In Their Own Words
October 18, 1733
Departing Colonists Recorded
In London, the Trustees prepared to the second group of colonists to Georgia, as recorded by Sir John Percival (soon to be named first Earl of Egmont]:
“1. Mr. Vernon reported the must of persons taken on board 3 Ships, viz. the Savannah, Capt. Wood, 130, [viz.] Males 73, Females 57. The London Merchant, Capt. Thomas, 5, viz. 3 males, 2 females. The James, Capt. Yoakly, 48, viz. 27 Men, 21 females, making in all 183 persons, and 139 3/4 heads… .”
Source: Robert G. McPherson (ed.), The Journal of The Earl of Egmont: Abstract of the Trustees Proceedings for Establishing the Colony of Georgia, 1732-1738 (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1962), pp. 34-35.