Tuesday, September 6, 2011

On This Day: September 6

1620: William Blake, one of my maternal 9th great-grandfathers, the son of William and Agnes (Thorn) Blake, was baptized at Pitminster, Somerset, England. He came to the colonies with his parents in 1636. He died 3 September 1703 in Milton, (now) Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

Facsimile Signature of William Blake

[Source: Francis Everett Blake, Increase Blake of Boston, his ancestors and descendants, with a full account of William Blake or Dorchester and his five children (Boston, Massachusetts: Press of D. Clapp & Son, 1898), 25-26.]

© 2011 Denise Spurlock

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