Hugh Drysdale, Jr.

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Hugh Drysdale, Jr.

Birthplace: St. Martin in the Fields, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Hugh Drysdale, Sr. and Elizabeth Drysdale
Husband of Hester Drysdale
Father of Sarah Ann Leftwich

Occupation: Lieutenant Govenor of Virginia, Lt. Gov. / Acting Gov. of VA succeeding Gov. Spotswood 1722-1726.
Managed by: G Simpson
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About Hugh Drysdale, Jr.

Colonel Hugh Drysdale (died 22 July 1726)[2] was a British governor of colonial Virginia. More officially, his title was Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia. He served as governor from September 1722, until his death in July 1726.

Because of the relative peace and calm that marked his time as governor, comparatively little is known about him today. He is generally held to have been a just and competent leader, though some have questioned his ability to govern.

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Hugh Drysdale, Jr.'s Timeline

St. Martin in the Fields, Middlesex, England
Age 31
King and Queen County Virginia
- 1726
Age 42
July 22, 1726
Age 46