I will not be participating in the Olympics.Sydney is about 13 hours south of here.Australians take the Olympics pretty seriously, and I would imagine Sydney will become a real madhouse.
I grew up in Michigan, and all my southern lines are on my mother's side.Living overseas has really hampered my genealogical efforts, and if it wasn't for the generousity and interest of various correspondents over the years I wouldn't have too much.A good portion of my Creed records were sent to me by Nyla DePauk in the 1980s.
I had put my genealogical notes away for a few years, but the internet has to some extent revived my interest.The last few trips I have made to the US I have stopped for a couple days at the Salt Lake City library.This is a wonderful place, and I hope that any serious family historian has an opportunityto go there.
Regarding the origins of Matthew Creed of SC, I think that some searching in the SC Archives is probably the best bet.Also, there may still be some interesting records that could still be found in the VA Archives, and possibly also the NC Archives. I am not aware of anyone who has taken a serious approach to finding early Creed records in these state archives.
I am not aware of any specific records which connect Matthew Creed of Sc to the early Matthew Creed of VA.It is only a logical hypothesis because of the similarity of names.It seems very unlikely to me that the Matthew Creed in early SC is not related to the early Matthew Creed in VA.
My guess is that the Matthew Creed in early VA records ca 1700-1710 is the ancestor of all the other Matthew and Bennett Creeds. I think it is probable that he was an immigrant from England.If he was an adult ca 1700 then he could have had children born about that date.Typically the Creeds like the Scots named the oldest son after the paternal grandfather, maybe the second son after the maternal grandfather, and it was the third son who got the name of the father.
There is a Bennett Creed in a record from Surrey, England in the mid-1600s.It is possible that he is the father of Matthew Creed of King William Co VA ca 1700.I think it is probable that the Bennett Creed found in the Caroline Co VA records ca 1730 is the (oldest?) son of Matthew Creed.Possibly the oldest son had inherited the property of old Matthew and maybe he had died by that time.Maybe the younger son named Matthew had less to hang around caroline Co for and decided to move.The movements in this period were not so much moving west, but were more up and down the eastern seabord along established roads and river systems.It is my opinion that the Matthew Creed record in Brunswick Co VA may be the same Matthew that is later in Anson Co, and that this was probably a son of Matthew of King William Co VA ca 1700.
The biggest problem is that almost all of the Caroline Co and King William Co VA records have been destroyed.There are a few other records for the earliest Matthew in other VA locallities, but I onlyhave some of these second-hand and they need to be confirmed.
The move from the earliest localities in SC/SC to Charleston could have been prompted by the Indians.The Cherokees were starting to get a bit nasty in the 1750s I think.
I had forgotten about the Holder record that you posted.This is certainly worth look into.I looked at a few Curl records thinking it might lead to something.
The "Junr" notation with the name of Mathhew Creed on this record should tell us something, but I am not sure what.Were there two different Matthews in SC.Wsa it used because the other people involved were familiar with an older Matthew, most probably his father?
A reasonable for a VA-SC link might be on the first land purchase (patent/grant etc) where it might refer to his previous residence.