Robert Daniell

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His Excellency
Robert Daniell
Robert Daniell.jpg
18th Governor of South Carolina
In office
Preceded by Charles Craven
Succeeded by Robert Johnson
3rd Deputy Governor of North Carolina
In office
Preceded by Henderson Walker (Acting)
Succeeded by Thomas Cary
Personal details
Born April 20, 1646
Cardigan, Wales
Died May 1, 1718 (aged 71–72)
Daniel Island (present-day Charleston, South Carolina)
Resting place Charleston, South Carolina
Spouse(s) Dorothy Chamberlain
Martha Wainwright
Children 5
Residence Charleston, South Carolina
Military service
Service/branch provincial militia
Years of service 1669-1715
Rank Colonel
Battles/wars Siege of St. Augustine (1702)
Tuscarora War
Yamasee War

Robert Daniell of Llanddewi Brefi, Cardigan County, Wales (Born 20 April 1646) was the ten times great grandson of King Edward III. He arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1669 as captain of the ship The Daniell. In 1682, he was commissioned as Major of the Goose Creek Men. By 1691, he was commissioned as a colonel for King William. In 1702 Daniell led forces in James Moore's expedition to St. Augustine, which unsuccessfully besieged the Castillo de San Marcos. He later also led provincial forces in the 1711 Tuscarora War and the 1715 Yamasee War. Daniell is best known for being Deputy Governor of North Carolina from 1704 to 1705, and governor of the British Province of South Carolina from 1716 to 1717.


  • Daniel Island in Charleston, of which he was an early owner, is named for him.


  • Dahlman, Michael. Daniel Island
  • The Annals and Parish Register of St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish, in South Carolina, from 1680 to 1884, by Robert F. Clute, page 55
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  • The Beatys of Kingston by Edward Stanley Barnhill, page 39

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