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Oglethorpe, James, 1696-1785

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Personal name headingOglethorpe, James, 1696-1785
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Variant(s)Oglethorpe, James Edward, 1696-1785
Associated placeHaslemere (England) Georgia Savannah (Ga.)
Birth date16961222
Death date17850630
Place of birthLondon (England)
Place of deathEssex (England)
Found inOriginal papers, correspondence to the trustees, James Oglethorpe, and others, 1732-1735, c1982: CIP t.p. (James Oglethorpe)
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)
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)
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)
Associated languageeng