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. William Blake (1739–1803), a wealthy and well-connected South Carolina planter, lived much of his life in England
but contrived to save most of his property in America; his wife was the former Anne
Izard (S.C. Hist. and Geneal. Mag.
, 2:231–232 [July 1901]; 9:81–82 [April 1908]; 34:199 [Oct.1933]).