Shirley, William, 1694-1771

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Dates:
Birth 1694-12-02
Death 1771-03-24

Biographical notes:

Shirley was governor of Massachusetts from 1741 to 1757.

From the description of Letter, 1745 June 1, Boston [Mass.], to Jacob Wendell, Boston [Mass.]. (New England Historic Genealogical Society). WorldCat record id: 50844670

Colonial Governor of Massachusetts. Shirley was active in colonial politics, served in the French and Indian War, and succeeded Braddock as commander of all British Forces in North America upon Braddock's death. Shirley attended a council of war in New York, N.Y. with Pensslyvania Governor Robert Hunter Morris to discuss an attack on Fort Frontenac, Oswego, and the St. Lawrence River region.

From the description of Letter, 1755 December. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145407219

Colonial governor of Massachusetts, 1741-1751.

From the description of Appointment, 1753 Sept. 14. (Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 70976773

British army officer and colonial governor of Massachusetts.

From the description of William Shirley papers, 1744-1756. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980455

Royal governor of Massachusetts.

From the description of Letters, 1753 Dec. 10-[1754?] Jan. 30, [Boston], to Harrison Gray, [Boston]. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 315953462

American Colonial Governor.

From the description of Letter signed : New York, to Col. Bradstreet, 1756 Apr. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270664879

Governor of Massachusetts.

From the description of Memorandum, ca. 1738. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 174141380

From the description of William Shirley correspondence, 1742-1757. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70977308

From the description of William Shirley papers, 1747-1748 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 501324840

William Shirley was a British army officer and colonial governor of Massachusetts.

From the description of Journal of the Siege of Louisbourg, 1745. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 758905134

William Shirley was the governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1741-1749 and 1753-1756.

From the description of [Letter and document], 1745-1747 / W. Shirley. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 433551045

Royal Governor of Massachusetts, 1741-1757.

From the description of Papers, 1741-1745. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122530098

Colonial governor of Massachusetts and military commander.

Following the death of Edward Braddock in July, 1755, Shirley was appointed commander-in-chief of British North American forces. He was recalled to England in 1756, and was succeeded in command by Lord Loudoun.

From the description of Letters, 1755-1756. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 38880295

Colonial governor of Massachusetts and military commander.

Following the death of Edward Braddock in July, 1755, Shirley was appointed commander-in-chief of British forces in North America. In March, 1756, Shirley was recalled to England and was succeeded in command by Lord Loudoun.

From the description of Letter : New York, [N.Y.], to Henry Fox, [England], 1756 Jan. 14. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 38873901

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Subjects:

  • Indians of North America--Wars--1750-1815
  • Crown Point Expedition--1755
  • Manuscripts, Canadian
  • Military deserters--History--18th century--Sources
  • Indians of North America--Treaties
  • Manuscripts, American
  • Land banks
  • Iroquois Indians--Wars--History--18th century--Sources
  • Norridgewock Indians
  • Governor
  • Penobscot Indians
  • Indians of North America--Government relations
  • Crown Point Expedition, 1755--Sources
  • Money

Occupations:

  • Army officers, British
  • Governor--Massachusetts
  • Governors
  • Economists
  • Colonial administrators

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Maine (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • Indians of North America (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Louisbourg (N.S.) (as recorded)
  • Fort Saint George (Phippsburg, Me.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • America (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Fort Hunter (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • Spain (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • Nova Scotia--Halifax (as recorded)
  • America (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Canada (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • Louisbourg (N.S.) (as recorded)
  • Canada (as recorded)
  • America (as recorded)
  • New York (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • New England (as recorded)
  • New York (State)--New York (as recorded)
  • Louisbourg (N.S.) (as recorded)
  • Maine (as recorded)