|Dates: 1686 to 1690
Location Met: Charles Town
|James Colleton took
over as Governor in November of 1686 and he remained in office
until 1690, when Seth Sothel arrived in Charles Town and claimed
the right to be governor since he was a Lords Proprietor, notwithstanding
the fact that Sothel had been kicked out of North Carolina for
his many abuses as governor there.
|In 1685, Joseph Blake was appointed a Deputy
by his uncle and Lord Proprietor, John Archdale. He served on
the Executive Councils of Gov. Joseph Morton, Gov. James Colleton,
and Gov. Philip Ludwell.
|On March 3 1686/7, the Lords Proprietors sent
a letter to Gov. James Colleton and the "Grand Council"
advising them that John Boone is to be expelled from the Executive
Council for holding correspondence with pirates.
|On October 10, 1677, the Lords Proprietors commissioned
Paul Grimball as Secretary, Receiver General, and Escheater in
Charles Town. On the same date, they commissioned Benjamin Blake
as Clerk of the Crown and Clerk of the Peace.
|On June 19, 1688, the Lords Proprietors sent
a letter to Gov. James Colleton informing him that Dr. Christopher
Dominick purchased 12,000 acres from them, that he may purchase
another 12,000 acres, and they have granted him to be a Cassique.
|On November 19, 1689, the Lords Proprietors appointed
John Beresford as Clerk of the Crown and Clerk of the Peace.
|On October 6, 1690, the Lords Proprietors appointed
Thomas Smith as governor of Charles Town, but this appointment
was made moot when Seth Sothel arrived and assumed control of
|This Author has not found any records of the
Executive Council under Gov. James Colleton. If any become available,
summaries will be provided herein.