This site is the Blake one name study repository. I have become a member of My Heritage and will try this site to upload gedcoms of the various Blake family lines. I also plan to have a MediaWiki on this site for people who are researching their various lines and wish to have a place to post information.
The Banner was designed and created by Barrie Blake and it displays a collection of coats-of-arms adopted by various members of the Blake family. It is protected by copyright in his favour. Thank you very much to Barrie for sharing this image with the Study.
28 Jan 2013
As Blake material becomes available from my transcription and others, this will be posted on this blog. The newest addition to the website is the information found on the Blake family in the Calendar of Patent Rolls (under Data and to be revised as I continue to proofread the original document). One might ask why Patent Rolls. As mentioned in my blog they are held by the National Archives of the United Kingdom. The records include documents issued under the Great Seal of England dealing with treaties, charters, grants of land, appointment of office holders, titles and pensions, judicial commissions, pardons, patents for inventions, licences, leases of Crown Lands, presentations to churches, grants of markets and fairs, etc. These Patent Rolls begin in 1201 and are relatively complete up to the present but some time periods are missing in particular the Civil War period and the Interregnum period. They were written in Latin mostly up to the end of the reign of Charles I During the Commonwealth the records were in English and then returned to Latin at the time of the return of Charles II and finally always in England after 1733.