Marcus Slade

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Marcus Slade
Born22 January 1801
Died7 March 1872 (1872-03-08) (aged 71)
Ryde, Isle of Wight
AllegianceUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branchFlag of the British Army.svg British Army
RankLieutenant General
Battles/wars7th Xhosa War

Lieutenant General Marcus John Slade (22 January 1801 – 7 March 1872) was a British Army officer who became Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey.

Military career[edit]

Born the son of General Sir John Slade, 1st Baronet, Slade was commissioned into the 75th Regiment of Foot in 1819.[1] He was appointed Commanding Officer of the 90th Light Infantry and commanded that Regiment throughout the 7th Xhosa War in 1846 and 1847.[2] He was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey in 1859[3][4] and was also Colonel of the 50th (Queen's Own) Regiment of Foot from 1862 to his death in 1872.[2]

He lived at Elvington House in Ryde on the Isle of Wight and is buried in the Old Cemetery at Ryde.[5]


In 1842 he married Charlotte Ramsay; they had two daughters and four sons.[2]


  1. ^ "No. 17497". The London Gazette. 24 July 1819. p. 1298.
  2. ^ a b c The
  3. ^ World Statesmen
  4. ^ "The London Gazette" (22245). p. 1369.
  5. ^ Grave Records
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir George Harding
Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey
Succeeded by
Charles Rochfort Scott