Sunday, August 15, 2004

Macartney, George Macartney, Earl, Viscount Macartney Of Dervock, Baron Of Lissanoure, Baron Macartney Of Parkhurst And Of Auchinleck, Lord Macartney

A member of an old Scots-Irish family, Macartney studied at Trinity College (M.A., 1759) in Dublin. He was knighted and appointed envoy extraordinary to Russia in 1764 and, on his return, entered Parliament, becoming chief secretary for Ireland (1769 - 72). In 1775 he became governor

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