Person:Abraham Bligh (1)

m. Bef 1654
  1. Abraham Blish1654 - 1734/35
m. 1670-1680
  • HAbraham Blish1654 - 1734/35
  • WMartha Shaw1655 - 1706
m. Bef 1681
  1. Martha Blish1681 - 1706
  2. Abraham Blish1683 - Bef 1717
  3. John Blish1686/87 -
  4. Joseph Blish1689 -
  • HAbraham Blish1654 - 1734/35
  • W.  Susanna Tuttle (add)
m. 8 May 1707
Facts and Events
Name Abraham Blish
Gender Male
Birth[3][7] 16 OCT 1654 Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 1670-1680 to Elizabeth Clark
Marriage Bef 1681 to Martha Shaw
Marriage 8 May 1707 to Susanna Tuttle (add)
Death[3][8] 17 Jan - Feb 8 Mar 1734/5 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
  1.   Massachusetts. Massachusetts, Land Records, 1620-1986
    Suffolk Co., MA, Deed Book 20, p. 448, dated 18 Nov 1701.

    link LEAH BAKER, deed of gift to son THOMAS BAKER of Boston, blacksmith, and to MARY his now wife; land near the land called the Schoolhouse land, adj. Arthur Mason, Robert Orchard, William Sutton, and the widow Lowder, William Pollard, deed., Edward Ranson (now in the possession of Samuel Sewall}, Elisha Cooke; said land came to LEAH BAKER at the death of her sister ELIZABETH STEPHENS alias BLIGH, formerly of her brother THOMAS CLARKE (now in the possession of William Holmes, cordwainer), land toward Roxbury (now in the possession of Nathaniel Byfield), adj. Henry Dearing, Mr. Minot, Abraham Blush, Thomas Bumstead; witnesses: William Rawson and Judith Clark; rec. 28 Nov 1701.

  2.   Suffolk County, MA: Probate File Papers
    Thomas Baker of Boston Will case # 2446:4 witnessed by Abraham Blish.

    Name see as Name see as Bligh in a transcription of a deed but in this probate record is obviously Abraham Blish Abraham Blish

  3. 3.0 3.1 Blish, James Knox. Genealogy of the Blish family in America, 1637-1905. (Kewanee, Ill.: unknown, 1905).

    Genealogy of the Blish family in America, 1637-1905 This genealogy has a lot of errors so beware. Martha was more likely his third wife and died 1706.

  4.   Massachusetts. Massachusetts, Land Records, 1620-1986
    Suffolk, Massachusetts, Book 19 p 14.

    link 25 Oct 1698 Leah Baker of Boston, widow and Nathaniel Byfield of Boston, merchant, whereas land purchased by Thomas Clark, Shopkeeper, Boston dec'd of Usal Wardell; did give grant to his daughter Elizabeth Stephens (afterwards Bligh [sic Blish]) and unto the heirs of her body to be divided equally between his heirs, whereas the sd Elizabeth Stephens alias Bligh [sic Blish] departed this life leaving no issue of her body.. the estate became the property of the sd Leah Baker and Deborah the wife of sd Nathaniel Byfield the two surviving children of the before named Thomas Clarke.

    [She was named Elizabeth Stevens in several deeds and later Elizabeth Bligh. Only two men in Boston had a wife named Stevens: Nicholas and Erasmus Stevens. Erasmus left several heirs with his wife Elizabeth and as the above deed makes clear she left no heirs and therefore could not be wife of Erasmus Stevens. She had one daughter recorded with Nicholas in 1669 and Nicholas died in 1670 per Suffolk Probate; She married second Abraham Bligh/Blish who surived her].

  5.   American Society of Genealogists. The Genealogist. (New York: Association for the Promotion of Scholarship in Genealogy)

    Oh dear they made some very serious errors!

  6.   Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Descendant: An Illustrated Quarterly Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy, History and Biography
    49: 51.

    link Indenture 10 Nov 1694 Abraham Blush of Boston ffelt make and Martha his wife of ye one part and John Barker Scituate yeoman on the other part... estate whatsoever which Captain John Williams and Edward Williams both of Scituate... dec'd Dyed Seized and possed of..being in the last will and Testament of ye ds Capt John Williams Dec'd. ack Boston 10 Nov 1694; rec 22 Feb 1696/7

  7. Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Descendant: An Illustrated Quarterly Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy, History and Biography

    link citing p 395 of the original Barnstable records:
    Abraham Blish his Daughter Sarah born 2nd Decem. 1644
    Joseph his Son born 1 of April 1648
    Anne ye Wife of ye sd Abraham Died 16 of May 1651
    Abraham Blish & Hannah Barker Married
    his Son Abraham born About 16 of Octor 1654
    Hannah his Wife Died About ye 16 of Feb : or Mar 1657
    ye sd Abraham Blish Deceased ye 7th Sep 1683

  8. Suffolk County, MA: Probate File Papers
    Abraham Blish of Boston feltmaker case # 6700 1735 SPR 32:53; 32125.

    link Will 17 Jan 1734/5 proved 8 Mar 1734/5 Abraham Blish feltmaker; Exes. Oxenbridge Thatcher & John Edwards, Legatees: Robert Brown, husband of my granddaughter Martha, to my wife Susanna the house & land where I now live and after the death of my wife to Oxenbridge Thacher & John Edwards. The incomes from the property to my granddaughter. If she dies without issue to Joseph Pomroy of Boston & Abraham Blish of Barnstable. The husband of my grandaughter Martha Brown to have no medling with it. Codicil 4 Feb 1734 gave to granddaughter the right to make her Will and give to whom she chooses. Inventory 2000 pounds for house & land total 3,312 pounds 4 shillings 5 pence