All of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina

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The Palatines of Carolina
On March 1, 1669, the Lords Proprietors implemented part of the Fundamental Constitutions, which had not been issued as yet, and created the title of "Palatine," who would be styled as the leader of the eight Lords Proprietors as the eldest (in age) living member of this group. Upon the death of a Palatine, the eldest surviving of the Lords Proprietors would then immediately become the next Palatine, and so on.

No.

Palatine

From

To

1

George Monck, Duke of Albemarle

March 1, 1669

January 3, 1670

2

John Berkeley, 1st Baron of Stratton

January 3, 1670

August 28, 1678

3

Sir George Carteret, Baronet

August 28, 1678

January 14, 1680

4

William Craven, 1st Baron Craven

January 14, 1680

April 9, 1697

5

John Grenville, 1st Earl of Bath

April 9, 1697

August 22, 1701

6

John Grenville, 1st Baron of Granville of Potheridge

August 22, 1701

December 3, 1707

7

William Craven, 2nd Baron Craven

December 3, 1707

October 9, 1711

8

Henry Somerset, 2nd Duke of Beaufort

October 9, 1711

May 24, 1714

9

Sir John Carteret, 2nd Baron Carteret (later 2nd Earl of Granville)

May 24, 1714

1728/1729
In 1728, negotiations began in earnest for the sale of Carolina by the Lords Proprietors to the Crown, and this sale was completed during 1729. It was during this timeframe when the Lords Proprietors and the Palatine were disbanded.

 


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