Robert Daniell

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Robert Daniell
Robert Daniell.jpg
5th Governor of the Province of North Carolina
In office
Preceded by Henderson Walker
Succeeded by Thomas Cary
18th Governor of the Province of South Carolina
In office
Preceded by Charles Craven
Succeeded by Robert Johnson
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 Robert Daniell Jr, Sarah Daniell, Martha Daniell, John Daniell, Anna Daniell
Residence Charleston, South Carolina
Religion Anglican
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 governor of the British Province of North Carolina from 1703–05, and governor of the British Province of South Carolina from 1716–17.

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


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

The Beatys of Kingston by Edward Stanley Barnhill, page 39

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