Blanche Pengelly

29 October 1606–
Padstow, Cornwall, England

The Life of Blanche

When Blanche Pengelly was christened on 29 October 1606, in Padstow, Cornwall, England, her father, Richard Pengelly, was 32 and her mother, Tamsen, was 26. She married Michael Kittowe on 14 January 1639, in Padstow, Cornwall, England. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Michael Kittowe
Blanche Pengelly
Marriage: 14 January 1639
William K. Keeter

Spouse and Children

14 January 1639
Padstow, Cornwall, England


Parents and Siblings




    William Pengelly


    Johan Pengelly


    William Pengelly


World Events (4)

1620 · The Pilgrims Board the Mayflower

"The Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower in search of religious freedom in the New World in September 1620. The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers, 40 of whom called themselves ""Saints."" After two stormy months at sea, the ship reached the New World. Nearly half of the group died during their first winter due to malnutrition and the harsh New England winter."
1642 · The English Civil War

A series of conflicts regarding England's governance during the years 1642 to 1651 is now known as The English Civil War. Charles I summoned supporters to join him against his enemies in Parliament. In October 1642, nearly 10,000 men fought for Charles I and chased Parliament across the River Tamar. Fighting continued for years and was finally ended at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, with a Parliamentarian victory.
1688 · Glorious Revolution

The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.

Name Meaning

Cornish: habitational name from any of the places (in thirteen parishes) named with Cornish pen ‘head’, ‘top’, ‘end’ + kelly (lenited form gelly) ‘copse’, ‘grove’.

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

Sources (1)

  • Blanch Kittow in entry for William Kittow, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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