Saturday, April 22, 2017

Will of George Blake, Mariner, on board his Majesties Sloop Spy - The National Archives PROB 11/775, probated 2 Dec 1749

The testator is perhaps the George Blakie baptized 24 Jun 1718 at Roxburgh, Scotland son of Robert Blakie and Margaret Shortreed.

There is an Andrew Blaickie born 23 Jul 1720 at Lilliesleaf, Roxburgh Scotland son of Robert Blaickie and Jannet Mien and baptized there 31 Jul 1720.

A variety of spelling of Blake in Scotland perhaps, no ideas on that.

Transcriber: Elizabeth Kipp
Recorded: 22 Apr 2017
Source:  The National Archives, PROB 11/775
Name of testator: George Blake, Mariner
Place: on board his Majesties Sloop Spy
Type of Record: Will
Dated: 22 Sep 1742, probated 2 Dec 1749

[In margin]: George Blacky otherwise Blackie otherwise Blake

1    In the Name of God Amen
2    I George Blake Mariner now belonging to his Majestys Sloop
3    Spy at Sea oft Cape Nichola do for avoiding controversies after
4    my decease make publish and declare this my last Will and
5    Testament in manner following that is to say all such Wages
6    Sum and Sums of money Lands Tenements Goods Chattels and
q    Estate whatsoever as shall be any ways due owing or belonging
8    unto me at the time of my decease I do give devise and bequeath
9    the same unto my Brother Andrew Blake of the parish of
10    Roxburgh near Kelsey in the Shire of Twedale North Britain
11    And I do hereby nominate and appoint my said Brother whole
12    Executor of this my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof
13    to this my said Will I have set my hand and Seal the twenty
11    second day of September 1742 and in the Sixteenth Year of the
15    Reign of his Majesty King George the Second over Great Britain
16    France and Ireland etc The mark of George Blake Signed
17    Sealed and delivered in the presence of us William Simpson Wm
18    Liddell Josh Jeffery
19    On the second day of December in the Year of our Lord
20    One thousand Seven hundred and forty nine Administration
21    with the Will annexed of the Goods Chattels and Credits of George
22    Blacky otherwise Blackie otherwise Blake late belonging to his
23    Majestys Sloop Spy a Batchelor deceased was granted to John Witty
24    the lawful Attorney of Andrew Blacky otherwise Blackie otherwise
25    Blake the Brother of the said deceased and sole Executor named in
26    the said Will for the use and benefit of the said Executor now
27    residing at Roxburgh in the Shire of Tweedale in Scotland being
28    First sworn duly to administer

Friday, April 21, 2017

Pencombe, Herefordshire

An email from a Pincombe cousin still living in England provided me with much food for thought. I have the fifteen charts for the Pincombe-Pinkham one name Study produced by the earlier researchers Dr Richard Pinkham and Galen Pinkham. The particular chart that applied to my new correspondent's family was one that I had not done any work on as I could not place the individual at the top of the chart in any records. Fortunately, verification of the chart was looked at by the correspondent and a first go-over showed that the tracing down from the particular ancestor did flow well. Always good news and I will leave that with my correspondent to fill me in on any differences. I have not yet added that particular chart to my Legacy one name study file for Pincombe-Pinkham.

The individual at the top of the Chart was born circa 1700 but the details on the chart were provided by a descendant of the American Pincombe family in this line.The name at the top of the chart was Silas Richard Pincombe but I am unable to find a Silas Richard Pincombe. The English side of this family refers to him as Richard Pincombe and they know how they are related to the American side of the family so very exciting news for the Pincombe one name study. This family has an oral history of being descended from the North Molton Pincombe family and with Richard born circa 1680s-1690s and married at Northlew we are looking at a break from the North Molton family of 150 years or thereabouts.

I am going to insert into this post the first couple of generations of the Pincombe/Pencombe/Pinkham family at North Molton as extracted by me from the records and there is still much to do in that regard but it is a start.

