Murray, James, 1721-1794

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James Murray, distinguished general and governor of Quebec, was born in Scotland. He was commissioned to British army about 1740 and served in several expeditions in the West Indies, Flanders and Brittany. Murray played a vital part in the conquest of Canada, serving as commander of the operations against Montreal which led to the final French surrrender. He was appointed governor of Quebec from 1760-1766. He also served as governor of Minorca from 1774 to 1782. He was made a full general in 1783.

From the description of Financial accounting, British conquest Quebec: Letter, 1789 Mar. 25. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122381258

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creatorOf Collins, John, d. 1795. A survey of Lake Champlain including Crown Point and St. Iohn's on which is fixed the line of forty five degrees north lattit. terminating the boundarys betwe[e]n the provinces of Quebec and New York agre[e]able to his Majesty's proclamation done by order and instruction of the Honourable James Murray, esqr., Governor of the Province of Quebec and the Honourable His Majestys Council by Iohn Collins, depy. surv. genl., May 21th 1765. Charles Blaskowitz, draughtsman. Library of Congress
creatorOf Rogers, Robert, 1731-1795. Robert Rogers papers, 1760-1843. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Murray, James, 1721-1794. Financial accounting, British conquest Quebec: Letter, 1789 Mar. 25. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume II, miscellany, 1755-1831. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Gage, Thomas, 1721-1787. Thomas Gage papers, 1754-1807, bulk 1759-1775. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Jeffery Amherst papers, Amherst, Jeffery papers, 1758-1764 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Sackville, George Germain, Viscount, 1716-1785. George Sackville Germain papers, 1683-1785. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Thomas Gage papers, Gage, Thomas, papers, 1754-1807, 1759-1775 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn George Sackville Germain papers, Germain, George Sackville papers, 1683-1785 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn William Inglis Morse collection of manuscripts, 1768-1841. Houghton Library
creatorOf Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797. Jeffery Amherst papers, 1758-1764. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Barrington, William Wildman Barrington, Viscount, 1717-1793. Autograph letter signed : [London], to Lt.-Gen. Murray, 1780 Nov. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Murray, James, 1721-1794. Extracts of orders issued by Generals James Wolfe, George Townshend, and James Murray during the Quebec campaign, 1759-1760. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Johnstone, Alexandre de. Letters, 1759, 1763. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872,. The Merchants and Citizens of the City & District of Montreal in behalf of themselves & of their Fellow Citizens residing in other parts of the province of Quebeck. Also the British Merchants & Traders in behalf of themselves & their fellow subjects inhabiting in the province of Quebeck. Also petition of the Merchants & others in London interested in & trading to Canada by way of Supplement to the petition of the British Merchants inhabiting Quebeck : ag[ains]t the Hon[era]ble James Murray Esquire Governor of Quebeck : manuscript, [1764] Harvard University, Houghton Library
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Birth 1721-01-21

Death 1794-06-18



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