Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, Marquis, 1738-1805

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1738-12-31
Death 1805-10-05
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Governor General of India and British army officer.

From the description of Papers of Charles Cornwallis, Marquis Cornwallis, 1614-1854. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068310

British general; second in command in North America during Revolution, surrendered to Washington at Yorktown. Later governor-general of India.

From the description of Proclamation, 1781 March 18, North Carolina. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86156104

Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, governor-general of India and lord lieutenant of Ireland.

From the description of Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis : manuscript material, 1794 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 124093816

From the guide to the Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis : manuscript material, 1794, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

Army officer of Great Britain.

From the description of Charles Cornwallis, Marquis Cornwallis, papers, 1777-1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449927

Governor General of India, 1786-1793; 1805.

From the description of Letters and portraits, 1794-1798. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122373934

Commander of British forces during the United States' Revolutionary War.

From the description of Letter, 21 November 1780. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32960020

From the description of Lord Cornwallis letter to Nisbet Balfour [manuscript], 1780 November 21. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647856225

Governor-General of India.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (14) : [various places], to Lord Teignmouth, 1793 Sept. 30-1796 July 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870578

From the description of Document signed : Whitehall, 1762 Nov. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270890274

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Whitehall, to David Scott, 1796 July 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270887304

Cornwallis was the Governor-General of Bengal (India) 1786-1793, and 1805.

From the description of Autograph letter signed in the hand of the author : Calcutta (India), 1786 February 20. (Southwestern University). WorldCat record id: 51182538

1756 ensign in the 1st foot guards; 1758-1759 aide-de-camp to the marquess of Granby; 1758-1762 served in the Seven Years War; 1759 captain in the 85th regiment; 1760-1762 MP for Eye; 1761 lieutenant-colonel of the 12th regiment; 1762 entered House of Lords; 1766 colonel of the 33rd foot; 1768-1769 chief justiceship, eyre south of the Trent; 1769 vice-treasurer of Ireland; 1770 privy councillor; 1771-1784 constable of the Tower of London; 1775 major-general; 1776-1781 served in American War of Independence; 1778 lieutenant-general; 1786-1793 governor-general of India; 1791-1792 served in Third Anglo-Mysore war; 1795 master-general of ordinance 1798-1801 lord lieutenant of Ireland; 1805 governor-general of India.

Epithet: army officer and politician

Title: 1st Marquess Cornwallis

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000613.0x0001ae

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Subjects:

  • Military planning--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
  • Governors general--Correspondence
  • Great Britain--Army--Officers--18th century--Correspondence
  • Harbors--Revolution, 1775-1783
  • Amnesty

Occupations:

  • Army officers, British
  • Governors general--Great Britain

Places:

