BLAKE, John II (b.c.1388), of Quemerford in Calne, Wilts.
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Family and Education
b.c.1388, s. and h. of John Blake† (d.1395) of Quemerford.
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