Thomas Bland

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Thomas Bland
Person Thomas Bland
First name Thomas
Middle name(s)
Last name Bland
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Widow of
Occupation Scrivener
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Training Not apprentice
Is apprentice of
Was apprentice of
Had apprentice(s) Thomas Nicholls
Citizen Unknown
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Has opening text Thomas Bland
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Language skills English language
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Res parish Saint Stephen Coleman Street
Res town London
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Res country England
Birth year 1624
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Death year 1667
Probate date December 14, 1667
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/71 f.110r Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Mar 10 1656
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Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
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Biographical synthesis

Thomas Bland (; Citizen and scrivener.

Resident in parish of Saint Stephen Coleman Street in 1656.

The will of Thomas Bland, scrivener of London, was proved on December 14th 1667.[1]

Rupert Taylor (1981) suggests that a thirty-six year old widow Mary Bland, resident in the parish of Saint Peter the Poor in 1638, who married Luke Cropley, a thirty-five year olf gentleman of Saint Peter the Poor, may have been the widow of the scivener Thomas Bland.[2]

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Thirty-two year old Thomas Bland deposed on March 10th 1656 in the High Court of Admiralty. He was examined on an allegation on behalf of Travers in the case of "Travers against Burridge and Spicer".[3]

Bland testified that a specific charterparty had been signed sealed and delivered by William Webber to Travers in the presence of Bland and Bland's servant, Thomas Nicholls.[4]

Comment on sources

PROB 11/325/586 Will of Thomas Bland, Scrivener of London 14 December 1667
  1. PROB 11/325/586 Will of Thomas Bland, Scrivener of London 14 December 1667
  2. Rupert Taylor, 'The parentage of James Day (died 1700) and wife Mary of Isle of Wight County, Virginia', in Genealogies of Virginia Families: From Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, vol. 1 (Baltimore, Maryland, 1981), pp.542-545
  3. HCA 13/71 f.110r
  4. HCA 13/71 f.110r