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  Colonial Virginia
The new governor also established other settlements along the James, and although he was an austere man, ruled with a hand of iron, and was merciless in his punishment of criminals, his years' stay wrought a great change for the better in Virginia.
The other respect in which the triumph of the Roundheads in England affected Virginia was that it caused an exodus of Cavaliers from England to the colony, similar to the great Puritan migration to Massachusetts, caused by the triumph of the opposite party twenty years before.
In spite of the many drawbacks of the unworthy governors and their frequent quarrels with the assembly and people, Virginia continued to prosper, and by the end of the seventeenth century the population numbered a hundred thousand.
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George Yeardley was elected Colonial Governor and he met with the newly created legislative body to establish the laws of the infant colony.
Berkeley was reappointed Governor of Virginia in 1660.
Virginia in the colonial period was linked to England by government, commerce, religion, education, dress and most all aspects of daily life.
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 WebRoots Library U.S. History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
During his first administration the Virginia Company of London had their charter annulled by the King-June 16, 1624, and the King recommissioned him, and he was therefore the first Royal Governor of Virginia, until May 17, 1626, when as heretofore stated, he returned to Ireland.
From 1704 to 1706 Andros was Governor of Guernsey.
Governor from April 30, 1836 to March, 1837, this being the remainder of the term of Governor Tazewell.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Colonial
Appointed lieutenant governor of Virginia in 1751, he was...
A wealthy merchant, landowner, and businessman, he became a colonel in the colonial militia, was a delegate to the Massachusetts General Court and a member of the governor's council, and was...
Colonial rule and the 'legal factor' in Ghana and Lesotho.
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 How the Potomac River Shaped the Settlement of Northern Virginia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
In 1753 Lord Dinwiddie, the colonial governor residing in Williamsburg, recognized that the French plans to build forts in the Ohio Valley would isolate Virginia from the interior of the continent.
The General Assembly and the colonial governor could make it difficult at times for Lord Fairfax to control those lands fully, but the gentry (other than Fairfax and his agents) could not make any profit on that 5.2 million acre land grant.
He was a hero in the Revolutionary War, governor of Virginia, father of a son who would become the greatest general of the Confederacy, and speaker of the famous "first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen" eulogy after Washington's death.
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 Colonial Virginia
That a colony was planted in Virginia, at or near Jamestown, in 1526, again on the Rappahannock in 1570, is not generally known.
Virginia Dare, his granddaughter, was born during his absence, her mother (Ellinor) being the wife of Ananias Dare, a member of the council.
It is true these friends of Virginia were finally defeated in their every endeavor, notwithstanding their appeal to Parliament, and the expressed sympathy of that body, yet the Virginians had time to recover, at least in a measure, from the shock of the massacre, ere the King could succeed in annulling the charter.
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 Official Site of the Governor of Virginia
Governor Kaine entered political life in 1994 and was elected to four terms on the City Council, including two terms as Richmond’s mayor, where he worked to build Richmond’s first new schools in a generation, cut taxes and slash the city’s crime rate.
Governor Kaine was elected Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor in 2001.
Governor Kaine is married to Anne Holton, a former legal aid lawyer and juvenile court judge.
www.governor.virginia.gov /AboutTheGovernor/biography.cfm   (817 words)

