Person:Sir John Colleton, 1st Baronet (1)

Sir John Colleton, 1st Baronet
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Name Sir John Colleton, 1st Baronet
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1608
Death[1] 1666
Reference Number? Q3181256?

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Sir John Colleton, 1st Baronet (1608–1666) served Charles I during the English Civil War. He rose through the Royalist ranks during the conflict, but later had his holdings seized when the Cavaliers were finally defeated by Parliamentary forces. Following the restoration of the English monarchy in 1660, Colleton was one of eight individuals Charles II rewarded for supporting his efforts to regain the throne of England.

In 1663, he granted Colleton and the other seven individuals, called Lords Proprietors, the land called Carolina, named in honor of his father, Charles I. Colleton brought a group of settlers from the Caribbean Isle of Barbados, who brought with them slaves from Africa. These settlers also introduced the cultivation of rice to the area.

Colleton County, South Carolina, is named after him.

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