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.