George Stracey Smyth

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George Stracey Smyth
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George Stracey Smyth, All Saints, Chelsworth, Suffolk
2nd Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick
In office
Monarch George III
George IV
Preceded by Thomas Carleton
Succeeded by General Sir Howard Douglas, 3rd Baronet
Personal details
Born (1767-04-04)4 April 1767
Died 27 March 1823(1823-03-27) (aged 55)
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Spouse(s) Amelia Anne

George Stracey Smyth (4 April 1767 – 27 March 1823) was Commander-in-Chief, North America, Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia and Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick.

Born in England, he was appointed an ensign in the East Norfolk Regiment of Militia in 1779. He joined the army as an ensign in the 25th Foot in 1780. In 1791, as a lieutenant, he served with Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, the fourth son of George III, in Gibraltar. He would serve on the prince's staff in Gibraltar, Quebec, the West Indies, and Nova Scotia for twelve years. In 1798, he was promoted to major and the following year was the senior aide-de-camp and acting quartermaster general for the Duke of Kent when he became Commander-in-Chief, North America. In 1812, he was promoted to major general. From 1817 to 1823, he was the Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick.

Amelia Ann Smyth, d. 1817 (wife of acting Lt. Gov. of Nova Scotia George Stracey Smyth), St. Paul's Church (Halifax), Nova Scotia

While he was Commander-in-Chief his wife Amelia Ann Smyth died and has a memorial to her in St. Paul's Church (Halifax), Nova Scotia. There is a memorial to him in the church of All Saints, Chelsworth, Suffolk, England that was erected by his brother John Gee Smyth, Rector of Chelsworth, Suffolk and Chaplain to the Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn.[1] (His brother John became the guardian of George's children upon his death in 1823.)

Government offices
Preceded by
John Coape Sherbrooke
Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia
Succeeded by
George Ramsay, 9th Earl of Dalhousie
Preceded by
Thomas Carleton
Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick
Succeeded by
Sir Howard Douglas