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Tryon, William

Born: 1729 AD
Died: 1788 AD
Nationality: British
Categories: Administrator, General

1729 – Born at Norbury Park, Surrey, England on the 27th of January.

1757 – He was a captain in the First Foot Guards.

1764 – He was appointed Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina. When Governor Arthur Dobbs died the following year.

1771 – Tryon was Governor of the colony of New York.

1775 – He was on a visit to England, the American Revolutionary War began.

         – On the 19th of October, several months after his return, Tryon was compelled to seek refuge on the British sloop-of-war Halifax in New York Harbor.

1776 – He was restored to power when the British took possession of New York in September.

1777 – British administration ended, but an unofficial loyalist underground movement was led by James Robertson and Andrew Elliot.

         – Tryon was given the rank of major-general and a command position in the British Army.

1779 – He commanded a series of raids on the Connecticut coast, attacking New Haven, Fairfield, and Norwalk, burning most of Fairfield and Norwalk.

1780 – Tryon returned to England.

1782 – He was promoted to lieutenant-general and to the colonelcy of the 29th Regiment of Foot.

1788 – Died in London just five years the treaty ending the American Revolution.