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Thomas Blatchley

Also Known As: "Thomas Blackley", "Thomas Blacksley", "Thomas Blachly"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Possibly Hertfordshire or , Cullerne, Wiltshire , England
Death: Died in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Branford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Blatchley, I and Susan Blatchley
Husband of Susanna Bristow
Father of Aaron Blatchley; Abigail Ball; Moses Blatchley and Miriam Pond

Occupation: Planter, merchant, haulage
Managed by: Me
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Immediate Family

About Thomas Blatchley

Biographical Summary:

Thomas Blackley (Blatchley, Blacksley) embarked for New England in the "Hopewell," July 28,1635, age 20; was granted a lot in Hartford conditionally, Jan. 7, 1639-40; removed to New Haven, 1643; was at Branford in 1645; signed the "fundamental agreement" of the settlers of Newark, in Oct., 1666, but remained in Connecticut; in his latter days he was at Guilford, and died in Boston, probably on a trading visit, about 1674. His widow, Susanna, afterwards married Richard Bristow, of Guilford.

SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), page 231. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books

THOMAS BLATCHLEY, the Immigrant, was born in 1615. He was a member of St. Giles Cripplegate Anglican Church; however, it is possible he was from northwestern England, such as Hertfordshire. Most of Hartford and Branford, Connecticut settlers originated from there.

  • Emigrated July 28, 1635 Vessel - Hopewell, Captain Babb, 1635 Mercantile Business. Military Service in The Pequot War-1670, awarded 60 acres for service

Thomas Blatchley [Gen 13] married Susanna Ball [daughter of 15618 Alling Ball & Dorothy Tuttle]

Thomas is earliest known ancestor in this branch of the family. Almost all of our information on this family is from secondary website sources; I am presenting what we have found, but cannot say anything about the accuracy of the information.

7808. Thomas Blatchley was born in 1615 in London (Hertfordshire) England [some say Wales], and died 15 Feb 1673/74 in Boston (Suffolk) Massachusetts. He married 5 Jun 1643 in New Haven Co, Connecticut,

7809. Susanna Ball. Susanna was born 1625 probably in England, and died 16 Dec 1677 in Connecticut.


The name Blatchley is Anglo-Saxon, and is related to Blacksley, Blachly, etc. The meaning of the name is uncertain; some sources say it refers to an occupation, where "Blatch" = bleach. Others have it as a place name, referring to a Black Lea (dark meadow). The earliest known appearances of the name are in Lancashire in pre-Norman times, but whether it refers to an occupation or a place (or both), there could be many unrelated Blatchley lines in England.


Thomas came to America in 1635 on the "Hopewell". His name is seen spelled Blachley in places. He was residing in Hartford, Connecticut by 1640, and was in New Haven, Connecticut by 1644. He served as a member of the militia during the Pequot War (about 1637).

Thomas and Susanna were planters, and were Anglican. Thomas was also a merchant. He signed the agreement of 20 Oct 1666 founding Newark, New Jersey, but it appears they never moved there. He was residing in Branford, Connecticut at the time of his death, although he died in Boston -- he was probably there on business. After his death, Susanna married Richard Bristow; there were no known children from this marriage.


Thomas and Susanna had four children:


7808.1. Aaron Blatchley (1644 CT - 1699 CT) had descendants and is expanded below.


7808.2. Abigail Blatchley (~1648 CT - ~1725 NJ) had descendants and is expanded below.


7808.3. Moses Blatchley [3904] (1650 CT - 1693 CT) and Susanna Bishop are direct ancestors, separate page.


7808.4. Miriam Blatchley (1653 CT - ~1705 MA) had descendants and is expanded below.


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7808.1. Aaron Blatchley was born Aug 1644 in New Haven (New Haven) Connecticut, and died 31 Aug 1699 in Guilford (New Haven) Connecticut. His name is seen spelled Blakesly in some records. Aaron married 1 Feb 1664/65 in Guilford, Mary Dodd, daughter of Daniel (or Robert?) Dodd and Mary Wheeler. Mary was born 1647 in Branford, Connecticut, and died 1683 in Connecticut. They were Anglican.

After Mary died, Aaron married in 1686 in Connecticut, Mrs. Sarah Foote (her second marriage, maiden name unknown). There were no known children from this second marriage.

