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Governor John Wentworth & the American Revolution

the English connection

by Paul W. Wilderson

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Published by University Press of New England in Hanover .
Written in English

    Places:
  • New Hampshire,
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Wentworth, John, 1737-1820.,
    • Governors -- New Hampshire -- Biography.,
    • New Hampshire -- Politics and government -- To 1775.,
    • Great Britain -- Colonies -- America -- History -- 18th century.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [335]-347) and index.

      Other titlesGovernor John Wentworth and the American Revolution.
      Statementby Paul W. Wilderson.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF37.W46 W55 1994
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 364 p. :
      Number of Pages364
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1410951M
      ISBN 100874516560
      LC Control Number93019717

      This biographical sketch on John Wentworth is meant to be supplemental to my larger History of Nova Scotiaand I next but set forth a few paragraphs to cover the years from when Wentworth became the Governor of New Hampshire in to that point in time 26 years later, when, in , he was to become the Governor of Nova Scotia. At Governor Wentworth Historic Site, explore the remains of an extensive northern plantation built just before the outbreak of the American Revolution. Built by New Hampshire's second Royal Governor, John Wentworth, the mansion burned to the ground in It has been the site of an archaeological dig where artifacts have been carefully pieced.

        Gov. John Wentworth () and his wife Sarah Hunking Wentworth (ca. –) lived in a luxurious mansion in the South End of .   Royal governors like John Wentworth of Portsmouth were caught in the crossfire. Although considered a progressive, the handsome and accessible governor of New Hampshire was unable to tamp down the.

      Sir John Wentworth, 1st Baronet (9 August – 8 April ) was the British colonial governor of New Hampshire at the time of the American Revolution. He was later also Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia. He is buried in the crypt of St. Paul's Church (Halifax). Read more at Wikipedia.   John Wentworth, New Hampshire State Governor during the Revolution Word of the events at Londonderry quickly spread to the highest levels in the British army. Governor Wentworth, however, was in Vermont and didn’t get the news until Janu


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Governor John Wentworth & the American Revolution by Paul W. Wilderson Download PDF EPUB FB2

“An important addition to the literature on New Hampshire's role in the coming of revolution, Governor John Wentworth and the American Revolution gives us a fuller treatment than any previous book of Wentworth's activities while in England, his relationship to the Marquis of Rockingham, his ties to other English officials, the politics of the Livius case, and the collapse of royal authority Cited by: 2.

Governor John Wentworth and the American Revolution: The English Connection by Paul W. Wilderson () [Paul W. Wilderson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Governor John Wentworth & the American Revolution: The English Connection - Paul W. Wilderson - Google Books John Wentworth, the last royal governor of New Hampshire.

John Wentworth was the last royal governor of New Hampshire from To find out why Wentworth broke with his family and native land and became a loyalist, Wilderson examines his life and career and the special connection Wentworth had with England through his distant relative, the Marquis of Rockingham.

Previous Page Next Page. John Wentworth, the last royal governor of New Hampshire, is generally agreed to have been an able, honest, and forthright leader.

Given his strong personal and business ties to the colony, historians and scholars have long puzzled over why, when the American Revolution came, Wentworth broke with his family and native land to become a loyalist. Governor John Wentworth and the American Revolution. Responsibility: by Paul W.

Wilderson. The Governors Lady by Thomas Raddall This book details the experiences of Loyalists in New Hampshire before, during, and after the Revolutionary War, through the lives of Governor John Wentworth and his wife, Fannie.

Their romance goes through its own revolutions and if you are looking for a love story, this is certainly not it/5(7).

Governor John Wentworth And The American Revolution The English Connection. Governor John Wentworth and the American Revolution: The English Connection.

By Paul W. Wilderson. Wentworth by John Singleton Copley. Wentworth was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on August 9, His ancestry went back to some of the earliest settlers of the Province of New Hampshire, and he was a grandson of John Wentworth, who served as the province's lieutenant governor in the s, a nephew to Governor Benning Wentworth, and a descendant of "Elder" William Wentworth.

Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of California and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. English and American by Wentworth, John, Publication date Topics Wentworth family, Wentworth family (William Wentworth ) [from old.

Genre/Form: Electronic books Biographies History Biography: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Wilderson, Paul W. Governor John Wentworth & the American Revolution.

With no reason to go back, John Wentworth remained in Halifax until he died in ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Paul Wilderson holds a Ph.D. in early American history from the University of New Hampshire. His book, Governor John Wentworth and the American Revolution: The English Connection, is available from the University Press of New England.

His book, Governor John Wentworth and the American Revolution: The English Connection, is available from the University Press of New England. Originally published in "NH: Years of Revolution," Profiles Publications and the NH Bicentennial Commission, The Wentworth genealogy By John Wentworth John3 (14), known as "Lieutenant-Governor John,"* son of Samuel2 and Mary (Benning) Wentworth, born 16 Januaryresided at Portsmouth.

In he was a sea-captain. He was appointed Counsellor, by Queen Anne, 14 Februaryin place of Winthrop Hilton, deceased. At the close of the American Revolution he returned to North America as Surveyor-General of the King's Woods, a lucrative, important, but very demanding office.

Wentworth had, however, set his sights on a more influential post, and by he was able, through the influence of his patrons, to succeed John Parr as governor of Nova Scotia. Gov. John Wentworth. John Wentworth was born Aug.

9,in Portsmouth, four years before Uncle Benning became governor. He earned a B.A. in and an M.A. in at Harvard, where he developed a close friendship with John Adams. John Wentworth’s beautiful young cousin, Frances Deering, had fallen in love with him, and he returned her feelings.

Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire’s last British leader did his best to keep peace, but John and Frances Wentworth had to flee. Royal Governor at the breaking point of the Revolution, Wentworth was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Despite his friendship with his citizens, Wentworth and his family were driven out of Portsmouth innever to see his homeland again. READ: The Other Lady Wentworth. Governor John Wentworth, the sitter, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, November ; to Paul Wentworth, cousin of the sitter, London, January ; to Mary Wentworth Nelson, a cousin of the sitter; to Dr.

James Lloyd (–) (her husband's nephew); possibly with John Borland, Boston, (per Perkins, ); Gordon Abbott (– Books About New Hampshire The Loyalist Governor: Biography Of Sir John Wentworth Cuthbertson, Brian C.

(Petheric Press, ) John Wentworth was governor of N.H. from to the outbreak of the American Revolution, when he was forced to flee from the governor's residence.

The King had appointed the younger Wentworth as Governor 10 years earlier, and, up until the time of the Revolution, John Wentworth had earned the respect of most New Hampshire inhabitants for his thoughtful and creative solutions to governing the colony. John Sullivan (Febru – Janu ) was an Irish-American General in the Revolutionary War, a delegate in the Continental Congress, Governor of New Hampshire and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New an, the third son of American settlers, served as a major general in the Continental Army and as Governor.Governor John Wentworth & the American Revolution: The English Connection by Paul W.

Wilderson (pp. ) Review by: Gordon E. Kershaw DOI: /New Hampshire Colonial Governor. Born into a New Hampshire family of wealth and position, he attended Harvard College and by had received both a bachelor and masters degree. He became Governor of New Hampshire in As a loyalist during the American Revolution, Wentworth was forced to flee to New York City inand to England in