Wentworth, Sir John


Wentworth, Sir John
(1737-1820)
   Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Educated at Harvard. In 1765 went to England as agent of the province of New Hampshire, and in 1767 appointed governor of the province; in the same year made surveyor-general of the king's woods in North America. While governor of New Hampshire opposed the imposition of the taxes by Great Britain, but still supported British connection; compelled in 1775 to take refuge on board a British ship on which he sailed for England. Appointed lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia, 1792.
   Index: Dr Lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia, 290.
   Bib.: Dict. Nat. Biog.

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