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tors, succeeding him......June, 1680 Governor Jenkins dies and is succeeded by Henry Wilkinson......December, 1681 Seth Sothel, who had purchased the rights of Lord Clarendon, arrives as governor of Albemarle......1683 Fundamental constitutions, framed in 1669, are abrogated by the lords proprietors......April, 1693 Law passed by the General Assembly disfranchising all dissenters from any office of trust, honor, or profit......1704 First church in North Carolina built in Chowan county......1705 Lords proprietors grant to Christopher, Baron de Graaffenreidt, 10,000 acres of land on the Neuse and Cape Fear rivers in 1709. About 15,000 Swiss and a large number of Palatines follow the Baron and settle at the confluence of the Trent and Neuse, calling the town Newbern......December, 1710 One hundred and twelve persons, principally settlers on the Roanoke and Chowan, are massacred by the Tuscaroras and other allied Indian tribes......Sept. 22, 1711 Militia of Nort