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ALBEMARLE, Duke of (GEORGE MONCK), soldier, born in 1608; died in 1670. He was one of the proprietaries of Carolina, and afterward became palatine by appointment of Charles II. He was a successful general in Great Britain and on the continent. The early settlements along the coast of South Carolina were at first named in his honor; but Albemarle Sound is all that now perpetuates the name in America. The family became extinct with the death of his son. Guizot, T. Skelton, T. Skinner, Gumble, and others have written several histories of his life.
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