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Andrew Belcher

Birthdate: (65)
Death: 1771 (65)
Immediate Family:

Son of Royal Gov. Jonathan Belcher and Mary Belcher
Husband of Elizabeth Belcher
Brother of Jonathan Belcher, 1st Chief Justice of Nova Scotia

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About Andrew Belcher

Andrew Belcher (1706–1771) was an early colonial Bostonian who served on the Massachusetts Council from 1765 to 1767. Andrew married Elizabeth Teale and lived in Milton, Massachusetts. His father, Jonathan Belcher was a colonial governor of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New Jersey. He grew wealthy on provisioning contracts during King Philip's War and later by supplying warships and outfitting New England expeditions to Canada in King William's War and Queen Anne's War. Using this wealth, he rode through Boston's streets in London-built coaches, erected a mansion on State Street in Boston, and purchased slaves.

Belcher, a Freemason, also has the title of being the first person born in America to become a Freemason being raised in 1733 at the age of 27. Andrew's father, Jonathan Belcher, was also a Freemason being raised in 1704, just two years before Andrew was born.

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Age 65