Petitions for Land from the South Carolina Council Journals Volume VI: 1766-1770


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 petitions indicate migration to South Carolina 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

Cloth, index, 420 pp.