Clarke, Alured, Sir, 1744 or 1745-1832

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Birth 1744-11-24
Death 1832-09-16

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Sir Alured Clarke, British army officer and colonial governor.

From the description of Sir Alured Clarke manuscript material : 1 item, 1819 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 608094147

From the guide to the Sir Alured Clarke manuscript material : 1 item, 1819, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

English field-marshal.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to an unidentified recipient, 1795 Apr. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270858816

1759 ensign in the 50th foot, served in Germany; 1760 lieutenant; 1763 captain in the 52nd foot; 1767 transferred to 5th foot; 1771 major in the 54th foot; 1775 lieutenant-colonel; 1776-1783 served in American Revolutionary War; 1777 exchanged to command of 7th Royal Fusiliers; 1780-1782 commanded British forces in Georgia; 1782 brigadier; 1784-1790 governor-general of Jamaica; 1790 major-general; 1791 colonel of the 1st battalion 60th foot regiment; 1791-1795 lieutenant-governor of Lower Canada; 1794 transferred to 68th foot, then 5th foot; 1795 served in Cape of Good Hope; 1797 lieutenant-general, knighthood, commander-in-chief in Madras, then Bengal; 1797-1801 commander-in-chief in India; 1798 acting governor-general of Bengal; 1801 colonel of the 7th fusiliers; 1802 general; 1830 field marshal

Epithet: army officer and colonial governor

Title: Knight

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000411.0x00019a

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