Re: WILL of Charles ODINGSELL, ca 1721 - 1771, Savannah, GA
Charles Odingsell was given a Warrant for "Westbrook's Island (now called Dataw Island) by representatives of the Lords Proprietors who were based in Charles Town (now called Charleston, S.C.).
Caleb Westbrook, was an English trader who originally held the Warrant for this island. He established a trading post there and traded with the various Indian tribes in the surrounding area. It is believed that Caleb Westbrook was killed by a Savannah (Shawnee)indian during an altercation over a trade deal. At that time, the Warrant for Land was deemed void and was subsequently re-granted to Charles Odingsell.
The Lords Proprietors consisted of 5 English noblemen who were loyal to Charles the Second, King of England. The King rewarded these men by granting them full rights to a tract of land which encompassed most of, what is now, North and South Carolina and the northern half of Florida extending westward to the Pacific Ocean and beyond.
The 5 noblemen sent their representatives to Charles Town and ordered them to grant land warrants to competent individuals for the purpose of exploration and trade. In effect, this was a lease of sorts, with a profit-sharing clause. I suspect that there are additional land and commercial records extant in Charleston and possibly, Savannah which you could explore.