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William Shirley, King's Governor of Massachusetts.

Author: John A Schutz
Publisher: Chapel Hill, Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture at Williamsburg, Va., by the University of Noth Carolina Press [1961]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Shirleys were an old Sussex family. Upon the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 the first William Shirley moved to London to engage in trade. His eldest son married his distant cousin Elizabeth Godman. Elizabeth gave birth to William III on December 2, 1694. William III inherited his grandfather Godman estate and he studied law. Somewhere around 1731 William left for America and went to Boston. Where he later  Read more...
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Schutz, John A., 1919-
William Shirley, King's Governor of Massachusetts.
Chapel Hill, Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture at Williamsburg, Va., by the University of Noth Carolina Press [1961]
(OCoLC)562572859
Online version:
Schutz, John A., 1919-
William Shirley, King's Governor of Massachusetts.
Chapel Hill, Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture at Williamsburg, Va., by the University of Noth Carolina Press [1961]
(OCoLC)607781625
Named Person: William Shirley; William Shirley; William Shirley; Shirley.; William (Politiker) Shirley
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John A Schutz
ISBN: 080780830X 9780807808306
OCLC Number: 423647
Description: 292 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Newcastle's friend --
Newcastle's promises --
The new governor --
Smugglers, politicians, and clergymen --
Louisbourg --
The Canadian expeditions --
New alliances --
His majesty's commissioner --
The empire in crisis --
Limited warfare --
Niagara campaign --
Patronage lost --
Patronage regained.

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The Shirleys were an old Sussex family. Upon the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 the first William Shirley moved to London to engage in trade. His eldest son married his distant cousin Elizabeth Godman. Elizabeth gave birth to William III on December 2, 1694. William III inherited his grandfather Godman estate and he studied law. Somewhere around 1731 William left for America and went to Boston. Where he later became a colonial governor of Massachessetts . He died at Roxbury, Massachessetts in 1771.

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