Major Martin Blake of Sevenoaks

???? - 1767


Major Martin Blake, nephew of Patrick Blake of St Christopher (d. 1743). Under his will proved 16/10/1767 he left his plantation in Parham and Willoughby Bay Antigua (subject to an annuity of £200 p.a. to his eldest son John) to his second son Martin T[h]omlinson Blake for life and then to Martin Thomlinson Blake's heirs, failing whom then to his [the testator's] daughters Jane Blake and Sarah Town Blake. Given that Oliver shows his daughter Sarah Toun [sic] Blake marrying '...Masterson', and that the compensation for Blake's estate on Antigua was later paid to Countess Sarah Selina Masterson, it is reasonable to infer that Martin Blake's Antiguan estate was indeed that known as Blake's.


PROB 11/932/368; Vere Langford Oliver, History of Antigua Vol. I. pp 53 & 55.

Further Information

Elizabeth Burke
Martin Thomlinson; Sarah Town; Penelope; Margaret; Jane; John; Edmond French

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
- 1767 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (7)

Grandfather → Grand-daughter
Notes →
An inferred relationship. It is known that Sarah Town Blake, daughter of Martin Blake of Sevenoaks (will proved 1767), married '...Masterson', and separately that Countess Sarah Selina Masterson was...
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Notes →
Tentative relationship only. Vere Langford Oliver shows Penelope Blake, daughter of Martin Blake of Antigua and later Sevenoaks, marrying John Sober of Barbados 06/11/1760....
Grandfather → Grand-daughter
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Father → Son
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Notes →
An inferred...
Father → Daughter

Addresses (1)

Sevenoaks, Kent, South-east England, England