Wentworth, Sir John

Wentworth, Sir John
   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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