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William Bladen (1673 - 1718)

Hon. William Bladen
Born in Hemsworth, Yorkshire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married 1695 in Anne Arundel Co. Marylandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Anne Arundel Co., Marylandmap
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Biography

William Bladen, Esq., born at Steeton, Yorkshire 27 Feb. 1673, immigrated to Maryland in 1690. [1] He settled in St. Mary's Co. and later at Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co. [1] He married in 1695 Anne Van Swearingen, daughter of Garrett Van Swearingen, by his wife, Mary Smith. [1] They had four sons, [Col.] Thomas [Governor of Maryland], William, Christopher, and Martin, and two daughters, Anne (wife of Benjamin Tasker) and Priscilla.[1] William Bladen, Esq., died intestate at Annapolis, Maryland 7 August 1718. [1] His widow, Anne, was living Aug. 1719. [1]

TITLE: Hon.
OCCUPATION: Secretary of Maryland 1701, Attorney General 1707, and Commissary General 1714.
RESIDENCE: England and Anne Arundel Co. MD
BIRTH: 22 Feb 1673, Hemsworth, Yorkshire, England
DEATH: 9 Aug 1718, Anne Arundel Co. Maryland or Delaware

Disputed Marriage

C. Ashley Ellefson in "William Bladen and Letitia Loftus: A Voyage in Search of a Wife and an Exercise in Genealogy" [2] strongly presents facts to disprove the contention of Charles Henry Browning in "Americans of Royal Descent: Collection of Genealogies Showing the Lineal ..." that William Bladen married Letitia Loftus. [3]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families
  2. William Bladen of Annapolis, 1673?-1718 'the most capable in all Respects' or 'Blockhead Booby”? by C. Ashley Ellefson, appendix B p 269 http://aomol.msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/000001/000747/pdf/am747.pdf
  3. William Bladen married Letitia Loftus, by whom he is said to have had issue (child). The proof of his 2nd. marriage to Ann Swearingen is the will of her mother; also the following Maryland records: "Feb 29, 1695-6. Ordered that the sheriff of St. Maries (Marys) county summon Mr. Hall, priest at St. Inigoes of said county, to appear before the Governor and Council at Annapolis, on the last day of April next, to answer by what authority he joined in marriage Mr. William Bladen and Mistress Ann Van Swearingen of St Marys county. (Liber H.D., folio 267, Council Journal). On 29 April 1696, Mr. Hall appeared before the court in Annapolis, and gave satisfactory answer (Ibid. 310). William Bladen was clerk of the house of Burgesses, 1697; Clerk of the Prerogative court, 1699; and Commissary-General of Maryland, 1714 (Browning, page 44)

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Research notes

Different sources give different birthplaces. What we appear to know is: Nathaniel Bladen was owner or co-owner of Hague Hall in Hemsworth; William was born in February 1672/3; he was baptised a month later at Steeton, the seat of his mother's family. Given the interval of a month, we don't know whether his mother went home for the birth, or only for the christening; neither practice was unusual.

Browning named the Rev Dr Thomas Bladen, Dean of Oxford, as the father of William.

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Magna Carta Project

William Bladen is listed in Magna Carta Ancestry as a Gateway Ancestor (vol. I, pages xxiii-xxix) in a Richardson-documented trail to Magna Carta Surety Baron William de Mowbray (vol. I, pages 211-214 BLADEN). That trail is in need of further development against the project's checklist and is set out below.
  • Needs Re-review: This profile needs re-review against the project's checklist to bring it up to current project standards. ~ Thiessen-117 21:23, 13 July 2020 (UTC)
See Base Camp for more information about identified Magna Carta trails and their status. See the project's glossary for project-specific terms, such as a "badged trail".

