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William Burnet

colonial governor

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.