Time Period >> Proprietary Colony 1663 - 1729|
The restoration of Charles II to the throne of England is a turning point in both England and North Carolina’s history. It is a time when England makes advances throughout the world as it becomes a dominant power. However, Charles II is in need of funds and the proprietary grant to eight men who have considerable power in Parliament and have strong financial interest in the colonies, provide Charles with the means of paying a political debt. Eventually, mismanagement, open rebellion by the settlers and Charles’s increasing displeasure with the proprietary system leads to the purchase of Carolina by the Crown in 1729.