On June 26, 1624, the charter was overthrown and Virginia became a royal colony.
With this act Virginia became a royal colony and continued as such until the American Revolution made it free and independent.
The proprietorship was limited to twenty-one years, after which the province was to become a royal colony.
Under the provisions of the charter of 1606 Virginia had been, in all but form, a royal colony.
In 1702, all the proprietors surrendered their rights to the crown and New Jersey became a royal colony.
Thus New Jersey became a royal colony after the king bought the rights of the proprietors.
This commission, in compact form, describes the government of a royal colony just before the Revolution.
But they found that Virginia, now become a royal colony, had no welcome for them.
So the crafty James resolved to disguise the founding of a royal colony under the guise of a private venture.
It was strictly a royal colony, and so continued to be, down to the hour of separation.
a body of people or country that is administered or ruled by a sovereign country; also, any country controlled by the English royal family
The 13 original American colonies were considered royal colonies.