proprietary colony

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n proprietary colony a colony given to a proprietor to govern (in 17th century)
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Usage

In literature:

The Church of England people in Pennsylvania entertained great hopes of this proposal to turn the proprietary colonies into royal provinces.
"The Quaker Colonies" by Sydney G. Fisher
A few words on the excellent system, which bids fair to establish in this colony a thriving and loyal peasant proprietary.
"At Last" by Charles Kingsley
In the proprietary colonies the proportion of bond servants was very high.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
All the provincial colonies began as proprietary, and all the proprietary were for a time provincial.
"History of the United States, Vol. I (of VI)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
The colony fell into two parties, the proprietary and the popular, representing these two ideas.
"William Penn" by George Hodges
Questions of this sort now became frequent between the lower house of the colonial legislature and the proprietary governors.
"The American Quarterly Review" by Various
From 1682 to 1689 proprietary interference increased, bringing the colony to the verge of rebellion.
"The Colonization of North America" by Herbert Eugene Bolton
Not until the colony became independent was the Proprietary abolished.
"How Justice Grew" by Martha W. (Martha Woodroof) Hiden
The substitution in several colonies of royal for proprietary government was very popular.
"The Loyalists of Massachusetts" by James H. Stark
The history of the Carolinas only resembles that of Maryland in the fact that they were both proprietary colonies.
"The History of the Thirteen Colonies of North America 1497-1763" by Reginald W. Jeffery
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