Sir Robert Brownrigg

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Brownrigg, Sir Robert, Bart., General, was born in Ireland about 1759. He was appointed Military Secretary to the Duke of York in 1795, and accompanied him to Holland in 1799; in July 1809 he was Quartermaster-General in the expedition to the Schelt. In 1813 he was appointed Governor of Ceylon, and held the position until 1820. In 1815 he conquered the kingdom of Candy, in the interior of the island, and annexed it to the British crown. Sir Robert Brownrigg was created a baronet in 1816, and attained the full rank of General in 1819. He died near Monmouth, 27th April 1833, aged 74.

Sources

7. Annual Register. London, 1756-1877.

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