Know all men by these Presents, that I Henry Blake of Hampton Falls in the County of Rockingham & State of New Hampshire, gent., being at this time of a sound disposing mind & memory & calling to mind the mortality of my body, knowing it is appointed unto all men once to die & being desirous for to settle my affairs before my decease, do this twenty fourth day of October in the year of our Lord Christ, One thousand, eight hundred & one make & ordain this to be my last will & Testament; hereby revoking all & every former will or wills, Testament or Testaments by me heretofore made And first I command my soul into the hands of God who gave it and my body I commit to the Earth to be buried at the diseration of my Executor herein aftermentioned, & as to such worldly goods & Estate ass it hath pleased God to bestow upon me in this life, I give & bequeath in manner & form following, viz.
First, I give & bequeath unto my wife Sarah Blake, the one third part of the income of my Estate until my son Henry & my daughter Sarah Blake arrive to the age of twenty one years, after that time one quarter of the income & improvement of two cows & four sheep so long as she remains my widow, & the use of my wood land in Kensington during said term, my Executor to hale it to the door seasonably for her use, also the improvement of the Easterly half of my dwelling house, together with the use of the well & a proportional part of my barns & the use of a horse as she shall have occasion during the term aforesaid, I also give unto her all the household stuff she brot with her when I married her, & all she has made since for her own disposal
Item, I give unto my daughter Jemima Underhill, One dollar to be paid her in one year after my dec, by my Executor.
Item, I give unto my Daughter Susanna Graves, One dollar to be paid her by my Executor in one year after my decease.
Item, I give unto my daughter Abial Sherburne, One dollar to be paid her in one year after my decease by my Executor.
Item, I give unto my daughter Rhoda Chase, One dollar to be paid her in one year after my decease by my Executor.
Item, I give unto my daughter Abigail Fogg, One dollar to be paid her in one year after my decease by my Executor.
Item, I give & bequeath unto my daughter Dorothy Blake Forty dollars to be paid her on marriage day by my Executor.
Item, I give & bequeath unto my son Henry Blake his heirs and assigns Ten acres of land set off of the South end of my land at Cock Hill so called, square across. I also give him my bed & bedding belonging to it, & my wearing apparel, & my will is, that he shall be put to & learn a good trade when of suitable age.
Item, I give & bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Blake forty dollars, to be paid her on marriage day, by my Executor
Item, I give & bequeath unto my son Dearborn Blake, the whole of my Estate both Real & Personal that is not
Otherwise disposed of in this my Will, & do hereby constitute & appoint him my said son Dearborn Blake sole Executor of this my Will, & I order him to pay my just & honest debts & funeral charges in convenient time after my decease, and the legacies mentioned in this my Will. In confirmation of all aforegoing, I have hereunto set my hand & seal, the of the sate aforewritten. Henry Blake (Seal)
Signed, sealed & declared by the said Henry Blake to be his last Will & Testament in presence of
Hampton Falls, NH, 1722-1972, June 1972, published by the Hampton Falls Free Library
p. 69 [Olde Homesteads]
"The house on Curtis Road owned by Mrs. Dean McLaughlin was built by someone named Blake in 1796. The Land to Kensingtons was theirs."
History of the Town of Hampton Falls, NH, Warren Brown, 1900
p. 610 [Homesteads]
"Just above the Curtis place, near an old barn now standing, lived Henry Blake, son of Jeremiah. He married Sarah Tilton in 1787, and was rated from 1768 to 1803. After his death a family named Dow, who came from Kensington, lived here. Caleb and Eli Dow were rated in 1809 and few years later. They were nicknamed the "Woodchuck Dows."
"Where Dr. Curtis lives was the homestead of the Blakes. Jeremiah Blake, son of Jeremiah, who was the son of Philemon, who was the son of Jasper, was commonly called "Mr. Blake," and was prominent in town matters, having been selectman not less than fifteen years at different times, and representative in 1817, 1819, 1821, and 1822. He married Molly Rand of Exeter, built the house about 1796, and died in 1825. He had no children, but left the farm to his nephew, Jeremiah Blake, and his wife's nephew, Sherburne W. Rand. Mrs. Blake died here in 1861, aged eighty-seven. With her death the name of Blake became extinct, people of that name having lived here since the early settlement of the town. Enoch Blake, nephew of Jeremiah, lived here with Mrs. Blake, and carried on the farm for many years. After her decease he removed to Pittsfield, where he died a few years since at the age of ninety years. The farm was sold to George Janvrin, who with Dr. Curtis, his son-in-law, occupied the farm. William W. Curtis was a native of Vermont and has lived here since 1861. He has one son, George J., who was representative in 1895, and a daughter, Sarah, who married Dearborn Marston of North Hampton."
