Charles de Wolf (deWolfe) (c.1695 - 1734)

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Birthplace: Lyme,New London,Connecticut,USA
Death: Died in Guadaloupe,French,,West Indies
Managed by: FARKAS Mihály László
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About Charles de Wolf (deWolfe)

Charles' wife Margaret Potter was the daughter of a prosperous mariner of a family of mariners from England.

Charles was a grocer and millwright; went to French Guadeloupe, where he must have met the Potters,. The other son was brought to Bristol, Rhode Island by Simeon Potter to marry his sister Abigail; served as captain and supercargo. Became wealthy in his own right. His sons governed Bristol and were the leading participants in the triangular trade, for a generation after it was outlawed. They wre smugglers and privateers. Son Captain Jim was also a US Senator and greatly aided DeWolf activities in that respect. They owned or were married to the customs officials of the area, except for one they kidnapped at opportune times. Charles had two sons; one, Simon, was sent to Connecticut to live with his grandfather, the other is the one who went to Rhode Island, also a daughter. I think that only one of the two daughters listed lived.

Charles De Wolf b 1695 Lyme, CT m 3/31/1717 Guadeloupe Island, margaret Potter, prob died there. Margaret Potter was said to be English, may never have been to America, but believed to be clsoely related to the brother of Abigail Potter who already ran a shipping empire out of Bristol, Rhode Island, and brought Charles' son to Bristol as his clerk and married him to his sister. Charles was a millwright and made a small fortune before or after movingto Guadeloupe, where he became wealthy as an international merchant and shipper off of the triangular trade. In the French Indies, this did not take a large amount of resources to start with; people started with relatively small, light, fast vessels and small, flexible operations, usually it included privateering and smuggling.

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Charles de Wolf's Timeline

Lyme,New London,Connecticut,USA
March 31, 1717
Age 22
March 8, 1719
Age 24
Guadaloupe, French West, Indiana, USA
April 26, 1721
Age 26
Guadaloupe, West Indies
September 27, 1724
Age 29
Guadaloupe, West Indies
November 8, 1726
Age 31
Guadaloupe, West Indies
Age 39
Guadaloupe,French,,West Indies