THE HYRNE FAMILY PLANTATIONS IN
In 1998 I came across a bundle of letters in the Lincolnshire Archive Office which were written largely from South Carolina to South Ormsby in Lincolnshire between 1699 and 1757. They made compelling reading.
It is a story of elopement, fraud, betrayal, love, loss and courage and reveals the attempt and ultimate success of an Lincolnshire family in establishing plantations in South Carolina in the first half of the 18th century. The first letter is dated 2nd April 1700 and is from Elizabeth Hyrne to her brother Burrell Massingberd...