General Richard Ford William Lambart, 7th Earl of Cavan, Viscount Kilcoursie

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Richard Ford William Lambart, 7th Earl of Cavan, Viscount Kilcoursie

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Death: Died in Stanhope Place, Hyde Park, London, England
Place of Burial: General Cemetery, Harrow Road, London, England
Immediate Family:

Son of General Richard Lambart, 6th Earl of the County of Cavan and Elizabeth Lambart
Husband of Honora Margaretta Lambart and Lydia Arnold Lambart
Father of Richard Henry Robert Gilbert Lambart; Honora Elizabeth Hester Lambart; Lady Alicia Margaretta Hockmore Lambert; Sophia Augusta Lambart; Richard Henry Lambart and 3 others
Brother of Elizabeth Jane (Lambart) Brickenden

Occupation: Military commander, Colonial head of Eqtpt, Governor of Calshot Castle
Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes
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About General Richard Ford William Lambart, 7th Earl of Cavan, Viscount Kilcoursie

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General Richard Ford William Lambart, 7th Earl of Cavan (10 September 1763 – 21 November 1837), styled Viscount Kilcoursie from 1772 to 1778, was a military commander throughout the Napoleonic era and beyond. He was colonial head of Egypt. He suggested to the British government the removal of the Obelisk, known as Cleopatra's Needle, for long centuries embedded in the sand near Alexandria, Egypt. The undertaking was considered too costly and not taken up until 1877. The Needle commemorates the conclusion of the Napoleonic Wars.


Between 1813 and 1837, he held the office of Governor of Calshot Castle, a sinecure abolished after his death.


Biography


Married to a daughter of Judge Gould; his second wife was sister of Dr Arnold of Rugby. She died of consumption in Torquay, Devon. He was commissioned in 1779.


In 1798 He was promoted to Major-General.


In 1800 he commanded a Division in Egypt under Abercromby


He was Colonel of the 2nd Battalion, 68th Foot between 1801 and 1802. In 1805 he was promoted to Lieutenant-General.


He was Colonel of the 2nd West Indian Regiment between 1805 and 1808.


He was Colonel of the 77th Foot between 1808 and 1811.


He was Colonel of the 58th Regiment of Foot between 1811 and 1823.


He was a General Officer and Colonel of the 45th Regiment of Foot between 1823 and 1837.


He married the daughter of Sir Henry Gould the younger (1710–1794).

-------------------- General Richard Ford William Lambart, 7th Earl of Cavan (10 September 1763 – 21 November 1837), styled Viscount Kilcoursie from 1772 to 1778, was a military commander throughout the Napoleonic era and beyond. He was colonial head of Egypt. He suggested to the British government the removal of the Obelisk, known as Cleopatra's Needle, for long centuries embedded in the sand near Alexandria, Egypt. The undertaking was considered too costly and not taken up until 1877. The Needle commemorates the conclusion of the Napoleonic Wars. Between 1813 and 1837, he held the office of Governor of Calshot Castle, a sinecure abolished after his death.

  • commissioned in 1779
  • 1798 he was promoted to Major-General
  • 1800 he commanded a Division in Egypt under Abercromby.
  • Colonel of the 2nd Battalion, 68th Foot between 1801 and 1802.
  • 1805 he was promoted to Lieutenant-General.
  • Colonel of the 2nd West Indian Regiment between 1805 and 1808.
  • Colonel of the 77th Foot between 1808 and 1811.
  • Colonel of the 58th Regiment of Foot between 1811 and 1823.
  • General Officer and Colonel of the 45th Regiment of Foot between 1823 and 1837.
  • Married first Honora Margaretta, the daughter of Sir Henry Gould the younger (1710–1794).
  • Married second Lydia, daughter of William Arnold. She was sister to Thomas Arnold of Rugby School, and died of consumption in Torquay, Devon.
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General Richard Ford William Lambart, 7th Earl of Cavan, Viscount Kilcoursie's Timeline

1763
September 10, 1763
1782
July 11, 1782
Age 18
1783
March 24, 1783
Age 19
1784
May 26, 1784
Age 20
1785
1785
Age 21
1787
April 9, 1787
Age 23
1788
April 17, 1788
Age 24
1789
March 9, 1789
Age 25
1791
May 4, 1791
Age 27
Sackville Street, Piccadilly, London, England
1814
August 11, 1814
Age 50
Kensington, London, England