FitzGibbon, James


FitzGibbon, James
(1780-1863)
   Born in Ireland. Joined the Tarbert Fencibles, 1798; served in Holland the following year, and in 1801 present at the battle of Copenhagen. The same year came to Canada with the 49th Regiment, and served under Brock with distinction in the War of 1812. In command of the British at Beaver Dam. In 1822 appointed assistant adjutant-general; and in 1827 clerk of the House of Assembly. Commissioned as colonel of the second West York Regiment 1831, and took an active part in the suppression of the Rebellion of 1837. Returned to England, where in 1850 made a military knight of Windsor.
   Index: Bk Describes gallant conduct of Savery Brock at Egmont-op-Zee, 18-20; his reminiscences of Brock, 66-67. Sy Made clerk of Legislative Council, 334. Mc Defeats rebels at Montgomery's farm, 379.
   Bib.: FitzGibbon, A Veteran of 1812; Lucas, Canadian War of 1812; Dent, Upper Canadian Rebellion; Read, Rebellion of 1837; Lizars, Humours of '37; Morgan, Cel. Can.

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