Monday, July 18, 2011

Thomas Blatchely

Dear family:  Here is what we have on Thomas Blatchely, our 8th great-grandfather and mother, which was on my CD.   Love    Jim

Thomas Blatchely came to New England in 1635, and was at Hartford, 1640 and New Haven 1643-4, taking the oath of fidelity in the latter year, and being fined in 1646, for neglecting the image of Gaod in the civil Magistrates. He was in Branford, 1 Dec. 1645, and Boston, Massachusetts in 1674. He probably was a merchant and sold his land at Branford to William Maltie of New Haven, April 16, 1653. On Oct. 30, 1665, he signed the Newark, New Jersey, covenant, but did the same at Branford, June 20, 1667. “Goodman Blachley” was admitted an inhabitant, of Guilford, April 23, 1668, “if he can provide himself a place to dwell in.”
He was elected Deputy to the General court from Branford, in May 1667, Oct. 1668 and Oct. 1669 but was absent from all these sessions. He was a man of influence in the colony, “Hinman p. 242”, and served in the general court. In May 1670 the general court granted him 60 acres of land “where he could find it,” at the usual terms. His estate in Connecticut, inventory being presented June 9, 1670 amounted to 79 pounds and the inventory in Boston 128 pounds.
He married Susanna Ball who married 2nd Richard Bristol and died Dec 1677. Children: Aaron b. 1644, bp. New Haven July 1, 1651, Moses, b. March 25, 1650, bp. New Haven July 1, 1651, Miriam b. May 1, 1653, Married Samuel Pond of Branford January 5, 1669-70. (Other descendants in same register). Thomas died March 1, 1674.
The name was spelled Blachley, Blackley, etc. The coat of arms bears the Motto, “Utere Mundo.”

Daniel Woolsey Blatchley family in Boise DAR cab. pamphlet July 1953). Ball lineage says he was supposed to have come from Wales. BIOA44 p.23. Families of John Rittenhouse Morgan and John Orsemus Stanley also in DAR cabinet pamphlet at Boise.

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