Ralph Blankenship I

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Ralph Blankenship, Sr.

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Birthplace: Northumberland, England
Death: Died in Henrico, Virginia, United States
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Son of Ralph William Blankenship and Mary Blankenship
Husband of Martha Edith Blankenship
Father of Richard Blankinship; Ralph Blankenship, I; Joseph Blankenship; Thomas Blankenship and William C Blankenship
Brother of William Blankenship

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About Ralph Blankenship I

Ralph of Northumberland County (?),England landed in James City, Virginia on July 23 1640. It is positive that he gave up "head right which was fifty acres of land in Virginia to Pay for his passage to the New World. However , it is believed that he moved up the James River and settled in Henrico County, a few miles east of the present City of Richmond.No Other records have been found of this move, but it is believed he was married and reared several children. Apperently all who bore the name Blankenship, Blaninship and Blankingship in the United States are Descended from one Immigrant, Ralph,Who came to "James Crittle" county,Virginia in 1640. Ralph Blankinsopp was a young adventurer lurred to Virginia by Promises of free land.He Belong to that Great English Middle Class who found England Crowded in the early sixteen hundreds and were ever alert to new opportunties elsewhere in Europe or the New World. Ralph had some education but very little money.His head-right would have entitled him to fifty acres of land in James Crittle" County if he had paid his own passage to America.If not then he would have to forfeit his land to the ship owner to pay for his passage. Since there is no record to show that his head-right was clamed it is almost a certainty that is what he did. Survival became the most important thing, but Ralph did find a way he create an estate. He had either been married and brought his wife over from England or else married soon after he reached this country.

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Ralph Blankenship I's Timeline

1632
July 22, 1632
Northumberland, England
1662
1662
Age 29
Cumbria, England
1663
1663
Age 30
Cumbria, England
1720
April 15, 1720
Age 87
Henrico, Virginia, United States
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Henrico, Virginia, United States
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