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Peter Blinn

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Birthplace: Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Death: Died in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of William Blinn and Blinn
Husband of Johannah Blinn and Mary Harris
Ex-husband of Mary
Father of Jonathan Blinn; Peter Jr. Blinn; [Jr] Blinn, [Jr]; Jonathan Blin; Deliverance Blin and 10 others

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About Peter Blinn

Peter Blin (c.1640-1725), a French-speaking emigre, has long been associated with the production of "Sunflower" furniture as he arrived in Wethersfield in 1675, just prior to the production of the Rowlandson cupboard and his inventory included both joiner's and turner's tools, indicating he was able to make both the chests and their applied turned ornaments. A chest attributed to him or his shop recently sold for $482,500 at Christie's, NY

(Sale 2343 Important American Furniture, Folk Art and Prints 29 September 2010 New York, Rockefeller Plaza)

See below for photo of chest:

http://www.mailchristies.com/lotfinder/lot_details.aspx?intObjectID=5352668

Peter Blin, of a family of French Huguenots, who came to England early in the 17th century, b. in London, and probably in the Parish of Stepney 1640; settled at Wethersfield Conn., ca. 1680; married 1st, in England, a lady whose name has not been handed down, and by her, had issue, 1. Peter 2. James ",

Burke's American Families with British Ancestry, Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc, 1977, p2566

Peter died 7 Mar 1725 in Wethersfield CT. His headstone at the cemetery (Congregational Meeting House, Wethersfield) declares: "Here lies the body of Peter Blin, who departed this life March 7 in the 85 year of his age." The gravestone is obviously a bit weathered.

In Wethersfield, CT, he married Johannah.

Peter's Children

1. Peter Blinn; born abt 1667/70 in Wethersfield CT, died ? in Guilford CT; married on 7 Mar 1696/97 in ? to Hannah Crampton, born abt 1674 in Guilford CT died ? in ? (parentage unknown); children: Hannah, John, Jerusha, Elizabeth & Margaret.

2. James Blinn, a seaman; born abt 1673 in Wethersfield CT, died 1729 in Boston MA; married by Mr. James Allen (BOSTON BIRTHS, BAPTISMS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS, 1630-1699,1697 page 243) on 6 Dec 1698 in Boston MA to Margaret Dennison, born 21 Jul 1677 in Milton MA died 19 Jul 1736 in ? (dob & dod from ancestry.com) (daughter of William Dennison of Milton MA); children: William, James & Peter. (James' ancestor tree).

3. William Blinn; born 1 Jul 1675 in Wethersfield CT, died 28 Mar 1739 in Wethersfield CT; married first on 13 Nov 1701 in Wethersfield CT to Anna Coltman (possibly Cole or Coulton), born 11 Mar 1680 in Wethersfield CT died 17 Oct 1724 in Wethersfield CT, photo of her grave on William's page, (daughter of John Coltman & Mary ?); children: Daniel, Peter, Anna, Ephraim, Mary, William, Thankful, & William. married second on 22 Dec 1725 in ? to Thankful Nott, born 6 Feb 1694 in ? died ? in ? (daughter of John Nott & Patience Miller); children: Gershom, Thankful, Patience, Samuel, Abraham, & Elizabeth.

4. Mary Blinn; born 2 Dec 1677 in Wethersfield CT, died 1752 in ?; married on 9 Jul 1699 in Wethersfield CT to Nathan Hurlbut, born 4 Oct 1670 in ? died ? in ? (son of Samuel Hurlbut & Mary Goode); children: Gideon, Nathaniel, Anna, Peter, John, Mary, Samuel, Elizabeth, Thankful, & Hezekiah.

5. Daniel Blinn; born 2 Mar 1679 in Wethersfield CT, died 5 Dec 1720 in Wethersfield CT; married on 18 Nov 1707 in Wethersfield CT to Mercy East, born abt 1680 in ? died ? in ? (parentage unknown); children: Daniel.

6. Margaret Blinn; born 10 Mar 1681 in Wethersfield CT, died ? in ?; married first bef 1706 in ? to William Clark, born 29 Jan 1673 in Wethersfield CT died 8 Apr 1708 in Glastonbury CT (son of William Clark & Susannah ?); children: none known. Married second on 23 Nov 1714 (possibly the 28th) in CT to Daniel Beldin (or Belding), born abt 1682 in ? died ? in ? (2nd son of Samuel Jr. Beldin); children: Margaret, Lois, Prudence, Eunice, & Thankful.

8. Jonathan Blinn; born abt 1683/86 in Wethersfield CT, died 1741/42 in ?;. information on Jonathan's wives is found on his page.

9. Deliverence Blinn; born 12 Jul 1688 in Wethersfield CT, died 3 Nov 1736 in Wethersfield CT; married on 5 Feb 1713 in ? to Mary Stillman, born 12 Jul 1689 in ? died 30 Jun 1735 in ? (daughter of George Stillman & Rebecca Smith); children: Martha, Mary, Rebecca & George. Was executor of Peter's will.

Source: Blinn Family Genealogy http://webspace.webring.com/people/kk/kasblinn/PeterBlinn.html. kasblinn@yahoo.com

Peter Blin (c.1640-1725), a French-speaking emigre, has long been associated with the production of "Sunflower" furniture as he arrived in Wethersfield in 1675, just prior to the production of the Rowlandson cupboard and his inventory included both joiner's and turner's tools, indicating he was able to make both the chests and their applied turned ornaments. Furthermore, Trent argues that the flowers are marigolds, which had symbolic references in seventeenth-century France, and thus likely part of the decorative vocabulary of a craftsman of French heritage. The Blin attribution remains conjectural as the large number of surviving chests, though remarkably consistent in ornament and construction, were undoubtedly made in several shops-perhaps concurrently or by apprentices emulating the practices of a master.

http://www.mailchristies.com/lotfinder/lot_details.aspx?intObjectID=5352668

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Peter Blinn's Timeline

1649
1649
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
1670
1670
Age 21
Wethersfield, CT, USA
1673
1673
Age 24
1675
July 1, 1675
Age 26
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
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July 1, 1676
Age 27
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
1677
December 2, 1677
Age 28
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
1679
March 2, 1679
Age 30
1681
March 10, 1681
Age 32
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Age 33
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
1682
Age 33
Wethersfield, , Hartford, Canada