Nathaniel Johnson (1644 - 1712)

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Birthplace: Kibbesworth, Durham, England
Death: Died in Silk Hope Plantation, St Thomas Parish, South Carolina, USA
Occupation: Gov. of South Carolina, Member of Parliament (MP) for Newcastle-upon-Tyne, soldier, governor of the Leeward Islands
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About Nathaniel Johnson

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Johnson_(South_Carolina_politician)

Sir Nathaniel Johnson (born 7 April 1644, near Kibbelsworth, Durham, died 1713) was a soldier and a Member of Parliament (MP) for Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1680–1689.[3] He was appointed governor of the Leeward Islands in 1686. He travelled to the Province of Carolina in 1689, becoming its governor in 1703. While governor there, he oversaw the defense of Charles Town against an attempted Franco-Spanish assault.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Town_expedition

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Inscription. Home and burial place of Sir Nathanial Johnson, born in the County of Durham, England, in 1644. Knighted in 1680, was a member of Parliament, and Governor of Leeward Islands. He came to South Carolina in 1683 and settled at Silk Hope, from here he sent, in 1699, samples of silk to England. He was Governor of South Carolina from 1702 to 1709. Lord Cornwallis had his headquarters here for several months during the American Revolution. (Marker Number 8-21.)

Location. 33° 6.847′ N, 79° 48.257′ W. Marker is in Huger, South Carolina, in Berkeley County. Marker is on State Road 402 near Silk Hope Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huger SC 29450, United States of America.


Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. Quenby Bridge (approx. 1.3 miles away); Pompion Hill Chapel (approx. 2.9 miles away); Brabant Plantation (approx. 7.1 miles away); Strawberry Chapel (approx. 7.6 miles away); Mepkin Plantation (approx. 8.1 miles away); Francis Marion (approx. 9.6 miles away); Wadboo Barony (approx. 10.3 miles away); St. Thomas Church (approx. 11 miles away).


Regarding Silk Hope Plantation. Sir Nathaniel Johnson, governor of South Carolina. died in 1713. He had been in the British army, served as a member of parliament, and between 1686 and 1689 was governor of Treves, St. Christopher, Montserrat, and Antigua. In 1703-09 he was governor of South Carolina, and during the French attack on that colony in 1706 defeated the enemy, with the loss of their commander and 300 men. Sir Nathaniel introduced silk-culture into the province in 1703, and is said to have been the pioneer of that industry there. (Edited Appletons Encyclopedia) --------------------

Sir Nathaniel Johnson (born 7 April 1644, near Kibbelsworth, Durham, died 1713)[1][2] was a soldier and a Member of Parliament (MP) for Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1680–1689.[3] He was appointed governor of the Leeward Islands in 1686.[1] He travelled to the Province of Carolina in 1689, becoming its governor in 1703.[1] While governor there, he oversaw the defense of Charles Town against an attempted Franco-Spanish assault.

References

^ a b c "Sir Nathaniel Johnson and his son Robert Governors of South Carolina". The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine. October 1937. Retrieved 13 November 2010. ^ "Sir Nathaniel Johnson". Carolana. Retrieved 13 November 2010. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "N" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]

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Sir Nathaniel Johnson's Timeline

1644
April 7, 1644
Kibbesworth, Durham, England
1665
1665
Age 20
Ireland
1670
1670
Age 25
South Carolina
1676
1676
Age 31
Charles Town, , South Carolina, USA
1712
July 1, 1712
Age 68
Silk Hope Plantation, St Thomas Parish, South Carolina, USA
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Silk Hope Plantation, Berkeley County South Carolina, USA