Born on the Island of Guernsey. Entered the army at the age of fifteen. In 1791 raised an independant company, gazetted captain, and exchanged into the 49th. Next two years quartered in the West Indies. Returned home on sick leave. Major in the 49th in
Tiré de Burpee, Lawrence J., Encyclopedia of Canadian History, Makers of Canada Series, vol 12, 1927.