Earl of Egmont list of early settlers of Georgia
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Earl of Egmont list of early settlers of Georgia

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Perceval, John, Earl, 1683-1748.
Title: Earl of Egmont list of early settlers of Georgia
Dates: circa 1743
Extent: 0.02 cubic feet (1 microfilm roll)
Identification: MS 1395

Biographical/Historical Note

Sir John Perceval, Earl of Egmont (1683-1748) was the first president of the Trustees of Georgia. He was born in county Cork, Ireland and was educated at Westminster School in London and at Magdalen College in Oxford. In 1703, he was elected to the Irish House of Commons for County Cork. He was elected to the British House of commons for Harwich in 1727, a position he held until 1734. In 1733, Perceval was made the Earl of Egmont in Ireland.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a microfilm copy of the Earl of Egmont's "A List of persons who went from Europe to Georgia on their own account, or at the Trustees charge, or who joined (joined) the Colony, or were born in it distinguishing such as had Grants there or were only Inmates." The manuscript is divided into two sections, the second being "An Account of Lands granted by the Trustees of Georgia to persons gone at their own expense," dated May 9, 1739. This list is divided into date of grant, name, number of acres, number of servants and amount of acres promised to each, total servant acres, when arrived in Georgia, where they settled, whether they died or left their land, and notes.

The first portion of the manuscript, contains the following information pertaining to settlers arriving before 1742: name, occupation, when embarked, when arrived, number of lots in Savannah, number of lots in Frederica, and whether the person died, quit, or ran away from the colony. The lists are divided between pages for those that arrived of their own expense and those people on the "charity" or "poor" account. The accounts are alphabetical by surname.

Index Terms

Georgia--Emigration and immigration.
Georgia--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Great Britain--Colonies--America.
Manuscripts (document genre)
Perceval, John, Earl, 1683-1748.

Location of Originals

Original manuscript in the Egmont papers, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Physical and Technical Access Restrictions

A microfilm reader is required to access this collection.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Earl of Egmont list of early settlers of Georgia, MS 1395, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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1X-1395-01. List of early settlers of Georgia