Sir John Wentworth
1737 – 1820

Governor of New Hampshire
1767 – 1775

Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia
1792 – 1808


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Halifax
Nova Scotia

Located on the grounds of Government House, Barrington Street, Halifax


GPS location:   44°38'36"N   63°34'19"W
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Sir John Wentworth plaque, Halifax

Photographed on 28 November 2002



Sir John Wentworth plaque, Government House, Halifax

Photographed on 28 November 2002



Government House, Halifax

Photographed on 28 November 2002



Government House, Halifax

Photographed on 28 November 2002



10 March 1774: Province of New-Hampshire, proclamation by His Excellency John Wentworth
Province of New-Hampshire
Proclamation by His Excellency John Wentworth
10 March 1774
Source: Historical Collections for the U.S. National Digital Library
An American Time Capsule
Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera
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Links to Relevant Websites
Sir John Wentworth

Governor of New Hampshire 1767-1775
Governor of Nova Scotia 1792-1808

Sir John Wentworth by Peter Landry
    http://www.blupete.com/Hist/BiosNS/1764-00/Wentworth.htm


Sir John Wentworth by Wikipedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wentworth_%28governor%29


John Wentworth II: the last Royal governor of New Hampshire
    http://www.state.nh.us/nhdhr/glikeness/wentjohnroy.html


Governor John Wentworth and the American Revolution by Paul W.Wilderson
    http://www.dartmouth.edu/acad-inst/upne/0-87451-656-0.html


Government House
    http://lt.gov.ns.ca/inner/frames/government/content/history.html


Sir John Wentworth
    http://www.canadianheritage.org/reproductions/10240.htm


The Wentworths: a benevolent aristocratic family dynasty of appointed governors
...When Governor Wentworth discovered a mob pointing a cannon at his home,
he took the hint. Wentworth removed his family to Boston and later to Nova Scotia...
    http://www.seacoastnh.com/history/rev/


John Wentworth NH's last British leader did his best to keep peace,
but John and Frances Wentworth had to flee ... John Wentworth engendered
less ill-will among Americans than almost any other highly placed
British official in the colonies. Yet, in spite of favorable sentiment,
Wentworth could not avoid the decree of history and became one of the
tragic figures of the American Revolution...
    http://www.seacoastnh.com/framers/wentworth.html


Proclamation by His Excellency John Wentworth, 10 March 1774
    http://memory.loc.gov/rbc/rbpe/rbpe08/rbpe087/08701500/001dr.jpg


Governor Wentworth's Volunteers: Report of Formation 16 October 1777
    http://www.royalprovincial.com/military/rhist/govwent/gvwform.htm


Joshua Wentworth House ...John Wentworth's Wolfeboro house was palatial
in size. One hundred feet wide and forty deep, it was one of the great mansions
of New England. The Governor spent several summers in the house as work
continued on it. In 1775, however, as revolutionary events reached
New Hampshire, Wentworth left the province never to see Portsmouth
or Wolfeboro again...
    http://www.strawberybanke.org/museum/wentworth/wentworth.html


Wentworth Estate historic marker
    http://www.geocities.com/afka_bob/nhhistmk/nhhist053.htm


Governor Wentworth: letter to Governor Gage 14 December 1774
    http://www.izaak.unh.edu/exhibits/1774/WENT1.HTM


Governor Wentworth: letter to the Earl of Dartmouth 20 December 1774
    http://www.izaak.unh.edu/exhibits/1774/WENT3.HTM


Governor Wentworth: Official Proclamation 26 December 1774
    http://www.izaak.unh.edu/exhibits/1774/WENT4.HTM


Benning Wentworth

Benning Wentworth (governor of New Hampshire 1741-1766)
was the uncle of Sir John Wentworth.

Benning Wentworth by Wikipedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benning_Wentworth

The Wayback Machine has archived copies of this document:
Chartering A Town (in New Hampshire)

The main interest of this item, for us, is the light that
it sheds on the powers and duties of a Governor of a
British colony in North America in the mid-1700s.

Archived: 2003 July 04
http://web.archive.org/web/20030704050759/http://goa.cet.middlebury.edu/
    mcgill/HubbardtonWebPages/Chapter+4/Chartering+a+Town.html

Archived: 2004 September 14
http://web.archive.org/web/20040914183738/http://goa.cet.middlebury.edu/
    mcgill/HubbardtonWebPages/Chapter+4/Chartering+a+Town.html

Archived: 2005 December 10
http://web.archive.org/web/20051210222546/www.nitle.org/
    ~mcgill/HubbardtonWebPages/Chapter+4/Chartering+a+Town.html


These links were accessed and found to be valid on 31 January 2008.







Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
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Sir William Alexander monument Sir William Alexander monument Victoria Park, Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/alexwill.html


Alexander Keith monument Alexander Keith monument Camp Hill Cemetery, Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/keithal.html


Captain James Cook monument Captain James Cook monument Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/cookjmon.html


Vincent Coleman tombstone Vincent Coleman tombstone Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/colemanpv.html


Shannon vs. Chesapeake plaque, Halifax Shannon vs. Chesapeake plaque, 1813 Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/shannon.html


Admiral Walter Hose plaque, Halifax Admiral Walter Hose plaque Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/admwhose.html


Last Post Fund veterans memorial, Halifax Last Post Fund veterans memorial Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/lastpostmem.html


S.S. Atlantic 1873 memorial at Sandy Cove, Terence Bay S.S. Atlantic 1873: memorial at Sandy Cove Terence Bay
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Swissair Flight 111 Memorial, Whalesback Swissair Flight 111 Memorial Whalesback
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Halifax war memorial, Grand Parade Halifax war memorial The Cenotaph, Grand Parade
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/hfxwarmem.html


Welsford-Parker monument Welsford-Parker monument, Crimean War Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/crimeamon.html


Plaque: Old Burying Ground Old Burying Ground plaque Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/oldburygnd.html


Deadman's Island, Northwest Arm Deadman's Island Northwest Arm, Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/deadmansnd.html


Sailor's Statue, Sackville Landing Sailor's Statue, Sackville Landing Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/sailor-statue.html


Postal Service in Nova Scotia Postal Service in Nova Scotia Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/postservns.html


Military Engineers Military Engineers Alderney Landing, Dartmouth
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/alderneylanding.html


Windsor Junction war memorial Windsor Junction war memorial Windsor Junction
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/windsorjctm.html


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