Guy Charleton

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General The Right Honourable
Lord Dorchester

KB
Governor of the Province of Quebec
In office
1768–1778
Monarch George III
Preceded by James Murray
Succeeded by Sir Frederick Haldimand
Governor General of The Canadas
In office
1786–1796
Monarch George III
Preceded by Sir Frederick Haldimand
Succeeded by Robert Prescott
Personal details
Born 3 September 1724(1724-09-03)
Strabane, County Tyrone, Ireland
Died November 10, 1808(1808-11-10) (aged 84)
Maidenhead, Berkshire, England
Military service
Allegiance  Kingdom of Great Britain
Service/branch British Army
Years of service 1742 – 1796
Rank Major-General
Commands America
Quebec
The Canadas
Battles/wars War of the Austrian Succession
Seven Years' War
American War of Independence
Awards KB

Sir Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester (1724-1808) was a British soldier who served as Governor of Canada. Colonel Carleton was a part of James Wolfe's attack on Quebec City during the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. General Carleton repelled the American attack on Quebec in 1775. He served as governor of Canada twice, 1768-1778 and 1785-1795.[1]

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Further reading[change | edit source]

  • Reynolds, Paul R., Guy Carleton, A Biography, 1980, ISBN 0-7715-9300-7
  • Billias, George Athan,Editor, George Washington's Opponents, William Marrow and Company, Inc., New York, 1969, 103–135.
  • Nelson, Paul David. General Sir Guy Carleton, Lord Dorchester: Soldier-Statesman of Early British Canada. Associated University Presses, 2000.
  • Wrong, George M. Canada and the American Revolution. New York, 1968.

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Preceded by
James Murray
Governor of the Province of Quebec
1768–1778
Succeeded by
Sir Frederick Haldimand
Preceded by
none
Governor-General of The Canadas
1786–1796
Succeeded by
Robert Prescott
Military offices


Preceded by
Sir Henry Clinton
Commander-in-Chief, North America
1782–1783
Succeeded by
John Campbell, of Strachur
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
New Creation
Baron Dorchester
1786–1808
Succeeded by
Arthur Carleton