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Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond and Lennox

Charles Lennox Richmond and Lennox, 4th Duke of, soldier, administrator, governor-in-chief of British N America 1818-19 (b in Eng 9 Sept 1764; d near Richmond, UC 28 Aug 1819).

Richmond and Lennox, Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of

Charles Lennox Richmond and Lennox, 4th Duke of, soldier, administrator, governor-in-chief of British N America 1818-19 (b in Eng 9 Sept 1764; d near Richmond, UC 28 Aug 1819). After an undistinguished career in the British army, he sat as an MP in the British House of Commons 1790-1806 until he inherited the dukedom of Richmond. After serving as lord lieutenant of Ireland 1807-13, he was appointed governor-in-chief of British N America in 1818. The year after his arrival in Canada, Richmond set out on a tour of the area's internal communications and defences. Bitten by his pet fox, he developed rabies and died suddenly.

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