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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Beekman, Gerardus, -1728 (search)
Beekman, Gerardus, -1728 Colonial governor; was a member of Leisler's council in 1688 and was condemned with Leisler, but subsequently pardoned. In 1700 he became lieutenant-colonel of a militia regiment under Governor Bellomont. After the removal of Governor Ingoldsby. Beekman was president of the council and acting governor of New York until the arrival of Governor Hunter, in whose council he also served. He died in New York City about 1728.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bellomont, Richard Coote, Earl of, (search)
Bellomont, Richard Coote, Earl of, Colonial governor; born in 1636; was of the Irish peerage, and among the first to espouse the cause o 1699, he was well received, and his administration was popular. Bellomont had been one of the parliamentary committee appointed to investig the Leisler party, whom Governor Fletcher had strongly opposed. Bellomont came with power to inquire into the conduct of Governor Fletcher,r lying in state several days were reburied in the Dutch Church. Bellomont chose for his council a majority of Leislerians ; and that party eir first acts was to vote an indemnity to the heirs of Leisler. Bellomont used every means to gain the good — will of the people in both pranded by Captain Kidd; and when that seaman was accused of piracy Bellomont procured his arrest in Boston, and sent him to England for trial.cured his arrest in Boston, and sent him to England for trial. Bellomont died in New York, March 5, 1701, and the earldom expired in 1800.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Democracy in New Netherland. (search)
l citizen, who was warmly seconded by Robert Livingston (q. v.). These two men were chiefly instrumental in bringing Leisler to the scaffold and treating his family and friends in a shameful manner. This conduct was continued until the Earl of Bellomont succeeded Fletcher as governor, when the Anti-Leislerians were reduced to a minority, and kept quiet for a while. After the death of Bellomont (March 5, 1701), John Nanfan, his lieutenant, ruled for a while. Nanfan favored the democratic partBellomont (March 5, 1701), John Nanfan, his lieutenant, ruled for a while. Nanfan favored the democratic party. As soon as it was known that Lord Cornbury (q. v.), a thorough aristocrat and royalist, had been appointed governor, Bayard and his party heaped abuse not only upon the dead Bellomont, but upon Nanfan. The latter saw that Bayard was on the verge of a pit which he had digged himself, and he pushed him into it. Bayard had procured an act, in 1691, aimed at Leisler and his supporters, providing that any person who should in any manner endeavor to disturb the government of the colony should b
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fletcher, Benjamin (search)
ed to New York. With a pretended zeal for the cause of religion, Fletcher procured the passage of an act by the Assembly for building churches in various places, and under it the English Church and preaching in English were introduced into New York. Trinity Church was organized under the act, and its present church edifice stands upon the ground where the first structure was erected. During Fletcher's administration, pirates infested American waters; and he was accused not only of winking at violations of the navigation laws, but of favoring the pirates, for private gain. They sometimes found welcome in the harbor of New York, instead of being seized and punished. When Bellomont, after the treaty of Ryswick, came over as governor of Massachusetts, he was commissioned to investigate the conduct of Fletcher and to succeed him as governor, and he sent him to England under arrest. The colony felt a relief when he was gone, for his career had been marked by misrule and profligacy.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), French settlements in America. (search)
French settlements in America. Callieres, who succeeded Frontenac as governor of Canada in 1699, sent messages to the Five Nations with the alternative of peace or an exterminating war, against which, it is alleged, the English could not render them assistance. Their jealousy had been excited against the latter by a claim of Bellomont to build forts on their territory, and they were induced to send a deputation to a grand assembly at Montreal of all the Indian allies of the French. There a treaty of friendship was concluded; and so the French, who had been restrained by the hostility of the Iroquois Confederacy, secured a free passage towards the Mississippi. Almost immediately 100 settlers, with a Jesuit leader, were sent to take possession of the strait between lakes Erie and St. Clair. They built a fort, and called the spot Detroit, the French name for a strait or sound. It soon became the favorite settlement of western Canada. Villages of French settlers soon grew up
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gardiner, lion 1599-1829 (search)
