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Sir Francis Bernard (1712-1779) was a British colonial administrator who served as Governor in New Jersey and Massachusetts. // Events Treaty of Aargau signed between Catholic and Protestants. ... 1779 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... State nickname: The Garden State Official languages None defined, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey (D) Outgoing Jon Corzine (D) (Governor-Elect) Senators Jon Corzine (D) (Outgoing) Bob Menendez (D) (named as Corzines replacement) Frank Lautenberg (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 47th 22,608... State nickname: Bay State Official languages English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney (R) Senators Edward Kennedy (D), John Kerry (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 44th 27,360 km² 25. ...


Francis was born in Brightwell, Oxfordshire, England to the Rev. Francis and Margery Bernard and was christened on July 12, 1712. He was first educated at St. Peter's College and then spent seven years at Oxford, where Christ Church granted him a master of arts in 1736. A man of considerable intelligence, it was reported that he could recite entire plays of Shakespeare from memory. He read law and was admitted to the bar in 1737. Brightwell-cum-Sotwell is a village in Oxfordshire, England, UK between Didcot to the west and the historic market town of Wallingford to the east. ... Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from Latin Oxonia) is a county in south-east England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Warwickshire. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: England Travel guide to England from Wikitravel English language English law English (people) List of monarchs of England – Kings of England family tree List of English people Angeln (region in northern Germany, presumably the origin of the Angles for whom England is named) UK... July 12 is the 193rd day (194th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 172 days remaining. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... College name Christ Church Named after Established 1546 Sister College Trinity College Dean The Very Revd Christopher Andrew Lewis JCR President William Dorsey Undergraduates 426 Graduates 154 Homepage Christ Church, called in Latin Ædes Christi (i. ... Events January 26 - Stanislaus I of Poland abdicates his throne. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Events 12 February — The San Carlo, the oldest working opera house in Europe, is inaugurated. ...


Francis married Amelia Offley in 1741 and the couple raised a large family. They had at least 9 surviving children, and more who died as infants. Indeed John Adams later described governor Bernard as "... avaricious to a most infamous degree; needy at the same time, having a numerous family to provide for." // Events April 10 - Austrian army attack troops of Frederick the Great at Mollwitz August 10 - Raja of Travancore defeats Dutch East India Company naval expedition at Battle of Colachel December 19 - Vitus Bering dies in his expedition east of Siberia December 25 - Anders Celsius develops his own thermometer scale Celsius... John Adams (October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826) was the first (1789–1797) Vice President of the United States, and the second (1797–1801) President of the United States. ...


He was appointed governor of New Jersey in 1758, and arrived at Perth Amboy on June 14. He won a good reputation and some popularity here by promoting mutual defense activities with other colonies. He also negotiated treaties to bring an end to Indian raids on the colony's frontiers on the upper Delaware River valley. His efforts did much to gain New Jersey's active support during the latter part of the French and Indian War. His work was rewarded by appointment to the more important post of Governor of Massachusetts. 1758 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Perth Amboy is a City located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. ... June 14 is the 165th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (166th in leap years), with 200 days remaining. ... Delaware River Watershed The Delaware River is a river on the Atlantic coast of the United States. ... The French and Indian War is the American name for the decisive nine-year conflict (1754-1763) in North America between the Kingdom of Great Britain and France, which was one of the theatres of the Seven Years War. ...


Bernard was appointed governor in late 1759, but delays in communications and travel were such that he didn't arrive in Boston until August 2, 1760. Although initially well received, his tenure in Massachusetts was less satisfactory, where he was responsible for enforcing unpopular laws and taxes. His difficulties started when he issued Writs of Assistance in 1760 to custom's tax collectors. They continued through other tax measures, including the Stamp Act. By November of 1768 he was burned in effigy by a mob in New York City. Finally, the turbulence increased to the point where the colonial assembly petitioned the crown that "he might be forever removed from the Government of the Province." In 1769 he was replaced by Thomas Hutchinson and recalled to England. When he left Boston on August 1, the town held an impromptu celebration, decorated the Liberty Tree and ringing church bells. 1759 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Boston is a town and small port c. ... August 2 is the 214th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (215th in leap years), with 151 days remaining. ... 1760 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... A Writ of Assistance is a legal writ that serves as a general search warrant. ... 1760 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... A portion of the original text printed in 1765 The Stamp Act 1765 (short title Duties in American Colonies Act 1765; 5 George III, c. ... 1768 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Empire State Building (right) and the Chrysler Building (left) are easily recognized symbols of New York City to the world. ... 1769 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Thomas Hutchinson (September 9, 1711-June 3, 1780) was the American colonial governor of Massachusetts from 1771 to 1774 and a prominent Loyalist in the years before the American Revolutionary War. ... August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ...


Among his accomplishments in Massachusetts was the design of Harvard Hall at Harvard University, and the completion of a governor's mansion named Jamaica Plains on May Street in Boston. The plan for Bernardstown, Massachusetts was laid out during his administration and is named for him. Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ... Bernardston is a town located in Franklin County, Massachusetts. ...


On his return to England, he was made a baronet for his services and later served the British government as a commissioner on the Board of Revenue for Ireland. He died on June 16, 1779 at Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, England. June 16 is the 167th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (168th in leap years), with 198 days remaining. ... St Marys Church, Aylesbury Aylesbury is the county town of Buckinghamshire in south central England. ... Map of Bucks (1904) Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is a county in South East England. ...


 
 

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