Bernard, Francis, Sir, 1712?-1779Alternative names
Bernard was Captain General and Governor in Chief of the Province of Massachusetts Bay.
From the description of DS, 1762 January 28. : Boston. Appointment. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14194099
Governor of Massachusetts Bay (Colony).
From the description of Sir Francis Bernard commission, 1768. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79456180
Sir Francis Bernard was born in England in July 1712. After graduating from Oxford University in 1736, he practiced law. In 1758, he received an appointment as governor of New Jersey, and in 1760, he became governor of Massachusetts. Bernard publicly supported British economic policies for the North American colonies, including the Sugar Act and Stamp Act, and in 1767, he requested military assistance following protests against customs commissioners. After facing increasing unpopularity among the colony's residents, Bernard resigned, and he left Massachusetts in 1769. Upon his return to England, he lived in Aylesbury. He and his wife, Amelia Offley, had ten surviving children. Bernard died on June 6, 1779.
From the guide to the Francis Bernard Massachusetts Bay report, Bernard, Francis Massachusetts Bay report, 1763, (William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan)
Title: Viscount Bernard; 3rd Earl of Bandon 1856
British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001346.0x00004a
Epithet: of Add MS 22679
British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001346.0x000045
Title: 1st Earl of Bandon
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Colonial governor of New Jersey, 1758-1760, and Massachusetts, 1760-1769.
From the description of The papers of Sir Francis Bernard, Governor of New Jersey and afterwards Governor of Massachusetts [microform] v. II-V, IX-XI, 1758-1768 (University of Montana, Mansfield Library). WorldCat record id: 42069121
Epithet: Agent of Invalids
British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001346.0x000043
Colonial governor of New Jersey, 1758-1760; of Massachusetts, 1760-1769.
From the description of ALS : Burlington, N.J., to the Assembly of New Jersey, 1758 July 28. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122625962
Epithet: MD, Physician to James II., and to St. Bartholomew's Hospital
British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001346.0x000044
Governor of Massachusetts.
From the description of Letterbook of Sir Francis Bernard, 1768-1769. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71069753
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