1616 - 1679
Leverett emigrated with his family to New England in 1633, at the same
time as John Cotton. Married to Sarah
Sedgwick (b.1616 - d.1679) in 1647 in Louisham, Kent, England.
At the outbreak of
the English Civil War, he returned to fight for the Parliamentary forces
against King Charles I in 1644. Upon his return to New England, he served
a term in the General Court, and was appointed as a commissioner, where
he was sent to Maine to bring it under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts.
IN addition, he represented Massachusetts in England between 1653 - 1662.
He became Governor of Massachusetts between 1673 and 1678. During
his administration he successfully directed the colonial forces in King
Philip's War (1675 - 1676).