  • Bahawalpur State, India (as recorded)
  • Dhenkanal State, India (as recorded)
  • Ceylon, Asia (as recorded)
  • Seringapatam, Mysore (as recorded)
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • Lugasi State, India (as recorded)
  • Afghanistan, Asia (as recorded)
  • Manipur State, India (as recorded)
  • Pudukkottai State, India (as recorded)
  • Thailand, Asia (as recorded)
  • Malta, Europe (as recorded)
  • Newry, Down (as recorded)
  • Nayagarh State, India (as recorded)
  • United States of America (as recorded)
  • India, Asia (as recorded)
  • Ramdurg State, India (as recorded)
  • Miraj State, India (as recorded)
  • Allahabad, Bengal (as recorded)
  • Jind State, India (as recorded)
  • Tori-Fatehpur State, India (as recorded)
  • Bijna State, India (as recorded)
  • Bija State, India (as recorded)
  • Gangpur State, India (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Pataudi State, India (as recorded)
  • Tigiria State, India (as recorded)
  • Helston, Cornwall (as recorded)
  • Dungarpur State, India (as recorded)
  • India, Asia (as recorded)
  • Bangalore, India (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Kothi State, India (as recorded)
  • Palanpur State, India (as recorded)
  • Charleston (S.C.) (as recorded)
  • Ghodasar State, India (as recorded)
  • Radstadt, Baden (as recorded)
  • Mysore State, India (as recorded)
  • Chhatarpur State, India (as recorded)
  • Castine, U.S.A. (as recorded)
  • Brest, France (as recorded)
  • Sawantwadi State, India (as recorded)
  • Travancore State, India (as recorded)
  • Baraundha State, India (as recorded)
  • Gujarat, India (as recorded)
  • Nepal, Asia (as recorded)
  • Limbdi State, India (as recorded)
  • Indore State, India (as recorded)
  • Spiti, Punjab (as recorded)
  • Fort Montgomery, North America (as recorded)
  • Northumberland, England (as recorded)
  • Bhor State, India (as recorded)
  • Benares State, India (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Dharampur State, India (as recorded)
  • Assam, India (as recorded)
  • Jena, Saxony (as recorded)
  • India, Asia (as recorded)
  • Bharatpur State, India (as recorded)
  • Silana State, India (as recorded)
  • Bengal, India (as recorded)
  • Bundi State, India (as recorded)
  • Paldeo, Bundelkhand, Central India (as recorded)
  • Oudh, India (as recorded)
  • Jobat State, India (as recorded)
  • Maida, Calabria (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Masulipatam, Madras (as recorded)
  • Carnatic Region, India (as recorded)
  • Raigarh State, India (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Bashahr State, India (as recorded)
  • Maihar State, India (as recorded)
  • Jubbal State, India (as recorded)
  • Barwani State, India (as recorded)
  • Jaora State, India (as recorded)
  • Ulster, Province of, Northern Ireland (as recorded)
  • Kolhapur State, India (as recorded)
  • Greece, Europe (as recorded)
  • Malpur State, India (as recorded)
  • Sind, India (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Ramnad, Madras (as recorded)
  • New Guinea, Melanesia (as recorded)
  • Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire (as recorded)
  • Kilmainham, Dublin (as recorded)
  • Budge-Budge, India (as recorded)
  • United States of America (as recorded)
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland (as recorded)
  • Rewa State, India (as recorded)
  • Sant State, Western India (as recorded)
  • India (as recorded)
  • Afghanistan, Asia (as recorded)
  • Multan, Punjab (as recorded)
  • Tibet, Asia (as recorded)
  • Iran, Asia (as recorded)
  • Khilchipur State, India (as recorded)
  • Radhanpur State, India (as recorded)
  • India, Asia (as recorded)
  • Afghanistan, Asia (as recorded)
  • Kamta Rajaula State, India (as recorded)
  • Surat, Bombay (as recorded)
  • Dutch Guiana, South America (as recorded)
  • Liverpool, Lancashire (as recorded)
  • Janjira State, India (as recorded)
  • Rajgarh State, India (as recorded)
  • Sirmur State, India (as recorded)
  • Ratlam State, India (as recorded)
  • Talcher State, India (as recorded)
  • Baroda State, India (as recorded)
