Philip Cottington Ludwell Sr.

Philip Cottington Ludwell Sr.

Bruton, South Somerset District, Somerset, England
Death 1716 (aged 78–79)
Greater London, England
Burial Bow, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 164111617 · View Source
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Philip Ludwell (ca. 1638-1716) was a career public servant who served both Virginia and Carolina. In Virginia, Ludwell was a secretary of state, commander of the militia, and a member of the House of Burgesses. In 1689 the Lords Proprietors commissioned Ludwell as chief executive “of that part of our Province of Carolina that lyes north and east of Cape feare.” Ludwell’s appointment marked the foundation of North Carolina as a colony with Albemarle being a part of the expanded colony. In time the proprietors chose Ludwell as the first governor of the Carolina province. Born in Bruton Parish, Somersetshire, England, Ludwell was the son of Thomas and Jane Cottington Ludwell. The young man immigrated to Virginia around 1660. He was married to the twice-widowed Lucy Higginson Burwell Bernard around 1667; they had two children, a daughter Jane and a son Philip. His first wife died in 1675. In October 1680 he married Lady Frances Culpeper Stephens Berkeley, the widow of Albemarle Governor Samuel Stephens and Virginia Governor William Berkeley. Gov Ludwell later returned to England and there died, being buried in Bow Church, near Stratford. (burial info per "Biographical History of North Carolina from Colonial Times to the Present" Vol 6 by Samuel A'Court Ashe @1907 pg 347).

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Philip Cottington Ludwell Sr. (1637–1716), Find a Grave Memorial no. 164111617, citing Stratford-le-Bow, Bow, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Robert Adlet (contributor 47013499) .