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Sir John Irwin 1727/8 – May 1788 Place of birth Dublin, Ireland Place of death Parma, Italy Allegiance  Kingdom of Great Britain Service/branch British Army Rank General Battles/wars Seven Years' War Awards Knight of the Order of the Bath General Sir John Irwin KB (1727/8 – May 1788) was a British Army officer. Contents 1 Career 2 Family 3 References 4 External links Career Educated in Ireland, Irwin was commissioned into the 5th Regiment of Foot in 1736.[1] He served in an attack on the French coast in 1758 and then fought under Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick in Germany in 1760.[1] He served as Member of Parliament (MP) for East Grinstead from 1762 to 1783, Governor of Gibraltar from 1765 to 1767, member of the Irish privy council, and as Commander-in-Chief, Ireland from 1775 to 1782.[1] Losing the last of these posts on the fall of Lord North's administration in March 1782, he moved back into his house in Piccadilly and his place in parliament, rising to full General and retiring from parliament in 1783.[1] In debt, in 1783 he moved to France and then Parma, where he was welcomed by Duke Ferdinand and Archduchess Amelia and hosted British ex-patriates and visitors to the city until his death.[1] Family He married three times: to Elizabeth Henry in 1749, to Anne Barry in 1753 and finally to Caroline with whom he had two children.[1] References ^ a b c d e f John Irwin at Oxford Dictionary of National Biography External links Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs Parliament of Great Britain Preceded by Charles Sackville and Sir Thomas Hales, Bt Member of Parliament for East Grinstead 1762–1783 With: Earl of Middlesex 1762–1765 Sir Charles Farnaby 1765–1767 Lord George Sackville 1767–1782 Henry Arthur Herbert 1782–1783 Succeeded by Henry Arthur Herbert and George Medley Government offices Preceded by Edward Cornwallis Governor of Gibraltar 1765–1767 Succeeded by Robert Boyd (acting) Military offices Preceded by George Augustus Eliott Commander-in-Chief, Ireland 1775–1782 Succeeded by John Burgoyne Preceded by Sir William Augustus Pitt Colonel of the 3rd Regiment of Horse (Carabiniers) 1780–1788 Succeeded by The Earl of Carhampton Persondata Name Irwin Alternative names Short description Date of birth 1727 Place of birth Dublin, Ireland Date of death 1788 Place of death Parma, Italy This biographical article related to the British Army is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.v · d · e