John Harvey (Virginia)

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Sir John Harvey (died 1646)[1][2] was a Crown Governor of Virginia.[3] He was elected to the position on 26 March 1628.[4] In 1635 he was suspended and impeached by the House of Burgesses (who named John West as a temporary replacement), and he returned to England. He was restored to his post by the King[5] in 1636 and returned to Virginia the following year. His government has been described as tyrannical[6] and Harvey himself has been called "an obnoxious ruler"[7] and was generally held to be unpopular.[8]

In 1639 Harvey was replaced as governor by Sir Francis Wyatt.[9]

He owned Boldrup Plantation.[10]

See also


  1. ^ "Governor of Virginia". Retrieved 23 September 2007.
  2. ^ "". Retrieved 23 September 2007.
  3. ^ Tarter, Brent. "Sir John Harvey (ca. 1581 or 1582–by 1650)". Encyclopedia Virginia]]/Dictionary of Virginia Biography. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  4. ^ Brock, R.A. (1888). Virginia and Virginians. H.H. Hardesty. p. 20. ISBN 0-87152-110-5.
  5. ^ Cooke, John Esten (1883). Virginia: A History of the People. Houghton, Mifflin and Co. p. 166.
  6. ^ Grahame, James (1836). The History of the United States of North America: From the Plantation of the British Colonies till their Revolt and Declaration of Independence. Smith, Elder & Co. p. 57.
  7. ^ Chalmers, George (1845). An Introduction to the History of the Revolt of the American Colonies: Being a Comprehensive View of its Origin, Derived from the State Papers Contained in the Public Offices of Great Britain. J. Munroe & Co. p. 36. ISBN 0-405-03278-1.
  8. ^ Billings, Warren M. (1975). The Old Dominion in the Seventeenth Century: A Documentary History of Virginia, 1606-1689. UNC Press. p. 236. ISBN 0-8078-1237-4.
  9. ^ Fiske, John (1900). Old Virginia and Her Neighbours. Houghton, Mifflin and Company. p. 280.
  10. ^ Calder Roth ed. (1999). The Virginia Landmarks Register: Boldrup Plantation Archeological Site. University of Virginia Press.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)

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