Edward Harvey (British Army officer)

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Edward Harvey
Born 1718
Died 1778
Allegiance  Kingdom of Great Britain
Service/branch British Army
Rank Lieutenant-General
Battles/wars Jacobite Rebellion

Lieutenant General Edward Harvey (1718–1778) was an Adjutant-General to the Forces.

Military career[edit]

Born the youngest son of William Harvey and Mary (née Williamson), Harvey was commissioned as a cornet in the 10th Dragoons in 1741.[1]

He served as Aide-de-Camp to the Duke of Cumberland at the Battle of Culloden in 1746.[1]

He went on to be Member of Parliament for Gatton between 1761 and 1768[2] and for Harwich between 1768 and 1778.[3]

His military career culminated in him becoming Adjutant-General to the Forces in 1763:[4] he died in office in 1778.[1]

He was given the colonelcy of the 12th Regiment of Dragoons from 1763 to 1764. [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Culloden Moor 1746: the death of the Jacobite cause by Stuart Reid, Page 26, Osprey Publishing, 2002, ISBN 978-1-84176-412-2
  2. ^ "Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages". Retrieved 18 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages". Retrieved 18 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "no. 10373". The London Gazette. 13 December 1763. p. 1. Retrieved 18 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's)". regiments.org. Archived from the original on 27 December 2005. Retrieved 11 February 2017. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
William Bateman
Sir James Colebrooke
Member of Parliament for Gatton
1761–1768
With: Thomas Brand
Succeeded by
John Damer
Joseph Martin
Preceded by
Thomas Bradshaw
John Roberts
Member of Parliament for Harwich
1768–1778
With: John Roberts 1768–1772
Charles Jenkinson 1772–1774
John Robinson 1774–1778
Succeeded by
George North
John Robinson
Military offices
Preceded by
New Post
Adjutant General
1763–1778
Succeeded by
William Amherst
Preceded by
Sir John Whitefoord
Colonel of the 12th Regiment of Dragoons
1763–1764
Succeeded by
Benjamin Carpenter
Preceded by
Louis Dejean
Colonel of the 3rd Regiment of Horse (Carabiniers)
1764–1775
Succeeded by
Sir William Augustus Pitt
Preceded by
The Lord Tyrawley
Governor of Portsmouth
1773–1778
Succeeded by
Robert Monckton
Preceded by
Hon. James Cholmondeley
Colonel of the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons
1775–1778
Succeeded by
James Johnston