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 William Dummer

William Dummer

Birth
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 10 Oct 1761 (aged 83–84)
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Tomb 167
Memorial ID 18882578 · View Source
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Colonial Governor. He served as Acting Governor and Commander-in-chief for Massachusetts twice, from 1723 to 1728 and from 1729 to 1730. He was also the Lieutenant Governor from 1716 through 1730, serving both positions simultaneously. He married Catherine Dudley in 1714 but never had any children. Upon his death, he left his 300 acres and mansion for "a free grammar school", which became the first academy in New England, the "Governor Dummer Academy", opening in 1763. The name of this academy has changed several times over the course of the years, and is now referred to as The Governor's Academy.

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  • Originally Created by: The Guardian
  • Added: 11 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18882578
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Dummer (1677–10 Oct 1761), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18882578, citing Granary Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .