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July 1, 1671 - Arrivals from Barbados

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July 1, 1671 - Arrivals from Barbados

Sir John Yeamans arrived from Barbados with 50 settlers and more supplies. The lure of Carolina was simple. In Barbados, there was only about 100,000 acres of arable land. A large plantation consisted of 200 acres. More than half the

landowners possessed less than 10 acres. Just by arriving in Carolina, a Barbadian land owner received fifteen times the amount of land he owned on the island.