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Georgia Trustees

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Date: 1732 [unknown]
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For a listing of all Georgia Trustees, Category:Georgia_Trustees.

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The Trustees for the Establishment of the Colony of Georgia in America, or simply the Georgia Trustees, was organized by James Edward Oglethorpe and associates following Parliamentary investigations into prison conditions in Britain.

The organization petitioned for a royal charter in July, 1731, which was signed by George II in April, 1732. After passing through government ministries, the charter reached the Trustees in June, 1732. Oglethorpe personally led the first group of colonists to the new colony, departing England on November, 1732 and arriving at the site of present-day Savannah, Georgia on February 12, 1733. The founding of Georgia is celebrated on February 1, 1733.

Oglethorpe became the driving force behind the organization, which would soon give birth to the Georgia Trustees. Source: Wikipedia:Trustees for the Establishment of the Colony of Georgia in America

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Trustees named in the Royal Charter, effective June, 1732

Adam Anderson
William Belitha (resigned)
Rev. Arthur Bedford (died 1745)
Rev. Richard Bundy (died before 1740)
Rev. John Burton
Rev. Samuel Smith
Rev. Stephen Hales
George Carpenter (1695-1749), Lord Carpenter (died 1749)
Thomas Coram (died 1751)
Hon Edward Digby (1730-1757)
Francis Haskins Eyles-Stiles Baronet (-1762) MP
George Heathcote MP
Rogers Holland MP
Robert Hucks (brewer and MP) (died 1745)
John LaRoche MP (died 1752)
Robert More MP
James Edward Oglethorpe (1696-1785) MP
John Perceval (1683-1748), Viscount Percival (later Earl of Egmont) (died 1748)
William Sloper MP (died 1743)
Thomas Tower MP
Hon. James Vernon (1677-1756)

Trustees appointed at the first Annual Meeting in March, 1733

Richard Chandler
Anthony Ashley-Cooper (1711-1771), 4th Earl of Shaftesbury
James Darcy, 2nd Baron Darcy of Navan(died 1733)
James Stanley (1664-1736), 10th Earl of Derby (died 1736)
Sir Thomas Frederick, 3rd Baronet
Sir John Gonson
William Hanbury
William Heathcote (died 1751)
Robert Kendall (Sheriff of London)
Henry L'Apostre
James Hamilton (-1758), Viscount Limerick
John Page MP (died 1779)
Sir Erasmus Phillips MP (1699-1743), 5th Baronet (died 1743)
Christopher Tower MP
John Brownlow (1690-1754)J, Viscount Tyrconnel MP
George Tyrer (Mayor of Liverpool, 1736) (died 1740)
John White MP

Trustees appointed at later Annual Meetings

Rev. Dr. Thomas Rundle (Bishop of Derry, died 1743), 
Hon. William Talbot,
Richard Coope, 
William Wollaston MP,
Hon. Robert Eyre, 
Thomas Archer MP, 
Robert Tracy (MP),
Hon. Henry Archer (MP),
Francis Wollaston (d.1774)
Sir Jacob Bouverie Visc (1694-1761), 3rd Baronet, (later Viscount Folkestone)
Sir Henry Gough MP (1709-1774), 1st Baronet , 
Sir Roger Burgoyne (bef.1710-1780), 6th Baronet
Lord Sidney Beauclerk (1703-1744)
Hon. Henry Bathurst,
Hon Philip Perceval (abt.1680-) (brother of the Earl of Egmont), 
Sir John Frederick, 1st Baronet (brother of Thomas Frederick, deceased Trustee)
Hon. Alexander Hume Campbell, 
Sir John Barrington (bef.1700-1776), 7th Baronet,
Samuel Tuffnell MP (1682-1758), 
Sir Henry Calthorpe, KB
Sir John Philipps, 6th Baronet, 
Velters Cornewall MP (abt.1697-1768),
John Wright (d.1748)
Rev. Dr. Thomas Wilson
Francis Cokayne (Lord Mayor of London),
Samuel Lloyd (silk merchant)
John Perceval (1711-1770), 2nd Earl of Egmont,
Anthony Ewer,
Edward Hooper, 
Sir John Cust (1718-1770), 3rd Baronet, 
Slingsby Bethell MP (bef.1695-1758)
Stephen Theodore Janssen (abt.1730-1777)
Richard Cavendish

Revival of the Georgia Trustees. The concept of the Georgia Trustees was reconstituted in 2008 by the Georgia Historical Society.

2009: Margeurite Neel Williams (Entrepreneur), Bernard Marcus (Home Depot Founder)
2010: Henry "Hank" Louis Aaron (1934-2021) (Baseball Legend), Ted Turner (CNN founder and Chairman of Turner Enterprises, Inc.)
2011: Vincent J. Dooley (Legendary UGA Football Coach), Samuel A. Nunn, Jr. (Former US Senator)
2012: Tom Cousins (Atlanta real estate developer and sports franchise owner), Andrew Young (former UN Ambassador, Mayor of Atlanta, US Congressman and civil rights leader)
2013: Truett Cathy (founder of the Chick-fil-A), Herman J. Russell (founder of H.J. Russell & Company)
2014: Arthur Blank (Home Depot Co-Founder), Billy Payne (Chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club, Chairman of Centennial Holding Company, LLC)
2015: Alana Shepherd (co-founder of the Shepherd Center), Paula Wallace (President and co-founder of the Savannah College of Art and Design)

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