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Offline Emsworthy

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William Blake - Lambeth - 1770 ish
« on: Sunday 30 October 22 11:56 GMT (UK) »
Dear all,

I have been chasing down this line since well before 2005 and have not got far!  The latest post from me regarding this group is from 2020, which is here: https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=837374.msg7027434#msg7027434

I am stuck on William Blake, who was my 4 x Gt Grandfather.  There are the following children baptised to William and Sarah, in Lambeth, in the right timeframe:

William Henry born 11/01/1793, baptised 10/02/1793 St Leonard Streatham (father - Labourer)
Sarah born 06/06/1794, baptised 13/07/1794 St Leonard Streatham (father - Labourer) (possible burial 09/10/1794)
Possible marriage of William Blake (wid.) to Sarah Bening (sp.) 06/05/1795 St Leonard Streatham
John born 26/09/1795, baptised 08/11/1795 St Leonard Streatham (father - Labourer) (possible burial 17/12/1797 at St Mary Lambeth - no age given - residence Prince's Street)
Sarah Ann born 03/03/1798, baptised 17/06/1798 St Mary Lambeth (possible burial 28/06/1798 St Mary Lambeth - no age given - residence Prince's Street)
Thomas baptised 10/11/1799 St Mary Lambeth
Mary Ann born 04/08/1801, baptised 02/05/1802 St Mary Lambeth
Ann baptised 07/03/1804 St Mary Lambeth
Anna born 24/12/1806, baptised 07/09/1806 St Mary Lambeth
Eliza baptised 25/12/1809
Joseph born 28/12/1811, baptised 28/06/1812 St Mary Lambeth
Richard born 06/07/1813, baptised 25/12/1813 St Mary Lambeth (father - labourer, abode Vauxhall) - my 3 x Gt Grandfather

Burial record for a William Blake: 14/11/1817 St Mary Lambeth, William Blake, Abode - Vauxhall Walk, age 44.
Burial record for a Sarah Blake: 23/06/1816 St Mary Lambeth, Sarah Blake, Abode - Vauxhall, age 45.

I am starting to think that maybe Sarah Bening is a red herring?  I thought a first wife for William could have been Mary Bowyer, but the other children were also baptised to a Sarah, so this would not work.  However, I cannot yet find a marriage for William to a Sarah that would fit the timeframe.

Ancestry is suggesting a DNA link for me, to people connected to William Henry Blake 1793, which suggests that they all were one big family.  Maybe.

Any help after the best part of 20 years staring at William would be very much appreciated!
~Census Transcriptions, Crown Copyright, National Archives~<br /><br />All Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk<br /><br />Warner (Essex) Edgley (Suffolk) Blake & Sparrowhawk (Lambeth) Hall & Gibson (Co. Durham) Brown (Yorkshire)

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Re: William Blake - Lambeth - 1770 ish
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 02 November 22 11:13 GMT (UK) »
I guess this is the W H Blake you refer to?
1841
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQVC-DM3

1861
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2ML-6ZWP

I did find two other marriages in Croydon 5 miles from
Streatham, I do not see any baptisms for children in Croydon, might be worth a look, OPRs on Ancestry.

Name:   William Blake
Marriage Date:   25 Sep 1792
Marriage Place:   Croydon, St John, Surrey
Spouse:   Sarah Harriss

   William Blake
Marriage Date:   12 Sep 1790
Marriage Place:   Croydon, St John, Surrey
Spouse:   Sarah Clark

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Re: William Blake - Lambeth - 1770 ish
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 02 November 22 20:57 GMT (UK) »
Hi Colin,

Thank you for taking the time to look these up for me, it's really appreciated!  Definitely something else to add to the mix...just hope that one day, the truth will out!
~Census Transcriptions, Crown Copyright, National Archives~<br /><br />All Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk<br /><br />Warner (Essex) Edgley (Suffolk) Blake & Sparrowhawk (Lambeth) Hall & Gibson (Co. Durham) Brown (Yorkshire)