Monday, May 12, 2014

Will of Martin Thomlinson Blake, Gent, Clifton, Gloucestershire - The National Archives PROB 11/1031/235, probated 22 Apr 1777

The testator is Martin Thomlinson Blake. There is a baptism on family search for Martin Thomlinson Blake 24 Nov 1753 at Saint Olave Hart Street, London with parents Martin and Elizabeth Blake. If correct the testator was only 24 years of age when he died. This couple may have baptized a daughter Sarah Town Blake 13 May 1752 (born 6 May) at St Katherine Coleman and another daughter Mary 6 Apr 1755 also at Saint Olave Hart Street. Could not find a marriage for Martin Blake and Elizabeth (unknown). 

Transcriber: Elizabeth Kipp
Recorded: 17 Apr 2014
Source: The National Archives, PROB 11/1030/235
Testator:  Martin Thomlinson Blake, Gent
Place: Clifton, Gloucestershire, England
Type of Record: Will
Date of document: 16 Mar 1777, probated 22 Apr 1777
Condition: 18th century English, legible copy

[Margin]: Martin
[Margin]: Thomlinson
[Margin]: Blake

1    In the Name of God Amen
2    I Martin Thomlinson Blake of Dowry Square in the Parish
3    of Clifton and County of Gloucestershire Gent being of
4    full age perfect Mind and understanding but considering
5    the uncertainty of this transitory life Do make publish
6    and declare this m y last Will and Testament in manner
7    and form following that is to say I desire that all
8    my just Debts be paid so soon after my decease as
9    conveniently may be together with my Funeral which
10    I also desire may be decent but not extravagant
11    And I do hereby Nominate Constitute and Appoint
12    Nanasseh Dawes of Chapel Street Grosvenor Square
13    in the County of Middlesex Gent and William Davis
14    Esquire of Craven Street Strand in the County of Middlesex
15    Executors of this my last Will In Witness whereof I
16    have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 16th
17    day of March in the Year of our Lord one thousand
18    seven hundred and seventy seven Martin
19    Thomlinson Blake Signed Sealed published and
20    Declared by the Testator Martin Thomlinson Blake
21    as and for his last Will and Testament in the
22    presence of us who in his presence and at his
23    request have subscribed our Names as Witness hereto
24    Joshua Williams Margaret Green
25    This Will was proved at London the twenty
26    second day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand
27    seven hundred and seventy seven Before the Worshipful
28    Andrew Coltee Ducarel Doctor of Laws Surrogate of
29    the Right Worshipful Sir George Hay Knight also Doctor
30    of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative
31    Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oaths
32    of Nanasseh Dawes and William Davis Esquire those
33    Executors named in the said Will to whom Admon was
34    granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits
35    of the deceased having been first sworn duly to administer

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