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Mary Coles

Birthdate: (31)
Birthplace: Calne, Wiltshire, England
Death: 1500 (31)
Old Hall, Eastontown, Andover Parish, Hampshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Humphrey Coles and Lady Agnes Coles
Wife of William Blake, II and William Blake
Mother of Alice Blake

Occupation: married about 1481
Managed by: Private User
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About Mary Coles


The source for this individual is apparently a fraudulent genealogy produced by Horatio Gates Somerby. Entry by Elizabeth Kipp on Geneabloggers:

I strongly suspect that Horatio Gates Somerby had no idea of how far reaching his genealogical frauds would eventually be. At a bare minimum, 16 books have been published on the Blake family of Boston (that can be seen at the New England Historic Genealogical Society Library in Boston), which either use his results or contradict those results. For the most part, though, these books accept Somerby's work as correct and simply connect their families back to the information which he created in the mid 1800s.

Usually his connections were back to royalty but in the case of the Blake family, he took them back to the Blake family of Calne, Wiltshire, known to be there in the late 1200s. He did this by connecting them to the Andover Hampshire Blake family (my own line) with a fraudulent marriage between William Blake and Mary Coles giving them children Humphrey, Nicholas, and Alice.

In reality, Nicholas at Enham, Andover, Hampshire was the son of a Mr. Blake (forename unknown thus far) and Joan Blake (his widow). Joan Blake (widow) left a will in 1527 where she mentions her children Robert, Nicholas and Elizabeth (married to a Mr. Mylne). No mention of a Humphrey. Nicholas and Robert in their turn also left wills mentioning their children and the witness to Robert's will was Nicholas (Robert died in 1542 and Nicholas in 1547).

Continuation of this genealogical blog entry by Elizabeth Kipp is at:


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Mary Coles's Timeline

Calne, Wiltshire, England
Age 31
Eastontown, Andover Parish, Hampshire, England
Age 31
Over Stowey, Somerset, England
March 17, 1994
Age 31
May 11, 1994
Age 31
May 17, 1994
Age 31