Find My Past has  8,835 entries for Pincombe and I have many of these plus I have photographed the Court of Chancery records when we visited Kew amongst other records. Looking at Pencombe there are 807 results. Pyncombe has 261 results. Pyncomb has 27 results. Pencomb has 49 results. Pincomb has 769 results. Pinkham has 6,421 results. Just doing a search on Pincombe and ticking the variations box yields 185,658 entries! I want to start working on the Find My Past entries but suspect it will take me quite a while to accomplish that. I am also back to transcribing Blake wills although took a break for a few days as my eyes were tired but soon back at it again.

Descendants of Pencombe
First Generation

1.  (Unknown) Pencombe [101].

General Notes: Arrived with Lord de la Zouche in 1485 following the Battle of Bosworth Field where (unknown) Pencombe supported Richard III. It is thought by me that this family was located at Pencombe Manor, Herefordshire and fled to Devon area in order to escape the effects of having supported Richard III against the King Henry VII who won the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.

Pencombe married someone.

His children were:

  +    2    M    i.    John Pyncombe [148] was born circa early 1500s and died By 1571 in South Molton, Devon, England aged about 71.

  +    3    M    ii.    Thomas Pencombe [862] was born second born son and died Will dated 1544 in North Molton, Devon, England.

  +    4    M    iii.    William Pincombe [1342] was born third born son and was buried on 13 Sep 1564 in North Molton, Devon, England.

  +    5    F    iv.    Margret Pencombe [1604].



Second Generation (Children)

2.  John Pyncombe [148] (Unknown 1) was born circa early 1500s and died By 1571 in South Molton, Devon, England aged about 71.

John married Dodderidge [155] [MRIN: 54], daughter of Dodderidge [169].

Children from this marriage were:

  +    6    M    i.    John Pyncombe [178] was born in Devon, England and died on 18 Dec 1604 in South Molton, Devon, England.

  +    7    M    ii.    Christopher Pyncombe [147] was born in Devon, England and died By 1585 in South Molton, Devon, England.

3.  Thomas Pencombe [862] (Unknown 1) was born second born son and died Will dated 1544 in North Molton, Devon, England.

Thomas married Johane [Pincombe] [867] [MRIN: 191]. Johane died by 7 May 1563 in East Buckland, Devon, England.

Children from this marriage were:

  +    8    M    i.    William Pincombe [860] was born in North Molton, Devon, England and died by 28 Dec 1602 in South Molton, Devon, England.

  +    9    M    ii.    John Pyncombe [100].

  +    10    F    iii.    Alice Pencombe [156] was born in North Molton, Devon, England.

  +    11    M    iv.    Richard Pyncombe [168] was born in North Molton, Devon, England and died by 1588 in Chittlehampton, Devon, England.

  +    12    F    v.    Pencombe [104].

4.  William Pincombe [1342] (Unknown 1) was born third born son and was buried on 13 Sep 1564 in North Molton, Devon, England.

William married Elizabeth [1603] [MRIN: 493]. Elizabeth was buried on 18 Feb 1563 in North Molton, Devon, England.

Children from this marriage were:

     13    F    i.    Agnes Pincombe [1610] was christened on 6 Jun 1543 in North Molton, Devon, England.

     14    F    ii.    Mary Pincombe [1611] was christened on 8 Dec 1547 in North Molton, Devon, England.

Mary married George Squire [1613] [MRIN: 497] on 20 Jul 1567 in North Molton, Devon, England.

  +    15    M    iii.    William Pincombe [1614] was buried on 25 Mar 1565 in North Molton, Devon, England.

5.  Margret Pencombe [1604] (Unknown 1).

Margret married Phillip Kingdon [1605] [MRIN: 494] on 15 Nov 1539 in North Molton, Devon, England.

Children from this marriage were:

  +    16    F    i.    Johane Kingdon [1606] was christened on 6 Oct 1545 in North Molton, Devon, England.

