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General George Warde (24 November 1725 – 11 March 1803) was a British Army officer. The second son of Colonel John Warde of Squerryes Court in Westerham, he was a close childhood friend of James Wolfe, the Conqueror of Quebec. He became a colonel in the Royal Horse Guards.[1] (2 April 1778 Colonel of the 1st Regiment of Horse). In 1773 he became colonel of the 14th Dragoons,[1] then in 1791 was appointed Commander-in-Chief, Ireland,[1] a post which earned him the rank of general in 1796.[1] He was instrumental in repulsing two French invasions of Ireland in 1796 and 1798.

George Warde
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General George Warde
Born24 November 1725
Died11 March 1803 (1803-03-12) (aged 77)
Buried
Allegiance Kingdom of Great Britain
Service/branchBritish Army
RankGeneral
Commands heldIreland

He married Charlotte Madan, daughter of Spencer Madan (1729–1813) and Charlotte née Cornwallis (died 1794); their son Charles Warde was a captain in the Royal Navy .[2]

Having retired to Clyne Castle overlooking Swansea Bay in 1799,[3] he died in 1803 and is buried at St Mary Abchurch in London.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Visitation of England and Wales Notes, 1903 By Joseph J. Howard, Page 81
  2. ^ O'Byrne, William Richard (1849). "Warde, Charles" . A Naval Biographical Dictionary. John Murray – via Wikisource.
  3. ^ Clyne Castle
Military offices
Preceded by
Daniel Webb
Colonel of the 14th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons
1773–1778
Succeeded by
Robert Sloper
Preceded by
James Johnston
Colonel of the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards
1778–1803
Succeeded by
Miles Staveley
Preceded by
William Pitt
Commander-in-Chief of Ireland
1791–1793
Succeeded by
The Lord Rossmore