James Blake

1826–30 April 1888 (Age 62)
Loanhead, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Blake was born in 1826, in Loanhead, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Blake, was 28 and his mother, Euphemia Farquhar, was 28. He married Mary Peattie on 1 September 1852, in Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1871. He died on 30 April 1888, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 62.

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James Blake
Mary Peattie
Marriage: 1 September 1852
Margaret Blake
William Blake
Andrew Peattie Blake
James Blake
Peter Boyd Blake
Alexander Boyd Blake
Drummond Blake
John Blake
David Pettie Blake
Mary Blake
Euphemia Blake
John Blake
Peter Blake

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World Events (8)

Age 4
Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1832 · The Scottish Reform Act
Age 6
The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.
Age 17
Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

1 English: 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.2 English: nickname from 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.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bláthmhaic ‘descendant of Bláthmhac’, a personal name from bláth ‘flower’, ‘blossom’, ‘fame’, ‘prosperity’ + mac ‘son’. In some instances, however, the Irish name is derived from Old English blæc ‘dark’, ‘swarthy’, as in 1 above. Many bearers are descended from Richard Caddell, nicknamed le blac, sheriff of Connacht in the early 14th century. The English name has been Gaelicized de Bláca.

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

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Sources (16)

  • James Blake, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • James Blake, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • James Blake in entry for Euphemia Blake Baker, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"

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