'Blake02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Blake of Cloneen (Clooneen), Blake of Galway, Blake of Menlough Castle, Blake of Towerhill, Blake of Twisel Castle

Thomas Blake, Mayor of Galway (d 20.01.1574)
1. Walter Blake (dvp 11.1573)
  m. Juliana Browne (dau of James Browne (FitzStephen))
A. Sir Valentine Blake, Mayor of Galway, 1st Bart of Galway (b 1560, d 02.01.1634)
  m1. Margaret French (dau of Robuck French of Galway)
  i. Sir Thomas Blake, Mayor of Galway, 2nd Bart of Menlough Castle (d 1642)
  m. Julliane Browne (dau of Geoffrey Browne of Carrowbrowne)
a. Sir Valentine Blake, Mayor of Galway, 3rd Bart of Menlough Castle (d 1652)
  m. (c1632) Elinor Lynch (d 1692, dau of Sir Henry Lynch, 1st Bart)
  (1) Sir Thomas Blake, 4th Bart of Menlough Castle (d after 09.10.1674)
  m1. (1649) Mary Martin (dsp, dau of Richard Martin)
  m2. Ellinor Lynch (dsp)
  m3. (c1656) Mary French (d 1694, dau of Marcus French)
(A) Sir Valentine Blake, 5th Bart of Menlo (b 1664, d unm 10.1686)
  (B) Sir Walter Blake, 6th Bart of Menlo (d 05.1748)
  m1. (10.08.1687) Anne Kirwan (d 08.1705, dau of Sir John Kirwan of Castlehacket)
  (i) Sir Thomas Blake of Summerville, 7th Bart of Menlough (d 03.1749)
  m. (1716) Elizabeth Burkes (d 1748/9, dau of Ulick Burkes of Tyaquin)
  (a) Sir Ulick Blake, 8th Bart of Menlough (d 22.06.1766)
  m. Mary Blake (dau of Robert Blake of Ardfry)
  ((1)) Anstace Blake
  m. (1769) Francis Foster of Ashfield
(b) Anne Blake
  m. (1757) Richard Kirwan of Creg (d 1812)
  (ii) Simon Valentine Blake of London (dsp by 1752)
  m. (10.1751) Mary Browne of Ellistron
  (iii) Mary Blake
  m. (1714) John Quin of Rossbrien (d 1729)
  (iv) Juliane Blake
  m. Gregory Martin of Galway
m2. (1706) Agnes Blake (d before 10.0.1748, dau of John Blake)
  (v) Catherine Blake (dsp 1775)
  m1. (10.04.1722) Denis Daly of Carrownakilly
  m2. Sir John Browne, 5th Bart of the Neale (d 02.10.1762)
  (C)+ daughters
  (2) Henry Blake (b 1640)
  m. Catherine Gibson
  (A) Thomas Blake of Brendrum of Blendrim
  m. Mary Lynch (dau of Peter Lynch, son of Sir Robuck (Robert), 2nd Bart)
  (i) Sir Thomas Blake of Bordeaux, 9th Bart of Menlough (d 03.03.1787)
  m. (1730) Eleanor Lynch (d 07.1791)
  (a) Mary Blake
  m. Edward Lynch
(ii) Sir Walter Blake, 10th Bart of Menlough
  m. (10.04.1751) Barbara Burke (d 14.04.1802, dau of Myles Burke of Ower)
  (a) Sir John Blake, 11th Bart of Menlough (b 15.07.1753, d 1834)
  m1. Eleanor Lynch (d 1795, dau of Edward Lynch, cousin)
  ((1)) Sir Valentine John Blake, 12th Bart of Menlough (b 23.06.1780, d 01.1847) had issue
  m1. (08.08.1803) Eliza Donelan (d 08.05.1836, dau of Joseph Donelan of Killagh)
  m2. (08.04.1843) Julia Sophia MacDonnell (d 11.03.1883, dau of Robert MacDonnell)
  ((2)) Barbara Blake
  m. (1804) Thomas Turner of Hales Hall
m2. (20.10.1800) Rose Brice (dau of Edward Brice of Kilroot by Theodora Mullins)
  ((3)) John Brice Blake (Captain)
  m. (01.07.1840) Frances McIlree (dau of John Drope McIlree of Belturbet)
  ((4)) Eliza Theodora Blake (b c1802, d 25.10.1879)
