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Belcher, Jonathan, 1682-1757



  • Existence: 1682 - 1757

Jonathan Belcher was a merchant, businessman, and politician from the Province of Massachusetts Bay during the American colonial period. Belcher served simultaneously for over a decade as colonial governor of the British colonies of New Hampshire (1729–1741) and Massachusetts (1730–1741) and later for ten years as governor of New Jersey (1747–1757).

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Judicial Commission

Mss 731304
Identifier: Mss 731304
Scope and Contents Commission from the Royal Governor appointing Ephraim Dennet a justice in the Colonial Court of Common Pleas in place of Joshua Peirce.