Joseph Blake (governor)
|11th Colonial Governor of the Province of South Carolina|
November 1694 – 17 August 1695
|Preceded by||Thomas Smith (governor of South Carolina)|
|Succeeded by||John Archdale|
29 October 1696 – 7 September 1700
|Preceded by||John Archdale|
|Succeeded by||James Moore (South Carolina politician)|
|Died||7 September 1700|
Joseph Blake was born in 1663, in England. He was the son of Benjamin Blake and nephew of Lord Proprietor, John Archdale. To early 1680s, he emigrated to Carolina. In 1685, Joseph Blake was appointed a Deputy by his Archdale. During a time, he was member of the Executive Councils. Late, he was named as a Deputy of Peter Colleton, 2nd Baronet. In October 29, 1694, he was appointed governor of colonial South Carolina by the council, and he kept the charge until his death, in September 7, 1700.
Blake married two times: The first of them was with Deborah Morton, who was daughter of Governor Joseph Morton, marrying with him before 1685. The second was Elizabeth Axtell, who had a son, Joseph Blake Jr. He had several lands: "Plainsfield", located on the Stono River, and "Pawlet", in Colleton County, South Carolina.
- The South Carolina Historical Magazine
- Carolana: Joseph Blake. President of the Council and Actring Governor of Carolina Province 1694. Retrieved in September 14, 2015.
- Preservation Society of Charleston:Joseph Blake Archived 11 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine.
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