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Lord Dorchester

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Governor of the Province of Quebec
In office
1768–1778
Monarch George III
Preceded by James Murray
Succeeded by Sir Frederick Haldimand
Governor General of The Canadas
In office
1786–1796
Monarch George III
Preceded by Sir Frederick Haldimand
Succeeded by Robert Prescott
Personal details
Born (1724-09-03)3 September 1724
Strabane, County Tyrone, Ireland
Died November 10, 1808(1808-11-10) (aged 84)
Maidenhead, Berkshire, England
Awards KB
Military service
Allegiance  Kingdom of Great Britain
Branch/service British Army
Years of service 1742 – 1796
Rank Major-General
Commands America
Quebec
The Canadas
Battles/wars War of the Austrian Succession
Seven Years' War
American War of Independence

Sir Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester (1724-1808) was a British soldier who served as Governor of Canada. Colonel Carleton was a part of James Wolfe's attack on Quebec City during the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. General Carleton repelled the American attack on Quebec in 1775. He served as governor of Canada twice, 1768-1778 and 1785-1795.


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