|Captain Henry Wilkinson was appointed governor
of Albemarle County in 1680, but personal difficulties in England
prevented his sailing, and therefore he never really served as
Governor. Who was "running things" in his absence is
still up for debate. It was most likely John Jenkins, but could
have well been John Harvey - or both.
Wilkinson was appointed Governor of Carolina by the Lords Proprietors
in February, 1680, but delays in sailing and some problems resulting
from debts prevented his departure for Carolina. These facts
are recited in his own publication of 1681, but the main body
is devoted to Wilkinsons account of efforts to persuade
him to appear in court as a witness against the Earl of Shaftesbury
who was accused of a plot to overthrow King Charles II.