Dunmore, John Murray, Earl of, 1732-1809

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Appointed governor of Virginia in 1771.

From the description of Correspondence, 1771-1778. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 26923951

Lord Dunmore was the British governor of the Virginia Colony, from September 25, 1771 until his departure to New York on New Years Eve, 1776.

From the guide to the Land Grant to Ambrose Gatewood, 1773 June 15, (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

Governor of New York (1770-1771), Virginia (1771-1775), and the Bahamas (1787-1796).

From the description of Proclamation [manuscript], 1774 September 17. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647857141

From the description of Letter to James Tilghman and Andrew Allen h[manuscript], 1774 May 26. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647855486

From the description of Proclamation [manuscript], 17 September 1774. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647874556

From the description of Proclamation, 17 September 1774. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32960154

Governor of New York (Colony).

From the description of John Murray, Earl of Dunmore, papers, 1776-1794. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009588

John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore (1730 – February 25, 1809), was a British peer and colonial governor. He was the son of William Murray, 3rd Earl of Dunmore, and his wife Catherine (née Murray). Murray succeeded his father in the earldom in 1756 and sat as a Scottish Representative Peer in the House of Lords from 1761 to 1774 and from 1776 to 1790. He was the British governor of the Province of New York from 1770 to 1771 and the Virginia Colony, from September 25, 1771 until his departure to New York on New Years Eve, 1776.

From the guide to the A Guide to the Dunmore Proclamations, 1771-1772, (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

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Governors--History--18th century
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Birth 1732

Death 1809-02-25

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