|2ºLeaders of the Protestant Associators of Maryland|
|Preceded by||Francis Nicholson|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Tench|
|Relatives||John Blakiston (grandfather), Nehemiah Blakiston|
Nathaniel Blakiston was grandson of John Blakiston, regicide of King Charles I of England. Blakiston joined to the British army in his young, serving in the West Indies. As a soldier, Blakiston attained the lieutenant-governor rank of Montserrat island, as acting colonel.
In 1698, Nathaniel Blakiston was appointed governor, of the British colony, of Maryland. However, his government only lasted three years, because he had to retire for health problems, in 1701. The court of delegates chose him to serve, as their agent, in London in appreciation for his services, in Monserrat. Later, from 1706 onwards, Blakiston was agent, for the Virginia Colony, in London. Then, in 1775, he returned for Mitchell as a Whig and participated in the recorded division, voting with the administration, in all of them.
Nathaniel Blakiston died, at the end of February, 1722.
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