Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
March 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Sir Alured Clarke


Clarke, Sir Alured (1745?-1832), lieutenant-governor of Lower Canada (1791-96), was born about 1745, and was probably the son of Charles Clarke, baron of the Exchequer, London, England. He became an ensign in the 50th Foot in 1759; and he served in America during the revolutionary war. From 1782 to 1790 he was lieutenant-governor of Jamaica ; and in 1791 he was appointed lieutenant-governor of Lower Canada. During the absence of Lord Dorchester, it fell to him to put into operation the Constitutional Act, and he opened the first legislature of Lower Canada. He left Canada, however, in 1793, though his commission as lieutenant-governor did not terminate until 1796. From 179.8 to 1801 he was commander-in-chief in India ; and in 1830 he was promoted a field-marshal. He died at Llangollen, Wales, on September 16, 1832. In 1797 he was created a K.B.

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., pp. 75-76.


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