Magna Carta Trails

Unbadged Richardson-documented trail to Mowbray (MCA I:211-214 BLADEN):
Gateway Ancestor William Bladen (trail pending/needs re-review)
1. William is the son of Isabel Fairfax (trail pending/needs development)
2. Isabel is the daughter of William Fairfax (trail pending/needs development)
3. William is the son of Philip Fairfax (trail pending/needs development)
4. Philip is the son of William Fairfax (trail pending/needs development)
5. William is the son of Gabriel Fairfax (trail pending/needs development)
6. Gabriel is the son of William Fairfax (trail pending/needs development)
7. William is the son of Elizabeth Manners (trail pending/needs development)
8. Eliabeth is the daughter of Robert Manners (trail pending/needs development)
9. Robert is the son of Joan Ogle (trail pending/needs development)
10. Joan is the daughter of Maud Grey (trail pending/5-star needs re-review)
11. Maud is the daughter of Joan Mowbray (badged/100% 5-star)
12. Joan is the daughter of John de Mowbray (badged/100% 5-star)
13. John is the daughter of John de Mowbray (badged/100% 5-star)
14. John is the son of John de Mowbray (badged/100% 5-star)
15. John is the son of Roger de Mowbray (badged/100% 5-star)
16. Roger is the son of Roger de Mowbray (badged/100% 5-star)
17. Roger is the son of Magna Carta Surety William de Mowbray
Alternate, undeveloped, trail from William Bladen to Thomas de Mowbray, who links to six other surety barons:
5. William Fairfax is the son of Frances Sheffield (NO PB*/needs development)
6. Frances is the daughter of Edmund Sheffield (NO PB/needs development)
7. Edmund is the son of Douglas Howard Sheffield (NO PB/needs development)
8. Douglas is the son of William Howard (NO PB/needs development)
9. William is the son of Thomas Howard (NO PB/needs development)
10. Thomas is the son of John Howard (NO PB/needs development)
11. John is the son of Margaret Mowbray (NO PB/needs development)
12. Margaret is the daughter of Thomas de Mowbray (trail pending/100% 5-star)
13. Thomas de Mowbray is in badged trails to the following surety barons (see trails here):

Magna Carta Trails

Profiles between Thomas de Mowbray and seven surety barons (NOTE: all profiles below are already badged):
Trail to Mowbray:
1. Thomas de Mowbray is the son of John de Mowbray
2 John de Mowbray is the son of John de Mowbray
3. John de Mowbray is the son of John de Mowbray
4. John de Mowbray is the son of Roger de Mowbray
5. Roger de Mowbray is the son ofRoger de Mowbray
6. Roger de Mowbray is the son of Magna Carta Surety Baron William de Mowbray
Trail to the Clares:
3. John de Mowbray is the son of Rose de Clare
4. Rose de Clare is the daughter of Richard de Clare
5. Richard de Clare is the son of Magna Carta Surety Baron Gilbert de Clare
6. Gilbert de Clare is the son of Magna Carta Surety Baron Richard de Clare
Trail to Lacy:
4. Rose (Clare) de Mowbray is the daughter of Maud de Lacy
5. Maud de Lacy is the daughter of Magna Carta Surety Baron John de Lacy
Trail to Quincy:
5. Maud de Lacy is the daughter of Margaret de Quincy
6. Margaret de Quincy is the daughter of Robert de Quincy
7. Robert de Quincy is the son of Magna Carta Surety Baron Saher de Quincy
Trail to Bigods:
2. John (Mowbray) de Mowbray is the son of Joan of Lancaster
3. Joan (Plantagenet) of Lancaster is the daughter of Maud de Chaworth
4. Maud de Chaworth is the daughter of Isabel de Beauchamp
5. Isabel de Beauchamp is the daughter of Maud FitzJohn
6. Maud FitzJohn is the daughter of Isabel le Bigod
7. Isabel le Bigod is the daughter of Magna Carta Surety Baron Hugh le Bigod
8. Hugh le Bigod is the son of Magna Carta Surety Baron Roger Bigod


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