Talk:Province of Carolina

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Wasn't Carolina divided in 1710? –radiojon 19:44, 2004 Apr 5 (UTC)

Uh, the Internet seems confused by this.[1] I suppose we'll actually have to crack a book. :) jengod 20:00, Apr 5, 2004 (UTC)

I think you're close. Looking at NC and SC histories, I see various dates. It seems like they grew somewhat separately and operated practically independently for some time. I've seen 1710 and 1712 as the date that the colony was divided. I can't tell how formal the division was. South Carolina did not become a crown colony until 1729, which explains where that date comes from. I have to run -- so no time to revise right now. Feel free to jump in. Bkonrad | Talk 20:04, 5 Apr 2004 (UTC)

INTERNAL LINK SUGGESTION: You may wish to add internal links to Monck, Craven, Carteret, and Locke to the list of approximately 50 Landgraves & Cassiques of colonial low country South Carolina prior to the Revoluntion? Also links on them back to this.

Rogue's Harbor[edit]

On this bit of the article:

"...the first permanent English settlement in the area was in 1653, established mainly by emigrants from the Virginia Colony with others from New England and Bermuda. Pre-empting the royal charter by ten years, they settled on the banks of the Chowan and Roanoke Rivers in the Albemarle Sound area in the northeast corner of present-day North Carolina. This settlement came to be known in Virginia as "Rogues' Harbor"."

A source for this would be nice. My understanding is that one of the early Virginia governor's (Spotswood?) called it Rogue's Harbour in a letter. The term may have been used a bit by Virginians, but the words "..came to be known as..." imply general use. I would have thought the general name for the settlements was Albemarle Settlements or just "Albemarle". ..what's the source on "Rogue's Harbour"? Pfly 18:19, 1 October 2006 (UTC)

As the one who added that particular bit of text, it came from here (which was listed under External links as it dates from a pre-Cite.php era) , where it says Indeed so many of these undesirables came that the Virginians called Carolina the Rogues' Harbour. I'll grant that this doesn't give a very good indication of how common the term was or for how long it was used, but I don't think I completely misrepresented the sense of the source. olderwiser 18:34, 1 October 2006 (UTC)Where was goverment located

Map request[edit]

The existing map showing the changing boundaries of the province is excellent. It would be helpful, however, to add some illustration of the early settlements - Roanoke, Albemarle Sound, Charleston, Wilmington, etc., and perhaps the Granville District-- Beland 09:33, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

I thought about that when making the one I did and think this (and all the colony articles for that matter) would be well served by a second map showing the practical extent of the colony which was a small area along the coast. I probably won't get to it anytime soon though.Kmusser

Heath's claim[edit]

When did his heirs return to claim the charter? Why did he decide to give the claim to the Lord's Proprietors?