BLAKE, John II (b.c.1388), of Quemerford in Calne, Wilts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1386-1421, ed. J.S. Roskell, L. Clark, C. Rawcliffe., 1993
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Family and Education

b.c.1388, s. and h. of John Blake† (d.1395) of Quemerford.

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An obscure member of one of the oldest and most substantial burgess families in Calne,1 John was aged seven at the death of his father, a well-to-do lawyer who had represented the borough in the Parliaments of 1381, 1384 (Nov.) and 1385.2 By 1412 he had inherited some of the family property at Blacklands, a mile south east of Calne, said to be worth 40 marks a year.3

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: Charles Kightly


  • 1. HMC Var. iv. 110-12; A.E.W. Marsh, Hist. Calne, 186.
  • 2. HMC Var. iv. 117-18; C136/83/6. The father had paid 6s. 8d. towards the poll tax of 1379, the largest sum contributed by anyone in either the town or the hundred of Calne.
  • 3. Feudal Aids, vi. 541.