George III's ministers searched for a suitable bride and ended up "importing" Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. The king saw her for the first time on the afternoon of the day they were married (September 8, 1761). She may have been plain, or even "formidable ugly,", but together they had 15 children. The future George IV arrived 11 months after the marriage, and George II was a faithful husband - unlike his grandfather or great-grandfather.
Charlotte County was created in 1764. The county seat, Charlotte Court House, was settled in 1756 - near the beginning of the French and Indian War. The settlement's original name ("The Magazine") reflects its initial importance for military storage, when this county was near the frontier of European settlement. Three other names were applied to the community before Charlotte Court House was adopted in 1901.
Gooch was interested in recruiting settlers to live on the frontier, providing physical security for the plantations closer to the shoreline and stimulating economic development in the colony. The Presbyterians were willing to on the edge of European settlement, if the land was cheap and if they were granted the right to worship in their own manner. The Presbyterians were dissenters, with different religious ceremonies from the Anglicans (the official or "established" church of the colony) and a different form of church administration.