1-7 of 7 Results  for:

  • Armed forces and intelligence services x
  • army officer (British army) x
  • politicians in American or USA x
Clear all

Article

Brattle, William (1706–1776), colonial politician and army officer in America, was born on 18 April 1706 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the only surviving son of Congregational minister William Brattle (1662–1717) [see under Brattle, Thomas], of that town, and Elizabeth Hayman (1676–1715). His parents were both natives of ...

Article

Evans, John (c. 1678–c. 1743), army officer and politician in America, was the son of Thomas, a Welsh sailor and old friend of William Penn, proprietor of Pennsylvania. Penn described Evans as having 'more of the rake in his character than of anything else...

Image

Sir William Gooch, first baronet (1681–1751) by unknown artist, c. 1725 photograph by courtesy Sotheby's Picture Library, London

Article

Gooch, Sir William, first baronet (1681–1751), army officer and politician in America, was born on 21 October 1681 in Yarmouth, the son of Thomas Gooch (d. 1688), alderman of Yarmouth, and Frances (d. 1696), daughter of Thomas Lone of Worlington, Suffolk...

Article

Lancey, Oliver De (c. 1749–1822), army officer and politician in America, was born in New York, the son of General Oliver De Lancey (1718–1785), an army officer who fought against the revolutionaries during the American War of Independence, and Phila Franks, daughter of ...

Article

Moore, James, junior (1675x80–1724), army officer and politician in America, was born in South Carolina, the son of James Moore (c.1650–1706), governor of South Carolina, and his wife, Margaret Berringer. He began his political career as a soldier instead of a politician. He served in the ...

Article

Skinner, Cortlandt (1727–1799), politician and army officer in America, was born on 16 December 1727 at Perth Amboy, Middlesex county, New Jersey; he was the eldest son of the Revd William Skinner (1687–1758), Scottish-born clergyman in the Church of England, and Elizabeth Van Cortlandt (1694–1763)...