ecticut River. He built the fort which he called Saybrook after Lord Saye and Sele and Lord Brooke. In 1639 he purchased Gardiner's Island, at the extremity of Long Island, then known by the Indian name of Manchonat, and at first called Isle of Wight by Gardiner. He secured a patent for the island, which made it a plantation entirely distinct and separate from any of the colonies. It contains about 3,300 acres, and has descended by law of entail through eight lords of the manor, the last being David Johnson, who died in 1829. From him the property was passed through the hands of his two brothers and two sons. This is believed to be the only property in the United States which has descended by entail to its present holders (see entail of estates). The manor house built in 1775 is still in existence. The island was resorted to by Captain Kidd, who buried treasures there which were afterwards secured by Governor Bellomont, of New York. Gardiner died in Easthampton, N. Y., in 1663.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kidd, William 1650- (search)
5 a company for the suppression of piracy by privateering was organized in England. Among the shareholders in the enterprise were King William III., the Earl of Bellomont, Robert Livingston, of New York, and other men of wealth and influence. One-tenth of all the booty gained by privateering was to be set aside for the King, and in a sloop, entered Long Island Sound, and at Oyster Bay took on board James Emott, a New York lawyer, and, landing him on Rhode Island, sent him to the Earl of Bellomont, then at Boston as governor of Massachusetts, to inquire how he (Kidd) would be received by his partner in the enterprise. During Emott's absence Kidd had buried some of his treasure, which he brought with the sloop, on Gardiner's Island. Bellomont's answer was such that Kidd went to Boston, July 1, 1699, where he was arrested, sent to England, tried on a charge of piracy and murder, found guilty, and executed, May 24, 1701, protesting his innocence. It is admitted that his trial was gr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, colony of (search)
ester, Ulster, Albany, Dutchess, Orange. Richmond, Kings, Queens, and Suffolk. Cornwall county, in Maine, and Dukes county, in Massachusetts, forming a part of the domain of New York, were transferred to those colonies under its new charter. The French invaded the Mohawk country in 1693, but the greater part of them perished before they reached Canada. Count Frontenac, governor of Canada, prepared to attack the Five Nations with all his power, when the governor of New York (Earl of Bellomont) declared that the English would make common cause with the Iroquois Confederacy. The colony was largely involved in debt by military movements during Queen Anne's War, in which the English and French were engaged from 1702 to 1713. The vicinity of Lake Champlain afterwards became a theatre of hostile events. In 1731 the French built Fort Frederick at Crown Point, for a defence at the natural pass between the Hudson and St. Lawrence; and in 1745 a party of French and Indians invaded the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
t Salem, at the house of the Rev. Samuel Parris......March, 1692 Sir William Phipps arrives at Boston as first governor of the new province......May 14, 1692 Post-office established in Boston......1693 Indians attack Haverhill (see Dustin, Hannah)......March 15, 1697 Governor Bradstreet dies at Salem, aged ninety-five......March 27, 1697 Peace of Ryswick proclaimed at Boston......Dec. 10, 1697 Captain Kidd seized in Boston as a pirate and sent to England......1699 Earl of Bellomont supersedes William Stoughton as governor of Massachusetts, and arrives at Boston......May 26, 1699 Boston contains 1,000 houses and 7,000 people......1700 Joseph Dudley appointed governor......1702 French and Indians attack and burn Deerfield (see Williams, Eleazar)......Feb. 28, 1704 Boston News-letter, the first newspaper in the British colonies, was published in Boston......April 24, 1704 [The paper lived seventy-two years. The only complete file is with the New York His
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Hampshire, (search)
to do so......1693 Sieur de Villieu, and 250 Indians, approach Durham undiscovered, and, waiting in ambush during the night, at sunrise attack the place, destroy five houses, and carry away 100 captives......July 17, 1694 Richard, Earl of Bellomont, is installed governor of New York, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire; council and courts reorganized of opponents of the Mason claim......July 31, 1699 Earl of Bellomont dies at New York, March 5, 1701, and Joseph Dudley is appointed governoBellomont dies at New York, March 5, 1701, and Joseph Dudley is appointed governor of Massachusetts and New Hampshire by Queen Anne......1701 An attack of Indians on Durham is repulsed by a few women in disguise firing upon the Indians, who suppose the place well garrisoned......April, 1706 Indian hostilities cease on the arrival of news of the treaty of Utrecht, and a treaty ratified with them......July 11, 1713 George Vaughan made lieutenant-governor and Samuel Shute commander-in chief of the province......Oct. 13, 1716 Vaughan superseded by John Wentworth, by
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