"Liste Des Frânçois Et Suisses.": From an Old Manuscript List of French and Swiss Protestants, Settled in Charleston, on the Santee, and at Orange Quarter, in Carolina, who Desired Naturalization, Prepared Probably about 1695-6. With Introductory Remarks
Wm. G. Mazyck, 1868 - Huguenots - 40 pages
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The records contained in this small volume are priceless not only for research into the early history of South Carolina low country families, but also for genealogists in search of a tie to their roots. The book contains several interesting articles contributed by descendants of the early colonists about the life and times of the French and Swiss immigrants who helped establish Charleston, Jamestown in French Santee, the Orange area and other settlements along the Santee River. The collection also includes an excellent list of the settler families including the progenitors of both husbands and wives in Switzerland and France. This compilation of residents seeking naturalization about 1695-96 allowed me to trace my Robert grandfathers back to the small town of St. Imier, Switzerland. Although the date of Ravenel's edit is1868, the list was published first in 1822 from the original documents discovered among miscellaneous papers of one of the distinguished families present when the request for naturalization was prepared.