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The Clarendon Colony

Sir John Yeamans
Sir John Yeamans
Sir John Yeamans arrived at Cape Fear early in October of 1663, and ascended the river for more than a hundred and fifty miles. Sir John was the son of a gallant Cavalier who had lost life and estate in the service of the King, and he had come out to Barbadoes to repair his fortunes. His report of the Cape Fear country was so favorable that by the end of May, 1665 he returned with several hundred settlers from Barbadoes, to make the beginnings of the new colony of Clarendon, of which the lords proprietors had appointed him governor.

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