Monday, April 24, 2017

H11 Newsletter

I am working on the H11 Newsletter as I decided to go to four issues per year. If anyone has anything they would like to submit for possible addition in the Newsletter please let me know. Kippeeb@rogers.com

To really have the greatest value research wise adding your furtherest back "female" ancestor with her location can be beneficial.


Will of James Blake otherwise Blacke, Seaman belonging to the Marlborough India Ship - The National Archives PROB 11/844, probated 15 Mar 1759

There are a few records on Family Search of interest but not possible to separate out the correct family readily. The spelling of Blake is somewhat different in this Scot records.


Transcriber: Elizabeth Kipp
Recorded: 24 Apr 2017
Source:  The National Archives, PROB 11/844
Name of testator: James Blake otherwise Blacke, Seaman
Place: Marlborough India Ship
Type of Record: Will
Dated: 22 Nov 1755, probated 15 Mar 1759
[In margin]: James Blake otherwise Blacke

1    In the Name of God Amen
2    I James Blacke Seaman now belonging to the Marlborough
3    India Ship being in bodily health and of sound and disposing
4    mind and memory and considering the perils and dangers of the
5    Seas and other Uncertainties of this transitory Life do for
6    avoiding controversies after my decease make publish and
q    declare this my last Will and Testament in manner following
8    (that is to say) first I recommend my Soul to God that gave
9    it and my Body I commit to the Earth or Sea as it shall
10    please God to order and as for and concerning all my worldly
11    Estate I give bequeath and dispose thereof as followeth that
12    is to say all my Wages Sum and Sums of money Lands
13    Tenements Goods Chattels and Estate whatsoever as shall be
11    any Ways due owing or belonging unto me at the time
15    of my decease I do give devise and bequeath the same
16    unto my loving Father William Blacke of North Britain
17    and I do hereby nominate and appoint Mr John Blacke of
18    Grecess Street London Linnen Draper Executor of this my
19    last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former and
20    other Wills Testaments and deeds of Gift by me at any time
21    heretofore made and I do ordain and ratifie these presents
22    to stand and be for and as my only last Will and Testament
23    In Witness whereof to this my said Will I have set my
24    hand and Seal the twenty second day of November in the
25    Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty five
26    and in the twenty ninth Year of the Reign of his Majesty
27    King George the second over Great Britain etc James Blake
28    Signed Sealed Published and declared in the presence of us
29    John White Geo: Wilson
30    This Will was proved at London before the
31    Worshipfull George Harris doctor of Laws and Surrogate of the
32    Right Worshipfull Edward Simpson also doctor of Laws Master
33    Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
34    lawfully constituted on the fifteenth day of March in the Year
35    of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty nine by the
36    oath of John Blake otherwise Blacke the sole Executor named
37    in the said Will to whom Administration was granted of all and
38    singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased he having
39    been first sworn duly to administer

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Will of Jacob Blake, Marine, 43rd Company of Marines in Portsmouth Division now belonging to his Majesties Ship Namur on board his Majesties Sloop Spy - The National Archives PROB 11/387, probated 12 Aug 1761

Jacob Blake, the testator, is a mystery. No reasonable entries for births emerged searching the various sites.

Transcriber: Elizabeth Kipp
Recorded: 23 Apr 2017
Source:  The National Archives, PROB 11/867
Name of testator: Jacob Blake, 43rd Company of Marines in Portsmouth Division now belonging to his Majesties Ship Namur
Place: on board his Majesties Sloop Spy
Type of Record: Will
Dated: 12 Feb 1761, probated 12 Aug 1761

