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Brownrigg, Sir Robert, first baronet (1759–1833), army officer and colonial governor

Geoffrey S. Powell

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/3718

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Brownrigg, Sir Robert, first baronet (1759–1833), army officer and colonial governor, was born at Rockingham, co. Wicklow, Ireland, the second of the four sons of Henry Brownrigg (d. 1793) and his wife, Mary Alcock (d. 1819). Gazetted as ensign in 1775, his progress in the army was at first slow, his family lacking both wealth and influence. However, on 8 April 1789 ...

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

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