BLAKE, Andrew, of Lewes, Suss.
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Family and Education
poss. s. of Richard Blake (fl. 1368) of Lewes. m. bef. 1408, Margaret.1
Blake witnessed deeds at Lewes from 1385 onwards. Nothing is recorded of his own property holdings there, but he is known to have acted as a trustee of those belonging to Stephen Holt*. However, when Holt died in 1398 he refused to make a settlement in favour of the deceased’s son William. Furthermore, it was alleged at the Sussex assizes in November 1401 that Blake and others, including William Holt and John Bedford I*, had wrongfully dispossessed Simon Benefeld* of property in Cliffe and South Malling near Lewes, although Blake and Bedford, not being principals in the affair, were given an acquittal.