Peronneau - Steven J. Coker
Subject: Peronneau
From: Steven J. Coker
Date: September 22, 1998

The Huguenots of Colonial South Carolina 
By Arthur Henry Hirsch, Ph.D.
1928, Duke University Press
reprinted 1962 by Archon Books
(pp 235-236)

   Of the Peronneau family little is known, but it contained several men of
leadership and high moral character. Henry Peronneau, the emigrant, reached
Carolina in 1687, an unnaturalized and undenizened alien. His name does not
appear in the 1696 list of naturalized foreigners, though he was then in Charles
Town.[116] He was probably one of the number who chose rather to remain alien
than to swear allegiance to the Anglican Church and take the sacrament according
to the form prescribed by the Establishment, both of which were steps necessary
in the routine of naturalization.[117] The South Carolina Gazette bears
testimony to his fortune, his worth and "his fair character".[118]

   The will of Henry Peronneau, third of the name, made in 1753 and proved
August 9, 1755, disposes of 90,000 currency, several Charles Town lots and
houses, plantations, negroes, four mourning rings and a suit valued at 175,
together with other valuable property.[119]

116 S. C. Gaz., June 6, 1743. Not listed in naturalization and denization lists
in Pub. H. S. London, Vol. XVIII.

117 Cooper, Statutes, II. 132. He died in 1743 at the age of 76 years, having
lived in South Carolina 56 years.

118 S. C. Gaz., June 6, 1743.

119 S. C. H. & G. Mag., V. 218.

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