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Sir Richard England (c.1750 - 7 Nov 1812)
 
migration: Clifford, County Clare, Ireland - Canada - Detroit, Michigan
 
SIR RICHARD ENGLAND
 
ENGLAND, Sir Richard, British soldier, born about 1750; died 7 November 1812. He was a resident of Clifford, County Clare, Ireland, served with distinction in the American campaigns from 1775 till 1781, and was at one time commandant of Detroit. He was efficient in aiding the colonization of the extreme western portion of Upper Canada.

His son, Sir Richard England, born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1793" died 19 January 1883, joined the British army, and in recognition of his services in the Crimean war was made a lieutenant general in 1855.

 
Source:
Edited Appletons Encyclopedia
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