     17    F    ii.    Emote Kingdon [1607] was christened on 26 May 1549 in North Molton, Devon, England.


Third Generation (Grandchildren)
6.  John Pyncombe [178] (John 2, Unknown 1) was born in Devon, England and died on 18 Dec 1604 in South Molton, Devon, England.

John married someone by 1560.

His children were:

     18    F    i.    Alice Pyncombe [1078] died By 1604.

Alice married Roger Webber [1075] [MRIN: 342] before 12 Apr 1588 in South Molton, Devon, England.

     19    F    ii.    Agnes Pyncombe [1209] died By 1604.

Agnes married Selye [1210] [MRIN: 382].

     20    M    iii.    John Pyncombe [179] was born circa 1550s in South Molton, Devon, England and died By 13 Apr 1605 in South Molton, Devon, England aged about 55.

John married Amy Dodderidge [181] [MRIN: 56], daughter of Richard Dodderidge [183] and Jean Harder [170],  on 17 Nov 1578 in Barnstaple, Devon, England. Amy was born circa 1560s in Walton, Devon, England.

7.  Christopher Pyncombe [147] (John 2, Unknown 1) was born in Devon, England and died By 1585 in South Molton, Devon, England.

Christopher married someone.

His children were:

     21    M    i.    John Pinckombe [180] died about 1616.

John married Jane Sherman [1213] [MRIN: 385] on 13 Jun 1594 in Barnstaple, Devon, England.

     22    M    ii.    William Pyncombe [1212].

General Notes: Linked to Christopher because he doesn't belong in any of the other lines. Just a possibility here that he is Christopher's son.

William married someone in 1561 in Bideford, Devon, England.

8.  William Pincombe [860] (Thomas 2, Unknown 1) was born in North Molton, Devon, England and died by 28 Dec 1602 in South Molton, Devon, England.

William married Emotte Snow [861] [MRIN: 190] after 1564 in North Molton, Devon, England.

Children from this marriage were:

     23    M    i.    John Pincombe [1037] was born first born son and died before 1637.

John married someone.

     24    M    ii.    William Pincombe [1017] was born second born son in East Buckland, Devon, England and died By 28 June 1625 in East Buckland, Devon, England.

William married Temperance Pollard [1018] [MRIN: 329]. Temperance died By 7 March 1635 in South Molton, Devon, England.

     25    M    iii.    Symon Pincombe [1032] was born third born son.

     26    M    iv.    Richard Pincombe [779] was born fourth born son and died on 31 Jan 1648 in Bishops Nympton, Devon, England (the line of the author).

Richard married Anne [Pincombe] [780] [MRIN: 189] before 1598. Anne died on 3 May 1600 in Bishops Nympton, Devon, England.

Richard next married Francis Gill [988] [MRIN: 320] on 11 Nov 1603 in Bishops Nympton, Devon, England. Francis was born in 1567 in Bishops Nympton, Devon, England and was christened on 15 Oct 1567 in Bishops Nympton, Devon, England.

     27    M    v.    Thomas Pyncombe [177] was born fifth born son, died in Dec 1651 in North Molton, Devon, England, and was buried on 8 Dec 1651 in North Molton, Devon, England.

Thomas married Katherine [1624] [MRIN: 434]. Katherine was buried on 5 Feb 1636 in North Molton, Devon, England.

     28    M    vi.    Lewis Pincombe [1034] was born sixth born son.

     29    M    vii.    Peter Pincombe [1035] was born seventh born son.

     30    F    viii.    Johane Pincombe [1036] was born eldest daughter.

     31    F    ix.    Katherin Pincombe [1043] was born youngest daughter.

9.  John Pyncombe [100] (Thomas 2, Unknown 1).

John married Emet Hodge [1309] [MRIN: 418] on 1 Jul 1560 in North Molton, Devon, England. Emet died By 1585.

Children from this marriage were:

     32    F    i.    Johane Pyncombe [1310] was christened on 5 Jun 1561 in North Molton, Devon, England.

     33    F    ii.    Mary Pyncombe [1311] was christened on 18 Jan 1563 in North Molton, Devon, England.

     34    F    iii.    Peternell Pyncombe [1360] was christened on 29 Jun 1574 in North Molton, Devon, England and died in 1591 aged 17.

