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Johnstone, George (1730–1787), naval officer, colonial governor, and politician

Robin F. A. Fabel

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/14960

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Johnstone, George (1730–1787), naval officer, colonial governor, and politician, was born in Dumfriesshire, the fourth of the seven sons of Sir James Johnstone of Westerhall, third baronet (1697–1772), and his wife, Barbara Murray (d. 1773), daughter of the fourth Lord Elibank. Choosing a career in the ...

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Subjects: Military History ; Naval Forces and Warfare ; UK Politics ; US Politics ; US Colonial and Revolutionary History ; Colonialism and Imperialism

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