Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Mainwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 1, p 410

          BLAKE, John, Middletown. Invt. 230-12-06. Taken 19 January 1690 by Richard HALL, William SUMNER. The children: Mercy age 17 years, Sarah 16, Mary 14, Elizabeth 12, Abigail 10, John 8, Jonathan 6, Stephen 4, Richard BLAKE 11 months.

          Court Record, Page 25 -- 5 March, 1690-1: Adms. to the Widow, and appoint Richard HALL & John HALL, her Father & Brother, to assist in the Administration.

          Dist. File: 6 April, 1705: An Agreement to Dist. the Estate to Sarah BLAKE (Widow), to John, to Jonathan, to Samuel ROBERTS and Mercy his wife, to John ROBERTS and Sarah his wife, to Mary JOHNSON (now widow), to Joseph JOHNSON and Elizabeth his wife, to Thomas BIBBINS and Abigail his wife.

          Page 15 (Vol XI) -- 3 March, 1729-30: John BLAKE of Middletown Died Intestate, and that part of his Real Estate set out to the Widow Sarah BLAKE hath never been dist. to her, and ought to be anew apprised before a just Dist. can be made. This Court appoint Richard BLAKE, of Middletown, Adms.