 Colonial Virginia
Ultimate authority rested with the Crown until 1776, but royal governors acting on behalf of the Crown shared responsibility with locally elected representatives of the colony's population, the House of Burgesses as well as the councillors chosen by the governor, who together formed the General Assembly, and who enacted laws to govern the colony.
The only elected officials in colonial Virginia were the members of the House of Burgesses.
Even though voting was restricted to a minority of the population and an even smaller minority, the prosperous and better-educated members of the society, was represented in the General Assembly, politics was always a public event, and on election day many Virginians congregated to watch the voting and enjoy the carnival-like atmosphere.
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 North Carolina History: Historic Facts and Overview
Virginia Dare, as the baby was named, became the first child born to English-speaking parents in the new world.
Between 1663 and 1729, North Carolina was under the control of the Lords Proprietors and their descendants, who commissioned colonial officials and authorized the governor and his council to grant lands in the name of the Lords Proprietors.
Until 1691 each had its own governors, from 1691 to 1712 there was usually a governor at Charleston and a deputy for the northern settlements, and after 1712 there were again separate governors.
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 Time Trail, West Virginia, September 1997 Programs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The coal miners' march to unionize the southern West Virginia coalfields ended with the arrival of the 10th U.S. Infantry from Fort Thomas, Kentucky, and a squadron of bombers from Langley Field, Virginia.
Governor John Jacob Cornwell is buried at Indian Mound Cemetery in Romney.
One of West Virginia's most acclaimed artists and journalists, David Hunter Strother, was born September 26, 1816, in the Berkeley County town of Martinsburg.
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 John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore (1730 – February 25, 1809) 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.
During his term as Virginia's colonial governor, he directed a series of campaigns against the Indians known as Lord Dunmore's War.
The Shawnee were the main target of these attacks, and his purpose was to strengthen Virginia's claims in the west, particularly in the Ohio Country.
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He was governor of Virginia from 1642 until 1652, when he was forced out of office during the interregnum.
When the English monarchy was restored in 1660 he became governor again and served until 1676.
When he was governor, tithes were collected by law, and only members of the Church of England could vote.
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 A Brief History of the Revolutionary War
The first convention was held in Williamsburg, but the next two were held in Richmond to protect the gathering from interference from Lord Dunsmore, the last colonial governor of Virginia.
The former colonial governor was compelled to leave North America for Britain all together by the summer of 1776.
Thomas Jefferson was governor of Virginia from 1779-1781.
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 North Dakota History: Historic Facts and Overview
As it was in 1889, North Dakota remains a social, cultural, and economic colony, a producer of raw materials, a consumer of manufactures and capital, and an exporter of educated young people.
That same year, a divided NPL lost the Governor's office to Democrat Thomas Moodie; he assumed office in 1935, but was quickly disqualified when an investigation discovered that he did not meet state residency requirements.
In 1936, he was re-elected Governor; though defeated in 1938 when he ran for the U.S. Senate, he unseated incumbent Lynn J. Frazier in 1940 and retained that office until his death in 1959.
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 Governor Patrick Henry
Scotsman Governor Patrick Henry saw to it that a religious freedom section, section 15, was included in the Virginia Constitution in July 1776 at the time of Virginia's independence and his election as its first Governor.
Earlier in the 1760's Patrick Henry, then a Virginia militia Colonel, faced down the Colonial Governor of Virginia with Henry's militia troops and forced the British Governor in the famous "Gunpowder Affair" to return a large quantity of gunpowder set aside for the Virginia militia by the Colonial legislature.
The Governor had taken the gunpowder away, sequestering it, where the militia commanded by Colonel Patrick Henry would not have access it, and stored it aboard his ship anchored in the Virginia harbor.
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 Arthur St. Clair
Colonial Virginia was in a bitter border dispute with the Penn's of Pennsylvania over large parts of the new Pennsylvania County including Fort Pitt..
Connolly was arrested the Virginia Captain was imprisoned in the jail at Hannastown the Westmoreland County seat.
The Virginia Colonial Governor ordered the counter arrest of three of the Pennsylvania justices and in an exchange Connolly was released.
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 Montgomery County, Virginia Introduction
Hill was an elder of the Presbyterian Church in Blacksburg, Virginia, and executive secretary of the VPI Alumni Association.
Resident of Blacksburg, Virginia, and curator of Smithfield Plantation from 1965 to 1972.
The Dr. Harvey Black chapter was formed in Blacksburg, Virginia, in 1896, in honor of Black (1827-88) a Montgomery County resident and a surgeon for the Fourth Virginia Infanty Regiment during the Civil War.
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 Berkeley County History
In 1769, he reluctantly dissolved the Virginia General Assembly after it adopted resolutions opposing parliament's replacement of requisitions with parliamentary taxes as a means of generating revenue and a requirement that the colonists send accused criminals to England for trial.
Although western Virginia's settlers continued to experience isolated Indian attacks for several years, Cornstalk's defeat at Point Pleasant was the beginning of the end of the Indian presence in western Virginia.
The state of West Virginia erected a monument in Bunker Hill commemorating the event, and placed a marker at Morgan's grave, which is located in a cemetery near the park.
www.polsci.wvu.edu /wv/Berkeley/berhistory.html   (3729 words)

The foods and preparation techniques used by colonial Virginians varied depending upon the wealth and social standing of the citizenry.
The Governor was able to provide these cooks with the best-equipped kitchen in the colony.
The Virginia gentry employed slave cooks who were less formally trained than the governor's cooks, but they were extremely skilled nonetheless.
www.history.org /Almanack/life/trades/tradefood.cfm   (573 words)

