Settlement In Carolina, Part 3 (1999) - Episode 3


By 1655, Barbados would become the most densely populated place on Earth. Once there was no more room for expansion on Barbados, the decision was made to fund a settlement in North America, between Spanish-occupied Florida, and the European settlements north of Virginia. Of the eight Lords Proprietors to receive a charter to settle the Carolinas, the most active were lords Anthony Ashley Cooper, and Sir John Colleton, both of whom owned plantations in Barbados. The settlements in South Carolina were an instant success; the planters living in South Carolina lived hedonistic and lavish lifestyles. 

Parishes in the colony of South Carolina were named after ones in Barbados, and the system of government adopted by South Carolina also made its way from Barbados.

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