Stephen Adye was a British Army officer who, while serving as the Deputy Judge Advocate General of North America, wrote an important tract on courts martial in 1769. Originally published in New York and then London, Treatise on Courts-Martial, to which is Added an Essay on Military Punishments and Rewards would serve as the standard for military judicial practices in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. During the American War for Independence, Adye served as an officer under General James Pattison during the occupation of New York City.
From the guide to the Stephen Payne Adye correspondence, 1769-1783, 1769-1783, (American Philosophical Society)
Stephen Payne Adye was the Deputy Judge Advocate for the British Army in North America.
From the description of Correspondence, 1769-1783. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122488716