Barré, Isaac


Barré, Isaac
(1726-1802)
   Born in Ireland. Served under Wolfe against Rochefort in 1757, and at Quebec in 1759, being at Wolfe's side when he fell. Entered Parliament, 1761, and a member until 1790. In 1763-1764 adjutant-general and governor of Stirling; in 1764-1768, vice-treasurer of Ireland and a privy councillor; in 1782, treasurer of the navy.
   Index: Dr On Quebec Act, 67.
   Bib.: Dict. Nat. Biog.

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