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for North Carolina--History, Colonial period, ca. 1660-1775
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In colonial North Carolina, road building and militia service laws were a product of a highly divided class system. Wealthy landowners and slave-owners comprised the governmental bodies that decided when roads were built, where they went as well as whom would be exempt from militia and road service duties. Slaves and members of the lower economic classes were required to at least 12 days per year on road service and whites were also required to spend additional time with the militia. These duties often placed a larger economic burden on members of the lower classes.
Housed in the English National Archives is a letter from Robert Holden, former resident of Virginia and the Albemarle, to Sir George Carteret, chairman of the proprietary board. The letter--from 1679--describes, for the first time, the Albemarle region in detail, including climate, native populations, fauna, and political government.
William Hill was a colonial merchant, official and officer in colonial Brunswick, North Carolina. In 1757, Hill married Colonel Maurice Moore’s niece, Margaret Moore. The Moore family was designated “The Family” because of their extensive land holdings, influence, and importance in North Carolina.
A listing of the owners of North Carolina from Henry VII to the eight Lords Proprietors.