 Dinwiddie, Robert. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
He was collector of customs (1727–38) for Bermuda and surveyor general (1738–51) for the Bahamas, Jamaica, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and the Carolinas.
Appointed lieutenant governor of Virginia in 1751, he was really the chief executive of the colony, always known as governor, since the two men who held the titular office during his term never came to Virginia.
The French declined to heed Washington’s demand, and early in 1754 Dinwiddie dispatched a force of workmen to build a fort at the junction of the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers, generally called the forks of the Ohio.
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 De la Warr, Thomas West, 12th Baron. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In 1609 he was appointed first governor of Virginia (Sir Thomas Gates governed as deputy until De la Warr arrived).
Lord De la Warr returned to England, and the colony was governed by Sir Thomas Gates and Sir Thomas Dale.
De la Warr in his Relation … of the Colonies Planted in Virginia (1611) pleaded for the colony.
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 Virginia Public Lands: Colonial National Historical Park
Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America in 1607, is administered jointly with the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, and Yorktown Battlefield, the final major battle of the American Revolutionary War in 1781.
Colonial NHP also includes Green Spring, the 17th century plantation home of Virginia's colonial governor, Sir William Berkeley, and the Cape Henry Memorial, which marks the approximate site of the first landing of the Jamestown colonists in April of 1607.
Colonial NHP has a variety of natural resources including extensive wetlands, forest, fields, shorelines and streams, as well as rare, threatened and endangered plants and animals.
www.biggamehunt.net /sections/Virginia/public_lands/Colonial_National_Historical_Park.html   (346 words)

 John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore Summary
Generally applauded at the time, the governor was later accused of inciting the Native Americans to warfare and attempting to lead the militia into a trap.
During his term as Virginia's colonial governor, from 1771 to 1774, he directed a series of campaigns against the Indians known as Lord Dunmore's War.
The Shawnee were the main target of these attacks, and his purpose was to strengthen Virginia's claims in the west, particularly in the Ohio Country.
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 Green Spring   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Green Spring is the 17th century plantation of Virginia's colonial governor, Sir William Berkeley.
Green Spring allows a unique opportunity to interpret Berkeley's influence on the development of Virginia and America from 1642-1677, the evolution of the plantation system, the expanse of agricultural and industrial experimentation, and the political discord with the emergence of Bacon's Rebellion in 1676-1677 that resulted in the burning of Jamestown, the capital.
Working with our partners, Friends of the National Park Service for Green Spring, Inc. and James City County, Colonial National Historical Park is moving forward in protecting, researching, preserving and interpreting this valuable resource.
www.nps.gov /colo/grnspg/gs_pg1.html   (164 words)

 West Virginia, Berkeley County History - SHG Resources
For Norborne Berkeley (Baron de Botetort), colonial governor of Virginia from 1768 to 1770.
Advocates of Norborne Berkeley note that the other Governor Berkeley (William) was known by some as the “Tyrannical Governor of Virginia” because he ordered the hanging of Nathaniel Bacon's followers for daring to resist his authority.
John Lederer, a German physician and explorer employed by Sir William Berkeley, colonial governor of Virginia, was the first Englishman to set foot in the county in 1670.
www.shgresources.com /wv/counties/berkeley   (926 words)

 Iowa History Timeline
Ansel Briggs was elected the first Governor of the State of Iowa on 26 October 1846, before Iowa had been admitted to the Union, and the newly elected General Assembly of the State of Iowa met on 30 November 1846, also before Iowa had been admitted to the Union.
She was killed in the war zone by an exploding shell, the first American woman to die in the combat zone during World War I. Governor Harding issued a proclamation which forbid the use of any language but English in public gatherings of 2 or more people.
It was during the administration of Governor Ray that the term lengths were changed from 2 years to 4 years, although the first two governors of the State of Iowa also served 4 year terms.
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 The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Virginia governor goes colonial
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — For the first time since Thomas Jefferson became governor, Virginia on Saturday celebrated the inauguration of a new chief executive with volleys from Revolution-era cannons and fife-and-drum flourishes on the grounds of the state's Colonial Capitol.
Patrick Henry also was sworn in as the first governor of an independent Virginia at Williamsburg in 1776, and Jefferson followed in 1779.
He also signed his first directive as governor: an executive order barring employment discrimination in state government on the basis of race, gender, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or political affiliation.
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 WVU Berkeley County Extension Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
It is the center county in the tip of West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle.
Created in 1772 from Virginia, the county is named for Norbourne Berkeley, (Baron Boutetort) colonial governor of Virginia from 1768-1770.
We are also your link to other WVU Extension offices and to West Virginia University colleges and offices.
www.wvu.edu /~exten/depts/co/berkeley/berkeley.htm   (211 words)

 Pennsylvania History: Historic Facts and Overview
In 1655, the Dutch, led by Peter Stuyvescent of the colony of New Netherlands, seized New Sweden.
William Markham, Penn’s cousin, was appointed deputy governor of the colony in 1681.
Penn, as governor of the colony, established a strong friendship with the Native Americans.
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