'Bland3'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Bland of Beeston, Bland of Hablesthorpe (Applestock), Bland(e) of London, Bland of Plaistow

Thanks to a contributor (CV, 29.11.15) for providing us with some dates for the following family, shown below in italics where not confirmed by our Main Source(s).
Robert Blande of Orlton, Westmorland (a temp Henry 8 who r. 1509-1547)
1. Adam Blande of London & Plaistow (d 05.1594, "Serjeant Skinner to Queen Elizabeth")
  The Bland Family book and Visitation start with this Adam. Visitation reports that he "descended of the house of Gibord in com. Westmoreland". The Bland Family book reports that he "descended from Roger Blande, a second Brother of the Antient (sic) House of Gibard, in the County of Westmorland".
m. (08.11.1551) Joan Atkyns (bur 10.07.1596, dau of William Atkyns of London)
  A. William Blande of London (bur 05.08.1596)
  m. Judith Wood (dau of Thomas Wood of Groby)
  i. William Bland
m. (20.04.1615) Mary Shelley (dau of Henry Shelley of Parham (sb Patcham?))
  a. Peter Bland
  ii. Samuel Bland (bpt 06.03.1597, a 1633, of Gray's Inn)
  m. Judeth Shelley (dau of Henry Shelley of Parham (sb Patcham?))
  a. George Bland
  b. Samuel Bland of London 'of Yorkshire'
  m. Elizabeth Longueville
  (1) Mary Bland
  m. William Hales
  (2) daughter
  iii. Jane Bland
  m. (20.02.1586) William Hope of Northall Court (son of Ralph of Northaw)
a. Joan Hope
  m. Robert Brawler of London
  iv. daughter
  B. Peter Blande of London (skinner)
  m. Susan (bur 20.01.1611)
  i. Joan Bland (bpt 18.04.1585)
  m. Thomas Langhorn (Serjeant Skinner)
  ii. Susan Bland
  m1. (08.09.1606) John Marden of London (d 17.04.1620)
  m2. Sir Arnold Herbert
  iii. Judith Bland (bpt 27.04.1595)
  m. (22.07.1612) Thomas Wilcocks of Philberds & Creswell
  iv.+ other issue - Adam (bpt 05.09.1586, bur 18.07.1597), William (bur 07.08.1611)
  C. Thomas Blande of London
  m1. Elizabeth
  m2. Mary Catcher (dau of John Catcher, relict of Thomas Moody of London)
  i. George Bland (b c1598, a 1648)
  a. Thomas Bland
  ii. Elizabeth Bland (b c1601)
  m. (26.10.1620) Edward Holmewood or Holmwood
  D. Gregory Blande (bpt 22.04.1567, settled in Ireland)
  i. Jane Bland
  m1. Edward Bland (cousin) @@ below
  m2. John Holmwood
  ii. Frances Bland (dsp 1677)
  m. John Coggan of Charles City, County Virginia
  E. John Bland of London & Plastow (bapt 28.09.1572, bur 05.05.1632)
  m. Susan Deblere (d 01.02.1664, dau/heir of _ Deblere of Hamburgh)
  i. Thomas Bland of Plaistow, Essex (dsp 26.09.1678)
  m1. Elizabeth Witham (dau of George Witham of London)
  m2. (01.05.1677) Katharine Sandys (bpt 25.12.1638, a 1712, dau of Edwin Sandys of Northbourne)
  ii. John Bland "of the Old Navy Office" (d 08.06.1680)
  m. Sarah Green (d 04.03.1712, dau of Giles Green of Aflington)
  a. Giles Bland of Bertlet, Virginia (b c1648, d 03.1677)
  m. Frances Povey (natural dau of Thomas Povey of Whitehall (son of Justice Povey), m2. Samuel Starkey of New Windsor)
  FMG notes of the following Thomas that his "legitimacy (was) doubtful".
