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About Lt. Coln. John Montgomerie
Colonel John Montgomerie (died 1731) was colonial governor of New York and New Jersey from 1728 to 1731.
Montgomerie was born in the parish of Beith in Scotland and served as Member or Parliament for Ayrshire between 1710 and 1722.
Montgomerie was replaced as governor, on an acting basis, by Rip Van Dam from 1731 to 1732 and then officially by William Cosby.
Montgomerie was chosen by King George II of Great Britain for the post.
He died of an epileptic seizure on 1 July 1731.