John Moultrie (politician)
John Moultrie (Charleston, South Carolina 18 January 1729 – 1798 Shropshire, England) was a deputy governor of East Florida in the years before the American Revolutionary War. He became acting governor when his predecessor, James Grant, was invalided home in 1771. Moultrie again became a deputy under his successor, Patrick Tonyn, returning to England in 1784.
Moultrie was married twice, first to Dorothy Mortin in 1753 and later to Eleanor Austin in 1762.
Moultrie moved to Florida in 1767 and became Lieutenant Governor of East Florida under Governor Grant. He was also a planter in Florida.
Following the Revolutionary War and the loss of Florida by the British, Moultrie left for England and died in 1798. He was buried at Shefnal Church in Shropshire, England. His daughter, Cecilia, married the naval officer John Bligh at St Marylebone on 17 August 1809.
His brothers were also key players on both sides the Revolutionary War:
- William Moultrie (1730–1805) was a Patriot General of the Continental Army during the Revolution
- James Moultrie (died 1765) was Chief Justice of British East Florida
- Captain Thomas Moultrie was commanding officer of the 2nd South Carolina Regiment of the Continental Army
- Colonel Alexander Moultrie was the first Attorney General of the State of South Carolina 1776-1792
General James Grant
|Governor of British East Florida
General Patrick Tonyn
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