Blakes Birth Place, Bridgwater.
Now the Blake Museum.
The report of Blake’s death sent to the admiralty by a navel Officer included:
“As he lived, so he continued to the end, faithful.”
The Portbury Hundred is the root of my father’s line while my mother’s line originates around the Cannington Hundred. My mothers line descends from Admiral Blake’s family through the Saunders line.
Family names in the Portbury Hundred include: Blake; Bessant; Lilly; Broomfield; Gale; Wedmore; Cullimore & Thorne.
The later generations in the Family Trees are not shown on my web pages, in order to maintain privacy, however inquiries are welcome.
Admiral Robert Blake 1598-1657
“I do not reckon myself equal to Blake.” Nelson.
Blake General at Sea. C.D.Curtis. Taunton 1934.
1652/3 Minehead Church Wardens Accounts.
Paid for Ringinge for the Victory gotton by General Blake on the Dutch fleet. 6 shillings.
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Church of England Temperance Society:
1889 Nov 13th. Ruth Bessent.
Agriculture Children Act 1873.
That after Jan 1st 1875 no child under eight years of age shall be employed in any kind of agricultural work unless the parent or guardian of such child can produce a certificate to the following:
1. In the case of a child over eight and under ten that he has completed 250 school attendances within the twelve months proceeding the issue of the certificate.
2. In the case of a child over ten and under twelve: that he has completed 150 school attendances within in the same period. These certificates are to be supplied,on application.
Agricultural Children Act, 1873.
Any child who has obtained from one of her Majesty’s Inspectors of Schools a certificate to the effect that he has reached the fourth standard of education, or such other standard as may from time to time be fixed for the purpose of this Act by Ministers of Education Department, has triumphantly freed himself from the provision of the act, and may be freely employed without risk of penalty either to his parent or to his employer.
1893 Mar 3rd. Walton in Gordano School Log.
School opened on Monday but closed again, children suffering from Whooping cough.