1726 – Born at Dublin. He was the son of a French refugee.
– He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and entered the army.
1759 – With Wolfe at the taking of Quebec, on which occasion he was wounded in the cheek.
1761 – Entered the parliament under the auspices of Lord Shelburne, who had selected him.
– He was a Member of Parliament for Wycombe with Robert Waller.
1774 – Was a Member of Parliament for Calne with John Dunning, James Townsend and Joseph Jekyll.
1782 – Appointed to the treasurership of the navy, which carried with it a pension of 3200 a year, at a time when the government was ostensibly advocating economy, caused great discontent.
– He was the Paymaster of the Forces.
– He received from the younger Pitt the clerkship of the pells in place of the pension, which thus was saved to the public.
1802 – Died on July 20th.