Aaron and first wife Mary had ten children (first cousins to us):


7808.1.1. Thomas Blatchley was born in 1665 in New Haven (New Haven) Connecticut, and died 20 Dec 1692 in New Haven.


7808.1.2. Susannah Blatchley was born in 1667 in New Haven (New Haven) Connecticut, and died 19 Jan 1727/28 in Guilford (New Haven) Connecticut. She married 8 Oct 1684 in Guilford, Ebenezer French, son of Thomas French (1620 Eng - 1679 CT) and Mary Button (1622 Eng - 1660). Ebenezer was born 3 Apr 1658 in Guilford (New Haven) Connecticut, and died 3 May 1736 in New Haven (New Haven) Connecticut.

Susannah and Ebenezer had six children (second cousins to us):


7808.1.2.1. Deborah French was born 17 May 1687 in Guilford (New Haven) Connecticut, and died 15 Mar 1761 in Guilford. She married in 1710, John Munger, son of John Munger (1660 CT - 1732 CT) and Mary Evarts (1674 - 1734).

Deborah and John had several children, of which we record one (third cousin to us):


7808.1.2.1.1. Dinah Munger was born 5 Apr 1712 in Guilford (New Haven) Connecticut. She married 12 Oct 1733, David Dudley [15670.9.4.2], son of Ebenezer Dudley and Abigail Kelsey. Dinah and David are second cousins (though not through our lines), both descending from Thomas French and Mary Button.


7808.1.2.2. Jemima French was born 26 Feb 1692/93 in Guilford (New Haven) Connecticut, and died as a baby, sometime before 1695 in Guilford.


7808.1.2.3. Jemima French was born 28 Sep 1696 in Guilford (New Haven) Connecticut, and died 8 Aug 1755 in Guilford.


7808.1.2.4. Thomas French was born 30 Oct 1698 in Guilford (New Haven) Connecticut, and died 20 Jan 1772 in Guilford. He married 14 Dec 1720 in Guilford, Sarah Graves, daughter of John Graves and Elizabeth Foote. Sarah was born 14 Apr 1699 in Guilford (New Haven) Connecticut, and died on 30 May 1784 in Guilford.

They had nine children, of whom we list


7808.1.2.4.4. Susanna French was born 6 Jun 1728 in Guilford (New Haven) Connecticut. She married 7 Jan 1756 in Guilford, her cousin Eliakim Stevens [7824.4.3.7], son of Nathaniel Stevens and Mindwell Graves. Eliakim was born 4 Oct 1734 in Guilford, and died 29 Jan 1784 in Guilford. Eliakim and Susanna are first cousins, both being descended from John Graves and Elizabeth Foote, outside our lines.


7808.1.2.4.6. Philemon French was born 12 May 1733 in Connecticut. He married 17 Oct 1757, Mary Dudley [3924.3.8.1], daughter of David Dudley and Mary Talman. Mary was born 14 Jan 1742/43 in Guilford (New Haven) Connecticut, and died 10 Mar 1773.


7808.1.2.4.9. Didymus French was born 24 Apr 1741 in Guilford (New Haven) Connecticut. He married 25 Dec 1766 in Guilford, his cousin Jerusha Stevens [3912.4.2.1], daughter of Nathaniel Stevens and Sarah Griswold. Jerusha was born 28 Apr 1747 in Guilford. Didymus and Jerusha are first cousins once removed, through John Graves and Elizabeth Foote.


7808.1.2.5. Mercy French was born 13 May 1701 in Guilford (New Haven) Connecticut, and died May 1777 in Hartford (Hartford) Connecticut (some have Guilford). She married 16 Aug 1726, John Bradley [7822.4.4], son of Stephen Bradley (1668-1702) and Sarah Ward (1674-1763). John was born on 7 Nov 1700 in E. Guilford (New Haven) Connecticut, and died Jan 1778.

Mercy and John had four children, listed under John.


7808.1.2.6. Susanna French was born 8 Aug 1703 in Guilford (New Haven) Connecticut, and died 13 Feb 1742/43 in Guilford.


7808.1.3. Mary Blatchley was born in 1668 in Connecticut, and died in 1754. She married Nathaniel Allis.


7808.1.4. Sarah Blatchley was born in 1670 in Connecticut. She married Christopher West.


7808.1.5. Samuel Blatchley was born in 1671 in Connecticut, and died 15 Oct 1756 in Connecticut. Samuel married first, sometime around 1695, Sarah Finch. Sarah died sometime before 1699.

Samuel and Sarah had one child (second cousin to us):


7808.1.5.1. Mary Blatchley was born sometime in the late 1690's in Connecticut.


Samuel married second, 6 Apr 1699 in Stamford (Fairfield) Connecticut, Abigail Finch. Abigail is probably a sister or cousin to Samuel's first wife, but we don't know for certain.

