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Ralph Blankenship

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Born about in Englandmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about in Henrico County, Virginiamap [uncertain]
Died in Roxdale, Henrico, Virginiamap
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Ralph Blankenship was born about 1662[1] in England.


Arrived in 1686 or 1687. His name is listed with 90 white persons and 70 negros as a headright of Richard Kennon in a petition for an 8000 acre land grant.[2]


Married by 1690 to Martha Clay. Her maiden name is somewhat speculative as no marriage records have been found. However, two of the Clay brothers who also were children of Charles Clay (1636-1686) and Hannah Wilson (1642-1706) appeared on the death inventory and will of Ralph Blankenship and Martha's second husband Edward Stanley[3] indicating a probable familial connection.


  1. William Blankenship b. Abt. 1691, d. April 1745, Henrico County, Virginia.
  2. Richard Blankenship b. Abt. 1693, d. Aft. 1768, Goochland County, Virginia.
  3. Ralph Blankenship, Jr. b. Abt. 1695, d. November 1754, Chesterfield County, Virginia.
  4. John Blankenship, b. Abt. 1697, d. April 09, 1754, Chesterfield County, Virginia.
  5. James Blankenship, b. Abt. 1699, d. May 23, 1749, Chesterfield County, Virginia.



  1. Deposition in Henrico on April 2, 1695 that he was about 33 years of age; Henrico W&D 1688-97:577
  2. Henrico Order Book 1678-1793:362
  3. W&D 1725-37:115




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