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Thomas Blake

Birthdate: (46)
Death: 1571 (42-50)
West Tuxwell Manor, Somerset, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Humphrey Blake and Wife of Humphrey Blake
Brother of Robert Blake and John Blake

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About Thomas Blake

From British History Online:

A third estate at Tuxwell, later known as WEST TUXWELL manor, was held by Thomas Trowe in 1431 (fn. 172) and until 1506 descended with Plainsfield manor in Over Stowey. (fn. 173) In 1506 it was absorbed into Plainsfield manor, and formed part of the land sold to John Perceval, earl of Egmont, in 1761. The sale included part of TUXWELL CUM RADLET manor, (fn. 174) which included much of East Tuxwell, and passed to George Sydenham from the Seymour family. George conveyed it to Humphrey Blake in 1556 as a holding of the Crown. (fn. 175) Humphrey died in 1558, leaving the estate to his son Robert, but it appears to have passed to another son, John (d. 1571), and to John's brother Thomas. (fn. 176) In 1572 the manor was settled on Thomas, who sold it to his brother Robert in 1577. (fn. 177) Robert Blake died in 1592 and his son William sold the manor in 1602 to John Malet of Enmore. (fn. 178) The manor descended like Enmore until 1833 when Tuxwell and Radlet farms were bought by Henry Labouchere to form part of his Quantock estate. (fn. 179) There is no further reference to the lordship; and after the break-up of the Quantock estate in 1919 Tuxwell was bought by Somerset county council and Radlet by Alfred Gooding. (fn. 180)


  • 172. Feud. Aids, iv. 436; P.R.O., C 142/23, no. 5.
  • 173. Below, Over Stowey, manors; S.R.O., DD/SE 27.
  • 174. S.R.O., DD/NN (H/20); below, Over Stowey, manors.
  • 175. P.R.O., CP 25(2)/77/659/3 & 4 Phil. & Mary Mich.; C 142/119, no. 163.
  • 176. Som. Wills, ed. Brown, i. 59; S.R.O., D/P/o. sty 2/1/1.
  • 177. Cal. Pat. 1575-8, pp. 266, 270.
  • 178. P.R.O., C 142/236, no. 56; ibid. CP 25(2)/207/44 Eliz. I Hil.
  • 179. Above, Enmore, manors; S.R.O., DD/PLE 64.
  • 180. S.R.O., DD/SCL 9; D/R/bw 16/16/1.
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Age 46
Somerset, England