  m. (18.08.1821) Thomas Townsend Aremberg Mullins, 3rd Lord Ventry (b 01.1786, d 18.01.1868)
  ((5)) Jane Margaret Blake (d 08.05.1842)
  m. (1829) Rev. Denis Mahony of Dromore Castle (d 21.04.1851)
  ((6)) Arabella Blake (d 13.10.1884)
  m1. (07.12.1827) Sir Hugh James Moore O'Donnell, Bart (d 29.07.1828)
  m2. (01.08.1849) John O'Hara of Raheen
(b) Dominick Joseph Blake (d 09.1843)
  m. (1797) Mary Yelverton (dau of George Yelverton of Belleisle by Letitia, dau of Sir Henry Burke, 7th Bart of Glinsk)
  ((1)) Walter Blake of Meelick (b 1799, d1860) had issue
  m. (1840) Mary Blake (dau of Charles Blake of Bridge House)
  ((2))+ other issue - Henry, Yelverton, Barbara, Cecilia
  (c) Walter Blake (Brigadier)
  m1. (1794) Letitia Daly (dau of Denis Daly of Raford)
  m2. Martha Kirwan (dau of John Kirwan)
  (d) Thomas Blake (Major)
  m. Catherine Lawless
  ((1))+ issue - Edward, Thomas, John, Barbara, Catherine, Mary
(e) Stephen Blake of Woodstock (Captain)
  m. Margaret Daly (dau of Denis Daly of Raford)
  (f) Catherine Blake
  m. Mayles Burke of St. Eustatia
  (3) Francis Blake (to Carolina)
  (A) Joseph Blake (dsp)
  (4) John Blake of Cloneen or Clooneen then Muckiniss (d 06.1691)
  m. (c1678) Mary Lynch (dau of Isidore Lynch of Drimcong)
  (A) Isidore Blake of Cloneen (d 04.1763)
  m. Mary Blake (dau of Maurice Blake of Ballinafad)
(i) Maurice Blake of Cloneen and/then Towerhill (d 17.01.1789 or 06.1780)
  BLG1886 suggests that Maurice's wife was Ann, dau of Sir Walter Blake of Menlough Castle (see above), but BP1934 identifies her as ...
  m. (c1741) Ann Blake (dau of Walter Blake of Galway)
  (a) Isidore Blake of Oldhead and Towerhill (d 15.12.1818)
  m. (c1767) Frances Ruttledge (d 03.1824, dau of Thomas Ruttledge of Cornfield)
  ((1)) Maurice Blake of Towerhill (b 1771, d 07.05.1847) had issue
  m. (04.08.1803) Maria O'Connor (d 07.1810, dau of Valentine O'Connor of Dublin and Oakley Park)
  ((2)) Thomas Blake of Lakeview (d 1822) had issue
  m. (1799) Margaret Dowell (dau of Edward Dowell)
  ((3)) John Blake of Woodbine Lodge (d 1853) had issue
  m. (1807) Charlotte Blake (dau of Patrick Blake of Corbally)
((4)) Peter Blake of Ballylahen or Ballylahan (d 1816) had issue
  m. (11.10.1809) Mary McLoughlin (dau of John McLoughlin of Newfield)
  ((5)) Anthony Blake of Browneville (d 1840) had issue
  m. Rebecca Skerrett (d 12.04.1843, widow of Col. Lines Fawcett)
  ((6)) Isidore Blake (d 03.1849, Captain) had issue (to Australia)
  m. Anne Coleman
  ((7)) Maria Blake
  m. (24.01.1794) Marcus Lynch of Cloghballymore (d 1816)
  ((A)) Ann Lynch
  m. Maurice Blake of Ballinafad or Ballinaford, Sheriff of co. Mayo (d 1852)
  ((8)) Anne Blake
  m. (01.1800) Joseph Bourke of Carrowkeel (Captain)
((9)) Frances Blake
  m. (18.11.1812) Arthur Lynch of Petersburgh Castle
  ((10)) Catharine Blake (d 11.1810)
  m. (07.08.1807) Daniel Jones of Banada
  (b) Anthony Blake of Ross Lodge had issue
  m. Katherine Burke (dau of William Burke of Keelogues)
  (ii) Patrick Blake
  m. (21.02.1761) Catharine Foster (dau of John Foster of Higham Dikes)
  (a) Elizabeth Blake