The Descendants of Jasper Blake of Hampton, NH, by Perley Derby:
(In the transcription by Carleton Blake in his Blake history, p 340.)
"He [Joshua Blake] was a sturdy yeoman, and resided in Hampton Falls upon his father's farm, which he inherited after his mother's decease."
From a letter from Beverly Mutrie, Hampton Falls Historical Society June 29, 2003:
"The old farmhouse on Curtis Road was a (Hilda) McLaughlin house and originally owned by Dr. Curtis. It still belongs to a relative of McLaughlin, a young family with children, I believe. (I think I can find out their name from the Library). I was told that the house was mostly original as the fireplaces were covered up and left untouched for many years. Also very little in the way of plumbing and heating. "
Volume 2 of Brown's history, written in 1918, p. 287 states -
"The Blake farm was managed at first by Meshech Akerman, and later, by Enoch Blake. A road past this farm was opened in 1847."
Note: Inventory of Henry Blake March 29 1804
Rockingham County, NH Probate Records
Page 179, 1803-6
A warrant was issued on the 29th day of March, A. D. 1804 to Caleb Tilton, Joseph Perkins & James Sanborn to take an Inventory of the Estate of Henry Blake late of Hampton Falls, decd. And they returned as follows, viz.
About 70 acres of land with the buildings thereon $2100.00
About Eight acres of land lying in Kensington 160.00
One acres & half of salt marsh 40 D. 1 pui in Muthouse 25 65.00
2 oxen, 2 cows & 2 heifers 140 D, horse, shape & store pig 37 D 187.00
Cart wheels, plow, chains & sundry other farming utensils 30.93
Note: Records from the old Norfolk Co. Court book.
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Source: S332 Author: Department of Commerce Title: Census, US Federal, 1790 Abbreviation: Census, US Federal, 1790 Publication: 1790 Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y
Source: S338 Author: Dick Marston Title: Lane Library Database Abbreviation: Lane Library Database Publication: 2000 Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y
Source: S344 Author: Brown, Warren Title: History of Hampton Falls, NH Abbreviation: History of Hampton Falls, NH Publication: John B Clarke, 1900, Rpt. Higginson, Of late Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y
Source: S350 Author: NEHGS Title: Massachussetts Vital Records Abbreviation: Massachussetts Vital Records Publication: Online Database with Images Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y
Source: S355 Author: Ruth Nichipon Title: Vital Statistics from the town record of Hampton Falls, NH thorugh 1899 Abbreviation: Vital Statistics from the town record of Hampton Falls, NH thorugh 1899 Publication: 1976, Hampton Falls Free Library Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y
Source: S356 Author: Carlton E Blake Title: Descendants of Jasper Blake, Emigrant from England to Hampton, NH, ca 1643, 1640-1979 Abbreviation: Descendants of Jasper Blake, Emigrant from England to Hampton, NH, ca 1643, 1640-1979 Publication: Rpt. 1980, Higginson Book Company, Salem, MA Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y
Source: S357 Author: Perley Derby Title: Descendants of Jasper Blake of Hampton, NH Abbreviation: Descendants of Jasper Blake of Hampton, NH Publication: 1879 (Transcribed by Carlton Blake) Repository: #R2 Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y
Repository: R2 Name: Essex Institute Address: Salem, MA
Source: S361 Author: Town of Hampton Falls, NH Title: Hampton Falls Town Records Abbreviation: Hampton Falls Town Records Italicized: Y
Source: S362 Author: William Heslet Jones Title: William Tilton: His English Orgins and Some American Descendants Abbreviation: William Tilton: His English Orgins and Some American Descendants Publication: Heritage Books (CD) Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y
Source: S852 Author: William Haslett Jones Title: The Rowell Family of New England and Their English Origins, 1560-1900; Descendants of Thomas Rowell, 1594-1662 Abbreviation: The Rowell Family of New England and Their English Origins, 1560-1900; Descendants of Thomas Rowell, 1594-1662 Publication: 1996, Heritage Books Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y