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William Burnet

William Burnet, Dutch colonial governor.

Background

  • Burnet, William was born in March 1688 in The Hague, Holland. Son of Gilbert and Mary (Scott) Burnet.

  • Education

    • Attended Trinity College, Cambridge (England) University, 1701.

    Career

    • Came to American, 1720. Provincial governor New York and New Jersey, 1720-1728. Governor Massachusetts, 1725-1729.

    Connections

    • Married Anna Van Horne.
    • father: Gilbert Burnet
    • mother: Mary (Scott) Burnet
    • spouse: Anna Van Horne.
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    Born March, 1688
    Died September 7, 1729
    (aged 41)
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