Murray, Sir George


Murray, Sir George
(1772-1846)
   Born in Scotland. Educated at Edinburgh University, and entered the army, 1789. Served in Flanders, 1794; in the West Indies, 1795-1796; in Egypt, 1801; in the Baltic expedition, and in Portugal, 1808; quartermaster-general in the Peninsular War, and for his services promoted major-general, and made K.C.B., 1813. In 1814 appointed governor of Canada. Entered Parliament, 1823; commander-in-chief in Ireland, 1825-1828; colonial secretary, 1828-1830.
   Index: Sy Colonial secretary, 16. Bk Disapproves employment of German troops, 136.
   Bib.: Dict. Nat. Biog.

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