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  • ID: I6342
  • Name: John JENKINS
  • Given Name: John
  • Surname: JENKINS
  • Suffix: Governor Of NC
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: 20815F1F542DDA11BD960000F01B6596E4C3
  • Change Date: 18 Jul 2005
  • Note:
    per B B Winborne [from "the Vaughan family":

    John Jenkins was listed in Virginia in 1624, he bought land in Warwick Square in Nansemond Co VA.

    He returned to England, married his wife and returned to Virginia mid 17th century.

    Patent Book one - p 143 Captain John Jenkins 25 Sept 1663 - 700 acres, being a Neck of Land bounded by the river of Carolina on the South, on the North with Pyquomons River, on the East with ye Mouth of Pyquomans and Carolina. and on the west
    by a Great swamp which parts this land from land of Thomas Jarvis /s/ William Berkley Province of North Carolina 1663 - 1729, abstracts of Land Patents by Margaret`M Hofman

    In the 1670 Ct records he is called Col. John Jenkins.

    John Jenkins was President of the Council and in the absence of the governor became acting governor.

    He was governor of North Carolina 3 times under the Lord Proprietors

    John Jenkins, 1672 - 1675

    Thomas Eastchurch, 1675 - 1676

    John Jenkins, 1676 - 1677

    Thomas Miller, 1677

    John Harvey, 1679

    Henry Wilkinson, 1680

    John Jenkins, 1680 - 1681 - died 17 Dec 1781, while in office.

    Seth Sothel, 1682 - 1689

    1673 -The Plantation Duty Act requires that all colonies trade directly with England or face heavy duties on goods. Albemarle colonists resist because their lack of an adequate harbor requires them to ship goods to northern colonies before they
    can be shipped to England.

    Albemarle governor John Jenkins refuses to enforce the act.

    1675 - Chowanoc Indians attack white settlements in Carolina.

    The uprising is quelled with the "loss of many men."

    Two leaders of the Proprietary faction, Thomas Eastchurch and Thomas Miller, clash with Governor John Jenkins, a leader of anti-Proprietary sentiment.

    Jenkins jails Miller for “treasonable utterances” and attempts to dissolve the assembly.

    The majority of that body disagrees with Jenkins, however, and he is deposed and jailed.

    1676 - By March, Jenkins is released and resumes the post of governor. Eastchurch and Miller go to England to try to sway the Lords Proprietors in their favor. The Proprietors side with Eastchurch and appoint him governor. But Eastchurch delays
    his return to Carolina and, without authority to do so, appoints Miller as acting governor.

    Culpepper's Rebellion

    1680 - John Jenkins is reappointed governor for one year.[ he died 17 Dec 1781 while in office.NCHGR 3-220]

    Seth Sothel holds the office next and becomes known as a corrupt and oppressive governor.


    Governors of Albemarle, 1664-1689

    William Drummond 1664-1667

    Samuel Stephens 1667-1669

    Peter Carteret 1670-1672

    John JENKINS 1672-1675

    Thomas Eastchurch 1675-1676

    John JENKINS 1676-1677

    Thomas Miller 1677

    John Harvey 1679

    Henry Wilkinson 1680

    John JENKINS 1680-1681

    Seth Sothel 1682-1689
  • Birth: ABT 1610 in England
  • Death: ABT 1681 in NC

    Marriage 1 Johanna b: in England
      1. Has Children Henry JENKINS b: ABT 1670

      1. Abbrev: Sally's Family Place, http://www.sallysfamilyplace
        Title: Sally's Family Place,
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