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Elley, Sir John (d. 1839), army officer

Henry Manners Chichester and Roger Stearn

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/8648
Elley, Sir John (d. 1839), army officer


Elley, Sir John (d. 1839), army officer, was, according to one statement, a native of Leeds, articled to a London solicitor, who enlisted in the Royal Horse Guards-then better known as the Oxford Blues-for his future advancement in which his father found the means. Another, seemingly better authenticated statement, given ...

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