testament and to each of them I give three Shillings foure pence a peece In
17    wittnes whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare above written
18    in the presence of Charles Blake his mark and seale Lees Dickenson Henry Blake
19    Math: Fewes

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