NC History, contentious from the beginning - Aug 22 First...

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Aug 22First English attempts at settlement on Roanoke Island, 1585-1587; the Lost ColonyJamestown founded, 1607swampy area, good strategic location for raiding Spanish ship, but unhealthy for colonistVirginia Company kept sending people to colonydeveloped a successful type of tobacco to sell, became huge hit in Europe1629, grant from Charles I to Robert Heath: "Carolana". No colony developed under his grantUnofficial settlement of Albemarle region, from the 1650s, by farmers moving down from VirginiaEnglish civil war; "Restoration" of the monarchy, 1660english parliament and english church brought back "restored"1663, grant from Charles II to 8 lords proprietors: "Carolina". Territory granted included present day NC, SC, & Georgia, to the Pacific Ocean. Settlers were to have the rights of Englishmen, the Anglican Church was to be established, and governors were granted plenipotentiary powers36 N 31 S: Albemarle Sound to tip of FloridaLaw could only be made with consent of all people living in that area

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