[In margin]: Jacob Blake

1    In the Name of God Amen
2    I Jacob Blake a Marine in the 43 Company of Marines in Portsmouth
3    Division now belonging to his Majesties Ship Namure being in Body
4    health and of Sound and disposing Mind and Memory and considering
5    the perils and dangers of the Seas and other uncertainties of this
6    transitory Life do for avoiding controversies after my decease make
q    publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner
8    following that is to say First I commend my Soul to God that gave
9    it and my Body I commit to the Earth or Sea as it shall please God
10    to order and as for and concerning all my Worldly Estate I give
11    bequeath and dispose thereof as followeth that is to say all my pay
12    and Wages Sum and Sums of Money Lands Tenements Goods
13    Chattels and Estate whatsoever as shall be any ways due owing or
11    belonging unto me at the time of my decease I do give devise and
15    bequeath the same unto my Friend Thomas Soaper of Portsea in
16    the County of Southampton Joyner to and for his own use and
17    Benefit and I do hereby nominate and appoint the said Thomas
18    Soaper Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby
19    revoking all former and other Wills Testaments and deeds of Gifts
20    by me at any time heretofore made and I do ordain and ratify
21    these presents to Stand and be for and as my only last Will and
22    Testament In Witness whereof to this my said Will I have set
23    my hand and Seal the twelfth day of February in the year of
24    our Lord One thousand seven hundred and sixty one and in
25    the first year of the Reign of his Majesty King George the
26    third over Great Britain etc The Mark of Jacob Blake Signed
27    Sealed published and declared in the presence of us John
28    Robinson Thos Binsteed
29    This Will was proved at London before the Right Worshipful
30    Edward Simpson doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the
31    prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted on the twelth day
32    of August in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and
33    Sixty one by the Oath of Thomas Soaper Sole Executor named in the
34    said Will to whom Administration was granted of all and Singular
35    the Goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased he having been
36    first Sworn by Commission duly to administer

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Will of George Blake, Mariner, on board his Majesties Sloop Spy - The National Archives PROB 11/775, probated 2 Dec 1749

The testator is perhaps the George Blakie baptized 24 Jun 1718 at Roxburgh, Scotland son of Robert Blakie and Margaret Shortreed.

There is an Andrew Blaickie born 23 Jul 1720 at Lilliesleaf, Roxburgh Scotland son of Robert Blaickie and Jannet Mien and baptized there 31 Jul 1720.

A variety of spelling of Blake in Scotland perhaps, no ideas on that.

Transcriber: Elizabeth Kipp
Recorded: 22 Apr 2017
Source:  The National Archives, PROB 11/775
Name of testator: George Blake, Mariner
Place: on board his Majesties Sloop Spy
Type of Record: Will
Dated: 22 Sep 1742, probated 2 Dec 1749

[In margin]: George Blacky otherwise Blackie otherwise Blake

1    In the Name of God Amen
2    I George Blake Mariner now belonging to his Majestys Sloop
3    Spy at Sea oft Cape Nichola do for avoiding controversies after
4    my decease make publish and declare this my last Will and
5    Testament in manner following that is to say all such Wages
6    Sum and Sums of money Lands Tenements Goods Chattels and
q    Estate whatsoever as shall be any ways due owing or belonging
8    unto me at the time of my decease I do give devise and bequeath
9    the same unto my Brother Andrew Blake of the parish of
10    Roxburgh near Kelsey in the Shire of Twedale North Britain
11    And I do hereby nominate and appoint my said Brother whole
12    Executor of this my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof
13    to this my said Will I have set my hand and Seal the twenty
11    second day of September 1742 and in the Sixteenth Year of the
15    Reign of his Majesty King George the Second over Great Britain
16    France and Ireland etc The mark of George Blake Signed
17    Sealed and delivered in the presence of us William Simpson Wm
18    Liddell Josh Jeffery
19    On the second day of December in the Year of our Lord
20    One thousand Seven hundred and forty nine Administration
21    with the Will annexed of the Goods Chattels and Credits of George
22    Blacky otherwise Blackie otherwise Blake late belonging to his
23    Majestys Sloop Spy a Batchelor deceased was granted to John Witty
24    the lawful Attorney of Andrew Blacky otherwise Blackie otherwise
25    Blake the Brother of the said deceased and sole Executor named in
26    the said Will for the use and benefit of the said Executor now
27    residing at Roxburgh in the Shire of Tweedale in Scotland being
28    First sworn duly to administer

Friday, April 21, 2017

Pencombe, Herefordshire

An email from a Pincombe cousin still living in England provided me with much food for thought. I have the fifteen charts for the Pincombe-Pinkham one name Study produced by the earlier researchers Dr Richard Pinkham and Galen Pinkham. The particular chart that applied to my new correspondent's family was one that I had not done any work on as I could not place the individual at the top of the chart in any records. Fortunately, verification of the chart was looked at by the correspondent and a first go-over showed that the tracing down from the particular ancestor did flow well. Always good news and I will leave that with my correspondent to fill me in on any differences. I have not yet added that particular chart to my Legacy one name study file for Pincombe-Pinkham.

