Carolina Under the Lords Proprietors' Rule

9th House of Burgesses - 1689-1690

John Gibbs claimed the governorship after Governor Seth Sothel was deposed in 1689 by rights defined in the Fundamental Constitutions. The Lords Proprietors commissioned Philip Ludwell as the next governor of all of Carolina in December of 1689, but John Gibbs refused to allow Ludwell to take the reins of the government in Albemarle County.

John Gibbs stirred up much trouble in this claim, and he was eventually convinced to go to England to plead his case, along with Philip Ludwell who also travelled to England for the same purpose.

There are no extant records of the Executive Council nor the General Assembly during the tenure of Acting Governor John Gibbs from 1689-1690.

Election District

Delegate

Chowan Precinct

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Currituck Precinct

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Pasquotank Precinct

John Nixon*

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Perquimans Precinct

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* John Nixon was elected Speaker of the House in 1689, according to various other colonial records. He was also a Deputy of Sir Peter Colleton, and had served on the Executive Council from 1677-1679.
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