Governor of North & South Carolina

From 1703-1705, Landgrave Robert Daniell served as Governor of North Carolina. He later became became Governor of South Carolina in 1716 after Governor Charles Craven returned to England. Earlier, in 1698, the Landgrave Daniell was instrumental in the revision of the Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina, the governing law of the province. As Governor, he held vice-regal authority and the military ranks of Lieutenant General and Vice Admiral. He retired in 1717. He was succeeded by Robert Johnson, Esq, son of Sir Nathaniel Johnson, a previous Governor of the Province. In 1721, the administration of the Carolinas under the Lords Proprietor ended and they became Royal Colonies.1,2


Charcoal portrait of Landgrave Robert Daniell.

 

1 Williams, Clara Daniell. Daniell Family History. Vol. 2. 1992.

2 Coberly, Daniel L. Honor, Service, & Loyalty: A Johnson, Daniell, Lyle, Bethune, & de Loche Legacy: 800-2014. Italian Heritage Press. 2015.

Bates, Susan Baldwin, and Harriott Cheves Leland, eds. Proprietary Records of South Carolina. Volume One: Abstracts of the Records of the Secretary of The Province, 1675-1695. Charleston: History Press, 2005.

Bates, Susan Baldwin, and Harriott Cheves Leland, eds. Proprietary Records of South Carolina. Volume Three: Abstracts of the Records of the Surveyor General of The Province, Charles Towne, 1678-1698. Charleston: History Press, 2007.


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