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John Moultrie was a deputy governor of East Florida in the years before the American Revolutionary War. He became acting governor when his predecessor, James Grant, was invalided home in 1771. Moultrie again became a deputy under his successor, Patrick Tonyn, returning to England in 1784.


Moultrie was bon on January 18, 1729 in Charlestown, South Carolina and was one for four brothers. He became a doctor after obtaining a medical degress from the University of Edinburgh in 1749.[1]

Moultrie was married twice, first to Dorothy Mortin in 1753 and later to Eleanor Austin in 1762.[2]

Moultrie moved to Florida in 1767 and became Lieutenant Governor of East Florida under Governor Grant. He was also a planter in Florida. Following the Revolutionary War and the lost of Florida by the British, Moultrie left for England and died in 1798.[3] He was buried at Shefnal Church in Shropshire, England.

His brothers were also key players on both sides the Revolutionary War:

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Preceded by
General James Grant
Governor of British East Florida
1771-1774
Succeeded by
General Patrick Tonyn

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