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Cockburn, George, Sir, 1763-1847


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    • Cockburn, Lt. Gen. (George), 1763-1847
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1763
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1847-08-18
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Great Britain. Army
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Dublin (Ireland)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Bray (Ireland)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Great Britain
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Ireland
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Bray (Ireland)
    • Gender

        male
    • Associated Language

        eng
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    • found: His A dissertation on the state of the British finances ... 1843:t.p. (General Sir George Cockburn, G.C.H., dep.-lieut. co. Dublin, magistrate for the counties of Dublin and Wicklow, Ireland)
    • found: MdU/G-K files(hdg.: Cockburn, Sir George, 1763-1847; usage: Lt. Gen. Cockburn)
    • found: Oxford DNB online, 5 Oct. 2015(Sir George Cockburn, army officer and writer; born 1763 in Dublin; he was commissioned ensign in the 1st, afterwards the Grenadier Guards, on 9 May 1781; he published two illustrated volumes called "A voyage to Cadiz and Gibraltar, up the Mediterranean to Sicily and Malta in 1810 and 1811, including a description of Sicily and the Lipari Islands, and an excursion in Portugal"; he settled down at Shanganah Castle, near Bray, co. Wicklow, which he had purchased, and began to devote himself to politics; in 1843 he published a pamphlet "A dissertation on the state of the British finances"; in 1846 he issued another, in which he examined such historical puzzles as Hannibal's passage over the Alps, and the authorship of the Letters of Junius, which he ascribed, on the testimony of Dr Parr, to Charles Lloyd; in 1821 Cockburn was promoted general; when he died at Shanganah Castle on 18 August 1847, he was fourth general in seniority in the British army)
    • found: The Peerage.com website, 5 Oct. 2015(General Sir George Cockburn was born in 1763 at Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland. He died on 18 August 1847 at Shanganah Castle, Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland. He gained the rank of Ensign on 9 May 1781 in the service of the 1st Regiment. He gained the rank of Captain-Lieutenant in 1784 in the service of the 105th Regiment. He gained the rank of Captain in March 1790 in the service of the 5th (Royal Irish) Light Dragoons. He gained the rank of Lieuetenant-Colonel in December 1793 in the service of the 92nd Regiment. He gained the rank of Major-General in 1803. He gained the rank of Lieutenant-General in November 1810. He was invested as a Knight Commander, Hanoverian Order (K.C.H.) in 1821. He gained the rank of General in 1821. He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross, Hanoverian Order (G.C.H.) in 1837)
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    • 1989-11-09: new
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