Anne Blake

30 January 1733–
Purton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Anne

When Anne Blake was christened on 30 January 1733, in Purton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Blake, was 25 and her mother, Elizabeth Simmons, was 28. She married William Law on 4 May 1756, in Purton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters.

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William Law
Anne Blake
Marriage: 4 May 1756
Elizebeth Law
Sarah Law or Lane
Frances Law
Judith Law
John Law

Spouse and Children

    William Law



4 May 1756
Purton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Blake


    Elizabeth Simmons






    John Blake



    Jenavera Blake


+2 More Children

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1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

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Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Black 1, meaning ‘swarthy’ or ‘dark-haired’, from a byform of the Old English adjective blæc, blac ‘black’, with change of vowel length.2 English: nickname from Old English blāc ‘wan’, ‘pale’, ‘white’, ‘fair’. In Middle English the two words blac and blāc, with opposite meanings, fell together as Middle English blake. In the absence of independent evidence as to whether the person referred to was dark or fair, it is now impossible to tell which sense was originally meant.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bláthmhaic ‘descendant of Bláthmhac’, a personal name from bláth ‘flower’, ‘blossom’, ‘fame’, ‘prosperity’ + mac ‘son’. In some instances, however, the Irish name is derived from Old English blæc ‘dark’, ‘swarthy’, as in 1 above. Many bearers are descended from Richard Caddell, nicknamed le blac, sheriff of Connacht in the early 14th century. The English name has been Gaelicized de Bláca.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ann in entry for Frances Law, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Law, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Anne Blake, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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