\ʃˈɜːlɪ], \ʃˈɜːlɪ], \ʃ_ˈɜː_l_ɪ]\
Definitions of SHIRLEY, WILLIAM
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(1693-1771), Governor, came to Massachusetts from England in 1734. He was Royal Governor of Massachusetts from 1741 to 1749. He planned the successful expedition against Cape Breton in 1745. lie was again Governor of Massachusetts from 1753 to 1756, and was commander of the forces in British North America at the outbreak of the French War in 1755.
By John Franklin Jameson
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