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John Harvey (governor)

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John Harvey (governor)

Sir John Harvey

Lieutenant-General Sir John Harvey, KCB KCH (23 April 1778 – 22 March 1852) was a British Army officer and a lieutenant governor.

He was commissioned into the 80th Foot in 1794 and served in several different locations, including France, Egypt, and India. He came to Canada in 1813 and served as a lieutenant colonel in the War of 1812, taking part in the British victory at the Battle of Stoney Creek in Ontario.

From 1836 to 1837, he was the Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island. From 1837 to 1841, he was the Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick. From 1841 to 1846, he was the Civil Governor of Newfoundland. From 1846 to 1852, he was the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia.

Harvey, York County, New Brunswick, founded in 1837 when he was Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick, is named for him.

Harvey Park in Hamilton, Ontario, is named after him.

Former Harvey Township (now amalgamated with Galway-Cavendish and Harvey Township), Peterborough County, Ontario, is named after him.

See also

External links

  • The Governorship of Newfoundland and LabradorBiography at Government House
  • "John Harvey".  
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Robert Lawrence Dundas
Colonel of the 59th (2nd Nottinghamshire) Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
George Augustus Henderson
Government offices
Preceded by
George Wright
Lieutenant-Governor of Prince Edward Island
Succeeded by
Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy
Preceded by
Sir Archibald Campbell
Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick
Succeeded by
Sir William MacBean George Colebrooke
Preceded by
Sir Henry Prescott
Governor of Newfoundland
Succeeded by
Sir John Le Marchant
Preceded by
Sir Jeremiah Dickson
Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia
Succeeded by
John Bazalgette
Note: The year after Sir John Harvey had stepped down as governor of Newfoundland and when Sir John LeMarchant was appointed, the colony was administered by Robert Law a British army officer.

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