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John Leverett

  • Birth 1616 Boston, Boston Borough, Lincolnshire, England
  • Death 16 Mar 1679 Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Plot Tomb 30
  • Memorial ID 18881376

Colonial Governor. Born in Boston, England he immigrated to Massachusetts with his father in 1633. Returning to England a year later to serve during the English Civil War for Oliver Cromwell where he apparently made an impact in the Lord Protector's service. Returning to Massachusetts in 1648 where he served as Deputy Governor under Richard Bellingham during 1671 through the year of 1673. When upon the death of Bellingham, he took the position of Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony, until his own death while still in office. He is noted for his success with the King Philip's War.

Bio by: The Guardian

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  • Originally Created by: The Guardian
  • Added: 11 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18881376
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Leverett (1616–16 Mar 1679), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18881376, citing Kings Chapel Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .