Anthony Blake (bishop)
|Reference style||The Most Reverend|
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Blake was the younger of two sons of Andrew Blake of Kilvine, County Mayo. His family were one of the Tribes of Galway; notable members of his family included James "Spanish" Blake, John Blake (mayor), John Henry Blake and Sally Blake (duelist).
He returned to Ireland from France about 1731, having been educated at Saint-Omer and Louvain. He was appointed priest in the archdiocese of Tuam, holding the posts of dean of the chapter and vicar general to the archbishop. From 1741 to 1756 he served as Warden of Galway, his most nobable act been the erection of a new parish chapel in the town's middle street, which stood till 1833.
- Dictionary of Irish Biography, pp. 579–80, Cambridge, 2010.