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Henry Despard

Birthdate: (75)
Death: April 30, 1859 (71-79)
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Son of Captain Philip Despard
Husband of Anne Rushworth

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About Henry Despard

Henry Despard, who commanded British forces in the northern war in New Zealand in the 1840s, was born probably in 1784 or 1785. His military family had Huguenot and Irish connections. His father was Captain Philip Despard; his mother's name is unknown. One of his uncles, Colonel Edward Marcus Despard, was the last man sentenced to be hung, drawn and quartered for treason in 1803 after he led an Irish uprising in London. Another uncle, General John Despard, was Henry's sponsor when he married Anne Rushworth at Chelsea, Londo, on 1 June 1824.

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April 30, 1859
Age 75