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Burrington, George (c. 1685–1759), colonial governor

William S. Powell

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/68476

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Burrington, George (c. 1685–1759), colonial governor, was most likely born in Devon, where the name has been known since the Domesday Book of the eleventh century, the son of Gilbert Burrington. His mother's name is unknown, and there is no record of his precise birthplace or education. His family is said to have been early supporters of ...

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Subjects: US Politics ; US Colonial and Revolutionary History ; Colonialism and Imperialism

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