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  • 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 Newark,...
  • Abigail Ball (c.1649 - c.1677)
    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)
  • Elizabeth TItus (1708 - 1731)
  • Jane Blatchley (1676 - 1723)
    Note that it is a confusing common practice in New York to label any village or town on Long Island (often proposed as a separate state) by the overall name "Long Island", although there are 2 counties...

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.