Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester
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.
The Lord Dorchester
|21st Governor of the Province of Quebec|
|Preceded by||James Murray|
|Succeeded by||Sir Frederick Haldimand|
|23rd Governor General of The Canadas|
|Preceded by||Sir Frederick Haldimand|
|Succeeded by||Robert Prescott|
|Born||3 September 1724|
Strabane, County Tyrone, Ireland
|Died||10 November 1808 (aged 84)|
Maidenhead, Berkshire, England
|Awards||Knight of the Order of the Bath|
|Years of service||1742–1796|
|Battles/wars||War of the Austrian Succession |
Seven Years' War
American War of Independence
- 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.
- Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
- StSwithuns Church, Nately Scures, England - Showing memorial for Guy Carleton, Gobernador de Quebec y Thomas Carleton Gobernador de New Brunswick
| Governor of the Province of Quebec
Sir Frederick Haldimand
| Governor-General of The Canadas
Sir Henry Clinton
| Commander-in-Chief, North America
John Campbell, of Strachur
|Peerage of Great Britain|
| Baron Dorchester