The Executives (Governors / Deputies / Presidents) of Carolina

The Period of the Lords Proprietors Rule (1663 to 1729)

Governors of Albemarle

Governor of Clarendon

Governors of Charles Town

William Drummond

1664-1667

John Yeamans

1665-1667

William Sayle

1670-1671

Samuel Stephens

1667-1669

(County Disestablished 1669)

Joseph West

1671-1672

Peter Carteret

1670-1672

John Yeamans

1672-1674

John Jenkins

1672-1676

Joseph West

1674-1682

Thomas Eastchurch

1677

Joseph Morton

1682-1684

Thomas Miller

1677

Richard Kyrle

1684

John Harvey

1679-1680

Robert Quarry

1684-1685

Henry Wilkinson

1680

Joseph West

1685

John Jenkins

1680-1681

Joseph Morton

1685-1686

Seth Sothel

1682-1689

James Colleton

1686-1690

Governors of "Ye Lands North and East of Cape Feare"

Governors of "Ye Lands South and West of Cape Feare"

John Gibbs

1689-1690

Seth Sothell

1690-1691

 Thomas Jarvis

1690-1691
   

Deputy Governors of Carolina Province 

Governors of Carolina Province 

 Thomas Jarvis 

1691-1694
   

Philip Ludwell 

1691-1693 

Thomas Harvey

1694-1699

Thomas Smith

1693-1694

Henderson Walker

1699-1703

Joseph Blake

1694

Robert Daniel

1703-1705

John Archdale

1694-1696

Thomas Cary

1705-1711

Joseph Blake

1696-1700

 William Glover

1706-1710

James Moore, Sr.

1700-1702

Nathaniel Johnson

1702-1709

Edward Tynte

1709-1710

Robert Gibbes

1710-1711

Governors of North Carolina Province 

Governors of South Carolina Province

Edward Hyde

1711-1712
   

Charles Craven 

1711-1716

Thomas Pollock

1712-1714

Robert Daniel

1716-1717

Charles Eden

1714-1722

Robert Johnson

1717-1719

Thomas Pollock

1722

James Moore, Jr.*

1719-1721

William Reed

1722-1724

Francis Nicholson*

1721-1724

George Burrington

1724-1725

Arthur Middleton*

1724-1729

 Richard Everard

 1725-1731
       

*In 1719, after a popular uprising, the Crown took over the administration of South Carolina, and the governor was first elected by "the people."

Many historians refer to these last three governors as part of the Royal Governors - but, since the Lord Proprietors' charter had not been officially revoked until 1729, I choose to list these last three here. Most historians do not.


 


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