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Sir John Wentworth
Birth: Aug. 9, 1737
Portsmouth
Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Apr. 8, 1820
Halifax
Nova Scotia, Canada

Colonial Governor of New Hampshire. Born into a New Hampshire family of wealth and position, he attended Harvard College and by 1758 had received both a bachelor and masters degree. He became Governor of New Hampshire in 1766. As a loyalist during the American Revolution, Wentworth was forced to flee to New York City in 1776, and to England in 1778. His property and possessions were seized by the government that was established upon his departure. From the mid-1780s Wentworth lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and served as Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia from 1792 until his retirement in 1808. During his service he was knighted and awarded a baronetcy in 1795. Wentworth was buried in the crypt beneath St. Paul's Church in Halifax, where a tablet exists to his memory. (bio by: Frank Wentworth) 
 
Burial:
Saint Paul's Church
Halifax
Halifax County
Nova Scotia, Canada
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Frank Wentworth
Record added: Nov 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79784950
Sir John Wentworth
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- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Aug. 9, 2013
I light a candle for Sir John Wentworth ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
Rest in Peace, John.
- Mary
 Added: Nov. 23, 2011
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