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date: 24 February 2021

Simcoe, John Graveslocked

(1752–1806)
  • J. A. Houlding

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Simcoe, John Graves (1752–1806), army officer and colonial governor, was born on 25 February 1752 at Cotterstock, Northamptonshire, the third son (and only child to reach adulthood) of Captain John Simcoe (1710–1759), a naval officer of middle-class family who had obtained a grant of arms in 1747, and his wife, ...

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