Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester

Governor of the Province of Quebec (1724-1808)

Sir Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester (1724-1808) was a British soldier and Governor of Canada. Colonel Carleton was a part of James Wolfe's attack on Quebec City during the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. General Carleton repelled the American attack on Quebec in 1775. He was governor of Canada twice, 1768-1778 and 1785-1795.[1]

The Lord Dorchester

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21st Governor of the Province of Quebec
In office
MonarchGeorge III
Preceded byJames Murray
Succeeded bySir Frederick Haldimand
23rd Governor General of The Canadas
In office
MonarchGeorge III
Preceded bySir Frederick Haldimand
Succeeded byRobert Prescott
Personal details
Born(1724-09-03)3 September 1724
Strabane, County Tyrone, Ireland
Died10 November 1808(1808-11-10) (aged 84)
Maidenhead, Berkshire, England
AwardsKnight of the Order of the Bath
Military service
Allegiance Great Britain
Branch/service British Army
Years of service1742–1796
The Canadas
Battles/warsWar of the Austrian Succession
Seven Years' War
American War of Independence


  1. "Canadian Encyclopedia". Historica Foundation, Toronto. 2011. Archived from the original on 17 December 2011. Retrieved 13 October 2011< Retrieved 31 Jan 2011> {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)CS1 maint: postscript (link)

Further readingEdit

  • Reynolds, Paul R., Guy Carleton, A Biography, 1980, ISBN 0-7715-9300-7
  • Billias, George Athan,Editor, George Washington's Opponents, William Marrow and Company, Inc., New York, 1969, 103–135.
  • Nelson, Paul David. General Sir Guy Carleton, Lord Dorchester: Soldier-Statesman of Early British Canada. Associated University Presses, 2000.
  • Wrong, George M. Canada and the American Revolution. New York, 1968.

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Preceded by
James Murray
Governor of the Province of Quebec
Succeeded by
Sir Frederick Haldimand
Preceded by
Governor-General of The Canadas
Succeeded by
Robert Prescott
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Henry Clinton
Commander-in-Chief, North America
Succeeded by
John Campbell, of Strachur
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
New Creation
Baron Dorchester
Succeeded by
Arthur Carleton