Colonial Governor. Served as Royal Governor of New York from 1674 to 1681, of New Plymouth, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Colonies from 1686 to 1689, and of Virginia from 1692 to 1698. He co-founded William and Mary College in 1692. he was a highly unpopular governor of the dominion of New England, leading to his seizure and arrest by the people of Boston in 1689. In 1692 became governor of Virginia before reurning to England (additional information by Robert Barnstable).
Bio by: David Conway