Wentworth Sir John 1737-1820 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=: (Lord Dorchester era)
Lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia, 290. =Bib.=: Dict. Nat. Biog.