Dinwiddie, Robert, 1693-1770

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Governor of Virginia.

From the description of Transcripts of correspondence edited by Louis Knott Koontz, 1739-1769. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71067647

From the description of Autograph signature (clipped) from a document : [n.p.]., 1754 Apr. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270534556

Colonial official; lieutenant governor of Virginia 1751-1758.

From the description of LS : Williamsburg, Va., to Robert Hunter Morris, 1754 Mar. 1. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122442635

Lieutenant governor and commander-in-chief of Virginia, 1751-1758.

From the description of LS : to James Hamilton, 1754 June 21. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 145506955

Robert Dinwiddie (b. 1693) was a British colonial administrator who served as lieutenant governor of colonial Virginia from 1751 to 1758, first under Governor Willem Anne van Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle, and then, from July 1756 to January 1758, as deputy for John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun. Since the governors at that time were largely absentee, he was the de-facto head of the colony for much of the time. Dinwiddie's actions as lieutenant governor are commonly cited as precipitating the French and Indian War. Dinwiddie's administration was marked by frequent disagreements with the Assembly over finances. In January 1758 he left Virginia and lived in England until his death at Clifton, Bristol on July 27, 1770.

From the description of Robert Dinwiddie letter, Williamsburg, VA to Gov. De Lancey, New York, 1754 July 31. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 174052523

Daniel Parke Custis (15 October 1711-8 July 1757) was a wealthy Virginia planter. He was the son of John Custis (1678-1749), a powerful member of the Virginia governor's Council, and Frances Parke Custis and was a grandson of Daniel Parke, also a member of the Council and governor of the Leeward Islands.

From the description of Daniel Parke Custis, Commission, as lieutenant and commander of New Kent County, VA militia, 1754 December 13. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 184739767

Dinwiddie was lieutenant-governor of Virginia from 1751 to 1758.

From the description of Letter, 1755 January 29, to [Adam Stephen]. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 9591891

From the description of Letter, 1755 April 12, to Captain [Adam] Stephens [sic]. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 9587794

From the description of Letter, [1754] September [6], to [James] Hamilton. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 9591847

Governor of Virginia (Colony)

From the description of Robert Dinwiddie papers, circa 1742-1757. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79423627

Colonial governor of Virginia.

From the description of Papers, 1753-1756. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20737008

Robert Dinwiddie (1693 – July 27, 1770) was a British colonial administrator who served as lieutenant governor of colonial Virginia from 1751 to 1758, first under Governor Willem Anne van Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle, and then, from July 1756 to January 1758, as deputy for John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun. Since the governors at that time were largely absentee, he was the de-facto head of the colony for much of the time.

From the guide to the Daniel Parke Custis commission, 1754 December 13, (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

From the guide to the Letter to Captain Adam Stephens, 1755 April 12, (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

Robert Dinwiddie was a British colonial administrator who served as lieutenant governor of colonial Virginia from 1751 to 1758. Dinwiddie's actions as lieutenant governor are commonly cited as precipitating the French and Indian War. In January 1758 he left Virginia and lived in England until his death at Clifton, Bristol.

From the guide to the Robert Dinwiddie Letter, 1754 July 31, (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

Robert Dinwiddie (1693-1770) was Lieutenant-Governor of Virginia from 1751 to 1758; James de Lancey (1703-1760) was Chief Justice of the New York Supreme Court from 1733 to 1760. He later became Lieutenant- Governor, then full Governor, of New York from 1747 to 1755. While Governor of New York, he presided over the Albany Congress, which grappled with Anglo-Indian relations and common defense issues.

From the guide to the Robert Dinwiddie Letter to James de Lancey, 31 July 1754., (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

Robert Dinwiddie, merchant and colonial administrator, was appointed lieutenant governor of Virginia in 1751, a post he held until 1758.

From the outbreak of the French and Indian War, Dinwiddie was constantly seeking intercolonial cooperation and eventually led the defeat of the French along the western frontier of Virginia.

From the description of Letter : Williamsburg [Va.], to Governor [Robert Hunter] Morris, 1755 Nov. 12. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 40878695

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creatorOf Dinwiddie, Robert, 1693-1770. LS : Williamsburg, Va., to Robert Hunter Morris, 1754 Mar. 1. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Halifax, George Montagu-Dunk, Earl of, 1716-1771. Letter to Robert Dinwiddie, 1754 July 6. University of Virginia. Library
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creatorOf Dinwiddie, Robert, 1693-1770. Daniel Parke Custis, Commission, as lieutenant and commander of New Kent County, VA militia, 1754 December 13. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
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creatorOf Dinwiddie, Robert, 1693-1770. Letter, [1754] September [6], to [James] Hamilton. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
creatorOf Dinwiddie, Robert, 1693-1770. Letter, 1755 November 12, to Robert Hunter Morris. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
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creatorOf Dinwiddie, Robert, 1693-1770. Robert Dinwiddie letter, Williamsburg, VA to Gov. De Lancey, New York, 1754 July 31. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
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creatorOf Dinwiddie, Robert, 1693-1770. Papers, 1753-1756. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Dinwiddie, Robert, 1693-1770. Letter, 1753 July 14, Williamsburg, [Va.], to [?]. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
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creatorOf Virginia. General Assembly. Governor's Council. Address, 1754 August 24, to Lieutenant Governor Robert Dinwiddie. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
referencedIn Corbin, Richard, ca. 1708-1790. Papers, 1746-1825. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
referencedIn Address to Lieutenant Governor Robert Dinwiddie, 24 August 1754 John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
creatorOf Bouldin, Thomas, d.1783. Land grant: Lunenburg County, Virginia 1756 August 16. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of documents concerning the American Revolution, 1740-1866 . Houghton Library.
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creatorOf Dinwiddie, Robert, 1693-1770. Autograph signature (clipped) from a document : [n.p.]., 1754 Apr. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Corbin, Richard, d. 1787. Papers of Richard Corbin [manuscript] 1746-1795. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Dinwiddie, Robert, 1693-1770,. Deeds and land grants collected by John Linn Hurt, Jr. [manuscript], 755-1831. University of Virginia. Library
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creatorOf Dinwiddie, Robert, 1693-1770. Letter to the Lords of the Treasury [manuscript] 1755 November 15. University of Virginia. Library
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creatorOf Robert Dinwiddie Letter to James de Lancey, 31 July 1754. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
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creatorOf Virginia. Lieutenant-Governor (1751-1758 : Robert Dinwiddie). Indenture appointing Richard Witton coroner of Lunenburg Co., Va. [manuscript] 1760, June 11. University of Virginia. Library
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creatorOf Dinwiddie, Robert, 1693-1770. Letter, 1755 April 12, to Captain [Adam] Stephens [sic]. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
creatorOf Dinwiddie, Robert, 1693-1770. Landgrant to Gabriel Maupin [manuscript], 1755 February 12. University of Virginia. Library
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creatorOf Letter to Captain [Adam] Stephens [sic], 1755 Apr 12. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
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creatorOf Dinwiddie, Robert, 1693-1770. Robert Dinwiddie papers, circa 1742-1757. Library of Congress
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creatorOf Dinwiddie, Robert, 1693-1770. Letter : Williamsburg [Va.], to Governor [Robert Hunter] Morris, 1755 Nov. 12. Newberry Library
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Birth 1693

Death 1770-07-27

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