Samuel and Abigail had three children (second cousins to us):


7808.1.5.2. Samuel Blatchley was born 1700 in Stamford (Fairfield) Connecticut.


7808.1.5.3. Sarah Blatchley was born sometime around 1705 in Connecticut.


7808.1.5.4. Abigail Blatchley was born sometime around 1705 in Connecticut.


7808.1.6. Benjamin Blatchley was born in 1673 in Connecticut, and died 7 Dec 1741. He married 27 Nov 1712 in Guilford (New Haven) Connecticut, Naomi Dudley, daughter of Martha French (b. 1654 CT) and John Dudley (d. 1690). Naomi was born Oct 1690 in Guilford, and died 22 Sep 1770.


7808.1.7. Hannah Blatchley was born 5 Mar 1674 in Connecticut.


7808.1.8. Daniel Blatchley was born 9 Jan 1675/76 in Connecticut, and died 3 May 1712. He married Mehitabel Evarts. Mehitabel was born on 25 Feb 1678/79, and died 3 Sep 1751.

Daniel and Mehitabel had two children (second cousins to us):


7808.1.8.1. Mary Blatchley was born 3 May 1709 in Guilford (New Haven) Connecticut, and died 8 Oct 1753.


7808.1.8.2. Aaron Blatchley was born 23 Apr 1712 in Guilford (New Haven) Connecticut.


7808.1.9. Ebenezer Blatchley was born in 1677 in Guilford (New Haven) Connecticut, and died in 1730 in Long Island, New York. He married first, ___.

Ebenezer and (unknown) had four children (second cousins to us):


7808.1.9.1. Elizabeth Blatchley was born 8 Mar 1708. She married first, Timothy Titus. Elizabeth married second, Ephraim Kellum.

Elizabeth and Ephraim probably had several children, of whom we list one (third cousin to us):


7808.1.9.1.1. Elizabeth Kellum was born about 1724. She married Job Sammis, son of Jeremiah Sammis (b. 1688 NY). Job was born on 14 Feb 1723/24 in Huntington (Suffolk) New York, and died 24 May 1792.

Elizabeth and Job probably had several children, of whom we list one (fourth cousin to us):


7808.1.9.1.1.1. David Sammis was born 21 Apr 1766 in Huntington (Suffolk) New York. He married 28 Oct 1781 in New York, Deborah Ketcham [SPENCER 746.7], daughter of Thomas Ketcham (~1710-1760) and Rebecca ___. Deborah was born about 1759.

David and Deborah had one child that we know of (Mary), listed under Deborah who is closer to the main line. She is a fifth cousin to Bill's side, and a first cousin to Rita's side of the family.


7808.1.9.2. Ebenezer Blatchley was born 9 Oct 1709 in Long Island, New York, and died in 1795 in The Ponds (Bergen) New Jersey. He married Hannah Miller, daughter of Robert Miller and Mary Beckwith. Ebenezer was a physician.

Ebenezer and Hannah had eight children, born 1730's-1740's in New Jersey.


7808.1.9.3. Ann Blatchley was born in 1711.


7808.1.9.4. Joseph Blatchley was born in 1713, and died 19 Jan 1798. He married Esther Collins.


Ebenezer married second, Jane ___. They resided Huntington, Long Island (Suffolk) New York.

Ebenezer and Jane had two children (second cousins to us):


7808.1.9.5. Benjamin Blatchley was born 6 Aug 1718, probably in Huntington, Long Island (Suffolk) New York.


7808.1.9.6. Daniel Blatchley was born in 1721, probably in Huntington, Long Island (Suffolk) New York, and died 15 Oct 1781. He married Prudence Weiser


7808.1.10. Joseph Blatchley was born in 1680 in Connecticut, and died 14 Oct 1704. He married Oct 1703, Mehitabel Keeler. Mehitabel was born probably about 1685, and died 21 Mar 1755.

Joseph and Mehitabel had one child, born after Joseph died (second cousin to us):


7808.1.10.1. Mary Blatchley was born 9 Nov 1704. She married Nathan Smith.


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7808.2. Abigail Blatchley was born about 1648 in Branford (New Haven) Connecticut, and died about 1725 in Newark, New Jersey. She married about 1663 in Branford (New Haven) Connecticut, Edward Ball. Abigail and Edward may be first cousins -- some place Edward as a son of [15618] Alling Ball (1619-1702) and Dorothy Fugill. Others say he is Welsh, and unrelated to our Alling Ball line. In any case, Ed Ball is a rather well-known character, and is the subject of several websites. He is one of the founders of Newark, New Jersey, in Oct 1666.

