John Blake

#38007, b. 1750, d. 10 December 1833

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Individual's Timeline

Birth1750John Blake
Marriage2 January 1794John Blake1
Marriage of Son14 September 1829William (Damaris) Blake2,3
Marriage of Son3 November 1831John Bryant Blake4,5
Marriage of Son16 October 1832George Blake6
Marriage of Son14 November 1833Andrew Blake7
Death10 December 1833John Blake

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: John was a farmer.

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: An Andrew BLAKE born 1731 and died 25th Dec 1791 aged 60 is buried in Sibton. His wife Mary is buried with him. She was born in 1731 and died 27th Nov 1778 aged 48..
  • Research note 02: I found a John BLAKE born in Bacton in 1771 in Rootsweb's world connect. His parents are William BLAKE and Mary nee LUMMIS. Following William up the BLAKE surname tree (as it appears on Rootsweb) we have -
    Parents - Robert BLAKE (1707 Bacton) and Susan nee CROSBY
    GParents - Andrew BLAKE (1667 Westhorpe) and Elizabeth nee HUNT
    GG - Andrew BLAKE (1630 Wickham) and Mary nee RODWELL
    Gx3 - Andrew BLAKE (1596 Cotton) and Francis WALKER
    Gx4 - John BLAKE (1553 Cotton) and Margaret nee DENCH
    Gx5 - Andrew BLAKE (1510) Cotton) and Elizabeth nee LOFT
    Gx6 - Robert BLAKE (1475) and Eleanor
    Gx7 - John BLAKE (1430) and Agnes
    Gx8 - Richard (1405)
    Gx9 - John (1380)

    The owner of this tree is kiwiG@west... (I have not completed the web address in case the owner of said tree does not want his address published to the web.
  • Research note 03: We can deduce the famly's movements from births and deaths. They lived in Sibton until 1802. Then thay next appear in Kelsale in 1811, where Damaris was christened, and Esther was christened and buried. The 2 villiages are less than 3 miles apart, to the north of Saxmundham. As there is a break of 9 years in births, I checked Family Search, which is far from complete for Suffolk, and no christenings turned up. We can say that no children were born between 1802 and 1811 who died in Kelsale after 1811, but of course 4 or more could have been who died where they were born, or who lived to adulthood..
  • Research note 04: Burials of BLAKEs in Sibton (coverage in NBI is 1552-1900) are: Andrew b1731 d 1791, Elizabeth d 1770, Emma b 1807 d 1807, Mary d 1778, Robert b 1764 d 1789, Susan d 1773, Susannah d 1771, William b 1766 d 1792. Now George and (possibly) William were born after 1800 and the only death in the list above is Emma who died as an infant, so none of these people are George and William's parent.

    And a stroke of luck some lovely person has put onto their web site all the readabel headstones from the Sibton churchyard. We now know that Andrew was 60 when he died 25th Dec 1791, and his wife Mary died 27th Nov 1778 aged 48. There are no other mentions of BLAKE.

    There is a Robert BLAKE aged 25 (b1764) and A William BLAKE aged 26 (B 1766) in the NBI in Sibton.

    There is also a Sarah BLAKE age unknown who was buried in Sibton 1769, and a Susannah in 1771.
  • Research note 05: The Sibton Parish Registers go as far back as 1557, and are availble from the Suffolk Record's Office. The Land Tax assesments 1782-1823 are there as well.
  • Research note 06: There is another alternative re John's birthplace and parents. This would be less likely than Andrew being his father would, but I would be wrong if I did not spell out the possibility.
    * This John was born in 1760, and he does not appear in the records until 1794, living in Sibton and marrying in Mendham. Another John BLAKE in my data was born in 1760 in Essex. This man married in Essex and had at least 3 children, the last one born in 1787 in Great Bardfield. However, this option fizzled out as there are lots of records of John the baker of Great Bardfield after 1794, meaning he could not have been in Sibton and Great Bardfield at the same time..
Background information on Sibton, Suffolk, England, - SIBTON, a parish in Blything district, Suffolk; 2½ miles WNW of Yoxford r. station, and 4½ N by W of Saxmundham. Post town, Yoxford, under Saxmundham. In 1871 it had - Acres, 2,861. Real property, £4,824. Pop., 489. Houses, 101. Sibton Park is the seat of J. W. Brooke, Esq. A Cistertian abbey was founded here, in 1149, by William de Cheney; was a splendid edifice; and has left some ruins. It belonged to the Sctivener family. The living is a vicarage, united with Peasenhall, in the diocese of Norwich. Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003.

