William Paterson (explorer)

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William Paterson

Colonel William Paterson.jpg
1st Commandant at Port Dalrymple
In office
16 Februar 1804 – 24 Mairch 1808
Succeedit bi John Brabyn
Lieutenant Govrenor o New Sooth Wales
In office
13 December 1794[1] – 1 September 1795
Precedit bi Francis Grose
Succeedit bi Office Vacant
In office
24 Mairch 1806 – 1 Januar 1808
Precedit bi Office Vacant
Succeedit bi George Johnston
Personal details
Born 17 August 1755(1755-08-17)
Montrose, Scotland
Dee'd 21 Juin 1810(1810-06-21) (aged 54)
At sea abuird HMS Dromedary aff Cape Horn
Spoose(s) Elizabeth Driver
Militar service
Allegiance Unitit Kinrick
Service/branch Breetish Airmy
Years o service 1781–1810
Rank Colonel
Unit 98t Regiment o Fit
73rd Regiment o Fit
Commands New South Wales Corps

Colonel William Paterson, FRS (17 August 1755 – 21 Juin 1810) wiz a Scots sodger, explorer, Lieutenant govrenor an botanist best kent for leadin early settlement in Tasmanie. The staundart author abbreviation Paterson is uised tae indicate this person as the author whan citin a botanical name.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "GOVERNORS". Portland Guardian and Normanby General Advertiser (Vic. : 1842 – 1876). Vic.: National Library of Australia. 6 January 1868. p. 4 Edition: EVENINGS. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  2. IPNI.  Paterson.