Carolina Under the Lords Proprietors' Rule

14th House of Burgesses - 1705-1706

Upon the removal of Deputy Governor Robert Daniell in 1705, Thomas Cary was appointed the new Deputy Governor. The new Deputy Governor caused an Act to be passed which provided that anyone who should promote his own election, or sit and act as a member of the General Assembly, without duly qualifying himself by taking the oath, should be fined £65. So offended were the Quakers at this that in 1706 they sent John Porter to England, who again, with the aid of John Archdale, induced the Lords Proprietors to suspend Governor Nathaniel Johnson's authority in North Carolina, to remove Thomas Cary, and empower the Executive Council of the province to choose a new President.

On Monday, December 3, 1705, the Executive Council and Deputy Governor Thomas Cary agreed to the creation of three new precincts in Bath County - Archdale, Pamtecough, and Wickham - and each precinct was authorized to elect two representatives to the House of Burgesses.

Between 1706 and 1708, Thomas Cary seems to have accepted that William Glover was the new President of the Executive Council and de facto leader of the government in North Carolina. However, he did not allow things to stay calm forever. Cary's Rebellion soon erupted and there were effectively two separate governments in North Carolina from 1708-1710.

Only a few records of his Executive Council and none of the records of the General Assembly during the first tenure of Deputy Governor Thomas Cary have survived to this day.

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Archdale Precinct

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Chowan Precinct

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Currituck Precinct

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Pamtecough Precinct

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Pasquotank Precinct

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Perquimans Precinct

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Wickham Precinct

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