Landgrave - John Gibbs

John Gibbs claimed the governorship after Governor Seth Sothel was deposed in 1689 and apparently served in that office until the arrival of Phillip Ludwell with a commission and instructions from the Lords Proprietors. In 1689, the county of Albemarle was allegeldy disestablished and for the next decade or so the Carolana colony was simply called, "Ye Lands North and East of Cape Feare" - referring to North Carolina, and "Ye Lands South and West of Cape Feare" - referrring to South Carolina.
So far, I have not been able to dig out much information on John Gibbs, but it is alleged that not only was he a Governor, but he was also a Landgrave, which stands to reason.


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