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Encyclopedia > Sir Henry Clinton
  • General Sir Henry Clinton (American War of Independence) (1732–1795)
  • Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton (Napoleonic Wars) K.B. (1771–1829)

  • Son and brother General Sir William Henry Clinton (1769–1846)
  • Father and grandfather Admiral George Clinton (royal governor) (1686-1761)

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Henry Clinton (745 words)
Sir Henry Clinton, British general, born in 1738; died in Gibraltar, Spain, 23 December, 1795 and was the son of George Clinton colonial governor of New York.
George Clinton was the youngest son of Francis, sixth Earl of Lincoln, and appointed commodore and governor of Newfoundland in 1732.
Clinton was succeeded, in October, 1753, by Sir Osborne, and afterward became governor of Greenwith hospital.
Sir Henry Clinton Collection (1033 words)
His father, Admiral George Clinton, was the younger brother of the Earl of Lincoln and served as the Governor of New York from 1741 to 1751.
Following the Seven Years War, Clinton received the patronage of two Dukes; he was appointed groom of the bedchamber to the Duke of Gloucester, the King’s brother, and attended the Duke of Newcastle, who ensured Clinton’s election to Parliament.
Clinton devoted the last twelve years of his life to compiling his complete memoirs of the American Rebellion in attempt to vindicate himself at the expense of the British military and government.
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