Bernard, Francis, Sir, 1712?-1779

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1712
Death 1779
English

Biographical notes:

Bernard was Captain General and Governor in Chief of the Province of Massachusetts Bay.

From the description of DS, 1762 January 28. : Boston. Appointment. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14194099

Governor of Massachusetts Bay (Colony).

From the description of Sir Francis Bernard commission, 1768. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79456180

Sir Francis Bernard was born in England in July 1712. After graduating from Oxford University in 1736, he practiced law. In 1758, he received an appointment as governor of New Jersey, and in 1760, he became governor of Massachusetts. Bernard publicly supported British economic policies for the North American colonies, including the Sugar Act and Stamp Act, and in 1767, he requested military assistance following protests against customs commissioners. After facing increasing unpopularity among the colony's residents, Bernard resigned, and he left Massachusetts in 1769. Upon his return to England, he lived in Aylesbury. He and his wife, Amelia Offley, had ten surviving children. Bernard died on June 6, 1779.

From the guide to the Francis Bernard Massachusetts Bay report, Bernard, Francis Massachusetts Bay report, 1763, (William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan)

Title: Viscount Bernard; 3rd Earl of Bandon 1856

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001346.0x00004a

Epithet: of Add MS 22679

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001346.0x000045

Title: 1st Earl of Bandon

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001346.0x000049

Colonial governor of New Jersey, 1758-1760, and Massachusetts, 1760-1769.

From the description of The papers of Sir Francis Bernard, Governor of New Jersey and afterwards Governor of Massachusetts [microform] v. II-V, IX-XI, 1758-1768 (University of Montana, Mansfield Library). WorldCat record id: 42069121

Epithet: Agent of Invalids

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001346.0x000043

Colonial governor of New Jersey, 1758-1760; of Massachusetts, 1760-1769.

From the description of ALS : Burlington, N.J., to the Assembly of New Jersey, 1758 July 28. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122625962

Epithet: MD, Physician to James II., and to St. Bartholomew's Hospital

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001346.0x000044

Governor of Massachusetts.

From the description of Letterbook of Sir Francis Bernard, 1768-1769. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71069753

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Subjects:

  • Indians of North America--Massachusetts
  • Manuscripts, English--Specimens
  • Judges
  • Governors--Massachusetts

Occupations:

  • Governor--Massachusetts
  • Governors--Massachusetts Bay

Places:

  • St. Martin's in the Fields Parish, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • River Tagus, Portugal (as recorded)
  • Edinburgh, Scotland (as recorded)
  • India, Asia (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • Kilgobbin, Dublin (as recorded)
  • Bandon, Cork (as recorded)
  • Nicaragua, Central America (as recorded)
  • New Windsor, Berkshire (as recorded)
  • St. Enoder, Cornwall (as recorded)
  • Colchester, Essex (as recorded)
  • Cork, Ireland (as recorded)
  • New York State, U.S.A. (as recorded)
  • Charlton, Kent (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Canterbury, Kent (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • New Jersey (as recorded)
  • Waterford, Ireland (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Orkney Islands, Scotland (as recorded)
  • Kirkheaton, West Riding of Yorkshire (as recorded)
  • Italy, Europe (as recorded)
  • Woking, Surrey (as recorded)
  • Maldon, Essex (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts Bay (as recorded)
  • Central America, America (as recorded)
  • North America, America (as recorded)
  • Scotland, United Kingdom (as recorded)
  • Birmingham, Warwickshire (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Margate, Kent (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • Jamaica, Central America (as recorded)
  • Frodsham, Cheshire (as recorded)
  • West Indies, America (as recorded)
  • Bristol, Gloucestershire (as recorded)
  • Shillelagh, Wicklow (as recorded)
  • Croston, Lancashire (as recorded)
  • Cheshire, England (as recorded)
  • Kilternan, Dublin (as recorded)
  • Guatemala, Central America (as recorded)
  • Kirkwall, Scotland (as recorded)
  • Youghal, Cork (as recorded)
  • Hedon, Yorkshire (as recorded)
  • Roscommon, county of, Ireland (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Montgomeryshire, Wales (as recorded)
  • Down, county of, Ireland (as recorded)
  • Scotland, United Kingdom (as recorded)
  • Devizes, Wiltshire (as recorded)
  • Dublin, Ireland (as recorded)
  • Calabria, Italy (as recorded)
  • Misterton, Nottinghamshire (as recorded)
  • Richmond Park, Surrey (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Glasgow, Scotland (as recorded)
  • Brazil, South America (as recorded)