Sir William Henry Lyttelton
Lyttelton, William Henry

Lyttelton, William Henry

December 24, 1724–September 14, 1808

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During the 1770s Bull’s political views grew increasingly out of step as South Carolina and other colonies moved toward radical opposition to the crown. Lord William Campbell, the last royal governor, arrived at Charleston on June 18, 1775, and took office, but his term lasted only three months. On September 15 he was forced to flee the city for refuge on a British warship in Charleston harbor. The revolution was under way, and Bull’s position was an impossible one. He resigned from the Royal Council and retired to his Ashley Hall plantation. In 1777 he refused to take the oath of allegiance to the revolutionary government and was banished from the state.

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  • Title Lyttelton, William Henry
  • Coverage December 24, 1724–September 14, 1808
  • Author
  • Keywords Governor, began his career as a colonial administrator when he was appointed governor of South Carolina in 1755, held briefly as a prisoner of war, The French and Indian War (1756–1763), Cherokee War of 1759–1761, Fort Prince George he negotiated a treaty with the Cherokees, had a long career as a royal governor, an ambassador, and a member of Parliament after he left South Carolina, History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies (1794)
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
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  • Access Date March 3, 2024
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update August 9, 2022
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