Belcher. I. Jonathan, governor of Massachusetts and New Jersey, born at Cambridge, Mass., in January, 1681, died at Elizabethtown, N. J., Aug. 31, 1757. He graduated at Harvard college in 1699, visited Europe, and made acquaintance with the princess Sophia and her son, afterward George I., and subsequently became a merchant in Boston. He was chosen a member of the council, and in 1729 went as agent of the colony to England. At the death of Gov. Burnet in 1730 he was appointed to the government of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, which station he held 11 years, and was then superseded. Repairing to England, he obtained the government of New Jersey, where he arrived in 1747, and where he spent the remainder of his life. He enlarged the charter of Princeton college, and was its chief patron and benefactor. II. Jona-than, chief justice of Nova Scotia, second son of the preceding, died at Halifax in March, 1767. He graduated at Harvard college in 1728, studied law at the Temple in London, and was one of the first settlers of Chibucto, afterward called Halifax. In 1760 he was appointed lieutenant governor, and in 1761 chief justice.