  • Sravana Belgola, Mysore (as recorded)
  • Burdwan, Bengal (as recorded)
  • Nilgiri State, India (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • India, Asia (as recorded)
  • Bhopal State, India (as recorded)
  • Cooch Behar State, India (as recorded)
  • Santalpur State, India (as recorded)
  • Fort Clinton, North America (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Kapurthala State, India (as recorded)
  • North Carolina (as recorded)
  • Tehri-Garhwal State, India (as recorded)
  • Tibet, Asia (as recorded)
  • Hindol State, India (as recorded)
  • Killarney, Kerry (as recorded)
  • Junagadh State, India (as recorded)
  • India, Asia (as recorded)
  • Dublin, Ireland (as recorded)
  • Sumatra, Indonesia (as recorded)
  • India, Asia (as recorded)
  • Jigni State, India (as recorded)
  • Martinique, the W. Indies (as recorded)
  • Palitana State, India (as recorded)
  • Australia, Australia (as recorded)
  • Azores, North Atlantic Ocean (as recorded)
  • Mangal State, India (as recorded)
  • Rampur State, India (as recorded)
  • Sarila State, India (as recorded)
  • Kalsia State, India (as recorded)
  • Mansa State, India (as recorded)
  • Rhio, Singapore (as recorded)
  • Darkoti State, India (as recorded)
  • Iran, Asia (as recorded)
  • Seringapatam, India (as recorded)
  • Scotland, United Kingdom (as recorded)
  • Partabgarh State, India (as recorded)
  • Wao State, India (as recorded)
  • Nepal, Asia (as recorded)
  • Alexandria, Egypt (as recorded)
  • Carnatic Region, India (as recorded)
  • Persian Gulf, Asia (as recorded)
  • Khandpara State, India (as recorded)
  • Tanjore, Madras (as recorded)
  • Boston, Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • Dhrol State, India (as recorded)
  • Mayurbhanj, Orissa (as recorded)
  • Benares, India (as recorded)
  • Chhota Udepur State, India (as recorded)
  • Gwalior State, India (as recorded)
  • Samthar State, India (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)
  • Dublin, Ireland (as recorded)
  • Pondicherry, India (as recorded)
  • Bijawar State, India (as recorded)
  • Tripura State, India (as recorded)
  • Torgal State, India (as recorded)
  • Travancore State, India (as recorded)
  • Belfast, Antrim (as recorded)
  • Yorktown (Va.) (as recorded)
  • Daylesford, Worcestershire (as recorded)
  • Deodar State, India (as recorded)
  • Banswara State, India (as recorded)
  • Jhalawar State, India (as recorded)
  • Pahra, Bundelkhand, Central India (as recorded)
  • Switzerland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Beri State, India (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Cape of Good Hope, South Africa (as recorded)
  • Oudh, India (as recorded)
  • Kharsawan State, India (as recorded)
  • Baria State, India (as recorded)
  • Maler Kotla State, India (as recorded)
  • Mysore State, India (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Aden, Yemen (as recorded)
  • Jetpur State, India (as recorded)
  • Wisbeach, Cambridgeshire (as recorded)
  • Jaipur State, India (as recorded)
  • Jawhar State, India (as recorded)
  • Kalat State, Pakistan (as recorded)
  • Narsinghpur State, India (as recorded)
  • India, Asia (as recorded)
  • Las Bela State, Kalat (as recorded)
  • Fort Ninety-six (S.C.) (as recorded)
  • Cape of Good Hope, South Africa (as recorded)
  • Ichalkaranji, Kolhapur State (as recorded)
  • Chamba State, India (as recorded)
  • Kagal, Kolhapur State (as recorded)
  • Zanzibar, Africa (as recorded)
  • Charleston, South Carolina (as recorded)
  • Burma, Asia (as recorded)
  • Chhuikhadan State, India (as recorded)
  • Minden, Westphalia (as recorded)
  • Canada, North America (as recorded)
  • Khairpur State, India (as recorded)
  • Nabha State, India (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Netherlands, Europe (as recorded)
  • Manchester, Lancashire (as recorded)
  • Dublin, Ireland (as recorded)
  • Broad River (Jasper County and Beaufort County, S.C.) (as recorded)
  • Dublin, Ireland (as recorded)
  • Port Canning, Bengal (as recorded)
  • Chitaldroog, Mysore (as recorded)
