Robert Prescott
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Robert Prescott

Robert Prescott

General Robert Prescott (Lancashire c. 1726 – 21 December 1815 Rose Green West Sussex) was a British soldier and colonial administrator. He enlisted in the British Army in 1745 and served during the Seven Years' War. He was at the siege of Louisburg and became an aide-de-camp to General Jeffery Amherst in 1759 participating in the capture of Montreal.

Prescott then served in the West Indies and became Governor of Martinique in 1794. In 1796 he became governor-in-chief of British North America and commander of British forces. He remained in the position until 1807 but spent much of his time outside of Canada. He was unable to resolve growing demands among French-Canadians and was recalled in 1799.

Legacy

Prescott, Ontario and Prescott County are named in his honour.

See also

External links

  • "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
  • Robert Prescott

"Robert Prescott". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979-2016.

Government offices
Preceded by
The Lord Dorchester
Governor-General of The Canadas
1796–1799
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Milnes

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