John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore PC (1730 – 25 February 1809), known as Lord Dunmore, was a Scottish nobleman and colonial governor in the American colonies and The Bahamas. He was the last colonial governor of Virginia. Lord Dunmore was named governor of the Province of New York in 1770.
John Richard Attlee, 3rd Earl Attlee (born 3 October 1956), styled Viscount Prestwood between 1967 and 1991, is a British Conservative Party peer and member of the House of Lords. He is the grandson of Clement Attlee , the Labour Prime Minister , who was the first Earl Attlee .
02/08/2022 · – The British loyalist governor of Virginia, John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore, issued a proclamation in November 1775 that offered freedom to any slave willing to fight for the British against the revolutionaries. Thousands of slaves seized the opportunity to escape and fled to the British side.
In Williamsburg löste der britische Gouverneur John Murray, 4. Earl of Dunmore , nach Protesten der Abgeordneten die Assembly auf, woraufhin diese beschlossen, eine Delegation zum Ersten Kontinentalkongress nach Philadelphia zu entsenden.