I. RICHARD BLESEDALE
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.
Name is unknown
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.
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.
Baptized in Chipping, Lancashire
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.
Married Ruth Morse
Married Nancy Cooper.
ELENOR COOPER BLASDEL
MARY ELIZA (Elizabeth) NOWLIN
EVA BARTON SHINKLE
ADA ELIZABETH STEVENSON
Born to them were Evelyn Phyllis, Elizabeth, William, and Eugene Earl,who died as a child.