||Edmund Andros was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.|
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"Edmund was made Gentleman in Ordinary to Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia, the King's aunt. Subsequently he distinguished himself in the war waged by Charles II. against the Dutch, and which ended in 1667. He married, in 1671, Mary, daughter of Sir Thomas Craven; and, in 1672, was commander of the forces in the Barbadoes, and had obtained the reputation of being skilled in American affairs. In 1674, on the death of his father, he became Seigneur of the Fiefs, and succeeded to the office of Bailiff of Guernsey. The same year he was constituted, by the King, Governor-General of the Province of New York. He arrived in this country, accompanied by his wife on the 1st of November, 1674 and entered on the government on the 10th of that month. In 1677 he returned to England, and was knighted by Charles the Second in 1678; on the 27th of May, the same year, he sailed again for New York, in the ship "Blossom", Richard Martin, of New England, master; and resumed the government of New York. In 1686 James II. appointed him Governor, Captain-General, and Vice-Admiral of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, New Plymouth, and afterwards of Rhode Island and Connecticut, comprehending the whole of New England, -to which, in 1688, New York and New Jersey were added. On the 22d of January, 1689, his wife died at Boston, and was buried by torchlight; the corpse having been carried from the Governor's residence to the South Church in a hearse drawn by six horses, attended by a suitable Guard of Honor. Sir Edmund was eminently unpopular in the administration of his government, and was deposed by a sudden uprising of the people in Boston, on the 18th April 1689. Notwithstanding, he retained the royal favor; in 1692 was appointed by William III. Governor of Virginia, to which was adjoined that of Maryland. He founded William and Mary's College, 1692. He encouraged the cultivation of cotton, sorted and regulated the public papers and records in the Secretary's office, and was popular in his ofllce till 1698. In 1704, under Queen Anne, he was appointed Governor of Guernsey. Sir Edmund married three times, but died without issue, in the parish of St. Anne, Westminster, in February 1714, in his seventy sixth year. [N.Y. Col. MSS., vol. ii., pp. 740-42.]"
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