Blake Family Records

For Co Galway families, the publication Blake Family Records is a lot more exciting that the title might initially suggest.

Published in two volumes in 1902 and 1903 (with a reprint of both in 1905), the author Martin J. Blake chronicles (with notes, appendices, and genealogies) not only the Blake family but also provides a brief account of the fourteen ancient families (or tribes) of Galway town, from 1300 to 1700.

Volume 1 covers the period 1300 to 1599 and Volume 2 the years 1600 to 1700.

While there is an index to Volume 1 (included in Volume 2), the second volume remained unindexed until Peter Manning (a vice-president of the IGRS and a former chairman) compiled a names index running to twenty pages and comprising approximately 3,500 entries.

►  Blake Family Records Names Index to Vol 2,
by Peter Manning FIGRS (pdf 1.2Mb)
►  Blake Family Records Vol 2 (includes Index to Vol 1).
Free to view from Archive.org (opens in new tab).

 

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