Sir Patrick Blake 1st Bart.

1742 - 1784


MP for Sudbury 1768-1774 and 1775-1784. Son of Andrew Blake of St Kitts but heir of his grandfather Patrick Blake, created baronet 1772. Father of Sir Patrick Blake 2nd bart. and Sir James Henry Blake 3rd bart., grandfather of Sir Henry Charles Blake 4th bart.

  1. Patrick Blake of Montserrat (1st bart., and MP for Sudbury), son of Andrew Blake of St Kitts, after his father's death in 1760 laid out a fortune in the purchase of the manor of Langham, Suffolk.

  2. Patrick Blake was bequeathed 1s in the will of his father Andrew, "because of his undutifullness to me & following the advice of a parcell of Irish knaves who mean nothing but to plunder him."

Sources[accessed 23/11/2015].

  1. John Habakkuk, Marriage, debt and the estate system (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1994) p. 456.

  2. Will of Andrew Blake of New Norfolk Street, Hanover Square, PROB 11/860/317.

Further Information

Annabella Bunbury
Patrick; James Henry

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Country house
Langham Hall, Langham [Purchased] 
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Grade II* country house; the Langham estate was purchased c. 1760 by Sir Patrick Blake 1st bart. ...
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The date of the house is given as 1756 in some on-line sources, including some which show Patrick Blake as building it. However, the British Listed Buildings entry shows it as early 18thC. ...

Political (1)

West India interest 
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Sudbury Suffolk
1768 - 1774
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Sudbury Suffolk
1775 - 1784

Relationships (4)

Father → Son
Father → Son
Grandfather → Grandson
Grandson → Grandfather

Addresses (1)

Langham, Suffolk, East Anglia, England