Lewis Morris (governor)
Lewis Morris (15 October 1671 – 21 May 1746), chief justice of New York and British governor of New Jersey, was the first lord of the manor of Morrisania in New York (in what is now the Bronx).
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Robert Hunter (governor)
Robert Hunter (1664–1734) was a British military officer, colonial governor of New York and New Jersey from 1710 to 1720, and governor of Jamaica from 1727 to 1734.
Robert Hunter was born in Edinb...
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John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore
John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore PC (1730 – 25 February 1809), generally known as Lord Dunmore, was a Scottish peer and colonial governor in the American colonies.Murray was named governor of the Prov...
1689 Boston revolt
The 1689 Boston revolt was a popular uprising on April 18, 1689, against the rule of Sir Edmund Andros, the governor of the Dominion of New England. A well-organized "mob" of provincial militia ...
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Robert Monckton
Robert Monckton (24 June 1726 – 21 May 1782) was an officer of the British army and also a colonial administrator in British North America. He had a generally distinguished military and political care...
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Benjamin Fletcher
Benjamin Fletcher (1640–1703) was colonial governor of New York from 1692 to 1697. Under Col. Fletcher, piracy was a leading economic development tool in the city’s competition with the ports of Bosto...
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John Nanfan
John Nanfan (fl. 1688–1702) was a lieutenant governor of the Province of New York from 1698 to 1702. He served as acting governor for about a year between the death of the Earl of Bellomont and the a...
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Francis Lovelace
Francis Lovelace (circa 1621–1675) was an English Royalist and the second Governor of New York colony.He was born the third son of Sir William Lovelace (1584–1627) and his wife Anne Barne of Lovelace ...
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William Tryon
William Tryon (8 June 1729 – 27 January 1788) was a British soldier and colonial administrator who served as governor of the Province of North Carolina (1765–1771) and the Province of New York (1771–1...
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Henry Sloughter
Henry Sloughter (died 1691) was briefly colonial governor of New York and Massachusetts in 1691. Sloughter was the governor who put down Leisler's Rebellion, which had installed Jacob Leisler as de f...
John Montgomerie
Colonel John Montgomerie (died 1731) was colonial governor of New York and New Jersey from 1728 to 1731.
Montgomerie was born in the parish of Beith in Scotland. His father, Francis Montgomerie, ...
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Charles Hardy
Admiral of the Fleet Sir Charles Hardy (ca. 1714 – 18 May 1780) was a Royal Navy officer and colonial governor of New York.
Born at Portsmouth, the son of a vice admiral, Charles Hardy joined the ...
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Cadwallader Colden
Cadwallader Colden (7 February 1688 – 28 September 1776) was a physician, farmer, surveyor, botanist, and a lieutenant governor for the Province of New York.
He was born in Ireland, of Scott...
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Richard Nicolls
Richard Nicolls (1624 in Ampthill, Bedfordshire – 28 May 1672 on the North Sea, off Suffolk) was the first English colonial governor of New York province.He commanded a royalist troop of horse during...
Rip Van Dam
Rip Van Dam (c.1660 – 10 June 1749) was the acting governor of the Province of New York from 1731 to 1732. As one of the leaders of the republican liberal (or "country") party, Van Dam confronted the ...
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Pieter Schuyler
Pieter Schuyler (17 September 1657 – 19 February 1724) was the first mayor of Albany, New York and the head of the Albany Commissioners for Indian Affairs.
Pieter Schuyler was born in 1657 ...
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Sir Henry Moore, 1st Baronet
Sir Henry Moore, 1st Baronet (1713 – 11 September 1769) was a British colonial leader who served as governor of Jamaica and as royal Governor of Province of New York from 1765 to 1769.
Moore was b...
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George Clarke (governor)
George Clarke (1676 – 12 January 1760) was also known as George Clarke of Hyde. He became Secretary of the Province of New York in 1703. Along with his wife, Anne Hyde, he purchased land in Hempstead...
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William Cosby
William Cosby (1690–1736) was an Irish soldier who served as the British royal governor of New York from 1732 to 1736.During his short term as governor, Cosby was portrayed as one of the most oppressi...
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James Robertson (British Army officer)
General James Robertson (1717 – 4 March 1788) was the civil governor of the Province of New York from 1779 to 1783.
He was born in Newbigging, Fife, Scotland in 1717. He came to the American colon...
Great Britain in the Seven Years War
Great Britain was one of the major participants in the Seven Years' War which lasted between 1756 and 1763. Britain emerged from the war as the world's leading colonial power, having gained a number o...
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Edmund Andros
Sir Edmund Andros (6 December 1637 – 24 February 1714) was an English colonial administrator in North America. He was the governor of the Dominion of New England during most of its three-year ex...
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Gerardus Beekman
Gerardus Willemse Beekman (1653–1723) was a colonial governor of the Province of New York. A physician and a wealthy land owner in New York City, in 1710 he was elected President of the Council and A...
William Burnet (administrator)
William Burnet (March 1687/8 – 7 September 1729) was a British civil servant and colonial administrator who served as governor of New York and New Jersey (1720–1728) and Massachusetts and New Hampshir...
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Thomas Dongan, 2nd Earl of Limerick
Thomas Dongan, (pronounced "Dungan") 2nd Earl of Limerick (1634–14 December 1715), was a member of the Irish Parliament, Royalist military officer during the English Civil War, and Governor of the Pro...
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British expedition against Martinique
The British expedition against Martinique was a military action that took place in January and February 1762. It was part of the Seven Years' War.
After the surrender of Dominica to a British exp...
Andrew Elliot
Andrew Elliot (1728–1797) took over from James Robertson as acting colonial governor of the Province of New York in 1783. He was born November 1728 in Edinburgh, the son of Sir Gilbert Elliot, 2nd Ba...
Francis Nicholson
Francis Nicholson (12 November 1655 – March 16, 1728 [O.S. March 5, 1727]) was a British military officer and colonial administrator. His military service included time in Africa and Europe...
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Anthony Colve
Anthony Colve was a Dutch naval captain and the Director-General of New Netherland during a brief restoration of Dutch rule in New Netherland (roughly present-day New York and New Jersey).Colve was co...