Thomas Hutchinson

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In 1769 Thomas Hutchinson (1711 - 1790) was appointed as the royal governor. Thomas Hutchinson was educated at Harvard and had served in various public offices for over 30 years including representative, councillor, chief justice and lieutenant-governor. Hutchinson therefore possessed a wealth of experience in the affairs of the colony and the New England provinces.

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Thomas Hutchinson and the Boston Massacre
Thomas Hutchinson was a wealthy prominent Loyalist politician in Massachusetts, a royalist and one of the King's Men. His Boston mansion had been ransacked in 1765 during protests against the Stamp Act, damaging his collection of materials on early Massachusetts history. He was completely opposed to the Patriots believing that resistance to the Crown, the legitimate government, was morally wrong.

He advised Great Britain, often in secret, on the affairs of the colony and the port of Boston. His recommendations to the British government had included altering the charters of the New England provinces, the dismemberment of Massachusetts, the establishment of the military stronghold in Boston and the the stationing of a British fleet in its harbor.

 

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Thomas Hutchinson Fact 1Thomas Hutchinson was born on 9 September 1711
 
 
Thomas Hutchinson Fact 2His place of birth was Boston, Massachusetts
 
 
Thomas Hutchinson Fact 3His father was also called Thomas Hutchinson who was a wealthy merchant
 
 
Thomas Hutchinson Fact 4His mother was Sarah Foster Hutchinson.
 
 
Thomas Hutchinson Fact 5Thomas Hutchinson came from a religious and politically active, loyalist family.
 
 
Thomas Hutchinson Fact 6He was descended from early New England settlers, including Anne Hutchinson
 
 
Thomas Hutchinson Fact 7Thomas Hutchinson was the 4th of 12 children
 
 
Thomas Hutchinson Fact 8Education: Harvard Law School
 
 
Thomas Hutchinson Fact 9He married Margaret Sanford, a granddaughter of Rhode Island Governor Peleg Sanford in 1734
 
 
Thomas Hutchinson Fact 10He entered politics in 1737 when he was elected a Boston selectman and  thento a seat in the General Court
 
 

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The following facts about Thomas Hutchinson provide interesting facts and an overview and description of the life and times and his involvement in the American Revolutionary War.

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Thomas Hutchinson Fact 11He was appointed to the Governor's Council in 1749
 
 
Thomas Hutchinson Fact 12In 1750 he was chairman of a commission to arrange a treaty with the Indians in the District of Maine, which was then part of Massachusetts
 
 
Thomas Hutchinson Fact 13In 1758 he was appointed lieutenant governor of Massachusetts
 
 
Thomas Hutchinson Fact 14In 1765 his mansion was ransacked during protests against the Stamp Act,
 
 
Thomas Hutchinson Fact 15Thomas Hutchinson played a prominent role in the events following the Boston Massacre in 1770. His main political adversary was Samuel Adams
 
 
Thomas Hutchinson Fact 16Dummies of Thomas Hutchinson were burned in effigy following the publication of letters recommending that popular government be taken away from the people "by degrees", and that there should be "abridgement of what are called English liberties".
 
 
Thomas Hutchinson Fact 17The Boston Tea Party incident occurred on December 16, 1773 - Hutchinson and his sons were among the businessmen to whom the East India company had intended to consign its tea
 
 
Thomas Hutchinson Fact 18Thomas Hutchinson sailed for England on June 1, 1774 to act as advisor to Lord North
 
 
Thomas Hutchinson Fact 19Thomas Hutchinson was replaced as the Royal Governor of Massachusetts by General Thomas Gage
 
 
Thomas Hutchinson Fact 20He died in London, on 3 June 1780, aged 68
 
 

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