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DALHOUSIE, GEORGE RAMSAY, NINTH EARL OF (1770–1838)

General : son of the eighth Earl : born in 1770, entered the Army in the Dragoon Guards in 1789, was in several regiments : became Maj-General in 1805, Lt-General, 1813 : G.C.B. : General, 1830 : served at Martinique, 1792 : in the Irish rebellion of 1798 : in Holland, Egypt, the Peninsula and France : created Baron Dalhousie in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in Aug. 1815 : Lt-Governor of Nova Scotia, 1816 : Captain-General and Governor of Canada, Nova Scotia, etc., 1819–28 : and commanded the forces from 1819 : was C. in C. in the East Indies, 1829–32 : father of the first Marquis of Dalhousie (q.v.) : died March 21, 1838.