The Perry-Poole Family Tree - Person Sheet
The Perry-Poole Family Tree - Person Sheet
NameRobert Daniell
Birth20 Apr 1646, Llanddewi Brefi, Cardigan County, Wales
Death1 May 1718, Daniell's Island, Charleston, South Carolina
Misc. Notes
Robert Daniell was aboard the "Carolina," one of three ships that set sail in 1669 from London carrying settlers and some of the original Lord Proprietors to Carolina via Barbados. During the voyage, two of the original ships were lost and replaced by sloops in Barbados. Daniell may have boarded the ship in Barbados. A land warrant for Carolina in 1677 identified him as a resident and another in 1675 suggests he may have been there earlier.

He represented the Colony in London to revise the Fundamental Constitution in 1698 and was issued a Landgrave (8/12/1698) which entitled him to 48,000 acres of land, making him one of the largest landowners in the Carolinas. After settling in the Charles Town area, Daniell involved himself in shipping and political affairs until the success of the settlement aroused the jealousy of the Spaniards in Florida. In 1702, Daniell (who led naval forces) and Governor Moore (who led land forces) attacked Florida. Daniell took the Spanish Settlements of St. John and St Marys in route to St. Augustine.

He served as the colonial governor of North Carolina from 1703-1705. Throughout his career in the Carolinas, he was a staunch Royalist, serving in the Eighth Assembly, Eleventh Assembly, and the Fourteenth Assembly. he was a judge, Chief Justice, Tax commissioner, a Captain, Major, and Colonel in the Militia. In 1715 he was appointed Deputy Governor of South Carolina. In 1716 he divided lands captured from the Indians in the Yemassee War, and he served as Governor of the South Carolina colony from April 25, 1716 until April 30, 1717. In his Capacity as Governor of South Carolina, he held the ranks of Lieutenant General and Vice Admiral.

He died on his plantation, Daniell's Island, South Carolina, between 5/1 and 5/18/1717. He was survived by his wife, Martha, and four children, Sarah, Martha, John, and Ann. His remains were later removed to St. Phillips Churchyard, Charles Town, South Carolina. Saint Phillips Church is located at 142 Church Street, Charleston, South Carolina. A memorial tablet stands on the outside wall at the back of Saint Phillips Church stating: "Here lie the remains of the Hon. Robert Daniell, a brave man, who long served King William in his wars, both on land and sea, and afterwards governed this province under the Lords Proprietors’ Majesties Army. Here, also, lies the body of Martha Logan, who was first the wife of the above Robert Daniell and afterwards of Colonel George Logan. She died the 5th day of November 1743, at the age of 58. This vault, also, contains the bodies of the above Colonel George Logan of His Majesties Army and the bodies of his son George Logan and of his son's wife, Martha, who was the daughter of the above Robert Daniell."
Birth1654, England
Marriage1672, England
ChildrenRobert (1675-1710)
Birth1684, South Carolina
Death5 Nov 1743, Charleston, Charleston Co., South Carolina
Marriage1699, St Thomas Parish, Charleston, South Carolina
ChildrenSarah (1703-)
 Martha (1704-1779)
 Ann (1706-1768)
 John (1707-1768)
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