Patrick Stuart (British Army officer)

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Sir Patrick Stuart
Born 10 June 1777
Died 7 February 1855
Eaglescairnie House, East Lothian
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank General
Battles/wars Napoleonic Wars
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George

General The Hon. Sir Patrick Stuart GCMG (10 June 1777 - 7 February 1855) was a British Army officer who became Governor of Malta.

Military career[edit]

Born the son of the 10th Lord Blantyre, Stuart was commissioned into the 2nd Regiment of Life Guards in 1794.[1] He became inspecting field officer of the militia in the Ionian Islands in 1816.[1] He went on to be Commander of the Forces in Scotland in 1830 (and from 1836, Governor of Edinburgh Castle)[2] and Governor of Malta in 1843 before retiring in 1847.[1] He was promoted to full general in 1851.[1] His will is in the National Archives.[3] He died at his home, Eaglescairnie House in East Lothian, on 7 February 1855.[1]

Eaglescairnie House: home of Sir Patrick Stuart

References[edit]

Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Henry Bouverie
Governor of Malta
1843–1847
Succeeded by
Richard More O'Ferrall