The petitions for land found in the Council Journals are probably the best source for immigration and migration in the colonial period. Many petitions indicate that the petitioners are foreign protestants who came on the encouragement given by South Carolina. Some indicate migration from other provinces; some indicate slave holdings of low-country planters; still others give information on persons who died before their land titles could be perfected and the heirs are named.
Brent H. Holcomb
1996, cloth, index, 341 pp.