South Carolina: Colonial Governors: 1721-1775

Governor
31 May/11 Jun 1721 - 5/16 Mar 1728 Francis Nicholson [1]
President of the Council (ex officio)
5/16 Mar 1728 - 16/27 Dec 1730 Arthur Middleton [2]
Governor and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Province of South Carolina
16/27 Dec 1730 - 3/14 May 1735 Robert Johnson
Lieutenant Governor and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Province of South Carolina (ex officio)
3/14 May 1735 - 22 Nov/3 Dec 1737 Thomas Broughton
President and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Province of South Carolina (ex officio)
22 Nov/3 Dec 1737 - 3/14 Apr 1739 William Bull
Lieutenant Governor and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Province of South Carolina (ex officio)
3/14 Apr 1739 - 17/28 Dec 1743 William Bull (x)
Governor and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Province of South Carolina
17/28 Dec 1743 - 1 Jun 1756 James Glen
1 Jun 1756 - 22 Dec 1761 William Henry Lyttleton
22 Dec 1761 - 12 Jun 1766 Thomas Boone
12 Jun 1766 - 18 Jun 1775 Charles Greville Montagu
18 Jun 1775 - 15 Sep 1775 William Campbell [3]

[1] Royal Commission is proclaimed upon arrival to Charleston 30 May/10 Jun 1721; takes oath of office 31 May/11 Jun 1721.
[2] Continues from 7/18 May 1725 when he starts to exercise the functions of Governor in absence of Francis Nicholson who dies in London 5/16 Mar 1728.
[3] Abandons the seat of government in Charleston 15 Sep 1775, taking refuge aboard a British ship; continues to partially exercise the functions of office until permanently leaving South Carolina 6 Jan 1776.
Last updated on: 10 Apr 2016 00:23:06