Colonial History of South Carolina

News and Notes

Researching Colonial Records in England

April 28, 2009

Cheves is off to London to visit the Queen – well, perhaps she won’t really visit the Queen, perhaps she will just give papers at a meeting of the Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland and at the Boyd Symposium at Danson House in England. She and fellow historian Dee Ressinger will join other researchers in a discussion of the Huguenot merchants – the French refugees of the merchant class who fled France following the revocation of the Edict of Nantes and settled in England, Ireland, Scotland, West Indies and the American colonies in the 17th century, forming alliances and setting up shipping networks with each other. Our research has revealed the travel of these merchants between the American colonies and the West Indies to be much more frequent than first thought and the exchange of research findings at the symposium will add to the knowedge of everyone working in this field. Hopefully, there will also be time for Cheves and Dee to search among the records of London for documents pertaining to South Carolina’s colonial history and a search for maps and letters from South Carolina in the 17th and 18th century.

Our New Website

April 11, 2009
Welcome to our new redesigned website courtesy of Daniel Bates who designs websites for McClellanville businesses at  Cheves and I are not great on the Internet and are not bloggers. We use our computers more as typewriters! But this site is easy to use and manage and we only have to add an occasional “note” to keep it fresh. Check it out – a great way for local authors, artists, restaurants and other commercial enterprises to draw attention to their business and bring in new customers. Daniel has put together this site as a way to benefit the residents of the town and is offering website design, a quick and easy training session and tech support in a start up package that is very affordable. This lull in the economy is the perfect time to take advantage of his offer and get ready for the recovery. Another example of the Village looking after its own.