  (1) Thomas Posthumous Bland (b 05.11.1677, a 1712)
  m. Mary Brown (dau of John Brown of London)
  (A) John Bland of London (b c1703, dsp c1756)
  b.+ other issue - John (b c1646, d 11.01.1659), Thomas (b c1649, bur 21.11.1654)
  iii. Edward Bland of London, later in Spain then Virginia (USA)
  The following is supported by 'A History of the Ancient Family of Bland' (1826, p297)
  m. Jane Bland (dau of Gregory Bland, m2. John Holmwood, cousin) @@ above
  a. Edward Bland of Kymages, Virginia (d c1690) had issue
  m. Jane Gilby of Virginia
  iv. Robert Bland (bpt 22.02.1617, rector of Wigborough Magna)
  m. Mary Hinton (dau of Rev. Banjamin Hinton of Hendon byJoan, sister of Richard Love (Dean of Ely))
  a. Adriana Bland (d c1702)
  m1. John Chappell (rector of Inworth & Wigborough)
  m2. _ Prentis of Tuptree Heath
  b. Elizabeth Bland
  m1. Joseph Ardery of Colchester (brother of Lady Joseph Williamson?)
  m2. William Smith of Colchester
  c. Margaret Bland
  m1. William Greenwell of Bishops Stortford
  m2. David Eniver of Bishops Stortford
  d.+ other issue - Benjamin (d young), Lovegrace (d infant)
  v. Richard Bland of Beeston Hall (bpt 11.02.1624, d 20.11.1692, 7th son)
  m. Jane Pott (b 1622-3, d 19.05.1694, dau/heir of Edmund (or Joseph or William) Pott of London)
  The 'History' shows Martha (m. George Moor) as of the next generation alongside son (d birth), Nathaniel, Joseph, daughter (b/d 12.1681) & Tirzah. The following follows FMG which indicates that the 'History' may have confused the generation of some of those children.
  a. Nathaniel Bland of Beeston (b 22.10.1655, a 1712, 2nd son?)
  m. (26.04.1681) Elizabeth Fisher (dau/heir of Robert Fisher of Long Acre)
  (1) Joseph Bland (b 25.12.1686, dsp)
  m. Mary Braithwaite of Cumberland
  (2) Martha Bland
  m. George Moor of Beeton
  (3)+ other issue - Nathaniel (b 12.03.1683, bur 05.1684), Tirza (b 03.08.1685, bur 12.1685)
  c.+ other issue (d young) - Thomas, Samuel, Benjamin, Hephzibah, Rebecca
  vi. Theodorick Bland of London, later of Westover, Virginia (USA) (bpt 16.01.1629, d 23.04.1671, 9th son)
  m. Anna Bennett (d 11.1687, dau of Colonel Richard Bennet of Wyannock (Governor of Virginia), m2. Col. St. Leger Codd of Wickacoma)
  a. Theodorick Bland of Westover (b 02.1663, d 11.1700) had issue in Virginia
  m. Margaret (relict of _ Man)
  b. Richard Bland in Virginia (b 11.08.1665, d 06.04.1720) had issue in Virginia
  m1. Mary Swan (dsp 09.1700, dau of Thomas Swan of Virginia)
  m2. (11.02.1701) Elizabeth Randolf (dau of Col. William Randolf of Virginia)
c. John Bland of Scarborough, Yorkshire (b 08.02.1681, d 1746)
  m1. (sp) Mary Breckon (dau of Francis Breckon of Scarborough)
  m2. (09.11.1709) Elizabeth Dale (d 1746, dau of Thomas Dale of masham & Crosshill Hall, sister of Robert (Suffolk Herald))
  (1) John Bland of London (b 05.08.1712, d 14.11.1787, 2nd son)
  m. (01.07.1739) Ann Buck (b 18.06/8.1718, d 10.11.1770, dau/coheir of Thomas Buck of Sheffield)
  (A) John Bland, later in Virginia (dsp)
  m. ?? ("a widow in America")
  (B) Thomas Bland of Sheffield (b 06.12.1743, d 01.06.1807)
m. Ann Broadbent (b 1741-2, d 01.05.1823, dau of Joseph Broadbent of Sheffield by Sarah Buck)
  (i) Jane Bland (ds- 1827)
  m. _ Wapl (d by 1823)
  (ii)+ other issue - son (dvp), Sarah of Sheffield (d unm by 1839), Elizaberth, Lucy (d unm), Rebecca, Mary, 2 daughters?
  (C) Joseph Bland of London (b 01.09.1745, d 10.10.1810, 4th son)
  m. Jane Cockshutt (dau of John Cockshutt of Huthwaite)
  (i) Joseph Bland of London (a 1823, insurance broker, 2nd son)
  m. Ann Ripley of Liverpool
  (a)+ issue - John, Emma, Caroline Anna
  (ii) James Bland of London (a 1823)
  m. (1815, sp?) "a widow"
  (iii) Elizabeth Bland
  m. Robert Winter of Clapham
  (iv)+ other issue - John (b c1772, d 1788), Susan (a 1823, d unm?), Jane (d 1799)
  (D) Sarah Bland (b 18.03.1750)
  m. Thomas Miller of Iford, Essex
  The following comes from FMG (vol 2, p429).
