Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
March 2005

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


Hector Theophilus Cramahé


Cramahé, Hector Theophilus (1720-1788), lieutenant-governor of Quebec (1771-82), was born in England of French parentage in 1720. He served as a captain in the 15th Regiment in the expedition against Louisbourg in 1758, and he was deputy judge-advocate in the expedition against Quebec in 1759. From 1759 to 1764 he was secretary to General Murray; and he was appointed in 1764 a member of the first Council of the province of Quebec. When Carleton returned to England temporarily in 1771, Cramahé was appointed lieutenant-governor of Quebec, and he administered the affairs of the province until 1774. He retained his position as lieutenant-governor until 1782. In 1785 he was appointed lieutenant-governor of Detroit, but he does not appear to have entered on his duties at that place. He died in England, on June 8, 1788.

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 144.


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