George Robert Ainslie

George Robert Ainslie (1776–1839) was a Scottish general of the British Army, Lt. Gov. of Cape Breton, and noted for his coin collecting pursuits.wikipedia
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Ainslie was the eldest son of Sir Philip Ainslie, and was born near Edinburgh in 1776.
They were parents to General George Robert Ainslie, who divided the Pilton estate into East and West Pilton farms.

Lake Ainslie

The lake was named after George Robert Ainslie, the Lieutenant Governor of Cape Breton Island from 1816 to 1820, when Cape Breton became part of Nova Scotia.

British Army

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George Robert Ainslie (1776–1839) was a Scottish general of the British Army, Lt. Gov. of Cape Breton, and noted for his coin collecting pursuits.

Edinburgh

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Ainslie was the eldest son of Sir Philip Ainslie, and was born near Edinburgh in 1776.

Ensign (rank)

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He entered the army as ensign in the 19th Regiment in 1793, and having political influence through his mother, a daughter of Lord Grey, was in the same year promoted lieutenant, and in the next captain in the 85th Regiment.

Green Howards

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He entered the army as ensign in the 19th Regiment in 1793, and having political influence through his mother, a daughter of Lord Grey, was in the same year promoted lieutenant, and in the next captain in the 85th Regiment.

85th Regiment of Foot (Bucks Volunteers)

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He entered the army as ensign in the 19th Regiment in 1793, and having political influence through his mother, a daughter of Lord Grey, was in the same year promoted lieutenant, and in the next captain in the 85th Regiment.

Flanders

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With his regiment he saw service in Flanders, and in 1799, when he was promoted major, was engaged in the short and disgraceful Anglo-Russian invasion of Holland.

Anglo-Russian invasion of Holland

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With his regiment he saw service in Flanders, and in 1799, when he was promoted major, was engaged in the short and disgraceful Anglo-Russian invasion of Holland.

Fencibles

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He seems to have shown no particular capacity as a soldier or much ardour for a military life, and so was in 1800 promoted to a lieutenant-colonelcy in a Fencible Regiment.

King's Own Scottish Borderers

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He was, however, made lieutenant-colonel of the 25th Regiment in 1807, and promoted colonel by brevet in 1810.

Sint Eustatius

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His influential relatives now obtained him a colonial governorship, that of the island of St. Eustatius in 1812, from which he was removed to Dominica in 1813.

Dominica

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His influential relatives now obtained him a colonial governorship, that of the island of St. Eustatius in 1812, from which he was removed to Dominica in 1813.

Maroons

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He does not appear to have distinguished himself more as a colonial governor than as a soldier, and fell into the hands of a clique at whose bidding he subdued the Maroons on the island with such thoroughness that it was called cruelty, and on an outcry being raised in parliament he was recalled from the West Indies in 1814.

Cape Breton Island

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George Robert Ainslie (1776–1839) was a Scottish general of the British Army, Lt. Gov. of Cape Breton, and noted for his coin collecting pursuits.

James Kempt

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On that day Lieutenant-Governor Sir James Kempt of Nova Scotia officially proclaimed the end of Cape Breton as a separate colony.

Coin collecting

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His hobby was collecting coins.

Anglo-Normans

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He made a specialty of Anglo-Norman coins, and travelled all over England, and, what was then a more uncommon thing, all over the rural districts of Normandy and Brittany, in search of coins.

Normandy

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He made a specialty of Anglo-Norman coins, and travelled all over England, and, what was then a more uncommon thing, all over the rural districts of Normandy and Brittany, in search of coins.

Brittany

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He made a specialty of Anglo-Norman coins, and travelled all over England, and, what was then a more uncommon thing, all over the rural districts of Normandy and Brittany, in search of coins.

List of lieutenant governors of Nova Scotia

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James Laing (doctor)

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At the beginning of 1814, George Robert Ainslie was Governor of Dominica, and involved in a campaign against the island's Maroons.