William Drummond (colonial governor)
|1st Proprietary Governor of Albemarle Sound|
|Succeeded by||Samuel Stephens|
|Occupation||Justice of the Peace, Sheriff and Administrator (governor of North Carolina)|
Early life and careerEdit
In 1664, Drummond was chosen to be governor of the Albemarle County colony (which would eventually become North Carolina) by Virginia Governor William Berkeley at the request of Berkeley's fellow Lords Proprietor of the colony. Drummond summoned the first legislative assembly in Carolina in 1665. Samuel Stephens succeeded him as governor.
He had at least five children with his wife Sarah Drummond.
Drummond returned to Virginia in 1667 and later supported Nathaniel Bacon during Bacon's Rebellion against the government of Governor Berkeley. After Bacon was defeated, Drummond was found guilty of treason and rebellion against the king. Governor Berkeley had Drummond executed on January 20, 1677.
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- Federal Writers' Project (1938). The Ocean Highway: New Brunswick, New Jersey to Jacksonville, Florida. Works Progress Administration. p. 88.