Warren, Sir Peter

Sir Peter Warren, naval officer (b c 1703; d at Dublin, Ire 29 July 1752). He commanded the Royal Navy at the 1745 siege of LOUISBOURG, where he was made governor. Warren recommended the deportation of Acadians and the fortification of Chebucto (Halifax) as early as 1739. While serving under Admiral Anson in 1747, his squadron defeated the French off Cape Ortegal. From the declining Catholic gentry of Ireland, he married into a prominent New York mercantile family and made a great fortune from war, part of which he invested in New England, New York and S Carolina, before buying land and lending money in Ireland and England. He was MP for Westminster 1747-52.