Blake, Henry, 1789—1856
by Benjamin Colbert
Henry Blake was the son of Valentine Blake (1765-1798), of Mullaghmore and Windfield, county Galway, and Anna Maria Blake, née Roper (1765-1810). He was probably born in Ireland and educated in England before returning to his patrimonial estate in county Mayo, by then having married Martha Louisa, née Attersoll (1790-1853), in 1810. He left Ireland again in 1812 having sold part of the Mayo estate, returning in 1816. Having qualified as a barrister, he was elected a life member of the Royal Dublin Society in 1819. In the early 1820s he moved to his Renvyle estate in county Galway, first visited in 1811, and which he describes in Letters from the Irish Highlands.
‘Blake (Renvyle)’. Landed Estates Database. Moore Institute, National University of Galway, Ireland. Web. 13 Oct. 2017.
'Mr. Henry Blake'. Royal Dublin Society, Past Members. Database Entry. Web. 13 Oct. 2017
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