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Ellis, Henry (1721–1806), explorer and colonial governor

Rory T. Cornish

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/8694

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Ellis, Henry (1721–1806), explorer and colonial governor, was born in Monaghan town, co. Monaghan, Ireland, the eighth but second surviving child of Francis Ellis (1683–1773), landowner, and Joan Maxwell. Descended from Sir Thomas Ellis of Wyham, England, his paternal grandfather had become an ...

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Subjects: World History ; Maps and Map-making ; History of the Americas ; African History ; US Politics ; US Colonial and Revolutionary History ; Colonialism and Imperialism

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