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Families covered: Bligh of Kingsland, Bligh of Plymouth, Bligh of St. Mabyn, Bligh of St. Tudy

John Bligh (d 02.1597/8)
m. Agnes (d before 25.11.1607)
1. Richard Bligh (bur 20.08.1602 in Holdsworthy, Devon)
  m1. (15.01.1580) Susan Twybar
  A. John Bligh
  m. (27.08.1615) Sabyn
  B. Gideon Bligh (bur 25.09.1611)
  m. Lydia (m2. Thomas Taylor of Holdsworthy)
  C.+ other issue - William (d 1670), Judith
  m2. (1591 (13.10.1590)) Elizabeth Inglett
  E. James Bligh
  m. (30.06.1619) Loveday Worthvale (of St. Mabyn, Cornwall?) (bur 03.02.1662/3)
  i. Richard Bligh (bur 26.07.1663 in St. Mabyn)
  m. Mary Westlake (bur 24.05.1663 in St. Mabyn)
  a. John Bligh of Tinten, Cornwall (bur 21.06.1702 in St. Tudy, Cornwall)
  m. (31.01.1677) Mary Watts
  (1) John Bligh (bur 24.11.1705 in St. Tudy)
m. (30.09.1760) Jone Frad (dau of Edward Fradd by Margery)
  (2) Richard Bligh (bur 14.09.1757 in St. Mabyn)
  m. Jane Cock (bur 21.04.1766)
(A) Francis Bligh of Plymouth (b 07.03.1721, d 27.12.1780, customs officer)
  m1. (03.11.1750/04.10.1753) Jane Balsam (b 1712, d c1768, widow of _ Pearce)
  (i) William Bligh, Governor of New South Wales (b 09.09.1754, d 07.12.1817, Vice Admiral)
  This is the William Blgih who gained notoriety when he was Captain of HMS Bounty and was subject to mutiny.
  m. (04.02.1781) Elizabeth Betham (b 1753, bpt 07.03.1754, d 15.04.1812, dau of Richard Betham by Mary Campbell)
  (a) Harriet Maria Bligh (b 15.11.1781, d 26.02.1856)
  m. (03.01.1802) Henry Aston Barker (b 1774, d 19.07.1856)
  (b) Mary Bligh (b 1783, bpt 07.07.1784, d 04.12.1864)
  m1. _ Putland (d 04.01.1808)
  m2. (08.05.1810) Sir Maurice Charles Philip O'Connell (b 11.09.1766, d 25.05.1848)
  (c) Elizabeth Bligh (b 24.03.1786, d 17.07.1854)
  m. (12.1817) Richard Bligh (b 1785, d 1815) @1@ below
  (d)+ other issue - William (b/d 1795), Henry (b/d 1795), Jane (b 11.05.1788, d 1875), Frances (b 11.05.1788, d 1862), Anne Campbell (b 1791, d 01.11.1843)
  m2. Martha Bury (d 1773)
  m3. Judith Welsh (d 1801)
  (B) John Bligh (bur 13.11.1739 in St. Mabyn)
  (i) Ann Bligh (b 07.09.1735)
  (C) Richard Bligh (bur 20.10.1773 in Bodmin)
m. (11.06.1749) Mary Brent (bur 06.04.1744, dau of Timothy Brent of Bodmin)
  (i) John Bligh (d 1815 in London)
  m. (1783) Lucy Shulter of London
  (a) John Bligh (b 1778)
  (b) Richard Bligh (b 1780/1785, d 1838, KC) had issue
  m. (12.1817) Elizabeth Bligh (dau of William Bligh) @1@ above
  (ii) Reginald Bligh (b 17.05.1754, d 06.06.1821, rector of Ronaldkirk in Yorkshire)
  m. (14.07.1785) Elizabeth Hawkins (dau of Thomas Hawkins of Kings Lynn)
  (a) Robert Bligh (youngest son)
  m. Jane Bellingham
  (b) Sarah Bligh (b 27.05.1787, d 10.01.1856)
  m. (12.12.1807) John Peacock
  (c) Mary Bligh (b 1790)
  m. (02.04.1812) Septimus Read
  (d) Thomas Bligh (b 15.04.1792)
m. Mary Bateman of Yorkshire
  (e) Elizabeth Bligh (b 23.04.1795)
  m. William J. Sinclair (son of Robert (recorder of York))
  (f) Jane Bligh (b 12.04.1797, d 24.12.1822)
  m. William Bateman
(g)+ other issue - Reginald (b 08.02.1789, d 07.01.1809), Charles (b 30.05.1793, d 22.04.1809)
  (iii) Richard Bligh
  m. (25.09.1777) Hester Stone (bur 21.11.1810)
  (a) Francis Bligh (b 1808, d 22.03.1887 in Liskeard, 2nd son)
  m. (03.05.1838) Nehemiah Henwood
  (b)+ other issue - Reginald, Richard (d infant), Richard, John, Timothy Brent, Mary, Hester
  (iv) James Bligh (b 16.05.1760, d 18.08.1834, headmaster in Derby)
  m. (19.07.1784, sp) Elizabeth Edyvean (dau of Joseph Edyvean, Mayor of Bodmin)
  (v) Timothy Bligh
  m. Elizabeth Palmer
  (vi) Jenny Bligh (bur 09.02.1829)
  m. Samuel Spiller (b 1745, bur 11.12.1820)
  (vii) Mary Bligh (d infant)
  (D) James Bligh (b 29.02.1776, dsp before 12.03.1776, 5th son)
  m. (10.10.1784) ??
