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Cosby, William

Born: 1690 AD
Died: 1736 AD
Nationality: British
Categories: Administrator

1690 – Born in Stradbally Hall, Queen’s County, Ireland.

1703 – 13 year old William Cosby traveled to Italy and earned money by gambling in card games.

1711 – Sir William Cosby married Grace Montagu, a British lady with connections at Buckingham Palace, as sister of George Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax.

1717 – Sir William Cosby was promoted to Colonel of the Royal Regiment of Ireland.


1731 – Governor of New York and the Jerseys.


1735 – Cosby was promoted to Vice Admiral on the 29th of September, and to Brigadier General on the 30th of November, while serving as royal governor.

1736 – Died of tuberculosis on the 10th of March, between 1 and 2 p.m., in the Governor’s House at Ft. George, today’s Battery Park, New York City.