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Families covered: Blosse of Belstead (Belsted), Blosse of Ipswich

Thomas Blosse of Ipswich, Suffolk (d 1342)
1. Thomas Blosse of Ipswich (d 1390)
  A. Thomas Blosse of Ipswich (d 1454)
  i. Thomas Blosse of Ipswich
  Visitation (1612) is a little unclear at this stage, implying that this Thomas was either the same person as or the father of the Thomas who d 1522. The dates lead us to suspect the latter.
  a. Thomas Blosse of Ipswich (d 1522)
  Visitation (1612) suggests that this was the Thomas who m. Joane Canham and was father of several children, including the Tobye who m. Elizabeth Sicklemore. The Sicklemore source gives a date for that marriage which suggests that Visitation has missed out another generation of Thomases.
(1) Thomas Blosse of Ipswich (d 1580)
  m. Joane Canham (dau of Robert Canham of Swaffham)
  (A) Thomas Blosse of Ipswich, Sheriff then Mayor of Norwich (b c1561, dsp 11.09.1632, Alderman of Norwich)
  m. Mary Bowde (widow of _ Barker)
  (B) Tobias (Tobye) Blosse of Ipswich (d 06.01.1630/1, Portman)
  m. (20.09.1591) Elizabeth Sicklemore (dau of Thomas Sicklemore of Ipswich (Portman))
  (i) Thomas Blosse of Belstead Hall, Suffolk (a 1620, d 05.03.1662) - continued below
  m1. (before 1620) Mary Cage (dau/heir of William Cage of Ipswich (Portman))
  m2. Elizabeth Darcy (b 1613, d 08.12.1653, dau of Sir Robert Drury of Dartford, grandson of Sir Edward)
  (ii) Tobias Blosse of Stratford Bow, Middlesex
  The following is supported by Visitation (Joseph Foster (1887), Middlesex, 1663, 'Blosse of Stratford Bow').
  m1. Elizabeth Lole (dau of Edward Lole (Loe) of St. Katherine's)
(a)+ issue (a 1663) - Tobias (b c1642), Edward, Thomas, Sarah (b c1646)
  m2. Jane Nelson (dau of William Nelson of Raynham)
  (e) Jeremy Blosse (b c1649, a 1664) probably the Jeremiah who married ...
  m. Sarah Doe (dau of Leonard Doe of London then Battersea by Sarah, dau/heir of Jasper Davis)
  (f)+ other issue (a 1664) - Ephraim, Israel, Lidia (b c1656)
  (iii) Alice Blosse
  m1. George Goodings of Grundisburgh (b c1589, d before 05.09.1640)
  m2. _ Houdon of Hertfordshire
  (iv) Elizabeth Blosse
  m. John Couchman of London
  (v) Joane Blosse
  m. Stephen Nobbs of London
  (vi) Mary Blosse
  m. William Harrison of London
  (vii) Dorca Blosse (bur 01.02.1639) who married ...
  m. Solomon Smith (d before 28.11.1665)
(viii)+ other issue - Susan, Abigail, Debora
  (C) Margaret (or Martha) Blosse
  m. John Knapp of Ipswich
  (D) daughter
  m. John Bull of Bradshaw
  (E) Elizabeth Blosse
  m. Richard Reynolds of London
  (F) Alice Blosse (d 13.03.1639-40) possibly of this generation
  m. (1586) Richard Frere of Occolt (m1. Thomasine Flowerdew)
  ii. Alice Blosse
  Visitation (1612) shows an Alice, second wife of Richard Frere of Occolt, as of this generation. Following the dates given by the Frere source, we show her just above, 2 generations later.



Thomas Blosse of Belstead Hall, Suffolk (a 1620, d 05.03.1662) - continued above
m1. (before 1620) Mary Cage (dau/heir of William Cage of Ipswich (Portman))
1. Thomas Blosse of Belstead (d 1695)
  m. Frances Day (dau of Thomas Day of Eye (heir of Wingfield Huings (Honings?))
  A.+ issue (a 1664) - Thomas, Tobias, William, Francis, Charles, Mary
  Copinger reports that the Thomas who d 1695 was succeeded by his grandson Thomas. We suspect that it was either Thomas, the eldest son of this the last generation mentioned by Visitation (1664), or Tobias (whose grandson may have been named after him) who was father of ...
i. Thomas Blosse of Belstead (d 23.05.1722)
  m1. Cecilia Tyrell (dau of Edmund Tyrell of Gipping)
  a. Tobias Blosse of Belstead (b c1697, dsp 01.11.1737)
  b. Cecilia Blosse, last of Belstead
  The following connection comes from Wikipedia ("Sir Henry Lynch-Blosse, 7th Bart").
  m. Francis Barker 'of Sibton'
  (1) Jane Barker (d 1756)
m. (14.07.1749) Sir Robert Lynch, later Lynch-Blosse, 6th Bart (d 1775)
  m2. Elizabeth Rouse (dau of Laurence Rouse of Badingham)
  c. Elizabeth Blosse
2. Tobias Blosse of Whetsted, Suffolk (a 1664, Rector of Belstead4)
  m. Mary Browne (dau of Francis Browne of Bury St. Edmunds)
  A. Thomas Blosse (b c1658, a 1664)
  B. Mary Blosse (a 1664) who married ...
  m. John Hunt of Walsham Hall
3.+ other issue - William, Mary, Eliza
m2. Elizabeth Darcy (b 1613, d 08.12.1653, dau of Sir Robert Darcy of Dartford, son of Sir Edward)
6.+ other issue - Darcy (bur 02.01.1668/9), Charles, Grace, Sarah, Dorcas

Main source(s): Visitation (Suffolk, 1612, 'Blosse of Ipswich and Belsted Hall'), Visitation (Suffolk, 1644-8, 'Blosse of Belstead') with input (shown in italics if we have not mentioned the source) taken from a schedule kindly provided to us by a regular contributor (CV, 20.03.21), that schedule identifying its sources including (for the lower section) 'Register of English momumental inscriptions online' (see here, search for "Blosse") and 'The Manors of Suffolk' (W.A. Copinger, vol 6 (1910), 'Little Belsted', p6+)
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