  • Datia State, India (as recorded)
  • Tonk State, India (as recorded)
  • India, Asia (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Mauritius, Africa (as recorded)
  • Norwich, Norfolk (as recorded)
  • Cromer, Norfolk (as recorded)
  • Arcot State, India (as recorded)
  • Delhi, India (as recorded)
  • Bhutan, Asia (as recorded)
  • Faridkot State, India (as recorded)
  • Phaltan State, India (as recorded)
  • Lewes, Sussex (as recorded)
  • Karauli State, India (as recorded)
  • Mahlog State, India (as recorded)
  • Orchha State, India (as recorded)
  • Poona, India (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Chesapeake Bay, North America (as recorded)
  • Sangli State, India (as recorded)
  • New York State, U.S.A. (as recorded)
  • Keonjhar State, India (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Bangalore, India (as recorded)
  • Arcot State, India (as recorded)
  • Quibéron Bay, Morbihan (as recorded)
  • Knockbride, Cavan (as recorded)
  • Bihat State, India (as recorded)
  • Pal Lahara State, India (as recorded)
  • Seringapatam, India (as recorded)
  • Dhar State, India (as recorded)
  • Sandur State, India (as recorded)
  • Oudh, India (as recorded)
  • Central Asia, Asia (as recorded)
  • Gaurihar State, India (as recorded)
  • Cachar, Assam (as recorded)
  • Jaso State, India (as recorded)
  • Idar State, India (as recorded)
  • Pegu, Burma (as recorded)
  • India (as recorded)
  • Cambay State, India (as recorded)
  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India (as recorded)
  • Zierenburg, Germany (as recorded)
  • Lee, Kent (as recorded)
  • Baoni State, India (as recorded)
  • Panna State, India (as recorded)
  • Nandgaon State, India (as recorded)
  • West Indies, America (as recorded)
  • Corsica, France (as recorded)
  • Carnatic Region, India (as recorded)
  • Alwar State, India (as recorded)
  • Hyderabad State, India (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Aundh State, India (as recorded)
  • County Wicklow, Ireland (as recorded)
  • Mysore State, India (as recorded)
  • Balasinor State, India (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Bansda State, India (as recorded)
  • Assaye, India (as recorded)
  • Amiens, France (as recorded)
  • Sirohi State, Rajputana (as recorded)
  • India, Asia (as recorded)
  • Cheshire, England (as recorded)
  • Assam, India (as recorded)
  • Kanker State, India (as recorded)
  • Kedah, Malaysia (as recorded)
  • Kishengarh State, India (as recorded)
  • Nadia District, Bengal (as recorded)
  • Suket State, India (as recorded)
  • Sonepur State, India (as recorded)
  • Kankrej, Western India (as recorded)
  • Morvi State, India (as recorded)
  • Arcot State, India (as recorded)
  • Yorktown (Va.) (as recorded)
  • Downpatrick, Down (as recorded)
  • Deccan, India (as recorded)
  • Dublin, Ireland (as recorded)
  • Maynooth, Kildare (as recorded)
  • Wales, United Kingdom (as recorded)
  • Switzerland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Surgana State, India (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Netherlands, Europe (as recorded)
  • Windsor, Berkshire (as recorded)
  • Alirajpur State, India (as recorded)
  • Poland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Scotland, United Kingdom (as recorded)
  • Lucknow, India (as recorded)
  • Bharatpur State, India (as recorded)
  • Rajpipla State, India (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Yorktown, Virginia (as recorded)
  • Jath State, India (as recorded)
  • Auerstädt, Saxony (as recorded)
  • Cochin State, India (as recorded)
  • Kurwai State, India (as recorded)
  • Châtillon-sur-Seine, France (as recorded)
  • India, Asia (as recorded)
  • Balrampur, United Provinces (as recorded)
  • Coorg, South India (as recorded)
  • Bhaisaunda State, India (as recorded)
  • Calicut, Madras (as recorded)
  • Dholpur State, India (as recorded)
  • Nagod State, India (as recorded)
  • Shoreham, Sussex (as recorded)
  • Kurnool, Madras (as recorded)
  • India, Asia (as recorded)
  • Buckingham, Buckinghamshire (as recorded)
  • Egypt, Africa (as recorded)
