Sir John Tyler: The Early Settlement Of South Carolina

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The history of the early settlement of South Carolina is intimately connected with the island of Barbados. On October 30,1629, Charles I., of England, granted to Sir Robert Heath, his attorney general, all of the territory of North America lying between the 31st and 36th parallels of north latitude and extending from the Atlantic to Pacific Ocean, to be known as “Carolana or Province of Carolana.” Sir Robert did nothing toward settling his province and it was not until the second year after the restoration of Charles II., that some of his adherents and courtiers obtained a charter with extensive powers for the same territory to be called Carolina instead of Carolana. This charter was dated March 24,1662/63. Sir John Colleton, a planter in Barbados, first suggested to Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, that they, with associates, could obtain a grant to this “rich and fertile Province of Carolina” from Charles II. The eight nobleman to whom this charter was issued were: Edward Hyde, Earl of Clasendon; George Monck, Duke of Albemarle; William, Lord Craven; John, Lord Berkley; Anthony, Lord Ashley; Sir George Carteret, Sir William Berkeley, and Sir John Colleton. Out of all the proprietors, none were more engaged in the settlement of Carolina and cause of colonists than Lord Ashley, who in 1672 became known as Earl of…show more content…
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