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Despard, Edward Marcuslocked

(1751–1803)
  • Malcolm Chase

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Despard, Edward Marcus (1751–1803), army officer and revolutionary, was born into a military family in Queen's county, Ireland, on 6 March 1751; the youngest of six sons of William Despard and his wife, Jane. John Despard (1743/4–1829) was his brother. He joined the army as an ensign in 1766 and was promoted lieutenant in 1772, while stationed in ...

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Gentleman's Magazine
J. O. Baylen & N. J. Gossman, eds., , 3 vols. in 4 (1979–88)
National Archives of the United Kingdom, Public Record Office, London