David Colyear (1656 - 1730)

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Birthplace: Brabant, Zwijndrecht, Zwijndrecht, South Holland, The Netherlands
Death: Died in Weybridge, UK
Occupation: General to William III
Managed by: Francis Hoar
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About David Colyear

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Colyear,_1st_Earl_of_Portmore

General David Colyear, 1st Earl of Portmore KT PC (c. 1656 – 2 January 1730) was a Scottish general and Governor of Gibraltar.


Military career


Colyear was commissioned into the Army of William of Orange in 1674. He served in most of William's Irish campaigns and in 1691 became Governor of Limerick. For his service in Ireland he was created Lord Portmore in 1699.


He took part in the War of Spanish Succession and participated in the Battle of Cádiz in 1702 and the Battle of Vigo Bay later that year. He was further created Earl of Portmore, Viscount Milsington and Lord Colyear in 1703. He was elevated to the Privy Council and created a Knight of the Thistle in 1712.


Family


He married Catherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester, former mistress of James II. They had two sons:

1.David Colyear, Viscount Milsington (b 1698, dvpsps 1728-9)
2.Charles Colyear, 2nd Earl of Portmore
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General David Colyear, 1st Earl of Portmore's Timeline

1656
1656
Zwijndrecht, Zwijndrecht, South Holland, The Netherlands
1696
August 20, 1696
Age 40

Listed as "in or about 1695" in 'The Scots Peerage', vol. 7 p. 93, and 'Het Geslacht Colyear', p. 25; listed as "in or shortly before Aug 1696", in 'Complete Baronetage', vol. 4 p. 82; listed as shortly after 20 Aug 1696 - on which date the marriage was announced as to take place shortly - see 'The Complete Peerage', vol. 10 p. 604 fn. d.

1698
December 17, 1698
Age 42
Weybridge, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (1910), Cokayne, George Edward (main author) and Vicary Gibbs (added author), (New edition. 13 volumes in 14. London: St. Catherine Press,1910-), vol. 10 p. 604.

1700
August 27, 1700
Age 44

[S452] #21 The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (1910), Cokayne, George Edward (main author) and Vicary Gibbs (added author), (New edition. 13 volumes in 14. London: St. Catherine Press,1910-), vol. 10 p. 604.

1730
January 2, 1730
Age 74
Weybridge, UK
January 13, 1730
Age 74
Weybridge, UK