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Minute Particulars

Vol. 54 no. 2: Fall 2020

James Blake of Rotherhithe, Timber Merchant

  • Wayne C. Ripley
5 October 2020
05 Oct. 2020


I have now uncovered what I believe to be the admission paper of Blake’s father for the Freedom of the City of London. It includes new information that seems to validate Bentley’s suspicion that Blake’s grandfather could be identified with James Blake, a timber merchant who died in Ratcliff, Middlesex, in 1754.