President William Glover's Executive Council

Dates: 1706 to 1710

Locations Met: See Below

On July 13, 1706, the President and Executive Council issued a proclamation notifying the people about a change in dates for the next General Court. This proclamation was signed:
- William Glover - President
- Thomas Pollock
- John Aderne
- Edward Moseley

On August 6, 1706, the President and Executive Council signed a warrant for 600 acres to Frederick Jones. This document was signed:
- William Glover - President
- Samuel Swann
- John Aderne
- Francis Foster

The document also records that Edward Moseley is the Surveyor General, a Lords Proprietors's Deputy, and a member of the Executive Council.

On August 29, 1706, the Executive Council met. Nothing more is known about this meeting.
November 1, 1706, the President and Executive Council signed another warrent for Frederick Jones, this time for 4,400 acres of land. This document was signed:
- William Glover - President
- Samuel Swann
- John Aderne
- Francis Foster

On November 1 (Friday) and November 2 (Saturday) of 1706, the Executive Council met at the home of Capt. John Hecklefield in Little River in Perquimans Precinct. Those present were:
- William Glover - President
- Thomas Pollock
- Samuel Swann
- Richard Sanderson
- John Aderne
- Francis Foster

Pollock, Swann, Sanderson, Aderne, and Foster were identified as Lords Proprietors' Deputies.

On March 29, 1707, the President and Executive Council issued a writ for a "Jury of Twelve" to John Arderne, who was Escheator General, a Lords Proprietors' Deputy, and a member of the Executive Council. It was signed by:
- William Glover - President
- Samuel Swann
- Edward Moseley
- Francis Foster
On October 20, 1707, the President and Executive Council issued a proclamation asserting that the Lords Proprietors have annulled their commission by Sir Nathaniel Johnson to Col. Thomas Cary and the Lords Proprietors authorize the President and Executive Council to administer the government in Albemarle. This proclamation was signed:
- William Glover - President
- John Porter
- John Hawkins
- Francis Foster
- Gabriel Newby
On November 6, 1707, the President and Executive Council issued a writ to the Escheator General or his Deputy for a "Jury of Twelve" and it was signed by:
- William Glover - for the Palatine
- John Porter
- Francis Foster
- John Hawkins
- Thomas Cary
In May of 1708, a record was made about the costs of an Executive Council Meeting, and it was signed:
- William Glover - President
- Thomas Cary
- John Porter
- Francis Foster

1708 record names the following Deputies and which of the Lords Proprietors they represented:
- John Porter for Maurice Ashley
- Gabriel Newby for John Archdale
- John Hawkins for Nicholas Trott
- Edward Moseley for John Grenville, 1st Baron Granville of Potheridge

It was also noted that Edward Moseley took a hiatus as a Deputy between September of 1707 and December of 1708, primarily because he was elected as Speaker of the House of Burgesses for most of that timeframe.

From 1708 to 1710, William Glover and Thomas Cary both claimed to be the lawful leader of North Carolina, and each man had their own Executive Council and loyal followers. Interestingly, none of the records of either Executive Council can be found.
If more information comes available it will be added herein.

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