About Jean Bouchillon
On July 18, 1764, in the Council Hall of Charleston, South Carolina, Jean Bouchillon made his oath of allegiance to the English Crown. In return, he received his individual land grant for the new town the British were calling Hillsboro, after Lord Hillsboro, Secretary of State. Jean's grant was for 100 acres - 50 acres for each person in the family.
By July 17, the colonists were ready to set out for New Bordeaux. They quickly were mired in the muddy roads and became stranded for a week. Two days later, a second party set out and were stranded as well. The remaining colonists, mainly women and children, remained in Charleston until the roads were passable.