Eyre Massey

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Massey, Eyre, Lord Clarina, was born in Ireland, 24th May 1719. He entered the army at an early age, and was wounded at Culloden in 1745. At the head of the storming party that took Moro Castle, Havannah, he was again wounded, as also at the capture of Martinique. He fought under Wolfe at Quebec, and captured Fort Oswegachie, in August 1760. During the American Revolutionary War he was a Brigadier-General in command at Halifax. He was Colonel of the 27th Regiment, Governor of Limerick, and of Kilmainham Hospital, and was created an Irish peer, 27th December 1800. He died at Bath, 17th May 1804, aged 84, being one of the last survivors of those who served under Wolfe.

Sources

37a. Biographical Dictionary—American Biography: Francis S. Drake. Boston, 1876.

54. Burke, Sir Bernard: Peerage and Baronetage.

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