John next married someone in 1585.

His children were:

     35    F    i.    Honor Pencombe [151] was christened on 25 Nov 1585 in Robourough By Torrington, Devon, England.

     36    M    ii.    George Pencombe [152] was christened in Mar 1588 in Robourough By Torrington, Devon, England.

     37    M    iii.    Jasper Pencombe [150] was born in 1590 in Robourough By Torrington, Devon, England and was christened on 25 Mar 1590 in Robourough By Torrington, Devon, England.

Jasper married someone.

     38    M    iv.    Abraham Pencombe [149] was born in 1595 in Robourough By Torrington, Devon, England and was christened on 7 Apr 1595 in Robourough By Torrington, Devon, England.

     39    M    v.    Henri Pencombe [153] was christened on 25 Mar 1597 in Robourough By Torrington, Devon, England.

10.  Alice Pencombe [156] (Thomas 2, Unknown 1) was born in North Molton, Devon, England.

Alice married John Lock [157] [MRIN: 51] on 29 Nov 1561 in North Molton, Devon, England. John was born in 1536 in North Molton, Devon, England.

Children from this marriage were:

     40    M    i.    Richard Lock [158] was born in 1565 in North Molton, Devon, England.

     41    F    ii.    Mary Lock [159] was christened on 18 Feb 1567 in North Molton, Devon, England.

     42    F    iii.    Margaret Lock [160] was christened on 27 Mar 1571 in North Molton, Devon, England.

     43    M    iv.    Thomas Lock [161] was christened on 24 Mar 1572 in North Molton, Devon, England.

     44    M    v.    Thomas Lock [162] was christened on 6 Mar 1574 in North Molton, Devon, England.

     45    M    vi.    Robert Lock [163] was christened on 7 Mar 1576 in North Molton, Devon, England.

     46    M    vii.    John Lock [164] was christened on 19 Jan 1577 in North Molton, Devon, England.

     47    M    viii.    Jeffrey Lock [165] was christened on 29 Mar 1578 in North Molton, Devon, England.

     48    F    ix.    Emote Lock [166] was christened on 27 Sep 1584 in North Molton, Devon, England.

11.  Richard Pyncombe [168] (Thomas 2, Unknown 1) was born in North Molton, Devon, England and died by 1588 in Chittlehampton, Devon, England.

Richard married someone.

His child was:

     49    F    i.    Helen Pyncombe [1307] was christened on 28 Mar 1577 in Chittlehampton, Devon, England.

Helen married Mathew Goule [1308] [MRIN: 417] on 19 May 1617 in Chittlehampton, Devon, England.

12.  Pencombe [104] (Thomas 2, Unknown 1).

Pencombe married John Jesse [105] [MRIN: 33].

The child from this marriage was:

     50    M    i.    John Jesse [106].

15.  William Pincombe [1614] (William 2, Unknown 1) was buried on 25 Mar 1565 in North Molton, Devon, England.

William married Margaret Gregoire [1343] [MRIN: 428] on 26 Nov 1564 in North Molton, Devon, England.

The child from this marriage was:

     51    M    i.    George Pincombe [1312] was born after 1564 in North Molton, Devon, England and was buried on 19 Jan 1610 in North Molton, Devon, England.

General Notes: Will possibly probated in 1624 at North Molton in the Court of the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple

George married Dorothie [1313] [MRIN: 419] in 1591 in North Molton, Devon, England. Dorothie was buried on 2 Feb 1610 in North Molton, Devon, England.

16.  Johane Kingdon [1606] (Margret Pencombe 2, Unknown 1) was christened on 6 Oct 1545 in North Molton, Devon, England.

Johane married William Hobb [1608] [MRIN: 495] on 28 Jan 1564 in North Molton, Devon, England.

