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Blatchley Genealogy and Blatchley Family History Information

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  • Abigail Ball (c.1645 - c.1725)
    Abigail Blatchley, born in Connecticut. She married Edward Ball, possibly her first cousin, the nephew of her mother, as noted above.
  • Ebenezer Blatchley, Sr. (c.1677 - 1729)
  • Sarah Blatchley (c.1641 - 1706)
    Sarah Potter of New Haven was born ca 1639. She was baptized in the First Congregational Society, New Haven, on 22 Aug 1641. Family daughter of William Potter (b ca 1608-Jun 1662) & Frances Child...
  • Thomas Blatchley (1615 - 1674)
    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...
  • Aaron Blatchley (1644 - 1699)
    Aaron Blatchley had signed the fundamental agreement, along with his father, regarding lands in New Jersey, and he moved to Newark in 1668 where his estate was that year rated at £120. While in ...

About the Blatchley surname

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.