Bollan, William, -1776

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William Bollan was born in England and studied law. He removed to Massachusetts about 1740. He was married 8 September 1743 at Kings Chapel in Boston to Frances Shirley, daughter of Governor William Shirley. William Bollan became advocate-general and agent of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in London from 1746 to 1762. He published numerous political pamphlets. He died in Massachusetts 1776.

From the description of William Bollan papers, 1749-1757. [manuscript] (New England Historic Genealogical Society). WorldCat record id: 771943114

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creatorOf Trowbridge, Edmund, 1709-1793. Letters to William Bollan, 1760-1778. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Hutchinson, Thomas, 1711-1780. Transcripts, 1741-1773. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Winslow, John, 1703-1774. Massachusetts Historical Society collections. Excerpt from series I, volume 6. Eastern Washington University, JFK Library
creatorOf Mauduit, Jasper. Papers, 1760-1767. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf William Bollan letter, 1761 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Bollan, William, d. 1776. William Bollan papers, 1749-1757. [manuscript] New England Historic Genealogical Society
creatorOf Bollan, William, d. 1776. Letter, 1755 April 11, [London, England], to Sir Thomas Robinson. New England Historic Genealogical Society
creatorOf Price, Ezekiel, 1728-1802. Papers, 1754-1785. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn New England papers, 1648-1773 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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correspondedWith Barrington, William Wildman Barrington, Viscount, 1717-1793 person
associatedWith Great Britain. corporateBody
associatedWith Great Britain. Board of Trade. corporateBody
associatedWith Great Britain. Treasury. corporateBody
correspondedWith Halifax, George Montagu-Dunk, Earl of, 1716-1771 person
correspondedWith Hubbard, Thomas, 1702-1773 person
associatedWith Hutchinson, Thomas, 1711-1780. person
associatedWith Mauduit, Jasper. person
correspondedWith Newcastle, Thomas Pelham-Holles, Duke of, 1693-1768 person
associatedWith Pownall, John, 1720-1795. person
associatedWith Price, Ezekiel, 1728-1802. person
correspondedWith Robinson, Thomas, Sir person
associatedWith Trowbridge, Edmund, 1709-1793. person
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New England
United States
Colonial agents
Paper money
Sugar laws and legislation


Birth 1710

Death 1776





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