The child from this marriage was:

     52    M    i.    Phillip Hobb [1609] was christened on 16 Apr 1568 in North Molton, Devon, England. 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Will of Francis Blake, Seaman on board his Majesty's Ship Seahorse - The National Archives, PROB 11/795, probated 1 Jul 1752

The testator is Francis Blake, Seaman, belonging to his Majesty’s Ship Seahorse with the commander being the honourable Samuel Barrington. He mentions his friend William Duke and likely he has instructions on to whom he is to give the money that belonged to Francis Blake.

Transcriber: Elizabeth Kipp
Recorded: 17 Apr 2017
Source:  The National Archives, PROB 11/795
Name of testator: Francis Blake, Seaman
Place: on board His Majaesty’s Ship Seahorse
Type of Record: Will
Dated: 1 Jun 1752, probated 1 Jul 1752

[In margin]: Francis Blake

1    In the Name of God Amen
2    I Francis Blake Seaman belonging to his Majesty’s Ship Seahorse the
3    honourable Samuel Barrington Commander being weak in body but
4    of sound and disposing mind and memory and considering the dangers
5    of the Seas and uncertainties of this Transitory Life do (for avoiding
6    controversies after my decease) make publish and declare this my last
q    Will and Testament in manner following that is to say First I recommend
8    my Soul to God that gave it and my Body to the Earth or Sea as it shall
9    please God to order and as for all my Worldly Estate I give bequeath
10    and dispose thereof as followeth that is to say after all my lawfull
11    debts and Funeral Expences is paid and discharged All and singular
12    my Wages Sum and Sums of Money Lands Tenements Goods Chattels
13    and Estate whatsoever as shall be any ways due owing or belonging
11    unto me at the time of my decease I give devise and bequeath
15    the same unto my trusty Friend Wm Duke his heirs and Assigns
16    And I do hereby nominate and appoint the said Wm Duke Sole
17    Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all
18    former and other Wills Testaments and deeds of Gift by me at any
19    time heretofore made And I do ordain and ratify these presents to
20    stand and be for my only last Will and Testament In Witness
21    whereof to this my said Will I have set my hand and Seal the
22    first day of June and in the twenty fifth Year of the Reign of our
23    Sovereign Lord King George the Second over Great Britain France
24    and Ireland King defender of the Faith and soforth and in the year
25    of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty two The Mark of
26    Fras Blake Signed Sealed and published in the presence of us Will
27    Cheetham Jacob Wickhom
28    This Will was proved at London before the Right honourable
29    Sir George Lee Knight doctor of Laws Master keeper or commissary
30    of the prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted the
31    first day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven
32    hundred and fifty two by the oath of William Duke the Sole
33    Executor named in the said Will To whom administration was
34    granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the
35    deceased being first Sworn by Commission duly to administer

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Will of Edward Blake, Butcher, on board the Ship Royal George - The National Archives PROB 11/698, probated 6 Sep 1739

Edward Blake identifies his sister as Mary Cussins of Greenwich.

Transcriber: Elizabeth Kipp
Recorded: 14 Apr 2017
Source:  The National Archives, PROB 11/698
Name of testator: Edward Blake, Butcher
Place: on board the Ship Royal George
Type of Record: Will
Dated: 13 Sep 1737, probated 6 Sep 1739

