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I. RICHARD BLESEDALE

He is the first of the name and progenitor of the family. He was a tenant at will of the Forest of Bowland from and inquisition of May 1443.

On the death of each tennant a tax, called a relief, was due the king, the grater part of the lands of England bein held mediately or immediately of the crown. An offce, called the Escheator, was appointed to seize to the kings hands all lands in capite of the crown, e.g. names of tenants at will of the lord of the manor.

Nothing further is known of this man, not even the names of his children.

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Name is unknown

III

WILLIAM BLEESDALE

Was Grandson of Richard Blesedale, of the Forest of Bowlane, and aged 43 in the year 1506 which gived us his birth the year 1463.

IV

JOHANNES BLEASDALE

Was the eldest son of William or Wilhelmus Bleasdale and born about 1490. He married Johanna Caton.

John Bleasdale and Johanna, his wife, had three legitamate sons and two daughters, one of whom he named Elizabet. She was born in 1529. The firstborn, Henry, is our line of desent.

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HENRY BLEASDELL

Eldest son of Johannes Bleasdell and Johanna, his wife born in 1528/29, married in Whalley, Lancashire, as Henric Blesdell, January 30th, 1562. Johanna, a cousin, was keeper of the Forest of Bowland, November 28th,1556 with Reginald Parker.

Henry Bleasdell, on June 10, 1573, married, secondly, in Preston, Elizabeth, a daughter of James Pemberton. More on the Pemberton and he fact that through them the Blasedells were related to a number of early settlers of Maine,Massachusetts and Connecticut, including Roger Williams later. He has a sister Elizabeth and a wife Elizabeth.

VI

HENRY BLASEDELL

Baptized in Chipping, Lancashire

VII

RALPH BLASEDALE

Rafe, Ralf or Ralph Blasedale and Elizabeth, his wife,landed by shipwreck at Pemaquid, aine, August 15, 1635. They ad a daughter Elizabeth who died as an infant.

VIII

HENRY BLASEDALE

Married Mary Haddon.

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JONATHON BLASEDAL

Married Hannah Jameson

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ENOCH BLASDAL

Married Mary Satterlee

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LT.JACOB BLASDEL

Married Ruth Morse

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JONATHAN BLASEDEL

Married Nancy Cooper.

XIII

ELENOR COOPER BLASDEL

Married Silas Nowlin

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MARY ELIZA (Elizabeth) NOWLIN

Married John Gardner Shinkle. Both buried in Portland Oregon.

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EVA BARTON SHINKLE

Married James Stevenson

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ADA ELIZABETH STEVENSON

Married William Henry Douglas

Born to them were Evelyn Phyllis, Elizabeth, William, and Eugene Earl,who died as a child.

BLAISDELL GENEOLOGY