The Royal Irish Regiment

General Sir John Saunders Sebright Bt

Sir John Saunders Sebright was the 6th Baronet of Beechwood Park. He was the second son of Sit Thomas Saunders Sebright, 4th Baronet, and Henrietta Dashwood. He inherited a collection of rare old books from his father who had bought them from the estate of antiquarian Edward Lhuyd. He was urged by Edmund Burke to donate the books to Trinity College Dublin. He was active in court life around London and attended the King's levees. He purchased a house in Curzon Street. The portrait was painted in 1770.

1725 19th Oct Born in Flamstead, Herts
1741 18th Apr. 1st Foot Guards
1743 20th Feb, Lieutenant and Captain
1749 2nd May. Captain and Lieutenant-Colonel
1758 14th Oct. Colonel of 83rd Foot (Sebright's Invalids)
1759 83rd Foot converted to Regiment of the Line
1760 27th Nov. Appointed Colonel of 52nd Regiment
1761 13th Mar. Major-General
1762 1st April Appointed Colonel of 18th Royal Irish
1794 23rd Feb. Died

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