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Sayles Island

/seylz/ [after Captain William Sayle, leader of an early group of settlers] n. an early name for the island of New Providence: 1945 In February 1670 Dorrell and Wentword wrote ... (of) an Island which first they named Sayles Island but when more of our people went to settle they named it New Providence (Miller 44).

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Last update: 2011-07-15 23:46
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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