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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Grant, James 1720- (search)
Grant, James 1720- Military officer; born in Ballendalloch, Scotland, in 1720; was major of the Montgomery Highlanders in 1757. He was in the expedition against Fort Duquesne in 1758, and in 1760 was governor of East Florida. He led an expedition against the Cherokees in May, 1761, was acting brigadier-general in the battle of Long Island in 1776, and was made major-general in 1777. He was with Howe in New Jersey and Pennsylvania in 1777. He fought the Americans at Monmouth in 1778, and in November sailed in command of troops sent against the French in the West Indies, taking St. Lucia in December. In 1791 he was made governor of Stirling Castle, and was several years in Parliament. It is said that he was such a notorious gourmand in his later life that he required his cook to sleep in the same room with him. He died April 13, 1806.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Florida, (search)
to Major Ogilvie......1763 By proclamation, King of Great Britain divides Florida into two provinces, east and west, by the Apalachicola River; west Florida extending to the Mississippi and north from Gulf to lat. 31°......Oct. 7, 1763 Gen. James Grant appointed first English governor of east Florida......1763 Pensacola laid out as a city, with streets at right angles, making squares 400 by 200 feet......1763 Dennis Rolle, obtaining from the British government a grant of 40,000 acres in ship-building......1766 Fifteen hundred Greeks, Italians, and Minorcans, indentured to work for a company organized in England by Sir William Duncan and Dr. Andrew Turnbull, form a settlement at Mosquito called New Smyrna......1767 Gen. James Grant, returning to England, is succeeded by Lieut.-Gov. John Moultrie......1771 Col. Patrick Tonyn, sent from England to assume the governorship of east Florida, arrives......March, 1774 British vessel, The Betsy, from London, with 111 barr