[Sir] Hudson Lowe

1769-1844; b. Galway, son of Miss Morgan [née] of Galway and army surgeon Hudson Lowe; ensign, Salisbury; attached to Blucher; Governor of St. Helena, salary 12,000; KCB 1816; strained relations with Napoleon; castigated for treatment of Napoleon by Barry O’Meara in Napoleon in Exile (1822); attached to staff at Ceylon, 1825-31; engaged from retirement in petitions to vindicate his actions in St Helena; d. Charlotte Cottage, nr. Sloane St., Chelsea, having dissipated fortune on that fruitless campaign, 10 Jan. DIB

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