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Robert Daniell (Danyell), Jr.

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Birthplace: Llanddewi Brefi, Cardiganshire, Wales
Death: Died in Daniell Island-Charleston, SC
Place of Burial: Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Daniell, Sr. and Margaret Daniell
Husband of Dorothy Daniell; Dorothy / Dorithy Chamberlaine and Martha Daniell
Father of Marmaduke Daniell; Robert Daniell, III; Robert Daniell, Jr.; Sarah Blakeway; Martha Logan and 2 others
Brother of John Daniell; Wilbert Daniell and Marmaduke Daniell

Occupation: Colonel
Managed by: Ron Green Jr
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About Governor Robert Daniell

http://paynedaniel2.com/robertofcarolina/D2.htm#i11190 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Daniells (originally D'Anvers or Danyers) are of English descent. Their genealogy is directly traceable to the Knights of the Norman conquest.

The Honorable Robert Daniell departed England in 1669, (via Barbados and Bermuda) bound for Port Royal Island, South Carolina. His voyage ended at the mouth of the Kiaway River in late 1669. Here was established the settlement of Old Charles Town where he became the Colonial Governor of South and North Carolina.

Prior to leaving England, he was issued a Landgrave (August 12, 1698) which entitled him to 48,000 acres of land, making him one of the largest landowners in the Carolinas.

After settling in the Charles Town area, Daniell involved himself in shipping and political affairs until the success of the settlement aroused the jealousy of the Spaniards in Florida. In 1702, Daniell (who led naval forces) and Governor Moore (who led land forces) attacked Florida. Daniell took the Spanish Settlements of St. John and St Marys in route to St. Augustine.

Throughout his career in the Carolinas, he was a staunch Royalist, serving in the Eighth Assembly, Eleventh Assembly, and the Fourteenth Assembly. He was a judge, Chief Justice, tax commissioner, a Captain, Major, and Colonel in the Militia.

In his Capacity as Governor of South and North Carolina, he held the ranks of Lieutenant General and Vice Admiral.

He died on his plantation, Daniell's Island, South Carolina, between May 1 and May 18, 1717. He was survived by his wife, Martha, and five children. His remains were later removed to St. Phillips Churchyard, Charles Town, South Carolina.


Martha Daniell Logan (1704-1779), colonial teacher and gardener, was born in St. Thomas Parish, S.C., the 2nd child of Robert Daniell and his second wife, Martha Wainwright. Her father, who may originally have been a Virginian, had arrived in South Carolina from Barbados in 1679; already propertied, he increased his holdings in real estate, slaves, and ships over the years. In 1704 and 1705, he had a stormy term as lieutenant governor of North Carolina; and he served twice in the same capacity in South Carolina from 1715 through 1717.

Birth: 1646 Death: May 1, 1718 Charleston Charleston County South Carolina, USA

Hon.Robert Daniell,Landgrave Captain, Major, Colonel-- English Navy; 1708 Governor South Carolina; 1715 Deputy Governor South Carolina; 1716-1717 Lieut. General; Governor of North Carolina, 1704-05. Member General Assembly NC, 1708

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A memorial tablet stands on the outside wall at the back of Saint Phillips Church stating: "Here lie the remains of the Hon. Robert Daniell, a brave man, who long served King William in his wars, both on land and sea, and afterwards governed this province under the Lords Proprietors' Majesties Army. Here, also, lies the body of Martha Logan, who was 'first the wife' of the above Robert Daniell and afterwards of Colonel George Logan. She died the 5th day of November 1743, at the age of 58. This vault, also, contains the bodies of the above Colonel George Logan of His Majesties Army and the bodies of his son George Logan and of his son's wife, Martha, who was the daughter of the above Robert Daniell."


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Spouse:
 Martha Wainwright Daniell Logan (1684 - 1742)*

Children:
 Martha Wainwright Daniell Logan (1704 - 1779)*
 John Daniell (1707 - 1764)*
 Anna Daniell Conaway (1710 - ____)*
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Burial: Saint Philips Episcopal Church Cemetery Charleston Charleston County South Carolina, USA Plot: on the outside wall at the back of Church


St. Philips Church, Charleston, SC Birth: April 20, 1646 Llanddewi Brefi, Cardiganshire, Wales Death: May 1, 1718 (72) Daniell Island-Charleston, SC _______________________________________ findagrave-----Robert Daniell

Learn about upgrading this memorial... Birth: 1646 Death: May 1, 1718 Charleston Charleston County South Carolina, USA

Hon.Robert Daniell,Landgrave Captain, Major, Colonel-- English Navy; 1708 Governor South Carolina; 1715 Deputy Governor South Carolina; 1716-1717 Lieut. General; Governor of North Carolina, 1704-05. Member General Assembly NC, 1708

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A memorial tablet stands on the outside wall at the back of Saint Phillips Church stating: "Here lie the remains of the Hon. Robert Daniell, a brave man, who long served King William in his wars, both on land and sea, and afterwards governed this province under the Lords Proprietors' Majesties Army. Here, also, lies the body of Martha Logan, who was 'first the wife' of the above Robert Daniell and afterwards of Colonel George Logan. She died the 5th day of November 1743, at the age of 58. This vault, also, contains the bodies of the above Colonel George Logan of His Majesties Army and the bodies of his son George Logan and of his son's wife, Martha, who was the daughter of the above Robert Daniell."


