Major-General John Small

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John Small

Birthdate: (70)
Death: March 17, 1796 (70)
Immediate Family:

Son of Patrick Small, of Leanoch and Magdalen Robertson
Brother of James Small and Dr. Alexander Small

Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About Major-General John Small

Wikipedia Biographical Summary

"Major-General John Small (13 March 1726 – 17 March 1796) was a British military officer who played a key role in raising and leading the 84th Regiment of Foot (Royal Highland Emigrants) during the American Revolution. He is one of the central figures in John Trumbull's famous painting, The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker's Hill, June 17, 1775, in which he is shown deflecting a bayonet away from General Warren, who had been his friend before the hostilities had broken out. Small was Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey from 1793 until his death in 1796...

...Small did not marry, and at his death his principal heir was his first cousin and good friend, General John Robertson Reid, to whom he left a valuable estate of four or five thousand acres in Nova Scotia. In 1793, Small became Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey and received his final promotion to Major General. He died there three years later, on 17 March 1796. He is buried within Saint Peter Port Church."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'John Small (British Army officer)', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 10 February 2013, 14:09 UTC, <> [accessed 9 March 2013]

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Major-General John Small's Timeline

March 13, 1726
March 17, 1796
Age 70