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for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 4 Issue 2, April 1927
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Captain Johnston Blakeley, commander of the sloop of war WASP, was lost at sea with all crew aboard. He left behind a wife, Jane Anne Blakeley (nee Hoope), and infant daughter Udney Maria Blakeley. On December 28, 1816 the North Carolina Legislature unanimously adopted a resolution that Udney Blakeley be educated at the expense of the state and that Mrs. Blakeley receive money as needed from the treasurer of the state for her education, making Udney Blakeley the first ward of the state of North Carolina.