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Dobbs, Arthur (1689–1765), colonial governor and writer on trade, was born at Girvan in Ayrshire on 2 April 1689, the son of Richard Dobbs, army officer and future high sheriff of Antrim, and his first wife, Mary (d. before 1711), daughter of ...


Arthur Dobbs (1689–1765) by James Macardell (after William Hoare) Ashmolean Museum, Oxford