200 inadvertent settlers fall through a portal, and the portal closes. These 200 people were possibly the population of a small hamlet, transported against their will. They find themselves in a land with moderate climate, moderate predators, and no native population. They have general knowledge of their 1750's trades, and are a hardy bunch, but are otherwise poorly equipped.
After 300 years, our protagonist stumbles upon them.
I'm trying to understand:
A) how high population can grow in ~300 years from the initial settlers, and
B) how robust the settlers might build their village.
After 300 years, would the initial 200 people marooned in the strange land be reduced to just 50 descendants, in a hunter/gatherer tribe? Or would the 200 people balloon to 10,000 and have developed their own infrastructure and technology?