Abigail and Edward had six children (first cousins to us):


7808.2.1. Caleb Ball was born in 1663, and died in 1716. He married Sarah Thompson. Sarah died in 1707.

Caleb and Sarah had two children that we know of, there may be others (second cousins to us):


7808.2.1.1. Caleb Ball was born in 1685, and died in 1748. He married Mercy Parkhurst. Mercy died sometime before 1725. They had three children. Caleb married second, about 1725, Sarah Wallace. Sarah was born about 1700 and died in 1793.

Caleb and Sarah had several children, of whom we list one (third cousin to us):


7808.2.1.1.6. Matthew Ball was born about 1728 in Hanover (Morris) New Jersey, and died 27 Dec 1821 in Sarahsville (Monroe) Ohio. He married about 1770, Mary Osborn [7814.1.12.1], daughter of Hur Osborn and Mary ___. Mary was born in 1740 in Morristown (Morris) New Jersey, and died 22 May 1777 in Morristown.


7808.2.1.2. John Ball was born in 1700, and died in 1777.


7808.2.2. Abigail Ball was born in 1669 in Newark (Essex) New Jersey, and died 1 Dec 1738 in Essex Co, New Jersey. She married Daniel Harrison.

Abigail and Daniel had five children (second cousins to us), order of birth is unknown:


7808.2.2.1. Lydia Harrison was born sometime around 1700, probably in Essex County, New Jersey.

7808.2.2.2. Abigail Harrison was born sometime around 1700, probably in Essex County, New Jersey.

7808.2.2.3. Daniel Harrison was born sometime around 1700, probably in Essex County, New Jersey.

7808.2.2.4. Moses Harrison was born sometime around 1700, probably in Essex County, New Jersey.

7808.2.2.5. Jonathan Harrison was born sometime around 1700, probably in Essex County, New Jersey.


7808.2.3. Joseph Ball was born in 1673 in Newark (Essex) New Jersey, and died in 1733. He married first, Hannah Harrison. Hannah died in 1711.

Joseph and Hannah had three children (second cousins to us):


7808.2.3.1. Hannah Ball was born sometime around 1700.

7808.2.3.2. Daniel Ball was born sometime around 1700.

7808.2.3.3. Joseph Ball was born sometime around 1700.


Joseph married second, about 1712, Elizabeth Daniel. Elizabeth died in 1736.

Joseph and Elizabeth had four children (second cousins to us):


7808.2.3.4. Rebecca Ball was born sometime around 1720.

7808.2.3.5. Jonathan Ball was born sometime around 1720.

7808.2.3.6. Samuel Ball was born sometime around 1720.

7808.2.3.7. Isaac Ball was born sometime around 1720.


7808.2.4. Lydia Ball was born in 1676 in Newark (Essex) New Jersey, and died in Aug 1742. She married Joseph Peck, Jr. Joseph was born in 1675, and died in 1746. He was a blacksmith.

Lydia and Joseph had six children (second cousins to us):


7808.2.4.1. Joseph Peck was born in 1702, and died in 1772.

7808.2.4.2. Ruth Peck was born in 1705. She married ___ Seward.

7808.2.4.3. Timothy Peck was born in 1709, and died in 1776.

7808.2.4.4. Sarah Peck was born sometime around 1710.

7808.2.4.5. Mary Peck was born sometime around 1710. She married ___ Dowd.

7808.2.4.6. Elizabeth Peck was born sometime around 1710.


7808.2.5. Moses Ball was born in 1685 in Newark (Essex) New Jersey, and died in 1747. He married Mary Tichenor. They had no children.


7808.2.6. Thomas Ball was born in 1688 in Newark (Essex) New Jersey, and died 18 Oct 1744 in Newark. He married Sarah Davis. Sarah was born in 1689, and died in 1778. Thomas was a blacksmith and a constable.

Thomas and Sarah had six children (second cousins to us):


7808.2.6.1. Timothy Ball was born 26 Oct 1711, and died 19 Jan 1758. He married in 1734, Esther Bruen. Timothy and Esther were farmers, and had eleven children.


7808.2.6.2. Aaron Ball was born in 1713, and died Sep 1752. He married Hannah Camp. They had seven children.


7808.2.6.3. Nathaniel Ball was born in 1715, and died in 1790. He married Esther Osborn [7818.2.7.2], daughter of Thomas Osborn and Hester Schellenger. Esther was born about 1725 in Easthampton (Long Island) New York, and died 16 Jan 1739/40 in Easthampton. Nathaniel was a blacksmith. They had eleven children.


7808.2.6.4. Apphia Ball was born in 1717, and died in 1785. She married Simon Searing. They had five children.


7808.2.6.5. David Ball was born in 1720, and died 19 Apr 1789. He married Joanna Watkins.


7808.2.6.6. Ezekiel Ball was born in 1721, and died 19 Dec 1804. He married Mary Jones. Mary was born in 1726 in New York, and died 21 Mar 1810. Ezekiel was a carpenter. They had ten children.


