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us: Oglethorpe, James, 1696-1785

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  • Fuller Name

    • James Edward
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    • Birth Place

        (naf) London (England)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Essex (England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Haslemere (England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Georgia
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Savannah (Ga.)
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  • Earlier Established Forms

      Oglethorpe, James Edward, 1696-1785
  • Sources

    • found: Original papers, correspondence to the trustees, James Oglethorpe, and others, 1732-1735, c1982: CIP t.p. (James Oglethorpe)
    • found: Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia in America. Original papers, 1910-16: Volume 22, part I, title page (General Oglethorpe) page 249 (letter signed: James Oglethorpe)
    • found: Ellis, George Edward. William Penn, 1905, ©1904: title page (James Oglethorpe / by William B.O. Peabody) page 1 of second numbering set (James Oglethorpe, the founder of Georgia)
    • found: Who was who in Amnerica, 1607-1896: (Oglethorpe, James Edward; founder Georgia; born London, Eng., Dec. 22, 1696; educated at Eton, Corpus Christi College, Oxford, (Eng.) Univ.; member Parliament from Haslemere, 1722-1754; received (with 19 associates) charter creating them "Trustees for establishing the colony of Georgia in America", 1732; largely responsible for obtaining proper publicity and adequate revenues for venture; landed at Charleston, 1733; founded Savannah (Ga.), 1733; returned to England, 1734; returned to Georgia, 1735, administered colony's affairs, 1735-1743; surrendered Ga. Charter to British government, 1752; led campaign against Young Pretender, 1745; commd. lt. gen. Brit. Army, 1746; gen. 1765; died Essex, Eng., June 30, 1785)
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