Hutchinson, Thomas, 1711-1780

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Birth 1711-09-09
Death 1780-06-03

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Governor of Massachusetts.

From the description of Certification, 1752. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70960172

At this time, Hutchinson was judge of probate in Suffolk County (1749-1766); later he was royal governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (1771-1774)

From the description of A Brief State of that Part of Massachusetts Bay which is situated East of the Province of Main (sic) with reasons for erecting it into a separate & distinct Province : manuscript, [before 1764] (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612814970

Royal governor of Massachusetts.

From the description of Letter, 1771 April 25, Cambridge, to the Massachusetts House of Representatives. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 174137599

Colonial historian, royal official, and Loyalist refugee.

From the description of The history of the Province of Massachusetts Bay : [182-]. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58758301

Hutchinson was the Royal Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

From the description of Collection, 1740-1774. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 155180905

Thomas Hutchinson was the royal Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (1758-1771) and the last royal Governor (1771-1774). He also served as a justice of the probate court and as Chief Justice of the Province. He was essentially driven from Massachsuetts by threats in 1775 and died in England in 1780. He wrote a History of Massachusetts (1764-1828).

Joseph RIchards was born Apr. 18, 1701 in Dedham, Mass. to John Richards and Judith Fairbanks. He married Mary Belcher in 1726. After her death in 1747, he married Elizabeth Dudley (b. May 16, 1724; d. Nov. 1, 1805) in 1749. Joseph Richards died Feb. 25, 1761 in Dedham.

From the description of [Document] 1761 Mar. 20 / T. Hutchinson. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 244251490


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