  (i) Anne Miller (d 1805)
  m. William Winter (brother of Robert)
  (ii) Mary Miller
  m. William Nevile Hart (son of Sir William)
(iii)+ other issue - Thomas in Jamaica (a 1820, d unm?), James (d unm), Edward, Lewis, Sarah, Eliza (d unm), Margaret
  (E) Elizabeth Bland (b 01.11.1752, dsp 1780)
  m. Richard Butler of London
  (F)+ other issue - Edward (b 30.04.1744, d unm c1771), Theodorick (b 21.09.1746, had issue in Virginia), William (b 16.01.1747, d 01.1748), Robert (b 16.04.1755, d unm 1781), Anna in Bath (b 26.05.1749, d 06.01.1833), Susanna (b 1760, d unm 05.11.1817)
  (2)+ other issue - Richard (b 22.08.1710, a 02.1759, d unm?), Anne (b 04.05.1714, d unm 1780)
  vii. Mary Bland (bpt 11.11.1607)
  m1. (08.06.1626) Emmanuel Proby (d before 28.04.1646, son of Lord Mayor Sir Peter)
  m2. Thomas Nevile
  viii. Susanna Bland
  m. Thomas Pierson of Wisbeach
  ix. Anne Bland (bpt 26.05.1619)
  m. Staphen Jackson of Lodnon & Plastow (originally from Berwick-upon-Tweed)
  x. Elizabeth Bland (bpt 30.08.1620)
  m. William Beare (minister of Cowley)
  xi.+ other issue - Adam (d unm c1647), William (bpt 26.12.1622, d unm c1649), Arnold (bpt 24.02.1627, bur 18.10.1634), Hester/Esther (bpt 18.01.1623, bur 05.01.1625), Rachel (bpt 14.11.1626, bur 23.08.1633, Joan-Amy (bpt 10.01/6.1631, bur 05.05.1632)
  F. Elizabeth Bland (bpt 12.05.1560)
  m. William Bury of Burle
  G. Mary Bland (bpt 22.01.1569) "Supposed to have mar." ...
  m. _ Gilby
  H.+ other issue - Jasper (bpt 28.10.1568, d unm bur 10.12.1596), Francis (bpt 16.07.1561, bur 17.03.1566), Richard (bpt 24.01.1562), John (bur 12.01.1564), William (bpt 05.04.1566)



Shown by Visitation (Nottinghamshire, 1569+1614) as a son of a Bland of Yorkshire was ...
Michael Bland of Hablesthorpe (Applestock), Nottinghamshire
m. Jane Stephenson (dau of John Stephenson of Goole )
1. Michael Bland of Hablesthorpe (d 1633)
  m. Rebecca Somerscall (dau of Robert Somerscall (Solmerscalles) of Gaynsborough)
  A. Michael Bland of Hablesthorpe (b c1615, a 1662)
  m. Mariana Hamilton
  i. William Bland
m. Jane Neville (dau/coheir of Sir John Neville or Nevell of Bystbrooke (Nottinghamshire))
  a. John Bland of Gedling or Goldington, Nottinghamshire
  (1) Richard Bland
  (2) Jane Bland
  m. ?? Tuke of Cressing Temple
  Jane is shown as mother of Sir Bryan Tuke.
  B. Francis Bland of Hablesthorpe (b c1619, a 1662)
  m. Jane Cracroft (dau of Robert Cracroft of Hackthorne)
  i.+ issue (a 1633) - Michael (b c1652), Mary, Rebecca
  C. Rebecca Bland
  m. Humphrey Hopkinson of Sturton
  D.+ other issue - Mary, Lucie
2. Jane (Joan) Bland
  m. Edward Gibson of Alber
3.+ other issue - John, Elizabeth

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : 'A History of the Ancient Family of Bland' (1826, p121+) with input/support from FMG (vol 2, MS184, 'Bland', p421+) and a little support from Visitation (London, 1633, 'Bland')
(2) For lower section : 'A History of the Ancient Family of Bland' (1826, p176) with support from Visitation (Nottinghamshire, 1569+1614, 'Bland'), Visitation (Nottinghamshire, 1663, 'Bland of Habblesthorpe')
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