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for de Ayllón, Lucas Vázquez, c. 1475-1526
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Spanish permanent settlement was first founded in Florida but thirty years before that explorer Lucas Vasquez de Ayllon sailed from the West Indies to the Cape Fear River. Ayllon attempted to settle in the state but after experiencing difficulties the Spaniard moved his group to San Miguel in South Carolina. Conditions did not improve and after Ayllon died the settlement failed.