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Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester

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Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester  (3 September 1724 – 10 November 1808), known between 1776 and 1786 as Sir Guy Carleton, was an Anglo-Irish soldier and administrator.  He twice served as Governor of the Province of Quebec, from 1768 to 1778, concurrently serving as Governor General of British North America in that time, and again from 1785 to 1795. The title Baron Dorchester was created on 21 August 1786.
He commanded British troops in the American War of Independence, first leading the defence of Quebec during the 1775 rebel invasion and the 1776 counteroffensive that drove the rebels from the province. In 1782 and 1783 he led as the commander-in-chief of all British forces in North America. In this capacity he was notable for carrying out the Crown's promise of freedom to slaves who joined the British, and he oversaw the evacuation of British forces, Loyalists and more than 3,000 freedmen from New York City in 1783 to transport them to a British colony. Toward this end, Carleton assigned Samuel Birch to create the Book of Negroes.
The military and political career of his younger brother, Thomas Carleton, was interwoven with his own, and Thomas served under him in the Canadas.

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Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester

Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester

Former Governor General of the Province of Quebec

Carleton University

Carleton University

Public university in Ottawa, Ontario

  • Desc: Carleton University is a public comprehensive university in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Founded in 1942 as Carleton College, a private, non-denominational evening college to serve veterans returning from World War II, it was chartered as a university by the provincial government in 1952 through The Carleton University Act.
  • URL: http://www.carleton.ca/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carleton_University
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Village in New Brunswick, Canada

Dorchester Bridge

Dorchester Bridge

Bridge in Quebec City, Quebec

  • Desc: The Dorchester Bridge is a bridge in Quebec City which was built by Asa Porter and opened on 24 September 1789. The bridge was named after Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester and was the first permanent bridge in Quebec City.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorchester_Bridge_(Quebec)
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Christopher Carleton

Military personnel

  • Desc: Christopher Carleton was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, into a military family. Christopher's parents died at sea when he was only four years old and his uncles Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, the future Governor General of Canada and Commander-in-Chief, North America, along with Sir Thomas Carleton, the 1st Governor of New Brunswick, saw to his education and upbringing.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Carleton
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John Campbell, of Strachur


  • Desc: General John Campbell, 17th Chief of MacArthur Campbells of Strachur was a Scottish soldier and nobleman, who commanded the British forces at the Siege of Pensacola, and succeeded Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester as Commander-in-Chief in North America in 1783 following the end of the American War of Independence.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Campbell,_of_Strachur
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Elizabeth Howard, Countess of Effingham

Thomas Howard, 3rd Earl of Effingham's mother

  • Desc: Elizabeth Howard, Countess of Effingham, formerly Elizabeth Beckford, was the wife of Thomas Howard, 2nd Earl of Effingham, and the mother of both Thomas Howard, 3rd Earl of Effingham, and Richard Howard, 4th Earl of Effingham.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Howard,_Countess_of_Effingham
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