by Dr. Troy Kickler
Senior Fellow and Managing Director, North Carolina History Curriculum Project
January 27, 1778 | William Tryon died on this day. He had been a royal governor for North Carolina and New York. He is most known for ruling during the Regulator Rebellion that lasted from 1768 to 1771. The Regulators opposed, among other things, the building of Tryon Palace. The rebellion ended at the Battle of Alamance.