Porcher - Steven J. Coker
Subject: Porcher
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 236)

   Mr. Isaac Porcher, born in the town of St. Severre, Berry, France, and his
wife, Claude de Cherigny, a native of La Rochelle,[120] left France before the
Revocation and emigrated to Carolina by way of the British Isles.[121] No record
of their naturalization in England can be found. The will of George Baudoin
mentions him as Mr. Isaac Porcher, Chirurgien.[122] The extent of his
possessions is unknown, but the quality of his character is well attested. On
the occasion of his wife's death, on August 10, 1726, he wrote in his family
Bible: "God give grace to make an end as Christian as she has done."[123] They
had lived together about forty-five years, having been married October 9, 1681.
His son Isaac was a successful planter who at the time of his death, in 1743,
owned 75 slaves, valued at 9,000, 30 hogs, 23 oxen, 123 cattle, 50 sheep, and
other personal property.[124]

120 M S Pr. Ct. Rcd., 1671-1727, 275.

121 Record in Porcher Bible, in possession of Mr. Isaac Porcher, Esq.,
Pinopolis, S. C.

122 MS Pr. Ct. Rcd., 1671-1727, 49.

123 Porcher Bible.

124 MS Pr. Ct. Rcd., 1739-43, 256.

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