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James Maffett

Male 1730 - 1809  (79 years)


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  • Name James Maffett  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Born 17 July 1730  County Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Immigration 1772  [3
    • As regards James Maffett, born 17 July 1730 County Antrim, Ireland
    Submitter 1377 
    Died 2 September 1809  Newberry Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Person ID I45565  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 19 November 2008 

    Family/Spouse Margret [--?--],   b. County Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Robert Maffett, Sr.,   b. 1765, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 September 1837, Newberry Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +2. Samuel Maffett,   b. about 1765, County Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1811, Newberry Co., South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)
    Family ID F39012  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • James is thought to have immigrated to Cannon’s Creek, Newberry, SC with the Reverend John Renwick, an Associate Reformed Presbyterian minister, in 1772 from County Antrim, Northern Ireland. However, there is no known surviving list of the immigrants that accompanied Rev. Renwick. James applied for a land survey near a branch of Cannon’s Creek in November, 1772. Details of his life are presently unknown. He has been confused with James Moffat (1737 - 1809) who received 400 acres of land in Waxhaw Community near Charleston under the Bounty Act in 1767. James Moffat is said to have had 5 wives. Variations in spelling are very common in the history of both familly lines. In the period 1771-1775 over 25,000 people immigrated from N. Ireland to the Carolinas. Other Maffetts are known to have lived in South Carolina in this period including William Maffett (96 District) and John Maffett (Union County) who was previously from Mecklenburg County, NC. A land sale is recorded in 1774 between William Maffett and James Maffett. [Source 1214]

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      Immigration 1772 - applied for 250 acres under the Bounty Act of 1761 in November 1772. Recorded in the Council Journal[Source 1859]

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      While there may be no surviving list of passengers to the Carolinas, there are surviving council records. It reads in part:
      "Council Journal 36, Part 2, page 222-223.
      Meeting of 8th. November 1772.
      The following petitions praying to have Warrants of Survey were presented and Read."
      There are some 60 names listed. James Maffett is listed as having requested 250 acres under the Bounty Act of 1761 (expired). It was ordered that the Secretary do prepare Warrants of Survey as prayed for by the petitioners. This information is included in a book entitled, A Compilation of the Original Lists of Protestant Immigrants to South Carolina 1763-1773.
      The author is Janie Revill and it was originally published in 1939 in Columbia, South Carolina. It has been reprinted in 1996 and 1999.

      I assume that Samuel Maffett, and his mother Margret Maffett immigrated with the father, James Maffett in 1772. I have not found the original lists of passengers, nor names of ships yet. I am unsure if Robert Maffett is a brother to Samuel or not. We do have a Robert Peden Maffett in our family, so it is possible.[Source 1861] [4, 5, 6]

  • Sources 
    1. [S9] Ancestor Charts, submitted by Glen Elton Kemp.

    2. [S1215] eMail message titled "Proposed Change: Samuel Maffett (I6495)", from Ellen Fisher.

    3. [S1221] eMail message titled "Re: Proposed Change: herring Files", from Ellen Fisher.

    4. [S1214] Reunion genealogy file titled "Maffett Geneology", submitted by Mike Maffett.

    5. [S1859] eMail message titled “RE: John Cannon ID # I33345”, from Ellen Fisher.

    6. [S1861] eMail message titled “Proposed Notes for James Maffett ID I45565”, from Ellen Fisher.


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