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Biography of Peter Henley (1724-1758)

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Peter Henley, of England, was named by King George II as Chief Justice of North Carolina in 1755. He was noted for his dealings with treaties with the Catawba Indian Nation. When Henley died in 1758, he left a huge estate of 1,500 acres in Anson, New Hanover, and Orange Counties and unique and costly objects of art. He was buried in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church cemetery in Edenton, NC.