Nathaniel Oliver

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Nathaniel Oliver

Birthdate: (52)
Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Death: April 15, 1704 (52)
Immediate Family:

Son of Peter Oliver, Sr. and Sarah Oliver
Husband of Elizabeth Oliver
Father of Nathaniel Oliver; Brattle Oliver; Peter Oliver; Mary Oliver; William Oliver and 3 others
Brother of Sarah Oliver; Mary Williams; Samuel Oliver; Peter Oliver, II; James Oliver and 3 others

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About Nathaniel Oliver

Member of the Massachusetts legislature, circa 1696.

According to Gerald Warren's book, BOSTON 1689-1776 (pages 51-54):

After 1692 he had been deeply involved in Phips's fraudulent use of the Vice-Admiralty Court for personal gain. Whenever the Customs Office had seized a vessel for violation of England's Navigation Acts, Phips as Judge of the Vice-Admiralty Court would dutifully condemn the ship and its cargo. But instead of auctioning the ship and cargo publicly, Phips privately sold the condemned property for a pittance to Oliver. Oliver would then sell the vessel and cargo as a private individual and give eleven-sixteenths of the proceeds to Phips. thus cheating the Crown .

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Nathaniel Oliver's Timeline

March 8, 1652
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Age 30
June 1, 1689
Age 37
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
June 1, 1689
Age 37
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
April 15, 1704
Age 52