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William Shirley
Birth: Dec. 2, 1694
Preston
East Sussex, England
Death: Mar. 24, 1771
Roxbury
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

Colonial Governor. Born to William and Elizabeth Godman Shirley at Preston Manor, married in 1753 to Lady Frances and they had nine children. He later moved from London to Boston in the year 1731. A graduate of Cambridge, he later studied law in London. He was Governor of Massachusetts twice, from 1741 to 1749 and from 1753 to 1756. He served as Commander-in-Chief of British forces in America from 1755 to 1756. During this appointment he was involved in the "Great Expulsion" of Acadians from Nova Scotia. He later served as Governor of the Bahamas during the years of 1761 to 1769. He also laid the cornerstone for King's Chapel, in Boston, in the year 1749, where he would later be interred. After retirement he lived with his son-in-law and daughter at Roxbury until his death. (bio by: The Guardian (inactive)) 
 
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  Frances Shirley*
 
 Children:
  Unknown Shirley*
 
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Burial:
Kings Chapel Burying Ground
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Crypt 18
 
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Originally Created by: The Guardian (inactive)
Record added: Apr 11, 2007
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William Shirley
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William Shirley
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William Shirley
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