  (E) William Bligh of Kingsland, Devon (6th son)
  m. (14.06.1756) Jane Peake (bur 04.06.1813 in St Tudy)
  (i) James Bligh (b 21.05.1757, d 18.03.1837 in Mountville, Devon)
  m. (10.10.1784) Jane Lang
  (a)+ issue - William (b 29.12.1785), Francis James (b 17.11.1786), James (b 24.07.1788), Reginald (b 14.09.1790), John (b 30.4.1795), Charles (b 08.08.1797)
  (ii) Jane Bligh (b 31.07.1762, d 25.04.1855)
  m. (10.03.1788) Samuel Barnsley
  (iii) Mary Bligh (b 17.05.1764, d 17.03.1820)
  m. (06.09.1784) John Symonds (b c1742, d 1817 in St Tudy)
  (iv)+ other issue - Francis (b 23.05.1761, d 01.07.1761), Mary (b 03.04.1759, d 17.08.1761)
  (F) Mary Bligh
  m. (27.02.1770) Henry Cottell
  (G)+ other issue - Reginald (bur 10.06.1741),William (d young), Joseph (bur 08.04.1729)
  (3) Charles Bligh (d 07.07.1770, youngest son)
  m. (24.09.1722) Elizabeth Bray (bur 28.12.1775 in St Tudy)
  (A) Charles Bligh (3rd son)
  m. (16.04.1752) Margaret Jory
  (i)+ issue - John, William
  (B) James Bligh (bur 28.03.1811 in St Mabyn, youngest son)
  m. (13.10.1779) Margaret Martyn (dau of George Martyn & Mary)
  (i) John Martyn Bligh (d 06.05.1834) had issue
  m. (03.07.1809) Mary Edyvean Hocken (bur 11.03.1846 in Quebec)
  (ii)+ other issue - George Martyn (bur 13.01.1787), Margaret (bur 03.01.1784)
  (C)+ other issue - William, John, Richard (bur 23.06.1729), Richard (bur 10.05.1774 in St Tudy), Mary, Elizabeth, Grace
  (4) Temperance Bligh (b 1677, bur 16.10.1721)
  m. (28.10.1700) William Kempthorne Leskerly (bur 22.06.1722)
  (5) Mary Bligh (b 1680)
  m. (13.10.1702) Humphrey Lang
  (6) Dorothy Bligh
  m. (01.01.1709) William Hay
  (7)+ other issue - James (d 1705), Elizabeth (b 14.10.1682, bur 06.01.1706), Patience (bur 08.02.1688)
  b. James Bligh, Mayor of Plymouth (b 1656)
  m. (1681) Sarah Black
  (1) Richard Bligh (b c1690, 2nd son)
(A) Richard Bligh (b 1713, d 1749, bur in Alverstoke)
  m. Ann Page (dau of Richard Page by Catherine)
  (i) John Bligh of Gosport, Hampshire (b 1735, d 1795, Rear Admiral)
  m. (1769) Elizabeth Titcher (b 1739, d 1822)
  (a) John Bligh (b 08.1770, d 19.01.1831, Admiral) had issue
  m1. (31.05.1798, sp) Sarah Leeke (dau of H.S. Leeke of Yaxley Hall)
  m2. (17.08.1809) Ceceilie Moultrie (dau of Governor _ Moultrie)
(b) Anna Maria Bligh (b 1774)
  m. George Hopwell St. Stevens @2@ below
  (ii) Sir Richard Rodney Bligh of Belle Vue, Hampshire (bpt 08.11.1737, d 04.1821, Admiral)
  m1. (13.11.1765) Ann Worsley (d 1797, dau of Sir Edward Worsley by Elizabeth Miller)
  (a) Richard Bligh (b 1770, d young)
  (b) George Miller Bligh (b 1780, d 1834, Captain RN)
  m. (02.12.1817) Catherine Hayes or Haynes
  (c) Ann Caroline Bligh (b 1769, d 1843)
  m. (1793) _ Driffield
  (d) Harriet Worsley Bligh
  m. Gilbert Ricketts (son of Robert)
  (e) Elizabeth Bligh
  Some web sites show Elizabeth's (first) marriage as to Shuldham Peard in 1792. Povisionally we follow the merchantnetworks site which shows the following.
  m1. (1791) George Beard (Captain RN)
m2. _ Keswick (Major General)
  (f) Sophia Holmes Bligh (b 1775, d 1837)
  m. Charles Carter (Admiral)
  m2. (28.06.1800/1802) Mary Golightly (b 1745, d 1834)
  (iii) Charles Bligh
  (iv) Ann Bligh (b 1747, d 1801)
  m. Francis St. Stevens (b 1743, d 1807)
  (a) George Hopwell St. Stevens
  m. Anna Maria Bligh (dau of Admiral John Bligh) @2@ above
  (B) Mary Bligh
  m. (1735) Harris Lode
  (2)+ other issue - James, Mary, Joane, Sarah
  c. Charles Bligh (bur 1704, youngest son)
  m. Suzanne Westlake (dau of John Westlake of Plymouth)
  d.+ other issue - Richard, Dorothy, Elizabeth (d 1715), Mary (b 24.04.1653), Loveday
  ii.+ other issue - John, Elizabeth
  F. Elizabeth Bligh
  m1. (11.11.1616) Humphrey Martin
  m2. (17.07.1626) John Ware
2. Thomas Bligh
  m. Dorothy Denys
3. Robert Bligh
  m. Mirian
4. Margaret Bligh
  m. John Taprell
5. Thomasine Bligh
  m. Thomas Deane
6. Mary Bligh
  m. Richard James
7. Johanna Bligh
  m. Humphrey Littlejohn

Main source(s): http://www.merchantnetworks.com.au/genealogy/web/bligh/ with support from various other web sites (includng Wikipedia)
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