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Chesney, Francis Rawdon (1789–1872), army officer and explorer

Stanley Lane-Poole

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/5230

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Chesney, Francis Rawdon (1789–1872), army officer and explorer, was born on 16 March 1789 at Ballyvea, Annalong, co. Down, the eldest son of Alexander Chesney (1755–1843) and his second wife, Jane, née Wilson (b. c.1763), both Ulster protestants of Scottish descent. ...

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Subjects: World History ; Maps and Map-making ; Military History ; Land Forces and Warfare ; Asian History

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