William John Blake

1805 - 1875


  1. Eldest son and heir of William Blake (q.v., 1774-1854) and his wife Mary Nash. MP for Newport 1837-1841. Lived at Danesbury, Hertfordshire. Brother-in-law of John Alexander Hankey and Henry Davidson (both q.v.).

  2. Living with at 62 Portland Place in the census of 1851, age 45, "Barr[ister] not in practice", born Hartwell in Buckinghamshire, with his father William Blake (q.v.), sister Frances, sister-in-law Henrietta, a nephew, 5 male servants and 9 female servants.

  3. The will of William John Blake late of Danesbury near Welwyn in the County of Hertford Esquire who died 15 September 1875 at Danesbury was proved at the Principal Registry by Henry Wollaston Blake of 8 Devonshire-plave Portland-place in the County of Middlesex the brother George Robert Marten of Marshalls Wick near St. Alban’s in the County of Herftord and Rodolph Alexander Hankey of 54 Warwick-square Pimlico in the County of Middlesex the nephew Esquires the executors. Effects under £140,000.


  1. Estate and family papers of the Blake family of Danesbury, Welwyn, 1776-1924, http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/records.aspx?cat=046-dex69&cid=0#0 [accessed 18/11/2013].

  2. 1851 census online.

  3. National Probate Calendar 1875.

Further Information

Wealth at death
Oxford (Christchurch) [1823-1827 ]
Legal Education
Lincoln's Inn [1826 ]
Politician and landowner

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

election →
Isle of Wight Isle of Wight
1837 - 1841

Relationships (4)

Son → Father
Nephew → Uncle
Notes →
William John Blake was the son of William Blake (q.v.), the brother-in-law of John...

Addresses (2)

62 Portland Place, London, Middlesex, London, England
Danesbury, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, South-east England, England