Royal Colony of North Carolina

The Royal Colony of North Carolina was organized in 1729 from the Province of North Carolina after seven of the original eight Lords Proprietors sold their tracts back to the crown. While John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville remained in possession of his tract, all governmental functions reverted to the crown. The colony was reorganized on December 21, 1776 into the State of North Carolina. Royal Colony- colony under the direct control of the English crown


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