North Carolina: Colonial Governors: 1731-1775

Captain General and Governor-in-Chief in and over the Province of North Carolina
25 Feb/8 Mar 1731 - 2/13 Nov 1734 George Burrington
2/13 Nov 1734 - 17 Jul 1752 Gabriel Johnston
President and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Province of North Carolina
17 Jul 1752 - 29 Jan 1753 Nathaniel Rice
29 Jan 1753 - 1 Nov 1754 Matthew Rowan [1]
Captain General and Governor-in-Chief in and over the Province of North Carolina
1 Nov 1754 - 28 Mar 1765 Arthur Dobbs
Lieutenant Governor and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Province of North Carolina
28 Mar 1765 - 20 Dec 1765 William Tryon [2][3]
Captain General and Governor-in-Chief in and over the Province of North Carolina
20 Dec 1765 - 12 Aug 1771 William Tryon (x)
12 Aug 1771 - 18 Jul 1775 Josiah Martin [4]

[1] Sworn in 1 Feb 1753.
[2] Sworn in 3 Apr 1765.
[3] Also in New York.
[4] Abandons the seat of government in New Bern 24 May 1775, moving to Fort Johnston, Brunswick County 2 Jun 1775; leaves North Carolina 18 Jul 1775 aboard a British ship; briefly resumed the office with the seat in Charlotte during the British invasion of North Carolina.
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