Francis Nicholson served as lieutenant governor of the Dominion of New
England (1688–1689), lieutenant governor of Virginia (1690–1692), governor of Maryland
(1694–1698), governor of
Virginia (1698–1705), governor of Nova Scotia (1712–1715), and governor of
South Carolina (1721–1725). Born in Yorkshire, England, Nicholson began his military
service around 1680, when he was stationed in Tangier, on the North African coast. A
brief term of office in New E. . .
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