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Re: Pendarvis Surname
Posted by: Randy Floyd Date: April 02, 2001 at 18:01:52
In Reply to: Re: Pendarvis Surname by pat of 638

Hi Pat,

The list is available somewhere on line, but I can't remember where. Maybe someone reading knows.

"The Shaftesbury Papers," and extracts from it and a few other places taken by the South Carolina Historical Magazine in its early volumes are the best sources for the early lists. The "Warrants for Land in South Carolina 1672-1711" also make reference to many passengers as members of the First Fleet. Agnes L. Baldwin compiled an excellent list of early settlers in her book "First Settlers of South Carolina 1670-1700".

Three ships left England for the Carolinas in 1669 with only one reaching what became Charlestowne in 1670. The passenger list for "The Carolina" survives while those for the "Port Royal" and "The Albemarle" have been lost. Neither the Port Royal or the Albemarle made it to Charlestowne with their passengers on board. "The Carolina" was a 200 ton vessel, the "Port Royal" 100 tons, and "The Albemarle" 30 tons. The latter two contained much smaller crews and far fewer passengers than "the Carolina." Most of the latter two vessels' crews and passengers remained in the Bahamas(on a stop there), were lost, or absorbed by "The Carolina." Many, and hopefully most, of the names of those that eventually made it to South Carolina have been ascertained by other records. Only those passengers in the initial settlement, however, were considered to be in the First Fleet.

Elizabeth Pendarvis and her daughter Priscilla, most likely arriving under another name are positively stated to have been in the First Fleet of 1670, while Elizabeth Stonehall and Joseph Pendarvis arrived the following year as servants, employees, or dependents of Thomas Hurt in "The Blessing" from England are not.

The warrants for land stated explicitly a persons time of arrival, as the amount of land qualified for was determined by arrival date and arrival status. It is because of this that we know that Elizabeth Pendarvis was married to Joseph before July 26, 1672, and that Elizabeth was free and over 16 at her arrival in 1670, that Priscilla was free but under 16 at her arrival in 1670, and that Joseph Pendarvis and Elizabeth Stonehall were dependents to Thomas Hurt at their arrival in 1671.

Hope this helps.


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