3 daus., 1 son, Charles. Admitted to Massachusetts bar, circa 1767. King’s attorney for Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1769-1770.
Member Massachusetts General Court, 1770-1774, a leading spokesman for royal cause. Mandamus councilor of Massachusetts, 1774. Entered British lines, 1775, served as a customs commissioner.
Published 17 articles defending royal policy (signed Massachusettensis) in Massachusetts Gazette, 1774-1775 (John Adams directed Novanglus Papers to these articles). Left Boston with British forces, 1777, went to England. Admitted to English bar.
Chief justice of Bermuda, 1782-1806.
Born March 18, 1740