; born in Dublin, Ireland
, in 1726.
, his father being a small tradesman in Dublin
Isaac entered the British
army at the age of twenty-one, and participated in the expedition against Louisburg
was his friend, and appointed him major of brigade; and in May, 1759, he was made adjutant-general of Wolfe
's army that assailed Quebec
He was severely wounded in the battle on the Plains of Abraham
, by which he lost the sight of one eye. Barre
served under Amherst
in 1760; and was the official bearer of the news of the surrender of Montreal
In 1761 he was promoted to lieutenant-colonel, and the same year he obtained a seat in Parliament, where he found himself in opposition to the ministry.
For this offence he was deprived of his offices, given him as a reward for his services in America
He was the warm friend of the colonies, and made able speeches in Parliament in their favor.
was one of the supposed authors of the Letters of Junius
Strong in person, vigorous in mind, independent in thought and action, he was a dreaded opponent.
During the last twenty years of his life he was blind.
He died in London
, July 20, 1802.