Francis Fauquier (1703 – 3 March 1768) was a Lieutenant Governor of the colony of Virginia (in what is today the United States), and served as acting governor from 1758 until his death in 1768. Year 1703 ( MDCCIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Events 1284 - Statute of Rhuddlan incorporated the Principality of Wales into England 1575 - Indian Year 1768 ( MDCCLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a A Lieutenant Governor is a high officer of state whose precise role and rank vary by jurisdiction The Commonwealth of Virginia ( is an American state The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Year 1758 ( MDCCLVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common He was married to Catherine Dalston.
He was a noted friend of Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson (April 13 1743 – July 4 1826 was the third President of the United States (1801–1809 the principal author of the Declaration of Independence As royal governor of Virginia, Fauquier often hosted lavish parties where Jefferson (then a W&M college student) played his violin and drank imported wines. The College of William and Mary (officially The College of William and Mary in Virginia, also known as William & Mary or W&M) is a Public university  Fauquier County in Northern Virginia is named in his honor. Fauquier (fɔˈkiːɹ is a county located in the United States commonwealth/state of Virginia. Northern Virginia (colloquially referred to as "NOVA" or "NoVA" consists of several Also, due to his connection to several prominent members (both student and faculty) of the College of William & Mary, there is both a building and a secret society (The Fauquier Society) on the campus which share his namesake. The College of William and Mary (officially The College of William and Mary in Virginia, also known as William & Mary or W&M) is a Public university
Fauquier was born in England. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland His father, Dr. John Francis Fauquier, born in France, relocated to Britain to work with Sir Isaac Newton. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. The Kingdom of Great Britain, also known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain, was a State in northwest Europe, in existence from 1707 to 1800 Sir Isaac Newton, FRS (ˈnjuːtən 4 January 1643 31 March 1727) Biography Early years See also Isaac Newton's early life and achievements Dr. Fauquier later became director of the Bank of England. The Bank of England (formally the Governor and Company of the Bank of England) is a state-owned institution and the Central bank of the United Kingdom
Like his father, Fauquier was brought up to be a renaissance man with expertise in both science and industry, with interests in the arts and charity. He became director of the South Sea Company in 1751. For the Noel Coward play see South Sea Bubble (play. The South Sea Bubble of 1720 was an Economic bubble that occurred Year 1751 ( MDCCLI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a In that same year he also became one of the governors of the charitable Foundling Hospital for abandoned children. The Foundling Hospital in London, England was founded in 1739 by the philanthropic sea captain Thomas Coram. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1753. The Royal Society of London for the Improvement of Natural Knowledge, known simply as The Royal Society, is a Learned society for science that was founded in 1660 Year 1753 ( MDCCLIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year
He came to the colony of Virginia as lieutenant governor in 1758 succeeding Robert Dinwiddie, and remained in that position until his death. Robert Dinwiddie (1693 &ndash July 27, 1770) was a British colonial administrator who served as lieutenant governor of colonial Virginia In the absence of the governors—the earl of Loudon (1756–63) and Jeffery Amherst (1763–68)—he was the chief administrative officer. The title Earl of Loudoun (pronounced " Lood en" was created in the Peerage of Scotland in 1633 for the 2nd Lord Campbell of Loudoun, along with Field Marshal Jeffery Amherst 1st Baron Amherst of Montreal KB (sometimes spelled Geoffrey, or Jeffrey, he himself spelled his name as Instructions sent with him demanded that the office of treasurer of the colony be taken from the speaker of the House of Burgesses, but he disobeyed these instructions and gained and maintained the friendship of the house. In many Governments a treasurer is the person responsible for running the Treasury. This article is about a type of political territory For other uses see Colony (disambiguation. The Virginia House of Burgesses was the first elected lower house in the legislative assembly in the New World established in the Colony of Virginia in In 1760 he informed the government of the trend toward opposition to British policies in the colony and proposed that British tax policy be changed. Year 1760 ( MDCCLX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap For the government of parliamentary systems see Executive (government. The Kingdom of Great Britain, also known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain, was a State in northwest Europe, in existence from 1707 to 1800 A policy is a deliberate plan of action to guide decisions and achieve rational outcome(s In 1765, however, he dissolved the house of burgesses when it passed a resolution against the Stamp Act. Year 1765 ( MDCCLXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a A stamp act is a law enacted by a government that requires a tax to be paid on the transfer of certain documents Patrick Henry was a thorn in Fauquier's side for sometime, he always called Henry a "young and hotheaded". Patrick Henry ( May 29, 1736 June 6, 1799) was a prominent figure in the American Revolution, known and remembered for his "
Except in combating disloyalty, he sympathized with the colonists, and was one of the ablest and most popular of the royal governors. This article is about a type of political territory For other uses see Colony (disambiguation. Royal governor is an informal term used to refer to a colonial or provincial Governor, or by extension a Governor-General or similar gubernatorial official appointed He published several financial essays, among them Raising Money for Support of the War.
Fauquier died in Virginia in 1768 at the age of 65.