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William  Peacock 

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William Peacock
1642 - 12/24/1721

Catherine M. Andrews
1652 - 1738
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William Peacock
1666 - 1740
William Peacock was born about 1666 in an unknown place and died about 1740 somewhere in South Carolina. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 74 years old.

It is believed that he died and was buried in SC.

IMPORTANT NOTE: While records exist to prove this person existed, it is not clear at this time as to the exact relationship of this person and those currently shown as brothers, sisters, or parents. We are listing them as 'best guess' only.

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6 1672 The laws of gravity are defined by Isaac Newton; France invades Rhine as Dutch open dikes to flood Amsterdam to keep it from falling under French rule.
3 1669 The Lords Proprietors approve the Fundamental Constitution of Carolina, written by the philosopher John Locke, which guarantees religious freedom in Carolina.
4 1670 In March, the first permanent English settlement in South Carolina is established at Albemarle Point (Charles Town, SC).
14 1680 Charles Town is moved to Oyster Point. Forty-five French Protestants (Huguenots) arrive from England
29 1695 Approximately 500 French Huguenots live in and around Charles Town, SC.
32 1698 The first library is established in Charles Town, SC, by Thomas Bray.
34 1700 Hurricane strikes Charleston.
40 1706 The province is divided into 12 parishes as the Church of England becomes the state church.
47 1713 The Yemassee Indian Wars begin and continue through 1717. After killing every trader they could find, the Creek Indians launched a broad attack across the Savannah River at settlers on South Carolina's frontier.
53 1719 By 1719, the South Carolina region is separated from North Carolina and becomes a royal colony. Records were kept in Charleston.
73 1739 "Stono's Rebellion" - insurrection of slaves on Stono River plantations.
4 1670 In March, the first permanent settlement in South Carolina is established at Albemarle Point (Charles Town, SC).
15 1681 Pennsylvania is founded after William Penn, a Quaker, receives a Royal charter and land grant from King Charles II.
34 1700 By the early 1700's, Virginia and Maryland have established a strong economic and social structure. The planters of the tidewater region, with abundant slave labor, have large houses, an aristocratic way of life, and a desire to follow the art and culture of Europe. Less wealthy German and Scots-Irish immigrants settle inland, populating the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia as well as the Appalachian Mountains. Those on the frontier build small cabins and cultivate corn and wheat.
54 1720 The population of American colonists reaches 475,000. Boston (pop. 12,000) is the largest city, followed by Philadelphia (pop. 10,000) and New York (pop. 7000)
64 1730 Map of US Colonies
66 1732 James Oglethorpe establishes the Georgia Colony in the new world. The new settlers form friendships with the Creek Indian Nation towns in this area. Georgia is the thirteen English colony to be settled.
4 1670 Hudson Bay Company formed (English)
7 1673 England's Test Act excludes Roman Catholics from holding office
23 1689 England's Bill of Rights created. European Nine Year's War begin and grows into a world-wide event. It ends in 1697.
24 1690 Ireland's Battle of Boyne
27 1693 National debt begins in England
32 1698 Tsar Peter the Great begins traveling Europe
35 1701 England's Act of Settlement created; War of Spanish Succession begins
41 1707 Scotland and England unite to form "Great Britain"
49 1715 War of Spanish Succession ends
72 1738 System of forced labor to build roads in France is devised by Jean Orry

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