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Burrington, George

Converse D. Clowse

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.0100122

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Burrington, George (1680–22 February 1759), twice governor of North Carolina, was born in Devonshire, England, of untraced ancestry. Little is known about Burrington’s personal life, education, or experiences before becoming governor. He was married, possibly more than once, but records do not substantiate that any wife was ever in North Carolina. His sole heir was a son born in 1738, long after Burrington had left the colony. He once boasted that his prominent family was the first to rally to William of Orange. It is likely that his political connections secured an appointment as captain in the British army in 1715 and influenced the Carolina proprietors to choose him to succeed the deceased ...

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Subjects: US Politics ; US Colonial and Revolutionary History ; Colonialism and Imperialism

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