A Dictionary of American History

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Author: Thomas L. Purvis  | Date: 1995

Dominion of New England

Dominion of New England In September 1685, James II consolidated Mass. and N.H. under Acting Governor Joseph Dudley. When Sir Edmund Andros replaced Dudley on 20 December 1686, Plymouth came under his administration. The dominion annexed R.I. on 30 December, Conn. on 1 November 1687, and N.Y., East Jersey, and West Jersey on 7 April 1688. The dominion alienated New Englanders by ending legislative government; it was overthrown in consequence of the Revolution of 1688 on 18 April 1689, when the Boston militia arrested Andros and disarmed his troops in a bloodless coup. Its authority in N.Y. and N.J. ended with Leisler’s Rebellion.

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Chicago: Thomas L. Purvis, "Dominion of New England," A Dictionary of American History in A Dictionary of American History (Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell Reference, 1995), Original Sources, accessed August 22, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PWJX737XJG9VRTY.

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