BLAKE, DANIEL - Antigua, Martinique, Caribbean

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BLAKE, DANIEL - Antigua, Martinique, Caribbean

Postby Droidpayne50 » Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:48 am

Our ancestor, Charles Blake, Merchant Seaman, was born circa 1850, and according to his Crew Agreements was born in either Antigua or Martinique. We have evidence he was a crew member on board the St. Leonards, sailing from Gravesend, London to New Zealand in 1878 where he deserted ship. He settled in New Zealand with his wife Jane Charlotte Loader, an English woman. The marriage took place in Greytown, N.Z. in 1882 and they farmed in Carterton, which is a small rural town, one and a half hours north of Wellington, the capital city of N.Z.

Oral history tells us that Charles was of Irish descent, and this has been proved by DNA results. The family members were very dark and could be partly Irish plus African American, Native American, or French Canadian? Charles stated on his marriage certificate that he was born in New Brunswick which differs from his Crew Agreements. He stated that he was schooled in St. Johns, N.B. He also stated on his Marriage Certificate that his parents were Charles Blake and Mary Daniel. He died in 1936 in New Zealand and he possibly had a brother named John/Jack.

Has anyone got a connection to Charles or Mary Daniel? Any information would be gratefully accepted.
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