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Nathaniel JOHNSON

American Nathaniel JOHNSON

14th Governor of the Province of South Carolina

Source :  Jean Charles DHAUSSY

Born: on April 07, 1644 in near Kibbelsworth, Durham, England, United Kingdom
Died: in 1713 in South Carolina, United States


Biography

He joined the British Army in his youth. Eventually, he joined the Member of Parliament (MP) for Newcastle upon Tyne, 1680–1689. In 1686, he was appointed governor of the Leeward Islands, governing Treves, Saint Kitts, Montserrat, and Antigua. He travelled to the Province of Carolina in 1689, becoming its governor in 1703. While he started his government sanctioned "a blow at the Spanish interest directed against Louisiana and Florida: the Apalachee expedition of 1704".

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