The individual at the top of the Chart was born circa 1700 but the details on the chart were provided by a descendant of the American Pincombe family in this line.The name at the top of the chart was Silas Richard Pincombe but I am unable to find a Silas Richard Pincombe. The English side of this family refers to him as Richard Pincombe and they know how they are related to the American side of the family so very exciting news for the Pincombe one name study. This family has an oral history of being descended from the North Molton Pincombe family and with Richard born circa 1680s-1690s and married at Northlew we are looking at a break from the North Molton family of 150 years or thereabouts.

I am going to insert into this post the first couple of generations of the Pincombe/Pencombe/Pinkham family at North Molton as extracted by me from the records and there is still much to do in that regard but it is a start.

Find My Past has  8,835 entries for Pincombe and I have many of these plus I have photographed the Court of Chancery records when we visited Kew amongst other records. Looking at Pencombe there are 807 results. Pyncombe has 261 results. Pyncomb has 27 results. Pencomb has 49 results. Pincomb has 769 results. Pinkham has 6,421 results. Just doing a search on Pincombe and ticking the variations box yields 185,658 entries! I want to start working on the Find My Past entries but suspect it will take me quite a while to accomplish that. I am also back to transcribing Blake wills although took a break for a few days as my eyes were tired but soon back at it again.

Descendants of Pencombe
First Generation

1.  (Unknown) Pencombe [101].

General Notes: Arrived with Lord de la Zouche in 1485 following the Battle of Bosworth Field where (unknown) Pencombe supported Richard III. It is thought by me that this family was located at Pencombe Manor, Herefordshire and fled to Devon area in order to escape the effects of having supported Richard III against the King Henry VII who won the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.

Pencombe married someone.

His children were:

  +    2    M    i.    John Pyncombe [148] was born circa early 1500s and died By 1571 in South Molton, Devon, England aged about 71.

  +    3    M    ii.    Thomas Pencombe [862] was born second born son and died Will dated 1544 in North Molton, Devon, England.

  +    4    M    iii.    William Pincombe [1342] was born third born son and was buried on 13 Sep 1564 in North Molton, Devon, England.

  +    5    F    iv.    Margret Pencombe [1604].



Second Generation (Children)

2.  John Pyncombe [148] (Unknown 1) was born circa early 1500s and died By 1571 in South Molton, Devon, England aged about 71.

John married Dodderidge [155] [MRIN: 54], daughter of Dodderidge [169].

Children from this marriage were:

  +    6    M    i.    John Pyncombe [178] was born in Devon, England and died on 18 Dec 1604 in South Molton, Devon, England.

  +    7    M    ii.    Christopher Pyncombe [147] was born in Devon, England and died By 1585 in South Molton, Devon, England.

3.  Thomas Pencombe [862] (Unknown 1) was born second born son and died Will dated 1544 in North Molton, Devon, England.

Thomas married Johane [Pincombe] [867] [MRIN: 191]. Johane died by 7 May 1563 in East Buckland, Devon, England.

Children from this marriage were:

  +    8    M    i.    William Pincombe [860] was born in North Molton, Devon, England and died by 28 Dec 1602 in South Molton, Devon, England.

  +    9    M    ii.    John Pyncombe [100].

  +    10    F    iii.    Alice Pencombe [156] was born in North Molton, Devon, England.

  +    11    M    iv.    Richard Pyncombe [168] was born in North Molton, Devon, England and died by 1588 in Chittlehampton, Devon, England.

  +    12    F    v.    Pencombe [104].

4.  William Pincombe [1342] (Unknown 1) was born third born son and was buried on 13 Sep 1564 in North Molton, Devon, England.

William married Elizabeth [1603] [MRIN: 493]. Elizabeth was buried on 18 Feb 1563 in North Molton, Devon, England.

Children from this marriage were:

     13    F    i.    Agnes Pincombe [1610] was christened on 6 Jun 1543 in North Molton, Devon, England.

     14    F    ii.    Mary Pincombe [1611] was christened on 8 Dec 1547 in North Molton, Devon, England.

Mary married George Squire [1613] [MRIN: 497] on 20 Jul 1567 in North Molton, Devon, England.