m. (11.11.1780) Hyacinth Kirwan of Cregg (d 1800)
  (b) Anne Blake
  m. James D'Arcy
  (iii) John Blake of Arran Quay, Dublin (d 1800)
  m. (1755) Mary Browne (sister of Arthur Browne of Ellistron)
  (a) Isidore Blake of Old Head (d 1822)
  m. (08.1781) Jane Lynch (dau of Henry Lynch of Clogher)
  ((1))+ issue - John, Henry of Fisher Hill (dsp 1832)
(b) Mary Blake
  m. (30.11.1783) Richard Darcy of Rockvale
  (c)+ other issue - Valentine (d 1811 in New York), Maurice of Dublin (dsps 03.12.1831)
  (iv) Catharine Blake
  m. Frank Lynch
  (v)+ other issue - Anstas (?), Bridget
  (B) Patrick Blake
  (5) Walter Blake (dsp)
(6) Juliane Blake
  m. Alexander Kirwan of Dalgan
  (7) Elizabeth Blake
  m. Andrew Blake of Fartigar (son of Robert of Ardfry)
  (8) Annabel (Nell or Elena) Blake (d 1705)
  m. Thomas Fleming
  b. Moggine Blake
  m. Joseph Lynch
  c. Mary Blake
  m. Martin Kirwan of Galway
  d.+ other issue - Walter of Galway then Exning (dsp c1673), Geoffrey (priest), Francis, John (priest), Margaret, Christian, Annabel, Anne, Julian
  ii. Francis Blake, Mayor of Galway (a 1640)
  m. Margaret French (dau of Patrick French)
a. Catherine Blake
  m. Nicholas Lynch
  b.+ other issue - Mary, Margaret, Juliane, Elizabeth, Ann
  iii. Juliane Blake
  m. Adam Faunt or Fonte of Galway
  iv. Margaret Blake
  m1. Sir Nicholas Arthur of Limerick
  m2. Theobald Butler
  v. Anne Blake
  m. Richard Darcy
  m2. Annabel Lynch (dsp, dau of James Lynch)
  B. James Blake (d 20.02.1635, Captain)
  m. Margery Browne (dau of Alderman Dominick Browne)
  BIFR1976 provides the following ...
  i. Geoffrey Blake
  m. Juliana Martin (dau of Thomas Martin of Galway)
  a. Walter Blake of Drum ancestor of Blake of Drum, later of Gortnamona
  ii. Jennet Blake
  m1. John Browne of Galway
m2. Rory O'Flaherty of Killagh
  C. Robert Blake, Mayor of Galway
  m. Juliana Lynch
  BP1934 reports that Robert left 4 sons and was great-grandfather of Sir Francis, 1st Bart of Twisel Castle. BIFR1976 provides the connection.
  i. Nicholas Blake (4th son)
  m. _ Stanton
  The following comes from TCB (vol V, Blake of Twisel Castle).
  a. Robert Blake of Twisel Castle
  m. (04.03.1699) Sarah Blake (dau of Sir Francis Blake of Ford Castle by Elizabeth, dau of William Carr of Ford Castle)
  (1) Sir Francis Blake, 1st Bart of Twisel Castle (b c1709, d 29.03.1780)
  m. (by 1734) Isabel Ayton (b c1711, d 25.05.1741, dau of Samuel Ayton of West Herrington)
  (A) Rupert Blake (b c1734, dvp 25.01.1754)
  (B) Sir Francis Blake, 2nd Bart of Twisel Castle, Sheriff of Northumberland (b c1737, d 22.05.1818)
  m. (15.04.1772) Elizabeth Douglas (b c1750, d 23.03.1823,dau of Alexander Douglas in Bussorah, Persia)
  (i) Sir Francis Blake, 3rd Bart of Twisel Castle and Fowbury Tower (b c1775, dspl 10.09.1860)
  m. Jane Neale (d 03.04.1823/7, dau of William Neale)
  ii.+ other issue - John (Sheriff of Galway), Anthony, Dominick

Main source(s): BP1934 (Blake of Menlough) with a little support from BLG1886 (Blake of Towerhill) and, where shown, a little input from BIFR1976 (Blake)
Back to top of page