Sir Robert Milnes, 1st Baronet
Sir Robert Shore Milnes, 1st Baronet (1754 – 2 December 1837) was Lieutenant Governor of Lower Canada from 1799 to 1805.
Robert Milnes was born in England to John Milnes, deputy lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire, and Mary Shore. After a military career in the Royal Horse Guards, Milnes left the army in 1788 with the rank of captain. Seven years later, in 1795, he was governor of Martinique. On 4 November 1797 he was appointed lieutenant governor of Lower Canada, and on 15 June 1799 he was sworn in. On 30 July 1799 he replaced Governor Robert Prescott as administrator of the province. A baronetcy was conferred on him on 21 March 1801. Although he left for England on 5 August 1805, Milnes remained administrator until 12 August 1805 and lieutenant governor until 29 November 1808.
He married Charlotte Frances Bentinck, daughter of Captain John Bentinck and Renira van Tuyll van Serooskerken, on 12 November 1785. Milnes died at Tunbridge Wells, England, and was survived by his three sons and two daughters.
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