Thursday, December 4, 2014

General Sheaffe And His Family

British Generals in the War of 1812: High Command in the Canadas, indicated that the belief that General Sheaffe might have been pro-American was "because of his family connections as well as from his conduct."

General Sheaffe's family:

"Lady Seaffe was Margrate, daughter of John Coffin and a cousin of Lt.-Gen. John and of Admiral Sir Isaac Coffin."

From Wikipedia:
General Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe, 1st Baronet (15 July 1763 – 17 July 1851) was a Loyalist General in the British Army during the War of 1812. he was created a Baronet in 1813 and afterwards served as Commander and Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada.

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