[In margin]: Edward Blake

1    In the Name of God Amen
2    I Edward Blake now belonging to the Royal George Capt
3    William Jobson Commander Butcher being in Bodily health and
4    of sound and disposing mind and memory And considering the
5    Perills and dangers of the Seas and other uncertaintys of this
6    transistory Life do for avoiding controversys after my decease
q    make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner
8    following that is to say First I recommend my Soul to God that gave it
9    and my Body I Commit to the Earth or Sea as it shall please God to
10    order and as for and concerning all my Worldly Estate I give
11    bequeath and dispose thereof as followeth that is to say After all my
12    debts are fully paid and Satisfyed I give and bequeath unto my
13    Sister Mary Cussins of Greenwich in the County of Kent all my
14    Wages Sum and Sums of money Lands Tenements Goods Chattells and
15    Estate whatsoever as Shall be any ways due owing or belonging unto
16    me at the time of my decease I do give devise and bequeath the same
17    unto Mary Cussins and I do hereby nominate and appoint James
18    Lewis of St John Wappin Gentleman Sole Executor of this my last
19    Will and Testament hereby revoking all former and other Wills
20    Testaments and deeds of Gift by me at any time heretofore made
21    And I do ordain and ratify these presents to stand and be for and
22    as my only last Will and Testament In Witness whereof to this
23    my said Will I have sett my hand and Seal the thirteenth day of
24    September Anno domini 1737 and in the Eleventh year of the reign
25    of his Majesty King George the Second over Great Britain etc. Edward
26    Blake his mark Signed Sealed published and declared in the
27    presence of us Ann Farmer Mattw Hall
28    This Will was proved at London before the Worshipfull
29    William Strahan doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Worshipfull
30    John Bettesworth doctor of Laws Master keeper or Commissary of
31    the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted the Sixth
32    day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven
33    hundred and thirty nine By the Oath of James Lewis Sole Executor
34    in the said Will named to whom administration was granted of
35    all and Singular the Goods Chattells and Creditts of the said deceased
36    being first Sworn duly to administer

Friday, April 14, 2017

Will of David Blake, Mariner, on board the Ship Southampton - The National Archives PROB 11/490, probated 27 Dec 1706

The testator, David Blake is a Mariner on board the Ship Southampton. His son is named James Blake and he is named Executor.

Transcriber: Elizabeth Kipp
Recorded: 13 Apr 2017
Source:  The National Archives, PROB 11/490
Name of testator: David Blake, Mariner
Place: on board the Ship Southampton
Type of Record: Will
Dated: 1 Jun 1705, probated 27 Dec 1706

[In margin] Tm: Davidis Blake

1    In the Name of God Amen
2    I David Blake belonging to her Majesty’s Ship Southampton
3    Mariner being in good health of body and of sound and perfect
4    mind and memory But considering the perils and dangers of
5    the Seas and the uncertainty of this transitory life doe make
6    publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner
q    following That is to say Imprimis I recommend my Soule into
8    the hand of God that gave And my Body I commit to the
9    Earth or Seas as it shall please God to order And touching
10    and concerning such worldly Estate as it shall please God to
11    bestowe upon me at the time of my decease I give devise and
12    dispose thereof in manner following That is to say All and
13    singular such wages pay Bounty money prize money that now
14    is or hereafter shall be due and payable to me for my Service
15    onboard of the said Ship Southampton or any other Ship or
16    Ships whatsoever And alsoe all other my Estate whatsoever
17    or wheresoever that shall belong to me at the time of my
18    decease I give devise and bequeath unto my well beloved Son
19    James Blake whome I constitute make and ordaine my
20    sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament And I doe
21    hereby revoke disannul all and every other former Wills and
22    Testaments by me heretofore made Ratifying and confirming
23    this and noe other to be my last Will and Testament In
24    Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seale
25    this first day of June Anno domini One thousand Seaven
26    hundred and five David Blake Signed Sealed published
27    and declared by the Testator as and for his last Will and
28    Testament in the presence of Geor: Briant Daniel Sutton
29    William Newton
30    Probatum fuit humoi Testamentum apud London
31    coram venti viro Johannie Exton Legum doctore Surrogato
32    Ventis et Egregij viri domini Richardi Raines Militis
33    Legum etiam doctoris Curia Prerogative Cantuar Magri
34    Custodis sive Commissarii legitimo constitute decimo Septimo
35    die mensis decembris Anno domini Millesimo Septingesimo
36    Sexto Juramento Jacobi Blake Filij duti defuncti et Executoris
37    in dicto Testamento nominat Cui commissa fuit Administrato
38    omnium et singulorum bonorum jurium et creditorum dicti
39    defuncti de bene et fideliter administrando eadem ad
40    Sancta dei Evangelia Jurat