John Murray (colonial administrator)

John Murray
John Murray (c. 1739 – 4 May 1824) was an Irish-born British Army officer and colonial administrator in British North America and South America.wikipedia
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Demerara

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His son, Lieutenant General John Murray, was Governor of Demerara from 1813 to 1814 and then for Demerara-Essequibo from 1814 to 1824.

Demerara-Essequibo

Demerara and Essequibo
His son, Lieutenant General John Murray, was Governor of Demerara from 1813 to 1814 and then for Demerara-Essequibo from 1814 to 1824.

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John Murray (c. 1739 – 4 May 1824) was an Irish-born British Army officer and colonial administrator in British North America and South America.

British North America

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John Murray (c. 1739 – 4 May 1824) was an Irish-born British Army officer and colonial administrator in British North America and South America.

South America

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John Murray (c. 1739 – 4 May 1824) was an Irish-born British Army officer and colonial administrator in British North America and South America.

British Army

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Murray joined the British Army in 1760 and rose to the rank of Brigadier General in 1796.

Brigadier general

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Murray joined the British Army in 1760 and rose to the rank of Brigadier General in 1796.

Cape Breton Island

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He was also an administrator of Cape Breton from 1799 to 1801.

Demerara rebellion of 1823

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The largely non-violent rebellion was brutally crushed by the colonists under governor John Murray.

List of lieutenant governors of Nova Scotia

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David Mathews

When he was succeeded as administrator by John Murray, the latter dismissed him from the post of attorney general.

Quamina

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In 1985 the post-independence Guyana renamed Murray Street in Georgetown – named for former Demerara Lieutenant Governor John Murray (1813–1824) who was in charge of the colony during the unrest and rebellion – Quamina Street in his honour.