Sir Edmund Andros

Born in Guernsey, England, Sir Edmund Andros enjoyed a long career as a British colonial administrator, but was one of the most unpopular governors in American history.

He first served as governor of New York from 1674 to 1681. He was a steadfast supporter of the Duke of York, who, when he became King James II in 1685, made Andros governor of the Dominion of New England the following year. An unfortunate choice was made by selecting Boston as the headquarters of the new unified colonial government. The staid Congregationalists' sensibilities were offended by the newly arrived British soldiers' boisterous behavior, and by Andros’ support of the Anglican Church.

When James II was deposed in the Glorious Revolution, Andros' influence plummeted immediately. He attempted to flee from Boston dressed in women’s clothing, but boots showing beneath his dress led to his discovery. Andros was temporarily detained and later sent back to England. He did not remain out of favor long, however, and went on to serve as governor of Virginia (1692), Maryland (1693-94), and finally Guernsey (1704-06).

Andros is remembered in America for meddling in colonial customs, inhibiting representative government, and his officious manner.

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Sir Edmund Andros biography Sir Edmund Andros received a commission to be governor of New England. He arrived at Boston on the 19th of December, 1686. The next day his commission was published, and he took on him the administratioSir Edmund Andros biography Sir Edmund Andros received a commission to be governor of New England. He arrived at Boston on the 19th of December, 1686. The next day his commission was published, and he took on him the administratioSir Edmund Andros received a commission to be governor of New England. He arrived at Boston on the 19th of December, 1686. The next day his commission was published, and he took on him the administration of government.
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Edmund Andros
He sent Sir Edmund Andros, who had made a record as governor of New York and New Jersey, to govern New England and also New York and New Jersey. Andros arrived late in 1686, and made his seat in Boston. The people knew and despisedSir Edmund Andros, who had made a record as governor of New York and New Jersey, to govern New England and also New York and New Jersey. Andros arrived late in 1686, and made his seat in Boston. The people knew and despised him, nor did ...
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The Avalon Project : Commission of Sir Edmund Andros for the Dominion of New England. April 7, 1688
... trust and confidence in the prudence courage and loyalty of you the said Sir Edmund Andros, out of our especiall grace certain knowledge and meer motion, have thought fit to constitute and appoint as wee do by these presents cSir Edmund Andros, out of our especiall grace certain knowledge and meer motion, have thought fit to constitute and appoint as wee do by these presents constitute and ...
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