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About Francis Lovelace
Francis LOVELACE was born about 1621. He died on 10 May 1686 in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England. In 1652 was in VA. said to have been entrusted by Gov. Berkley of Virginia to carry news to King Charles II of the surrender of the colony to the representatives of Parliment. with the latter's consent. Appointed Deputy Governor of Long Island and in 1668 became Governor of New York 1668-1673, until the city was captured by the Dutch 30 July 1673. Served as a Colonel for forces loyal to Charles I during the English Civil War. One biography by Florence Lovelace Robertson claims that Francis was married twice, first to Mary Iver and (2nd) to Blanche Talbot in 1659. There is a letter from Gov. Francis Lovelace of NY to Gov. Berkley of Va.