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  • ID: I120
  • Name: Edward Marcus Despard
  • Given Name: Edward Marcus
  • Surname: Despard
  • Prefix: Col.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 6 Mar 1751
  • Death: 21 Feb 1803 in Executed, See Notes
  • Event: Notes.
  • Note:
    He was Superintendent of Belize and Governor of Hondorus.
    He was an Anglo-Irish rebel, the following is from the bookfly of Clifford Connor's "Colonel Despard":
    In spite of having Admiral Nelson testify in his defense, [he] went to the scaffold in 1803, accused of treason and plotting to assassinate King George III. His execution ended a life of adventure and intrigue, and a career that encompassed the American Revolution, the Irish Rebellion of 1798, and French Revolutionary Wars. [He was a] Protestant Irishman accused of plotting within a circule of conspirators within the Brigade of Guards ... Much of Despard's career took place in isolated parts of Central America and, later, within murky conspiratorial circles in Ireland and England.
  • Event: Notes
  • Note: He was the youngest son, the oldest was 17 years older.
  • Event: Namesake
  • Note: of long time family friend, General Marcus Smith, governor of Gilbralter.
  • _UID: 0E138B5D58CE4766AFDB3BB933D870C0950E
  • Change Date: 28 Nov 2012 at 14:43

    Father: William (The Generous) Despard b: 1710 in Castle Killaghy, County Tipperary, Ireland
    Mother: Jane Walsh b: Abt 1710 in Ireland

    Marriage 1 Catherine b: Abt 1770 in Prob. Jamaica
    • Married: Abt 1786
    • Change Date: 28 Nov 2012
    1. Has No Children James Despard b: Abt 1786 in Prob Bay Settlement, Honduras
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