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  • Collection: Francis Le Jau

He laments that he struggles to feed his family and as they do not have a maid, he has been 'forced' to purchase 3 slaves.

Francis Le Jau to John Chamberlayne (Secretary), aboard the Greenwich, in Queen's Dock, near Plymouth, 6 May 1706, reporting delays in sailing.

He reached South Carolina in October and was kindly received by the authorities. Thomas died shortly before his arrival. Auchinleek elected to stay in Bermuda. Also discusses sickness, including of Dunn; invasion of the French and Spanish; dissenters…

His family has arrived. His children seem to be over their acclimatization, but his wife is still ill. One woman in his parish has been arrested on a charge of witchcraft. Another, after being in delirium for two days, on apparently coming to,…
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