Royal Government in South Carolina

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Viceroy

governor of a country or province who rules as the representative of his or her king or sovereign

Whigs

english political party that favored business interests, religious toleration, parliament, and the policies of the glorious revolution; supported William and Mary.

United Kingdom

a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles

Cabinet

group of officials who head government departments and advise the King

Privateers

armed civilian ships that had their government's permission to attack enemy ships and keep their goods (legal pirate)

Pirates

a person who attacks and robs ships at sea

Edward Teach

Was one of the most famous of Atlantic pirates who once laid on a seige on Charles Town harbor. He became famous for a scary appearance and his daring and efficient methods of taking down a ship. Known as "Black-beard"

Tract

A large area of land.

Townships

Township Act of 1730 - Governor Robert Johnson Township Plan. Nine townships were surveyed and laid out into lots, and another large piece of land - unsurveyed - was allocated to new settlements. The laid-out Townships were allocated 20,000 acres. To attract settlers and to protect Charles Town.

Glorious Revolution

In this bloodless revolution, the English Parliament and William and Mary agreed to overthrow James II for the sake of Protestantism. This led to a constitutional monarchy and the drafting of the English Bill of Rights.

Proprietary colony

a colony given to a proprietor (single person or group of people) to govern rather than a corporation. South Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey were all proprietary colonies in the beginning.

Yemassee War

Angered by unfair trade practices, slavery and whipping of Indians, and encroachment on their land, the Yemassee and several other Indian tribes rose against the British and killed approximately 100 settlers in 1715. They were defeated by Governor Craven and fled to Florida.

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