The Royal Irish Regiment

Sir James Murray-Pultney Bt

This portrait of Sir James Murray is a detail from a painting by John Thomas Seton, of James and his half brother John. James was the 7th Baronet and John out-lived him to become the 8th Baronet. He served in several infantry regiments and was wounded in the War of American Independence. He was a staff officer on the continent and was wounded again at the Helder. In 1811, he lost an eye when a powder flask exploded. Complications set in and he died on 26th April at the age of 56.

1755 Born, and educated at Westminster School
1770 Ensign in 19th Foot
1771 Captain in 57th Foot
1777 Wounded at battles of Brandywine and White Marsh
1778 Major in 4th Foot. West Indies. Battle of St Lucia
1780 Lieut-Col in 94th Foot (disbanded 1783)
1789 ADC to George III with rank of Colonel
1789 Served in Koblenz at HQ Allied Forces
1793 Adjutant General to Duke of York in Flanders
1793 Dec. Major-General
1794 Married Henriette Laura Pultney, 1st Baroness of Bath
1794 Took the name Pultney.
1794 Promoted to Lieutenant-General and appointed Colonel of 18th Royal Irish
1794 Served in the Helder and wounded
1800 Commanded Ferrol Expedition
1807 Secretary at War for 2 years
1808 Full General
1811 Died at Buckenham, Norfolk, 26th April.

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