|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
|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.