Thomas Cary (North Carolina)

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The Honorable
Thomas Cary
6th Deputy Governor of the Province of Carolina
In office
Preceded by Robert Daniell
Succeeded by William Glover (officially Deputy Governor, 1707-1710); Edward Hyde (c. 1650–1712)
Personal details
Born Buckinghamshire, England
Died ca. 1718
near Bath, North Carolina
Residence Bath, North Carolina
Occupation Politician
Religion Anglican

Thomas Cary was the sixth Deputy Governor of the Province of Carolina at a time when the deputy governor's role was to oversee and manage what is now the state of North Carolina. Cary is most well known for his role in Cary's Rebellion between 1708 and 1711, in which he usurped power from then-deputy-governor William Glover, driving Glover from the province. In 1711, when Edward Hyde (c. 1650–1712) was appointed the first Governor of the Province of North Carolina (albeit before the Province's official separation from the Province of South Carolina), Cary put up resistance to Hyde's new authority, thus causing an outbreak of violence in the colony. Cary was eventually defeated, and Hyde took office as planned.[1]


  1. ^ Daniels, Dennis F.; Powell, William S., ed. (2006). "Thomas Cary". Encyclopedia of North Carolina. UNC Press. Retrieved 20 December 2012.