Furnis, James

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British army officer, James Furnis, was the commissary of stores and paymaster to the Royal Artillery, stationed at Albany in 1755. He became comptroller of ordnance in North America in 1756, with headquarters at New York City, a post he held until at least 1763. During the French and Indian War, the British Board of Ordnance was charged with managing and replacing military stores throughout the colonies. In 1757, Furnis inspected Forts Edward and William Henry, near Lake George, and while there, witnessed the French capture of Fort William Henry.

From the guide to the James Furnis letter book, Furnis, James, letter book, 1755-1759, 1755-1758, (William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan)

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creatorOf James Furnis letter book, Furnis, James, letter book, 1755-1759, 1755-1758 William L. Clements Library
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associatedWith Abercrombie, James, 1707-1775 person
associatedWith Braddock, Edward, 1695? -1755 person
associatedWith Ewing, John, 1732-1802 person
associatedWith Great Britain. Board of Ordnance. corporateBody
associatedWith Loudoun, John Campbell, Earl of, 1705-1782 person
associatedWith Loxley, Benjamin, 1720-1801 person
associatedWith Montcalm de Saint-Véran, Louis-Joseph, marquis de, 1712-1759 person
associatedWith Montrésor, John, 1736-1799 person
associatedWith Ord, Thomas. person
associatedWith Orme, Robert, d. 1781 person
associatedWith Webb, Daniel, ca. 1700-1773 person
associatedWith Williamson, Adam, Sir, 1736-1798 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Lake George (N.Y.)
Albany (N.Y.)
Oswego (N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.)
Fort Cumberland (Cumberland, Md.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Fort Edward (N.Y.)
Fort Duquesne (Pa.)
Boston (Mass.)
Braddock's campaign, 1755


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