Thursday, February 6, 2014

Blake family at Penton Mewsey

From the time I first discovered Joseph Blake married to Joanne King at Upper Clatford and my 4x great grandparents, I have wondered if my line went back to Penton Mewsey. The mother of Joseph Blake was buried at Penton Mewsey along with her infant son (second child). Thomas, father of Joseph, and Ann Carter his wife were married 28 Sep 1728 at Penton Mewsey although Joseph was baptized at Andover in 1730 as was the infant son Thomas in 1732 and then buried two days later at Penton, his mother was buried on the day of his baptism. But thepath back to Penton Mewsey and the John who left his will in 1619 and the John who left his will in 1611 and the Thomas who left his will in 1597 does not appear to work for my line.

Rather Thomas my 5x great grandfather was the son of Thomas Blake and Mary Spring and baptized at Andover (at least this appears to be the case). Thomas was the son of John and Elizabeth Blake and baptized in 1685 at Andover with John baptized in 1649 at Andover son of William. Indeed there are only two marriages at Penton Mewsey for Blake prior to Thomas and Ann. Both are Peter Blake and the one is from Clatford and married Ann Noyes of Penton Mewsey and the second is of Penton Mewsey and married Ann Godfrey of Upton. There are a number of baptisms there:

Blake    Joseph    son    Blake    John            1659    July    31               
Blake    Peter    son    Blake    Peter        Ann    1678    April    12               
Blake    Ann    daughter    Blake    Peter            1680    June    29               
Blake    John    son    Blake    John        Em    1693    April    20    1693    April    20   
Blake    Joseph    son    Blake    John        Em    1694    January    3    1694    December    17   
Blake    Sarah    daughter    Blake    John        Em    1696    December    2    1696    December    2   
Blake    Ann    daughter    Blake    John            1700    October    6    1700    September    22   
Blake    Thomas    son    Blake    John            1704    June    22    1704    June    20   
Blake    William    son    Blake    John            1706    September    6    1706    September    4   
Blake    Elizabeth    daughter    Blake    Peter            1707    April    24    1707    March    25   
Blake    Ann    daughter    Blake    Peter                        1708    December    20   
Blake    Mary    daughter    Blake    Peter                        1709    February    1   
Blake    Sachaverell    son    Blake    Robert            1710    August    20    1710    August    11   
Blake    Peter    son    Blake    Peter            1711    July    5    1711    June    17   
Blake    Jacob    son    Blake    Peter            1713    March    10    1713    February    16   
Blake    John    son    Blake    Robert            1714    February    22    1714    February    14   
Blake    John    son    Blake    Peter            1717    September    24    1717    September    3   
Blake    John    son    Blake    John            1718    April    9    1717    March    2   
Blake    Edward    son    Blake    John            1719    February    21    1719    February    17   
Blake    William    son    Blake    John            1721    January    24    1721    January    10   
Blake    Thomas    son    Blake    John            1724    October    14    1724    September    30   
Blake    Benjamin    son    Blake    John            1727    May    23    1727    May    11   
Blake    Benjamin    son    Blake    John            1730    November    8    1730    October    25   
Blake    Sarah    daughter    Blake    John            1733    May    1    1733    April    24   
Blake    Ann    daughter    Blake    Thomas            1739    January    22                of Run away
Blake    Thomas    son    Blake    John        Catherine    1744    May    14               
Blake    William    son    Blake    Thomas        Joan    1745    September    15               
Blake    Benjamin    son    Blake    John        Catharine    1745    December    15               
Blake    George    son    Blake    Thomas        Joan    1747    August    21       

and burials:

Blake    Elizabeth    daughter    Blake    John            1651    August    13   
Blake    John                        1653    April    10    senior
Blake    William    son            Blake    (widow)    1653    February    13   
Blake    Clementia    wife    Blake    Peter            1676    December    16   
Blake    John                        1688    March    13   
Blake    Peter                        1690    May    29   
Blake    Thomas                        1694    November    16   
Blake    John                        1706    December    1   
Blake    Ann    daughter    Blake    Peter            1708    December    20   
Blake    Mary    daughter    Blake    Peter            1709    February    3   
Blake    Sarah                        1710    August    24   
Blake    Ann    wife    Blake    Peter            1711    April    12   
Blake    Alice    widow                    1711    December    19   
Blake    Peter                        1712    August    7    senior
Blake    Joseph                        1720    October    12   
Blake    Joan    wife    Blake    Peter            1724    October    19   
Blake    Benjamin    son    Blake    John            1729    July    22   
Blake    Benjamin    son    Blake    John            1730    January    10   
Blake    Peter                        1733    August    13   
Blake    Anne    wife    Blake    Thomas            1734    September    20   
Blake    Thomas    son    Blake    Thomas        Anne (deceased)    1734    September    22   
Blake    Eme    widow                    1736    May    24   
Blake    Susannah                        1738    August    16   
Blake    Susannah    wife    Blake    John            1755    July    20   
Blake    John    son    Blake    John            1757    February    13    junior
Blake    John                        1757    August    17    senior
Blake    Thomas    son    Blake    John            1758    August    17   
Blake    Joan    wife    Blake    Thomas            1782    March    15   
Blake    Thomas                        1786    January    8   
Blake    Catherine                        1791    May    11   
Blake    John                        1807    November    21   

I transcribed the parish registers of Penton Mewsey and they appear on the OPC Hampshire website and my website:

http://www.knightroots.co.uk/transcriptions/Parishes_P/Penton_Mewsey/Penton_Mewsey.htm

http://www.kipp-blake-families.ca/elizabethmain.htm

The opportunity to relook at this is too tempting so I shall transcribe the wills of John Blake 1611 and 1619 at Penton Mewsey next along with the 1593 will of John Blake senior  of Penton Mewsey.

Blake family at Penton Mewsey from British History online and there is no mention of the Blake family there:

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=56835

The manor of Penton Mewsey was held by the widow of Sir Walter Stonor and his heir Francis Stonor and sold to Walter Loveden of Fyfield. In 1590 Francis Culpepper died seized of the manor and his son John inherited from him. But no mention of Blake in any of this although John Blake was a freeholder at Penton Mewsey in 1611. I think I will simply reinforce my line going back as mentioned but one should always eliminate the possibilities for the sake of good research!






2 comments:

Ian Robin said...

Hi,
I saw your post as I run the current Penton Facebook page. We cover P.Mewsey, P.Grafton, P.Corner and P.Harrow Way villages.

Here is a link - https://www.facebook.com/PentonRondayvoo

Some of the houses are many hundreds of years old and their are some families who can trace their ancestry back to the time of your ancestors.

Feel free to join the page and have a look at the events in the pub, village green, Shop, hall, stables and others

Hope this helps in your search

Ian

Elizabeth Kipp said...

Thank you for your comments. It would be exciting to find cousins from so long ago. Elizabeth Kipp