Will of Thomas Blake the elder, gentleman, 1761 (proved 1762)

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Dated Seventh day of April One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty One.
[signed] Thomas Blake
Witnesses: [signed] Robert Gibbs, John Mayne, Joseph Hunt

[probate 1762]


For more on Thomas Blake see the Blake Family page (he is Thomas 3). He was at least in his seventies when he died (his wife died in 1748), and had probably made other provisions for his younger children. He was the owner of Blake House, Horn Street (now Tinkers Corner), and had a substantial landholding in Winslow which is not mentioned in the will.

Copyright 23 April, 2017