|Dates: 1719 to 1721
Location Met: Charles Town
|On December 21, 1719, a popular uprising in Charles
Town led to a rebellion against the Lords Proprietors and the
ejection of Governor Robert Johnson, who refused an offer by
the people to continue to serve as governor, but only under the
direct control of the Crown. Upon his dismissal of this idea,
the colonists chose James Moore, Jr.
as their first elected governor of South Carolina and he agreed
to only serve in the name of King George I and to no longer serve
the interests of the Lords Proprietors. He remained in office
until May 29, 1721, when Sir Francis Nicholson was sworn in as
Provisional Governor in Charles Town, sent by the Crown.
|James Kinloch of Prince George's, Winyah Parish
is known to have served on the Executive Council from 1717 until
his death in 1757. He served under Governor Robert Johnson twice,
Governor James Moore, Governor Francis Nicholson, Acting Governor
Arthur Middleton, Acting Governor Thomas Broughton, Acting Governor
William Bull, Governor James Glen, and Governor William Henry
|This Author has not found any records of the
Executive Council under Governor James Moore, Jr. If any become
available, summaries will be provided herein.