Andros, Edmund, Sir
1637 - Born in London on the 6th of December.
1660-1662 - He served for a short time in the army of Prince Henry of Nassau, and was gentleman in ordinary to the queen of Bohemia, Elizabeth Stuart, daughter of James I of England.
1672 - He then served against the Dutch, and was commissioned major in what is said to have been the first English regiment armed with the bayonet.
1674 - He became, by the appointment of the Duke of York, governor of New York.
1678 - He was knighted.
1686 - He became governor, with Boston as his capital, of the Dominion of New England,
1690 - Andros was sent to England for trial, but was immediately released without trial.
1692 - He was governor of Virginia, but was recalled through the agency of Commissary James Blair, with whom he quarrelled.
1693-1694 - He was also governor of Maryland.
1704-1706 - He was governor of Guernsey.
1714 - Died in London on the 24th of February and was buried at St. Anne's, Soho.
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