  +    15    M    iii.    William Pincombe [1614] was buried on 25 Mar 1565 in North Molton, Devon, England.

5.  Margret Pencombe [1604] (Unknown 1).

Margret married Phillip Kingdon [1605] [MRIN: 494] on 15 Nov 1539 in North Molton, Devon, England.

Children from this marriage were:

  +    16    F    i.    Johane Kingdon [1606] was christened on 6 Oct 1545 in North Molton, Devon, England.

     17    F    ii.    Emote Kingdon [1607] was christened on 26 May 1549 in North Molton, Devon, England.


Third Generation (Grandchildren)
6.  John Pyncombe [178] (John 2, Unknown 1) was born in Devon, England and died on 18 Dec 1604 in South Molton, Devon, England.

John married someone by 1560.

His children were:

     18    F    i.    Alice Pyncombe [1078] died By 1604.

Alice married Roger Webber [1075] [MRIN: 342] before 12 Apr 1588 in South Molton, Devon, England.

     19    F    ii.    Agnes Pyncombe [1209] died By 1604.

Agnes married Selye [1210] [MRIN: 382].

     20    M    iii.    John Pyncombe [179] was born circa 1550s in South Molton, Devon, England and died By 13 Apr 1605 in South Molton, Devon, England aged about 55.

John married Amy Dodderidge [181] [MRIN: 56], daughter of Richard Dodderidge [183] and Jean Harder [170],  on 17 Nov 1578 in Barnstaple, Devon, England. Amy was born circa 1560s in Walton, Devon, England.

7.  Christopher Pyncombe [147] (John 2, Unknown 1) was born in Devon, England and died By 1585 in South Molton, Devon, England.

Christopher married someone.

His children were:

     21    M    i.    John Pinckombe [180] died about 1616.

John married Jane Sherman [1213] [MRIN: 385] on 13 Jun 1594 in Barnstaple, Devon, England.

     22    M    ii.    William Pyncombe [1212].

General Notes: Linked to Christopher because he doesn't belong in any of the other lines. Just a possibility here that he is Christopher's son.

William married someone in 1561 in Bideford, Devon, England.

8.  William Pincombe [860] (Thomas 2, Unknown 1) was born in North Molton, Devon, England and died by 28 Dec 1602 in South Molton, Devon, England.

William married Emotte Snow [861] [MRIN: 190] after 1564 in North Molton, Devon, England.

Children from this marriage were:

     23    M    i.    John Pincombe [1037] was born first born son and died before 1637.

John married someone.

     24    M    ii.    William Pincombe [1017] was born second born son in East Buckland, Devon, England and died By 28 June 1625 in East Buckland, Devon, England.

William married Temperance Pollard [1018] [MRIN: 329]. Temperance died By 7 March 1635 in South Molton, Devon, England.

     25    M    iii.    Symon Pincombe [1032] was born third born son.

     26    M    iv.    Richard Pincombe [779] was born fourth born son and died on 31 Jan 1648 in Bishops Nympton, Devon, England (the line of the author).

Richard married Anne [Pincombe] [780] [MRIN: 189] before 1598. Anne died on 3 May 1600 in Bishops Nympton, Devon, England.

Richard next married Francis Gill [988] [MRIN: 320] on 11 Nov 1603 in Bishops Nympton, Devon, England. Francis was born in 1567 in Bishops Nympton, Devon, England and was christened on 15 Oct 1567 in Bishops Nympton, Devon, England.

     27    M    v.    Thomas Pyncombe [177] was born fifth born son, died in Dec 1651 in North Molton, Devon, England, and was buried on 8 Dec 1651 in North Molton, Devon, England.

Thomas married Katherine [1624] [MRIN: 434]. Katherine was buried on 5 Feb 1636 in North Molton, Devon, England.

     28    M    vi.    Lewis Pincombe [1034] was born sixth born son.

     29    M    vii.    Peter Pincombe [1035] was born seventh born son.

     30    F    viii.    Johane Pincombe [1036] was born eldest daughter.

     31    F    ix.    Katherin Pincombe [1043] was born youngest daughter.

9.  John Pyncombe [100] (Thomas 2, Unknown 1).

John married Emet Hodge [1309] [MRIN: 418] on 1 Jul 1560 in North Molton, Devon, England. Emet died By 1585.

