Son of John Bland.
Giles Bland, the son of John and Sarah Bland of St Olave's parish, who was also employed in Tangier, had married Povey’s daughter Frances. He was executed in 1677 for his part in the Virginian rebellion of 1676; his mother shocked the Navy Board by writing in vindication of his innocence ‘comparing thereof to that of his sacred Majesty’. http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclo…
The main reason for his execution was not the rebellion but the fact that he had made a bitter enemy of Governor Berkeley by, amongst other things, revealing the corruption of Berkeley and his cronies.
Giles was 29 when he was illegally executed and left a wife and son, also Giles.
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.