Temple, Sir Thomas

Temple, Sir Thomas
   Born in England. Given a grant of land in Nova Scotia, in 1656; induced Cromwell to confirm it, and in 1657 appointed governor of Acadia. Sailed for America, and occupied the forts of St. John and Pentagoet. On the restoration of Charles II, his claims were again in jeopardy, but were eventually confirmed. In 1662 created by Charles II a baronet of Nova Scotia, and again appointed governor. In 1667 Nova Scotia was ceded to France, and in 1670 forced to resign his claims to the territory. Afterwards settled in Boston, finally returning to England.
   Index: F English governor of Acadia, 1656, 268.
   Bib.: Dict. Nat. Biog.; Murdoch, History of Nova Scotia.

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