James Oglethorpe


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James Edward Oglethorpe (22 December 1696 – 30 June 1785) was a British general, Member of Parliament, and philanthropist, as well as the founder of the colony of Georgia. As a social reformer, he hoped to resettle Britain's worthy poor in the New World, initially focusing on those in debtors' prisons.

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To commemorate the 300th anniversary of the birth of General James Oglethorpe (1696-1785) of Westbrook, Godalming, who founded the colony of Georgia in America in 1733.

High Street, Godalming, United Kingdom where they was