Thomas Blake

September 1795–1856 (Age 60)
Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Blake was born in September 1795, in Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire, England, his father, Robert Blake, was 29 and his mother, Hannah Breadmore, was 24. He married Jemima Gilbert on 3 May 1821, in Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Burbage, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died in 1856, in Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire, England, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Blake
1795–1856
Jemima Gilbert
1792–1867
Marriage: 3 May 1821
Martha Blake
1821–1871
Elias Blake
1825–1888
Stephan Blake
1834–1834

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 May 1821Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1801 · The Act of Union
    Age 6
    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron
    Age 13
    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
    1815
    Age 20
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish (England and central Scotland): variant of Black 1, meaning ‘swarthy’ or ‘dark-haired’, from a byform of the Old English adjective blæc, blac ‘black’, with change of vowel length.English: nickname from Middle English blak(e) (Old English blāc) ‘wan, pale, white, fair’. In Middle English the two words blac and blāc, with opposite meanings, fell together as Middle English blake. In the absence of independent evidence as to whether the person referred to was dark or fair, it is now impossible to tell which sense was originally meant.English (Norfolk): nickname from Middle English bleik, blaik>, blek(e) (Old Norse bleikr) ‘pale or sallow’ (in complexion).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Bleak
    Black
    Blaikie
    Blakes

    Sources (14)

    • Thomas Blake in entry for Martha Blake, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Thomas Blake, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Thomas Blake in entry for Jeremiah Kingstone and Martha Blake, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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