Brig-Gen John Prideaux

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John Prideaux

Birthplace: Devon, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Niagara County, New York
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Prideaux, 6th Baronet and Lady Anne Prideaux
Husband of Elizabeth Prideaux
Father of Sir John Wilmot Prideaux, 7th Baronet and Cmdr Edward Baynton Prideaux, RN

Managed by: Woodman Mark Lowes Dickinson, OBE
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About Brig-Gen John Prideaux

John Prideaux (1718–1759) was a brigadier-general in the British Army.

He was born 1718 in Devon, England the second son of Sir John Prideaux, 6th Baronet, of Netherton Hall, near Honiton (see Prideaux Baronets). On 17 July 1739 he was appointed ensign of the 3rd Foot-Guards; he was adjutant of his battalion at the Battle of Dettingen (27 July 1743) and become lieutenant colonel of his regiment on 24 February 1748.

Seven Years War

On 20 October 1758 he was appointed colonel of the 55th Regiment of Foot. During the French and Indian War he was given command of the British force at the Battle of Fort Niagara. On 19 July 1759 he was killed by being struck in the head with a shell fragment.

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Devon, England, United Kingdom
February 13, 1748
Age 30
July 19, 1759
Age 41
Niagara County, New York