I found the Hyrne family letters in the Lincoln archive office a few years ago and once I started reading then, I couldn’t stop. It was such a facinating story that I transcribed all of the letters, which start in 1699 in Lincolnshire and evolve into a facinating correspondance between Lincolnshire and South Carolina lasting until 1757.
I wrote an article based on these letters which was published in the South Carolina Historical Magazine in January 2001. I also created a web site which then revamped as a blog, so Hyrne descendents (who often get in touch) can contribute to it too.
With thanks to Gail and Jerry O’Bryant for their help and for the many photographs of South Carolina (including those of Medway on this page) that they have provided.