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Botetourt, Norborne Berkeley, Baron de (ca. 1718-1770)

Botetourt, Norborne Berkeley, Baron de (ca. 1718-1770)
Historical Note
Norborne Berkeley, 4th Baron Botetourt (1718 - October 15, 1770) was governor of the Virginia Colony from 1768 to 1770. He was a member of the Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Before coming to Virginia he was (as Norborne Berkeley) Member of Parliament for Gloucestershire 1741-1763. He then obtained his peerage, when it was called out of abeyance in 1764, the third holder of the title having died in 1406. Lord Botetourt resided in the Governor's Palace on Duke of Gloucester Street, now a major attraction of Colonial Williamsburg in the Historic Triangle. Although a popular governor, Lord Botetourt served only two years. He died suddenly while still in office in 1770 and was buried in the crypt under the Chapel in the Wren Building at William and Mary. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Norborne Berkeley Botetourt, Baron de.

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Lord Botetourt Papers, circa 1718-1770