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Prevost, Sir George, first baronet (1767–1816), soldier and governor-in-chief of British North America, was born on 19 May 1767 in New Jersey, America, the eldest son of the five children born to Augustin Prévost, a French-speaking Swiss protestant who served in the British army in ...


Smith, John (bap. 1580, d. 1631), soldier and colonial governor, was baptized on 9 January 1580 at Willoughby by Alford in Lincolnshire, the son of George Smith (d. 1596), whose family was from Lancashire, and Alice Rickard, from a Yorkshire family. A yeoman, ...


John Smith (bap. 1580, d. 1631) by Simon de Passe, 1616 © National Portrait Gallery, London