Barnabas Blake1

#36371, b. 21 July 1760

Individual's Timeline

Christening21 July 1760Barnabas Blake1

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • (beneficiary) Will: Barnabas Blake left a will in 1801 in which Barnabas Blake was a beneficiary; Barnabas left a Will, which was proved in the Archdeanery of Canterbury. Index in Essex Archives as D/APb W4/62. There is a transcription on tree of johnaowen. The original transcription was by Ali WINDSOR.

    Names mentioned in the Will are sons Barnabas, John and Joseph and daughters Sarah BLAKE and Hannah HEARD (widow). The estate was valued at under £100.2
Brushes with the LAW

Barnabas BLAKE junior, miller, was prosecuted for assault. I have yet to find a record of any conviction or acquittal.3

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: May have been buried in Ealing Middlesex 27th June 1835. This Barnabas was living in Gunnersby Lodge when he died.4
  • Research note 03: A Barnabas and Sarah BLAKE had a son Barnabas christened in All Saints Springfield Essex 20th Dec 1812, but this was Barnabas and Sarah GIBSON who were married in 1809.
  • Research note 02: Possibly a Hotel Keeper in Jermyn Street in 1807. A Barnabas BLAKE appeared as a witness in the criminal trial of Charles O'Shaughnessy 113th May 1807. This Barnabas may have died Jun qtr 1844 in Kensington London - but note that he was not sighted in 1841 census.
    * He married Sarah MASON in Saint Anne Soho 1st May 1791 (IGI M06236-2) and had William christened 15th Dec 1791, Mary Ann christened 27th Jan 1793, Harriet christened 29th July 1794, Sarah christened 23rd October, 1796, George christened 2nd Feb 1800 - all St James Westminster. There were 5 other christenings to a couple with the same names in Hampshire 1809-1821, but this is most likely another family.
    * I found a Barnabas BLAKE, retired miller born in 1782 in the 1841 and 1851 census, living in Chelmsford. That Barnabas died Sept qtr 1858, still in Chelmsford..
  • Research note 04: In 1775 Barnabas Junior registered an apprentice miller, Isaac FROST.


  1. International Genealogical Index (IGI), C067212.
  2. Website ( "Griggs, Romeril, Dehane, Blake and Garson family tree. Owner:" johnaowen."
  3. Essex Records Office, online, Repository:      Essex Record Office
    Level: Category      Estate and Family records
    Level: Sub-Fonds      BUSINESS
    Level: Series      Briefs

    Reference Code      D/DO/B24/114
    Dates of Creation      1786
    Scope and Content      Brief The King, on the prosecution of BARNABAS BLAKE, jun., of Pebmarsh, miller, v. Samuel Dunt of Halstead, butcher; Quarter Sessions
    Date From      1786
    Date To      1786.
  4. Burials in Middlesex and London, Middledex and City of London Burials and MIs, Year:      1835
    Month:      June
    Day:      27
    Surname:      Blake
    Forename:      Barnabas
    Abode:      Gunnersbury Lodge, Ealing
    Occupation:      Esquire
    Age:      77
    Parish:      Ealing
    County:      Middlesex
    Record source:      Middlesex Burials & MIs
    Data provider:      Cliff Webb.