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The Albemarle Colony

Emigration from Virginia into North Carolina commenced as early as 1653 when Roger Greene with a hundred men made a small settlement in the Chowan precinct on the north shore of Albemarle Sound. In 1662 George Durant followed, and began a settlement in the Perquimans precinct, just east of Chowan. In 1664 Governor Berkeley, of Virginia, himself one of the eight lords proprietors, severed this newly settled region from Virginia and appointed William Drummond as its governor. Such were the beginnings of Albemarle, the colony which in time was to develop into North Carolina. . . . more . . .

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