Children from this marriage were:

     32    F    i.    Johane Pyncombe [1310] was christened on 5 Jun 1561 in North Molton, Devon, England.

     33    F    ii.    Mary Pyncombe [1311] was christened on 18 Jan 1563 in North Molton, Devon, England.

     34    F    iii.    Peternell Pyncombe [1360] was christened on 29 Jun 1574 in North Molton, Devon, England and died in 1591 aged 17.

John next married someone in 1585.

His children were:

     35    F    i.    Honor Pencombe [151] was christened on 25 Nov 1585 in Robourough By Torrington, Devon, England.

     36    M    ii.    George Pencombe [152] was christened in Mar 1588 in Robourough By Torrington, Devon, England.

     37    M    iii.    Jasper Pencombe [150] was born in 1590 in Robourough By Torrington, Devon, England and was christened on 25 Mar 1590 in Robourough By Torrington, Devon, England.

Jasper married someone.

     38    M    iv.    Abraham Pencombe [149] was born in 1595 in Robourough By Torrington, Devon, England and was christened on 7 Apr 1595 in Robourough By Torrington, Devon, England.

     39    M    v.    Henri Pencombe [153] was christened on 25 Mar 1597 in Robourough By Torrington, Devon, England.

10.  Alice Pencombe [156] (Thomas 2, Unknown 1) was born in North Molton, Devon, England.

Alice married John Lock [157] [MRIN: 51] on 29 Nov 1561 in North Molton, Devon, England. John was born in 1536 in North Molton, Devon, England.

Children from this marriage were:

     40    M    i.    Richard Lock [158] was born in 1565 in North Molton, Devon, England.

     41    F    ii.    Mary Lock [159] was christened on 18 Feb 1567 in North Molton, Devon, England.

     42    F    iii.    Margaret Lock [160] was christened on 27 Mar 1571 in North Molton, Devon, England.

     43    M    iv.    Thomas Lock [161] was christened on 24 Mar 1572 in North Molton, Devon, England.

     44    M    v.    Thomas Lock [162] was christened on 6 Mar 1574 in North Molton, Devon, England.

     45    M    vi.    Robert Lock [163] was christened on 7 Mar 1576 in North Molton, Devon, England.

     46    M    vii.    John Lock [164] was christened on 19 Jan 1577 in North Molton, Devon, England.

     47    M    viii.    Jeffrey Lock [165] was christened on 29 Mar 1578 in North Molton, Devon, England.

     48    F    ix.    Emote Lock [166] was christened on 27 Sep 1584 in North Molton, Devon, England.

11.  Richard Pyncombe [168] (Thomas 2, Unknown 1) was born in North Molton, Devon, England and died by 1588 in Chittlehampton, Devon, England.

Richard married someone.

His child was:

     49    F    i.    Helen Pyncombe [1307] was christened on 28 Mar 1577 in Chittlehampton, Devon, England.

Helen married Mathew Goule [1308] [MRIN: 417] on 19 May 1617 in Chittlehampton, Devon, England.

12.  Pencombe [104] (Thomas 2, Unknown 1).

Pencombe married John Jesse [105] [MRIN: 33].

The child from this marriage was:

     50    M    i.    John Jesse [106].

15.  William Pincombe [1614] (William 2, Unknown 1) was buried on 25 Mar 1565 in North Molton, Devon, England.

William married Margaret Gregoire [1343] [MRIN: 428] on 26 Nov 1564 in North Molton, Devon, England.

The child from this marriage was:

     51    M    i.    George Pincombe [1312] was born after 1564 in North Molton, Devon, England and was buried on 19 Jan 1610 in North Molton, Devon, England.

General Notes: Will possibly probated in 1624 at North Molton in the Court of the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple

George married Dorothie [1313] [MRIN: 419] in 1591 in North Molton, Devon, England. Dorothie was buried on 2 Feb 1610 in North Molton, Devon, England.

16.  Johane Kingdon [1606] (Margret Pencombe 2, Unknown 1) was christened on 6 Oct 1545 in North Molton, Devon, England.

Johane married William Hobb [1608] [MRIN: 495] on 28 Jan 1564 in North Molton, Devon, England.

The child from this marriage was:

     52    M    i.    Phillip Hobb [1609] was christened on 16 Apr 1568 in North Molton, Devon, England.