Belcher, Jonathan, 1710-1776

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Jonathan Belcher, Chief Justice and Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, was born on July 23, 1710 in Boston, the son of Jonathan Belcher, governor of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New Jersey. Belcher graduated from Harvard in 1728 and received an AM from the College in 1731, and later Master of Arts degrees from the University of Cambridge and the University of Dublin. He was admitted to the Bar in 1734. In 1754, he was appointed the chief justice of Nova Scotia, and later served as its Lieutenant Governor from 1761 until 1763. Belcher died on January 2, 1776.

From the description of Commonplace book of Jonathan Belcher, 1725-1727 [microform]. (Historic Deerfield Library). WorldCat record id: 50178831

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Birth 1710-07-23

Death 1776-03-30



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