Children of John Blake and Susan Bryant


  1. Website ( "Suffolk, England, Extracted Parish Records about John Blake Susanna [Signed Susan] Bryant
    Text:      John Blake, of Sibton & Susanna [signed Susan] Bryant, lic. 02 Jan 1794
    Book:      Marriages at Mendham, 1678 to 1837. (Marriage)
    Collection:      Suffolk: - Registers of Marriages (Various Parishes), 1538-1837."
  2. BDM, Norfolk Marriages 1801-1837, BLAKE William 14 9 29 CHITTOCK Honor Poringland 447.
  3. Free parish registers, online,      Norfolk
    Place     Great Poringland
    Church     All Saints Bt
    RegisterNumber     43
    MarriageDate     14 Dec 1829
    GroomForename     William
    GroomSurname     BLAKE
    GroomParish     This Parish
    GroomCondition     Single
    BrideForename     Honor
    BrideSurname     CHITTICK
    BrideParish     This Parish
    BrideCondition     Single
    WitnessOneForename     Clement
    WitnessOneSurname     CHITTOCK
    WitnessTwoForename     Ann
    WitnessTwoSurname     CHITTOCK
    Notes     Licence
    FileNumber     6625.
  4. Find my past web sites, online or, Day:      03
    Month:      Nov
    Year:      1831
    Groom Forename:      John B
    Groom Surname:      Blake
    Groom's parish:      Saxmundham
    Groom's condition:      
    Bride Forename:      Susan
    Bride Surname:      Bryant
    Bride's Parish:      
    Bride's condition:      
    Place:      Linstead Parva
    County:      Suffolk
    Country:      England
    Record source:      Suffolk Marriage Index (1813-37)
    Data provider:      Suffolk Family History Society.
  5. International Genealogical Index (IGI), 1, groom's name:     John Bryant Blake
    bride's name:     Susan Bryant
    marriage date:     1831
    marriage place:     Linstead Parva, Bts, Suffolk, England
    indexing project (batch) number:     M13176-2
    system origin:     England-VR
    source film number:     918519

    2, groom's name:     John Bryant Blake
    groom's birth date:     1810
    groom's age:     21
    bride's name:     Susan Bryant
    bride's birth date:     1810
    bride's age:     21
    marriage date:     02 Nov 1831
    marriage place:     ...Stead Par..., Suffolk, England
    indexing project (batch) number:     I07376-3
    system origin:     England-EASy
    source film number:     1595921.
  6. International Genealogical Index (IGI), spouse:     Emma Haywood
    marriage:     16 Oct 1832 — Swefling, Suffolk, England
    record title:     England Marriages, 1538–1973
    groom's name:     George Blake
    bride's name:     Emma Haywood
    marriage date:     16 Oct 1832
    marriage place:     Swefling, Suffolk, England
    indexing project (batch) number:     M13177-2
    system origin:     England-EASy
    source film number:     918521.
  7. International Genealogical Index (IGI), Groom's Name:      Andrew Blake
    Groom's Birth Date:      
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    Groom's Age:      
    Bride's Name:      Sarah Bedwell
    Bride's Birth Date:      
    Bride's Birthplace:      
    Bride's Age:      
    Marriage Date:      14 Nov 1833
    Marriage Place:      Kelsale,Suffolk,England
    Groom's Father's Name:      
    Groom's Mother's Name:      
    Bride's Father's Name:      
    Bride's Mother's Name:      
    Groom's Race:      
    Groom's Marital Status:      
    Groom's Previous Wife's Name:      
    Bride's Race:      
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    Indexing Project (Batch) Number:      M13178-2
    System Origin:      England-ODM
    Source Film Number:      918523.
  8. Burials in Britain, DB - National Burial Index (Britain).
  9. International Genealogical Index (IGI), parents:     John Blake, Susan Bryant
    name:     Esther Blake
    gender:     Female
    baptism/christening date:     05 Mar 1815
    baptism/christening place:     Suffolk County Bts, Suffolk, England
    birthplace:     Kelsale
    father's name:     John Blake
    mother's name:     Susan Bryant
    indexing project (batch) number:     C13160-2
    system origin:     England-EASy
    source film number:     952322.