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EVERARD, Sir Richard, colonial governor of Carolina, died in London, England, 17 February 1733. He was the last of the proprietary governors, and his administration was disturbed by frequent altercations with the council. When he had been governor for four years the lords proprietors, in 1729, surrendered the provinces to the crown, each receiving in consideration of the surrender the sum of $12,500. The population of North and South Carolina, after the charter had been in existence sixty-six years, was not at that time more than 25,000 persons, including Negroes. On the transfer, Everard was recalled, and the first royal governor, George Burrington, succeeded him in February 1730.
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