History From America's Most Famous Valleys
Eighteenth Century Palatine Emigration
A British Government Redemptioner Project to Manufacture Naval Stores
by Walter Allen Knittle, Ph.D.
Department of History
College of the City of New York
Published Philadelphia, 1937
THE PETITION LIST OF PALATINES IN NORTH CAROLINA
This list is taken from a petition to the North Carolina authorities by the Palatines remaining at New Bern, against their dispossession by Cullen Pollock, son of Col. Pollock to whom Graffenried had assigned the lands a security for a debt. The petition was dated September 28, 1749 and is printed in the N. V. Col. Rec., IV, 956. Although they referred to themselves as Palatines, a number of the petitioners were in all probability of Swiss origin, for a group of people deported from Berne, Switzerland were included in the original settlers of the town. The small number of families left from the original 650 Palatines is to be attributed to hardships of the voyage and the first year of settlement, including an Indian massacre in 1711 and desertions from the colony to which Graffenried referred as early as 1711. N. C. Col. Rec., I, 944.
Kinsey, John (appears twice)
Miller, Jno. Lekgan
Sheets, Jacob ( from another petition of March 29, 1743)
Woolf, John Bernard Shone
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