Acting Governor Robert Gibbes's Executive Council

Dates: 1710 to 1712

Location Met: Charles Town

Upon the death of Governor Edward Tynte on June 20, 1710, a civil war was on the point of breaking out. Robert Gibbes was elected by the Executive Council to succeed Governor Tynte; but he received only one vote more than Thomas Broughton; and this one vote, as Broughton said, was obtained by bribery.
On January 10, 1710/11, the Lords Proprietors commissioned Charles Hart as Secretary in Charles Town.
On January 17, 1710/11, the Lords Proprietors commissioned William Rhett as Receiver General. On this same date, they approved the new town to be named Beaufort at Port Royal.
On February 21, 1710/11, the Lords Proprietors commissioned George Evans as Attorney General, in place of William Saunders, deceased. On the same date, the Lords Proprietors issued a commission and instructions to the next governor, Charles Craven, brother of the Palatine, William Craven, 2nd Baron Craven. However, Charles Craven did not arrive in Charles Town until 1712.
On June 13, 1711, the Lords Proprietors commissioned Arthur Middleton as Naval Officer in Charles Town. He was also appointed as a Deputy of John Carteret, 2nd Baron Carteret (and later 2nd Earl of Granville), and served on the Executive Council of Acting Governor Robert Gibbes.
This Author has not found any records of the Executive Council under Acting Governor Robert Gibbes. If any become available, summaries will be provided herein.   

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