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Lt. Gov. Robert Dinwiddie
b.1693 Scotland
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Name Lt. Gov. Robert Dinwiddie
Gender Male
Birth? 1693 Scotland
Death? 27 July 1770 Clifton, Bristol, England

Robert Dinwiddie was one of the Early Settlers of Colonial Virginia

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Robert Dinwiddie (1693 – 27 July 1770) was a British colonial administrator who served as lieutenant governor of colonial Virginia from 1751 to 1758, first under Governor Willem Anne van Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle, and then, from July 1756 to January 1758, as deputy for John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun. Since the governors at that time were largely absentee, he was the de facto head of the colony for much of the time.

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Stockholder's in the Ohio Land Company

Thomas Lee, President of Company
Nathaniel Chapman, Treasurer
John Mercer, Secretary and General Counsel
George Mercer, Company Agent to England
Robert Dinwiddie, Duke of Bedford
John Hanbury, London Merchant
Augustine Washington Jr.
William Trent
Lawrence Washington
George Fairfax
Thomas Cresap
The Ohio Land Company sent Col. George Washington and William Trent into the area to hold onto the lands that the Company had been granted. In 1754, William Trent constructs a fort. But in April, the French take the fort, naming it Fort Duquesne.
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