Family links:

Spouse:
 Martha Wainwright Daniell Logan (1684 - 1742)*

Children:
 Martha Wainwright Daniell Logan (1704 - 1779)*
 John Daniell (1707 - 1764)*
 Anna Daniell Conaway (1710 - ____)*
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Burial: Saint Philips Episcopal Church Cemetery Charleston Charleston County South Carolina, USA Plot: on the outside wall at the back of Church


Created by: Debi Florez Record added: Jul 24, 2007 Find A Grave Memorial# 20602898


The Hon Robert Daniell departed England in 1669; (via Barbados and Bermuda) bound for Port Royal Island SC. His voyage ended at the mouth of the Kiaway River in late 1669. Here was established the settlement of Old Charles Town where he became the Colonial Governor of South and North Carolina.

Prior to leaving England; he was issued a Landgrave 12 Aug 1698. which entitled him to 48;000 acres of land; making him one of the largest landowners in the Carolinas. After settling in the Charles Town area; Daniell involved himself in shipping and political affairs until the success of the settlement aroused the jealousy of the Spaniards in Florida. In 1702. Daniell (who led naval forces) and Gov Moore (who led land forces) attacked Florida. Daniell took the Spanish Settlements of St. John and St Mary’s in route to St. Augustine.

Throughout his career in the Carolinas; he was a staunch Royalist; serving in the Eighth Assembly; Eleventh Assembly; and the Fourteenth Assembly. He was a judge; Chief Justice; Tax commissioner; Captain; Major; and Colonel in the Militia. In his capacity as Governor of South and North Carolina, he held the ranks of Lieutenant General and Vice Admiral.

He died on his plantation; Daniell's Island; South Carolina; between 1 May and 18 May 1717. He was survived by his wife (common law) Martha and five children. His remains were later removed to St.Phillips Churchyard; Charles Town

Will signed 1 May 1718. Estate probated 12 May 1718 in Charleston. He was buried in St. Philips Episcopal Church; Charleston. He was a Governor; Politician; Sea Merchant; Planter. Apr 1669/70 Arrived in SC from ENG; landing at Albermarle Point (now called Charles Towne Landing.. Aug 12; 1768 - Received patent as Landgrave; Apr 25; 1716 - # 22 to be commissioned as Governor.

Originally buried along with Martha on his plantation on Thomas Island (now Daniell Island in the Cooper River Charleston SC. The island was later a part of the US Navy Base in Charleston). The family later moved the bodies to St. Philips Church; Charleston. The original marker was placed into the wall near the entrance to the church in 1895. There is a memorial marker in the rear wall of the church.

29 Jun 1710 - deeded land in Charles Towne to ex-wife; Dorothy; in compassion for the loss of their son. Delivered on 1 Jul 1710. She later deeded the same lot to her grandson Marmaduke.

Children with Dorothy: (ancestor) Robert Jr m Sarah; sons Robert and (andcestor) Marmaduke

Children with Martha were: "The Annals and Parish Register of St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish, in South Carolina from 1680 to 1884" - Collected and Arranged by Robert F. Clute, Rector. 3. Sarah b 6 Nov 1703 NC d af 1742 Charleston; 4. (ancestor) Martha b 29 Dec 1704 NC d 28 Jun 1779 Charleston; 5. John b 29 Mar 1707 Oyster Point Charles Towne d Feb 1764 New Hanover Co NC; 6. Anne (Ann, Anna) b 15 Apr 1710 SC d af 13 Oct 1768


Landgrave Robert Daniell b 20 Apr 1646 Lianddewi Brefi; Cardigan Co Wales Eng (or VA) arr 4 Apr 1679 St.Thomas Parish Charleston m 1) Dorothy Chamberlayne dau of Edmund Chamberlayne (1611-1880) and Eleanor Colles (1616-1659) md 2) Martha Wainwright d 1 May 1718 Daniell's Island Charleston SC.

Occupation Landgrave; Lieut. General; Deputy Gov. of North Carolina; 1704-05. Member of the Gen. Assembly NC; 1708; and of SC; 1712; Gov of. SC; 1718 Lt. Gen. 1704; Wars with Indians and Spaniards; Vice Admiral. Robert Daniell sailed on the ship; "Mary;" for the Carolinas in April 1679. His first wife; Dorothy Chamberlayne; was still living when he left for America. Robert brought to Charleston/Charles Towne; his housekeeper and servant, Mary Cooper; and his son; Robert Daniell; Jr. Colonel Robert Daniell was an Indian fighter with a reputation for bravery and competence in his actions against the Indians and Spanish at Saint Augustine. Following the death of the Deputy Governor of Carolina in 1704; Gov Nathaniel Johnson at Charles Towne sent Daniell to govern Albemarle Colony; in North Carolina

Robert Daniell was born 20 Apr 1646 in England; died 1 May 1718 in Daniell Island-Charleston; SC; at age 72; and was buried in St. Philips Church; Charleston; SC.

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Governor Robert Daniell's Timeline

1646
April 20, 1646
Llanddewi Brefi, Cardiganshire, Wales
1678
1678
Age 31
1690
1690
Age 43
1690
Age 43
St. Thomas, South Carolina, USA
1703
November 6, 1703
Age 57
NC, USA
1704
December 29, 1704
Age 58
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
1707
March 29, 1707
Age 60
Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
1710
1710
Age 63
SC, USA
1718
May 1, 1718
Age 72
Daniell Island-Charleston, SC