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Beckwith, John Charles (1789–1862), army officer and missionary  

H. M. Stephens

revised by James Lunt

Beckwith, John Charles (1789–1862), army officer and missionary, was born at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 2 October 1789. He was the grandson of Major-General John Beckwith, and nephew of the generals Sir George and Sir Thomas Sydney Beckwith. His father, like his four brothers, had held a commission in the ...