John Shrimpton

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John Shrimpton
Allegiance Kingdom of Great Britain
Service/branchBritish Army
RankMajor general
Battles/warsNine Years' War
War of Spanish Succession

Major-General John Shrimpton was a British Army officer and member of parliament and the Governor of Gibraltar from 1704 to 1707.

Military career[edit]

Shrimpton joined the Army becoming a Major in the 1st (Queen's Own) Foot Guards.[1]

In 1693, during the Nine Years' War, he was wounded at the Battle of Landen in Flanders.[1] In 1701 he became Member of Parliament for Whitchurch.[1]

In 1704, when the Garrison at Gibraltar came under threat from the French, a force of 2,500 troops under Shrimpton's command was dispatched to reinforce the Garrison.[1] Archduke Charles VI, acting on the recommendation of Queen Anne, asked Shrimpton to accept an appointment as Governor and he remained there until 1707.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d The War of the Succession in Spain: During the Reign of Queen Anne, 1702-1711 By Arthur Parnell, Page 87 BiblioBazaar, 2009, ISBN 978-1-103-17076-0
  2. ^ "Gibraltar: a History". Archived from the original on 3 July 2008. Retrieved 2 January 2010.
Parliament of England
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Whitchurch
With: Richard Wollaston
Succeeded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Government offices
Preceded by Governor of Gibraltar
Succeeded by