Bahamas, British Crown Colony / King George I

Bahamas, British Crown Colony - King George I (6 January 1718 - 11 June 1727)

George I (George Louis; German: Georg Ludwig) was King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1 August 1714 until his death, and ruler of the Duchy and Electorate of Brunswick-L√ľneburg (Hanover) in the Holy Roman Empire from 1698.

In 1670, the king granted the Bahamas to the Lords Proprietors of the Province of Carolina, but the islands were left to themselves. The local pirates proclaimed a 'Privateers' Republic' with Edward Teach (Blackbeard) as chief magistrate in 1703. In 1717, the Bahamas became a British crown colony, and the pirates were driven out. The first governor arrived on 6 January 1718.

The royal style of King George I was "By the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Archtreasurer and Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg".

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King George I: Details
CountryBahamas, British Crown Colony
From6 January 1718
To11 June 1727
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