Barbados is a country known for its association with pirates. Stede Bonnet was known as the “Gentleman Pirate” due to his wealth in Barbados. Pirates like Stede Bonnet and Edward “Blackbeard” Teach thrived on the trade system between Barbados and South Carolina. Charleston’s wealth in its early days is attributed to South Carolina’s trade relationship with Barbados. Plantations like Drayton Hall in Charleston stand today as symbols of Charleston’s early wealth.
Barbados And South Carolina's Symbiotic Relationship, Part 7 (1999) - Episode 7