Gov. Joseph Morton's Executive Council

Dates: 1682 to 1684

Location Met: Charles Town

On May 18, 1682, William Craven, 1st Baron Craven, Palatine, appointed Joseph Morton as the next Governor of Charles Town. From available records, it appears that he did not arrive in Charles Town until around October of 1682.
On November 21, 1682, a letter written by the Lords Proprietors indicates that Maurice Matthews is now the Surveyor General in Charles Town.
On June 21, 1683, the Lords Proprietors appointed John Moore as Secretary and Registrar in Charles Town.
On September 30, 1683, the Lords Proprietors commissioned John Moore to be the Receiver General and Escheater in Charles Town.
On November 6, 1683, a letter from the Lords Proprietors states that Maurice Matthews and John Moore have contemptuously disobeyed orders and have caused an unjust war with the Indians, and that they may no longer serve as Deputies or on the Executive Council.
On April 30, 1684, the Lords Proprietors granted a patent to John Price to be a Landgrave.
On April 29, 1684, the Lords Proprietors commissioned Richard Kyrle as the next governor in Charles Town, but he did not arrive in the province until July of 1684.
This Author has not found any records of the Executive Council under Governor Joseph Morton. If any become available, summaries will be provided herein.
Dates: 1685 to 1686

Location Met: Charles Town

In October of 1685, the Lords Proprietors notified Joseph Morton to take over the government from Robert Quarry. They issued him his second commission on August 31, 1686. He served until November of 1686.
In 1685, Joseph Blake was appointed a Deputy by his uncle and Lord Proprietor, John Archdale. He served on the Executive Councils of Gov. Joseph Morton, Gov. James Colleton, and Gov. Philip Ludwell.
In 1685, James Moore was appointed a Deputy of Sir Peter Colleton, 2nd Baronet.
On September 16, 1686, the Lords Proprietors sent a letter to James Colleton and the Executive Council - you may remove Robert Quarry as Secretary, Clerk of Crown, Receiver General, and Escheater.
This Author has not found any records of the Executive Council under Governor Joseph Morton. If any become available, summaries will be provided herein.

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