Golding / Golden / Goulding et al Family History on Facebook
BOOK – A Compilation of the Original Lists of Protestant Immigrants to South Carolina 1763-1773
An amazing book full of some 4,000 family names, ship names and details of origin … but no Goldens, Goldings or Gouldens and Gouldings listed. NOT being listed means that we probably came from the great Pennsylvania and Virginia immigration into South Carolina … which has been the suspicion all along.
>>> South Carolina underwrote foreign immigration by providing free land, basic farming equipment and animals, assistance to build a home, and two years of food support … BUT it was a limited offer available only to Christian Protestants. Catholics and most non-Church of England Christians were not eligible.
… You can read the full original book online: https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001263759
You are welcome to add to or to correct this story by contacting: Bill Golden, Norfolk1956@gmail.com
BTW – I look forward to sharing your stories, photos and in-search-of quests. Contact me at the email address above.