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He earned distinction in British victories at the battles of Louisburg and Quebec in the Seven Years War (French and Indian War in the USA).
Following the passage of the Quebec Act in 1774, he was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Detroit, where he led the King's 8th Regiment.
His commission also authorized him to act as full Governor in case of death or absence of Governor in Chief and Captain General William Browne (a British Loyalist born in Massachusetts, USA), who left Bermuda on October 27, 1788, never to return, although he was technically still Governor of Bermuda more than a year later.
He was appointed by King George III of Britain as Lieutenant Governor of Bermuda (or Somers Isles) in America, and Commander in Chief of Forts King's Castle, Fort Hamilton, Fort Popple and Fort Paget on February 26, 1787.
She was 25 years old and the daughter of a Colonel Lee, of Banbury, Oxfordshire, England.
Yachts are berthed in the marina of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club to the right. Bermuda was only recently a free state and when the slaves arrived they were offered their freedom, which all but one family accepted.He was unique in British colonial history - the only Governor of three separate places, especially popular in the last two.In Bermuda and Dominica, the largest of the British Caribbean territories, he was very much a diplomat.From Detroit, he directed the Indians during the American Revolutionary War.He soon acquired a notorious reputation from American historians of the time as the "Hair Buyer of Detroit") for helping British financed Indians scalp rebel Americans on the frontiers.
He was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1734, as the fourth of seven children.