Nicholson, Francis, 1655-1728

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Francis Nicholson was a member of the Council for the Dominion of New England and in 1688 was commissioned lieutenant governor of the Dominion. Served as lieutenant governor of New York (1688), lieutenant governor of Virginia (1690-1692), governor of Maryland (1694-1698), governor of Virginia (1698-1705) governor of Nova Scotia (1713-1717), and governor of South Carolina (1721-1725. He was a fellow of the Royal Society.

From the guide to the Papers, Addition One, 1695-1765., (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

British army officer and colonial governor of Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, and Nova Scotia.

From the description of Papers of Francis Nicholson, 1692-1703. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450128

Lieutenant governor of Virginia (1690-1694) and a chief founder of the College of William and Mary.

From the description of Papers, 1680-1721. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 25176172

Nicholson was a British colonial official in several of the American colonies beginning in 1686. His last position was as colonial governor of South Carolina (1720-1725).

From the description of Papers on South Carolina, 1720-1727. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122505743

From the guide to the Papers on South Carolina, 1720-1727., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Nicholson was a member of the Council for The Dominion of New England and in 1688 was commissioned lieutenant-governor of the Dominion. Served successively as lieutenant-governor of Virginia, governor of Maryland, governor of Virginia, governor of Nova Scotia and governor of South Carolina. He was a fellow of the Royal Society.

From the description of Papers, 1695-1765. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 19835319

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creatorOf Vanden Bosh, Lawrence, fl. 1694. [Map of the lower Mississippi River, neighboring coast, and the country to the southwest]. Newberry Library
referencedIn Keith, George, 1639?-1716. Benefactions of Francis Nicholson, Esqr. to the Church & Clergy in North America. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Nicholson, Francis, 1655-1728. Letter : Charles City and Porte So. Carolina, to David Humphreys, 1722 Jan 11. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn William Blathwayt Papers, 1680-1700 John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
referencedIn Correspondence concerning Nova Scotia, 1656-1768. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, collection, 1709-1710. Library of Congress
referencedIn Cutler, Timothy, 1684-1765. Timothy Cutler letters to Sir Francis Nicholson, 1722-1727. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Lister, Christopher. Letter : [London, Eng.], to Samuel Pringle, 1709/10 Feb. 14. Newberry Library
referencedIn Pennsylvania. Lieutenant Governor (1709-1717 : Gookin). Letter : Philadelphia, to Coll. [Francis] Nicholson and Coll. [Samuel] Vetch, 1709 June 17. Newberry Library
creatorOf Nicholson, Francis, 1655-1728. Papers, 1680-1721. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
creatorOf Nicholson, Francis, 1655-1728. Papers of Francis Nicholson, 1692-1703. Library of Congress
creatorOf Nicholson, Francis, 1655-1728. Letter : Charles City and Porte So. Carolina, to David Humphreys, 1722 Jan 11. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Cutler, Timothy, 1684-1765. Timothy Cutler letters to Sir Francis Nicholson, 1722-1727. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Barnwell, John, ca. 1671-1724. [Report on the building of Fort King George], 1721 Jul 21. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Anne, Queen of Great Britain, 1665-1714. Letter : to Francis Nicholson, 1708 Apr. 20. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Royal Society (Great Britain). Letters and communications from Americans, 1662-1900. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Ambler family papers, 1638-1809. Library of Congress
creatorOf Sharp, John, 1645-1714. Letters to John Sharp [manuscript] 1701-02. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Massachusetts. Governor (1702-1715 : Dudley). Memorial : Boston, to Her Ma[jes]ties Board of Ordnance, 1709 Oct. 24. Newberry Library
referencedIn Royal Society (Great Britain). Letters and communications from Americans, 1662-1900. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Royal Society (Great Britain) letters and communications from Americans, 1662-1900, 1662-1900 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn William H. Robinson, Ltd. The Nicholson papers [manuscript], 1940. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Nicholson, Francis, 1655-1728. Papers, 1695-1765. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
referencedIn Jones, Cadwallader, fl. 1670-1699. An Essay Lovissiania and Virginia Improovd / by Coll. Cadwallader Jones, Esq. Dedicated To His Excellency Francis Nicholson Esq. His Maj. Leiut. And Govern. Generall of Virginia, at Yorke Towne, Jan. Ye 17th 1698/9. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Vetch, Samuel, 1668-1732. Letter : Boston, to the severall Governours [of Conn., Pa., and R.I.], 1709 Apr. 30. Newberry Library
referencedIn Vetch, Samuel, 1668-1732. Papers, 1708-1712. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Blair, James, 1656-1743. Affidavit, 1704 April 25. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Great Britain. Sovereign (1702-1714 : Anne). A proclamacōn for a publick thanksgiving ; ms., 1704 Aug. 17 / by the Queen. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Barnes, John, fl. 1722,. Letter : to Francis Nicholson, [17--] Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Blathwayt, William, 1649?-1717. Papers, 1664-1713 [microform]. Virginia Historical Society Library
referencedIn Francis Nicholson Papers, 1680-1721. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
creatorOf Papers, Addition One, 1695-1765. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
referencedIn Bridgewater, John Egerton, Earl of, 1646-1701. Papers of John Egerton, 3rd Earl of Bridgewater, 1594-1700. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Blathwayt, William, 1649?-1717. Papers, 1631-1722, bulk 1680-1700. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
creatorOf Nicholson, Francis, Sir, 1655-1728. Papers on South Carolina, 1720-1727. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Harrison, Fairfax, 1869-1938. Papers, 1736-1945. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Barnwell, John, ca. 1671-1724. [Report on the building of Fort King George], 1721 Jul 21. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn British Grants of Arms, 1570-1721, 1684-1700 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Nicholson, Francis, 1655-1728. Proclamation, 1700 July 9. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
creatorOf Papers on South Carolina, 1720-1727. Houghton Library.
referencedIn New York (State). Lieutenant Governor (1704-1710 : Ingoldesby). Proceedings : relating to Col. [Francis] Nicholson, 1709 May 18-June 25. Newberry Library
referencedIn Thayer, Henry Otis, 1832-1927. Plan of the fort at Annapolis, Nova Scotia, 1901 and 1903. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Tyler family. Tyler family papers, Group G, 1645-1917. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Proclamation, 1700 Jul 9. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
referencedIn Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872,. Virginia papers collected by Sir Thomas Phillipps [manuscript] 1683-1784. University of Virginia. Library
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Birth 1655-11-12

Death 1728-03-16

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