  • Danta State, India (as recorded)
  • Nawanagar State, India (as recorded)
  • Dublin, Ireland (as recorded)
  • Killiney Bay, Dublin (as recorded)
  • Sachin State, Bombay (as recorded)
  • Sarangarh State, Central India (as recorded)
  • Nagpur, Central Provinces (as recorded)
  • Colaba, Bombay (as recorded)
  • Bengal, India (as recorded)
  • Wilcott, Great Ness (as recorded)
  • Bhajji State, India (as recorded)
  • Savanur State, India (as recorded)
  • Kurundwad State, India (as recorded)
  • Narsingarh State, India (as recorded)
  • Himmat Bahadur, Kolhapur State (as recorded)
  • Mandi State, India (as recorded)
  • Bhavnagar State, India (as recorded)
  • Khairagarh State, India (as recorded)
  • United States, North America (as recorded)
  • Dhurwai State, India (as recorded)
  • Perak, Malaysia (as recorded)
  • Udaipur State, India (as recorded)
  • Cutch State, India (as recorded)
  • Hyderabad State, India (as recorded)
  • Belle Ile, France (as recorded)
  • Dublin, Ireland (as recorded)
  • Red Sea, Asia (as recorded)
  • Purnea, Bihar (as recorded)
  • Etawah, United Provinces (as recorded)
  • Bantry Bay, Ireland (as recorded)
  • Kulu, Punjab (as recorded)
  • Kingham, Oxfordshire (as recorded)
  • Sikkim, Asia (as recorded)
  • Nalagarh State, India (as recorded)
  • Rhode Island, North America (as recorded)
  • Cork, Ireland (as recorded)
  • Oudh, India (as recorded)
  • Fort Ninety-six (S.C.) (as recorded)
  • Patna, India (as recorded)
  • Derbyshire, England (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Netherlands, Europe (as recorded)
  • Mauritius, Indian Ocean (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • Patiala State, India (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Laswari, India (as recorded)
  • Kotah State, India (as recorded)
  • Mudhol State, India (as recorded)
  • Italy, Europe (as recorded)
  • Virginia, U.S.A. (as recorded)
  • Jaisalmer State, India (as recorded)
  • Darbhanga, Bihar (as recorded)
  • Jodhpur State, India (as recorded)
  • Wankaner State, India (as recorded)
  • Dhami State, India (as recorded)
  • Bikaner State, India (as recorded)
  • Vijayadurg (or Gheria), Bombay (as recorded)
  • Caithness-shire, Scotland (as recorded)
  • Dewas State, India (as recorded)
  • Zuyder Zee, Holland (as recorded)
  • Porbandar State, India (as recorded)
  • Jhabua State, India (as recorded)
  • Ionian Islands, Greece (as recorded)
  • Yorkshire, England (as recorded)
  • Pensacola, Florida (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Sri Lanka, Asia (as recorded)
  • Rajkot State, India (as recorded)
  • Dhrangadhra State, India (as recorded)
  • Lille, France (as recorded)
  • Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (as recorded)
  • Rairakhol State, India (as recorded)
  • Connaught, Province of, Ireland (as recorded)
  • Loharu State, India (as recorded)
  • Pathari State, India (as recorded)
  • Satara, Bombay (as recorded)
  • Lancashire, England (as recorded)
  • Kangra District, Punjab (as recorded)
  • Madras, India (as recorded)
  • India, Asia (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • India, Asia (as recorded)
  • Dujana State, India (as recorded)
  • Jamkhandi State, India (as recorded)
  • Lunawada State, India (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Killala, Ireland (as recorded)
  • Charkhari State, India (as recorded)
  • Dominica, the W. Indies (as recorded)
  • Gondal State, India (as recorded)
  • Muhammadgarh State, India (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • St Lucia, the Carribean (as recorded)
  • Johore, Malaysia (as recorded)
  • Bombay, India (as recorded)
  • Broad River (Jasper County and Beaufort County, S.C.) (as recorded)
  • Kumharsain State, India (as recorded)
  • Bilaspur State, India (as recorded)
  • Makrai State, India (as recorded)
  • Calcutta, India (as recorded)
  • Saraikela State, Chota Nagpur, Bihar (as recorded)
  • Gawilgarh, India (as recorded)
  • Sitamau State, India (as recorded)
  • Jashpur State, India (as recorded)
  • Plymouth, Devon (as recorded)
  • Wadhwan State, India (as recorded)