Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Blake Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 4, 2014

Blake Newsletter Volume 3 Issue 4 2014
Table of Contents
1.    The Surname Society
2.    Blake Wills Project
3.    Family Tree Reconstruction
4.    Pipe Rolls of Hampshire
5.    Blake yDNA Study

1.    The Surname Society
A new society is in the process of formation and I am involved as a founding member. The Surname Society will provide to its members a profile page for each surname in which they might have an interest. In particular, in phase 2 of the development of this society, there will be the ability to form a “Blake Society” which will replace my wordpress site for the Blake Family. There is an online questionnaire asking about one’s interest in the formation of The Surname Society if it interests you to respond to that:

2.    Blake Wills Project
I have been sidelined for the past six weeks with a bout of arthritis aggravated by sciatic pain. I really accomplished very very little the past six weeks as staying on my feet and walking a lot was the best that I could do. However, I am gradually improving and hope to return to my transcriptions around the beginning of October.

3.    Family Tree Reconstruction
I published the descendants of Joseph Blake (baptized 1730 Andover and married 1757 Upper Clatford) and he was my 4x great grandfather ( ). Extensive record collecting has Joseph as a descendant of Robert Blake who left his will in 1521 at Enham (and he was elderly). I am still busy filling in the family lines for this Andover Blake family but hope to publish the full tree later. I then moved on to Cornwall and started work on the Blake family at St Erney near Landrake but illness got in the way. I have published my partial work and continue to work away at this particular Blake line in Cornwall. This can be seen on my blog:

4.    Pipe Rolls of Hampshire
The Pipe Rolls of Hampshire for 1301-02 (Hampshire Record Series Volume 14 – ISBN: 1859751083)
Place                   Surname    Forename       Date
Wargrave                Blak          John              1301-2
Havant                  Blak         Laurence       1301-2
Wargrave                Blak, la    Alice              1301-2  (Richard le Blak)
Wargrave                Blak, le    Richard          1301-2
Merdon                  Blak, le    Thomas          1301-2
Waltham St Lawrence    Blak          Hamo             1301-2
Waltham St Lawrence    Blak          Walter            1301-2 (Hamo Blak)
Staplegrove                     Blake, le    William         1301-2
See blog post on this information:

5.    Blake yDNA study
No new information for our Blake yDNA study. We are always looking for new testers who have the surname Blake and the project can be found at FT DNA.

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