The Blake family of Meelick in the barony of Leitrim, county Galway, were descended from the Blakes of Menlo. It was probably through the marriage of Dominick Blake and Mary Yelverton of Belleisle, county Tipperary that they acquired the estate at Meelick, since the Yelverton family, later Viscounts Avonmore, held lands in that part of county Galway. According to Weir this branch of the Blake family also owned property in Carmarthanshire in Wales.
- Blake and Yelverton family papers, Whitland Abbey collection. ; Carmarthenshire Archive Service
Contemporary printed sources
- ''GRIFFITH'S VALUATION OF IRELAND'[Primary Valuation of Tenements]', 1850-1858. : Scarriff Union, 78.
- LEWIS, Samuel. ''A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland''. London: S. Lewis & Co., 1837: Vol. I, 375.