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The Family of Major-General John Gaspard Le Marchant

The Family of Major-General John Gaspard Le Marchant

"I am determined to rise to the head of my profession and nothing but death will stop me." J. Gaspard Le Marchant was born into one of the most influential and possibly the wealthiest family in Guernsey. His was one of the most illustrious careers in the history of the the British Army, in which he single-mindedly founded the Royal Military College and revolutionised the training of officers. Highly esteemed by Wellington, he died a glorious if unnecessary death in 1812 at the Battle of Salamanca, following which a monument to him was erected in St Paul's Cathedral at public expense.
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Elizabeth Le Cocq of Alderney, paillarde, 1736

Elizabeth refused to appear before the Ecclesiastical Court to admit 'paillardise'- licentiousness - having given birth to an illegitimate child. From Peter Mollet's Notebook.
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The Guernsey Lily again: De Beauvoir, Bonamy, and De Jersey

From Jacob's Annals, Volume II, pp. 170-1.
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H I Marquand

From The Star of March 18th, 1911.
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