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7808.4. Miriam Blatchley was born 1 May 1653 in Branford (New Haven) Connecticut, and died about 1705 in Boston (Suffolk) Massachusetts. She married 5 Jan 1669/70 in New Haven Co, Connecticut, Samuel Pond, son of Samuel Pond and Sarah Ware.

Miriam and Samuel had three children (first cousins to us):


7808.4.1. Samuel Pond was born 1 Jul 1679 in Branford, Connecticut, and died in 1760 (some sources have 1726 for death). He married 8 Jun 1704 in Branford, Abigail Goodrich, daughter of Bartholomew Goodrich and Mary Bartholomew. Abigail was born 13 Nov 1685.

Samuel and Abigail had nine children (second cousins to us), probably born in Branford:


7808.4.1.1. Samuel Pond was born 7 May 1705.


7808.4.1.2. Phillip Pond was born 5 Jun 1706 in Branford (New Haven) Connecticut, and died 19 May 1750 in Branford. He married 13 Apr 1726, his cousin Thankful Frisbie (15618.1.3.3.3), daughter of Edward Frisbie (1678-1741) and Martha Pardee (1681-1749). Thankful was born 9 Apr 1708 in Branford (New Haven) Connecticut.

Phillip and Thankful had eight children, of whom we list one (third cousin to us):


7808.4.1.2.4. Bartholomew Pond was born 13 Apr 1736 in Branford (New Haven) Connecticut, and died 21 Mar 1810 in Camden, New York. He married on 9 Sep 1755, Lucy Curtis [7822.6.6.5], daughter of Lettice Ward and Daniel Curtis. Lucy was born 29 Aug 1737 in Waterbury (New Haven) Connecticut, and died 1 Mar 1822 in Camden, New York.


7808.4.1.3. Bartholomew Pond was born 19 Jan 1708.


7808.4.1.4. Josiah Pond was born 19 Mar 1710/11, and died in 1745.


7808.4.1.5. Abigail Pond was born 7 Jul 1713.


7808.4.1.6. Phineas Pond was born 9 Jun 1715, and died 12 May 1750.


7808.4.1.7. Peter Pond was born 22 Jan 1718/19, and died in 1765.


7808.4.1.8. Mene Pond was born 5 Mar 1720/21.


7808.4.1.9. Elizabeth Pond was born 26 Jan 1725, and died in Sep 1791.


7808.4.2. Mindwell Pond was born in 1698. She married Samuel Page.

Mindwell and Samuel had one child that we know of, there may be others (second cousin to us):


7808.4.2.1. Samuel Page was born sometime around 1725.

7808.4.3.  Nathaniel Pond was born sometime around 1670's to 1690's.  He married Elizabeth Slauson, daughter of John Slauson and Sarah Tuttle.

Notes:

Hartford, CT 1640

Married 5 June, 1643 to Susanna Ball.

New Haven 1644

Branford 1645

Deputy; probably a merchant.

Thomas Blachley of Brandford, CT., et al., to meet 10/5/1669 to determine boundary between Brandford and New Haven.

Made freeman 11 Oct. 1669 Branford.

(per Betty Pond Snyder)

Source: Paul Herbig.

email: prsffrpah@aol.com

Children:

Aaron

Moses

Abigail

Mirium -------------------- http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/r/o/Gordon-Bromley-Norfolk/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0014.html

Thomas Blatchley (son of Thomas Blatchley) was born 1615 in Colerine, Wiltshire, England,

At about age 20, he sailed from London on 28 July 1635 in the “Hopewell”. He probably landed in Massachusetts, but by 1 May 1637, he was at Hartford, Connecticut.

Thomas was one of the initial soldiers signed on for the first Pequot Indian War.

Thomas Blatchley’s will was dated 28 September 1668, and it was probated in May of 1669. There is some confusion as to whether he died in Branford, Connecticut in 1672, or in Boston in December of 1674, perhaps on a business trip.

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Thomas Blatchley's Timeline

1615
1615
Cullerne, Wiltshire , England
1635
1635
Age 20
1643
June 5, 1643
Age 28
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
1644
July 1, 1644
Age 29
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
1645
1645
Age 30
Branford,New Haven,Connecticut
1650
March 25, 1650
Age 35
Branford, New Haven, CT, USA
1653
May 1, 1653
Age 38
Branford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
1674
February 15, 1674
Age 59
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
1674
Age 59
Branford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
1998
October 14, 1998
Age 59