Person:William Berkeley (7)

Sir William Berkeley
d.9 Jul 1677
  1. Charles Berkeley, 2nd Viscount Fitzhardinge1599 - 1668
  2. John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton1602 - 1678
  3. Sir William Berkeley1605 - 1677
m. 1670
Facts and Events
Name Sir William Berkeley
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1605
Marriage 1670 to Frances Culpeper
Death[1] 9 Jul 1677
Burial? St Mary's, Twickenham, Middlesex, England

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Sir William Berkeley (; 1605 – 9 July 1677) was a colonial governor of Virginia, and one of the Lords Proprietors of the Colony of Carolina; he was appointed to these posts by King Charles I of England, of whom he was a favourite.

As proprietor of Green Spring Plantation in James City County, he experimented with activities such as growing silkworms as part of his efforts to expand the tobacco-based economy.

Berkeley enacted friendly policies toward the Native Americans that led to the revolt by some of the planters in 1676 which became known as Bacon's Rebellion. In the aftermath, King Charles II was angered by the retribution exacted against the rebels by Berkeley, and recalled him to England.

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  2.   William Berkeley, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.