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Philemon BLAKE

Philemon BLAKE

Male 1671 - Bef 1741  (< 69 years)

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  • Name Philemon BLAKE 
    Born 23 May 1671  Hampton, Rockingham, NH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Military Between 1690 and 1697  [3
    King William's War 
    • King William's War

      King William's War (1690-1697) is what the North American theatre of the War of the Grand Alliance is referred to as. Beside the expansion of French interests along the Rhine in Europe, the French were intent upon reinstating the royal line of the Catholic James II to the throne of England. The English, not too keen on James and his imposition of Catholicism on them, sided with William, Prince of Orange (son-in-law of James), and his wife Mary, who had invaded and took over the crown in 1688. James fled to France.
      In the Colonies, the French garnered the aid of the Indians and laid waste to several British frontier towns in New York, Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. The British promptly took Port Royal, Acadia (Nova Scotia) but botched an invasion of Quebec. Eventually a treaty was negotiated on Ryswick, near The Hague in 1897, essentially restoring the colonies to the state they were in before the War.
      For the English colonists, the most terrifying aspect of this war was not the prospect of conflict with their French neighbors, but the "skulking rogues," as historian Joseph Dow remembered the natives. Certainly no less professional than other mercenaries employed throughout history, the natives seemed to have taken whole-heartedly to the task assigned to them by their French comrades. In fact, their reputation for scalping, burning, and taking settlers captive made it necessary for the colonists to take defensive action.
      In Hampton in 1689, the Meeting House was fortified and later the fortification was enlarged. A local militia was raised who were employed as soldiers, scouts or messengers. A list of these volunteers was assembled by Hampton historian Joseph Dow, which included Batchelder, Moultons, Dows, Sanborns, Tilton, and our own Philemon Blake and Timothy Blake.

      Sources:

      History of the Town of Hampton, New Hampshire, From It's Settlement in 1638 to the Autumn of 1892, Joseph Dow, Salem Press, Publishing and Printing Co, Salem, 1893.
      History of the United States of America, by Henry William Elson, The MacMillan Company, New York, 1904.
      "King William's War," Funk & Wagnalls Standard Reference Encyclopedia, Standard Reference Works Publishing Company, Inc., New York, 1966.
    Military 1709  [3
    Queen Ann's War 
    Residence 13 Dec 1711  Hampton Falls (Falls Parish), Rockingham, NH (Norfolk, MA) Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • According to Brown, from a list of those dismissed from the Hampton Church to form a new Parish in Hampton Falls or the Falls Parish.
    Residence Aft 1711  Hampton Falls, Rockingham, NH (Norfolk, MA) Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1719  Hampton Falls, Rockingham, NH Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • According to Perley: first found as constable in 1719, and subsequently as tax payer.
    Residence 1722  Chester, NH Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1741  [6
    Yeoman 
    Residence 1741  Falls Parish, Hampton, Rockingham, NH Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Will 1741  Falls Parish, Hampton, Rockingham, NH Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Will proved April 28, 1741.
    Died Bef 28 Apr 1741  [1, 6
    Will 16 Sep 1743  [5
    • According to Derby:
      There is no will of administration of his estate on record, but the compiler found in the possession of Mrs. Ira Blake of Kensington, among several quite ancient documents, which she very kindly submitted to his inspection, an original will, which appranetly was never presented for probate: likeiwse several unrecorded deeds....This will was made Sept 16, 1742, in which he gives his wife Sarah during her widowhood, one half of his dwelling house, and all the movables and utensils in the house; all his stock of creatures; one half of his land between the road that leads from deacon Sanborn to Samuel Blake's and the road that leads to Caleb Swain:- the house and land at his wife's decease to go to son Joshua.
      To son Joshua, the other half of the house and buildings where he now lives and all his right in the town of Chester.
      To son Philemon, one half the land where he (Philemon) now livesm and the other half after his mother's decease, and part of the land at Burnt Swamp, reserving nine acres for son Elisha on the west side; all the rest of his land at said Burnt Swamp he gives to sonm Philemon, and his land in Chester he bought of Nathaniel and John Ambrose, and one half of a lot at Grassy Swamp.
      To son Elisha all the lands he had in Kingston, and three half shares in the first west division in Hampton, and nine acres in Burnt Swamp.
      To two daughters, Elizabeth Lane and Dorothy Veasy, he gives 10 pounds each.
      To daughters Sarah Bean, 10 pounds, to be paid by son Philemon who is appointed executor.
    Person ID I5225  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2005 

    Father Jasper BLAKE,   b. 1614, Wimbotsham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1674, Hampton, Rockingham, NH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Deborah EVERARD,   d. 20 Dec 1678, Hamton, Rockingham, NH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married BY 1649  [7
    Family ID F1517  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah DEARBORN,   b. 9 Nov 1675, Hampton, Rockingham, NH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1741  (Age > 67 years) 
    Married 20 Jan 1698  Hampton, Rockingham, NH Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Married 20 Jan 1697/1698  Hampton, Rockingham, NH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Married 30 Jan 1698  [2
    Children 
     1. Joshua BLAKE,   b. July 1701, Hampton, Rockingham, NH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. [1776-1777]
     2. Elizabeth BLAKE
     3. Deborah BLAKE,   b. 13 Oct 1702, Hampton, Rockingham, NH Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Philemon BLAKE,   b. 12 Mar 1706
     5. Sarah BLAKE,   b. 24 Feb 1708
     6. Henry BLAKE
     7. Elisha BLAKE
     8. Abigail BLAKE
    Family ID F1515  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Philemon and Sarah had 8 children including the 7 listed here. Additional sources: Noyes/Libby/Davis, "Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire," (1939), pg. 95, #1; Blake, Carlton E., "Descendants of Jasper Blake: Emigrant from England to hampton, N.H., ca. 1643, 1649-1979," (Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., 1980), pg. 303.

  • Sources 
    1. [S338] Lane Library Database, Dick Marston, (2000).

    2. [S342] Genealogy of the Dearborn Family, E. B. Dearborn, (New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1848, Volume 2).

    3. [S356] Descendants of Jasper Blake, Emigrant from England to Hampton, NH, ca 1643, 1640-1979, Carlton E Blake, (Rpt. 1980, Higginson Book Company, Salem, MA).

    4. [S344] History of Hampton Falls, NH, Brown, Warren, (John B Clarke, 1900, Rpt. Higginson, Of late).

    5. [S357] Descendants of Jasper Blake of Hampton, NH, Perley Derby, (1879 (Transcribed by Carlton Blake)).

    6. [S341] Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire 1741-1749, Metcalf, Henry Harrison, edit, (The Rumford Press, 1915).

    7. [S851] The Dalton Cluster: Timothy Dalton, Philemon Dalton, Richard Everard, and Deborah Everard Blake, George F Sanborn Jr, Melinde Lutz Sanborn, (The New England Historic and Genealogical Register, Vol 154, July 2000).