East Ward Partial Tax Lists

1664 May

A group of settlers from Barbados, led by John Vassall, settled in Cape Fear, Carolina in May of 1664. The "Barbadian Adventurers" had not, however, reached an agreement beforehand with the Lords Proprietors, who backed a group from New England settling in Charles Town.

Early 1666

Petition to Lord Proprietors from settlers at Cape Fear.

Collections of the South Carolina Historical Society. 1857

1671 Nov

The first two ships carrying 19 families, sailed from New York to settle in Port Royal. They were later joined by others from New York, Holland, and England.


Documents Relating to the Colonial History of New York Vol XIV. B. Fernow, pp 658-9:

The short-lived settlement at Port Royal (near present-day Beaufort, SC) under Sir John Yeamans; removed to Ashley River, site of present-day Charlestown.